Making the Switch to Electronic Faxes

September 28, 2006


We run an office and a technology company and I find faxes a pain. They come in and they need to be sorted and stored, so they take up space and paper. I also find maintaining our fax machine a pain. Our fax machine is a nice little Panasonic – but it is old school and requires a roll of carbon film instead of ink for printing. It runs out every few weeks and swapping it as well as shopping for supplies is a pain. Worse yet, when I looked at the used carbon films last week I realized how inefficient they are. The carbon pages are wasteful, as is using paper to receive faxes. Besides, filing electronic documents is much easier that filing paper documents (clutter, physical office space, searchability later on).So…we’ll be making the move to eFaxing solutions soon. Here are a couple we are looking at:

http://www.efax.com/ (highly recommended by a friend)
http://www.myfax.com/ (looks pretty good)

Do you have thoughts on these providers or any recommendations?

P.S. For any of you who are mobile workers, eFaxing seems like a great addition to your toolbox.


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumored he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.