Icommo Paper - Advantages of linking fax to email over manual faxing?


Retrieving faxes from the fax machine sounds simple. However, complications arise when the fax machine has run out paper or toner. Or the fax has been misplaced - at some else's desk, in the bin, or on the floor. It becomes more frustrating when it happens not once but twice in the day and you have to queue up for the fax machine.

Sending a fax has a lengthy process of creating and printing a coversheet and then finding available fax machine to send the document. When you have done all that you find out an hour later the fax has not gone through to add further frustration to the process.

With desktop faxing these complications are avoided as faxes delivered to your email inbox and the ability to send faxes from your desktop with confirmations retuned to your email inbox.

Save Time and Money

The money saved is reductions in telephone line rental, paper, toner, fax machine, maintenance, and office power usage.

Costs Fax Line Rental Fax Paper & Toner Fax Machine
Fax machine $34.00 p/m 6 to 10 cents a page $200 to $500 upfront cost
Icommo $14.95 p/m $0.00 $0.00
Savings$19.05 p/m 6 to 10 cents a page $200 to $500 upfront cost

The above table compares a tradional fax machine environment with Icommo Desktop Deskop Biz 400 Plan with no excess usage charges.

More importantly you receive future savings, as these costs multiply as you grow.

A big cost saving is time because to retrieve a fax manually the average time is 3 minutes. Which equates to $1.25 per fax assuming the hourly rate of the person retrieving faxes is $ 25.00.

In comparing this to the Icommo Desktop Fax Service Biz 400 Plan , assuming the average length of faxes are 2 pages. The cost of retrieving faxes manually starts to add up when the volume grows. This is best shown with table below comparing costs of manual retrievals versus desktop faxing from Icommo.

Faxes retrieved 20 200 2000
Manually - Costs $25 $250 $2500
Icommo - Costs$14.95 $14.95 $190
Savings$10.05 $235.05 $2310

The above table compares a tradional fax machine environment with Icommo Desktop Deskop Biz 400 Plan with excess usage charges.

Improved workflow and reduction in paper usage

Receiving faxes into your email inbox in an electronic format allows you to distribute amongst co-workers easily via your email plus all your correspondence is in one place.

Electronic faxes can be saved easily in a central location on the network or computer. Allowing you retrieve documents easily at a later date and avoid the filing of documents in filing cabinets.

Types of Fax-to-email and Email-to-fax Solutions

For a business with one computer or a complete network there are two options you can choose. One is an in-house solution that involves the coordination of software, hardware, and telecommunications facilities and ongoing maintenance.

Or Icommo Desktop Fax Service that delivers desktop faxing as a service with support and redundancy included.

Icommo Fax Service is ideal for a business wanting to focus on their core business and interested in freeing up time and resources.

Key Benefits of Icommo Desktop Fax Services

  • Suited for a One Person or Australia Wide Orgainisation. The service is cost effective for a one-person user or a large group of users. With the ability to deploy service Australia Wide within minutes.
  • No software, hardware, or telecommunications facilities required. Service can be set up the same day you order and with no large upfront investment required.
  • No configuration. From day one the service is provided at optimum level. No risk with configuration delays
  • On Demand. Scaling and capacity issues are taken care of by Icommo. You can add numbers or users at any time and have the capacity for broadcast & production faxing.
  • Support & Redundancy. A dedicated team with years of experience is focused on delivering a superior services.

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