From the Wires
j2 Global eFax® Service Saves Small Businesses More Than £520 a Year
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 5, 2012 05:31 AM
J2 GLOBAL, DUBLIN, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cost of faxing considerably reduced using online service eFax®, removing hardware and consumables costs
j2 Global (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading provider of cloud business services, today announced its latest findings showing businesses can save more than £520 per year for every fax machine in a company.
By switching to its simple online tool called eFax®, companies can use a cloud based fax system to transmit 'signed for' documentation without needing the expensive hardware or consumables normally needed in the office.
With more than 11 million subscribers worldwide already benefitting from eFax, the system cuts overheads for businesses of all sizes removing the need for equipment and reducing line installation, rental, ribbon, electricity, and even maintenance costs.
j2's research shows that on the basis of an average usage over the course of one year, a single fax machine costs more than £600compared to the total annual cost for eFax of £90*. Reducing unnecessary overheads helps companies to save money and drive economic growth.
The eFax service enables users to utilise a well-organised digital document management system. With an effective document search tool, access to stored faxes is quick and easy, eliminating the need for paper documents and filing cabinets. Users can also remotely retrieve their faxes, something that is not possible with traditional fax systems.
Enhanced by a digital signature, this paperless process is supported by a confirmation cover sheet that validates the document has been sent via a trusted source, maintaining its legal integrity. Reducing time spent on administrative tasks, eFax condenses what were once mundane processes to a simple and manageable task.
Paul Kinsella, Vice President, General Manager, j2 Global Europe, said: "The demand for official, signed documentation means that fax is still an integral feature in offices. eFax provides a fast and effective internet based system that enables faxes to be sent and received remotely. Despite the perception that fax technology is outdated and redundant it is still alive and well in the modern office."
"By demonstrating the significant cost saving from converting just one fax machine to eFax, in addition to the freedom and flexibility of switching to a cloud based service, we can show how cost savings can be made by businesses whatever their size or sector."
* Including one-off purchase costs of fax machine and line installation.
eFax vs Fax Machine: Annual Cost Comparison
eFax(R) Fax Machine Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Brother Plain Paper T-106 Fax Machine* GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP81.66 BT Business Phone Line Rental GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP17.20 GBP206.40 BT Phone Line Installation Costs* GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP112.00 Paper GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP0.97 GBP11.64 Fax Machine Ribbon GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP16.19 GBP194.30 Electricity GBP0.00 GBP0.00 GBP0.48 GBP5.72 eFax(R) Cost GBP7.50 GBP90.00 GBP0.00 GBP0.00 TOTAL Annual Cost GBP90.00 GBP611.72 Total Savings GBP521.72
* One off payment
BrotherPlain Paper t-106 Fax Machine (http://www.staples.co.uk/technology-promotions/fax-machines/plain-paper-fax-t-106)
BT Standard Business Phone Line Rental (http://business.bt.com/phone-services/business-phone-lines/pricing/)
Brother Fax Machine Thermal Transfer Ribbon (http://www.staples.co.uk/fax-consumables/brother/t106/pc-75-thermal-transfer-ribbon)
All prices accurate as of 10 September 2012
The eFax branded service is a pioneer in the fax business, with a string of technology and business firsts dating back to 1996. Individuals and small businesses can learn more about sending and receiving faxes online at http://www.efax.co.uk.
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