Fax by Email with Advantage
ADS Solutions has developed a simple and efficient way to send faxes without the expense of a fax phone line, fax modem, and dedicated fax server computer. Advantage distribution software ERP package now has the ability to send faxes by email through e-Fax (efax.com) or through other similar fax-by-email service providers.
A new component residing on the main Advantage server sends email to a fax-by-email provider who then sends a fax to the indicated fax number. This process eliminates the need for a separate fax server computer.
There are many benefits of faxing (and emailing) with the new fax-by-email component: greater faxing reliability and less downtime.
Elimination of your fax server computer and associated IT and network overhead
No need for a dedicated fax line and fax modem
Automatic start up for faxing and emailing (the new component runs automatically as a service; depending on your version of Advantage, scanning will need to be manually initiated)
Email notification for failed faxes
Create your own personalized fax cover sheets
Faxing is becoming much less important now that more businesses are relying on email but there are still times when it is preferred. Since the technology is less prevalent, it is more cost effective to support faxing through a fax-by-email service provider such as e-Fax. ADS Solutions supports this more efficient and modern methodology.
We deliver this new component free of charge to customers on our software maintenance plan. Several vendors, like eFax, offer Internet-based faxing and each vendor provides several pricing plans. We have negotiated a special introductory offer for our customers with eFax and will work with other vendors to create similar offers
Please contact Greg Tognoli at (415)897-3700, ext. 835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Avoiding Analysis Paralysis
We were all taught the value of "looking before you leap." But, it's easy to get caught up in worrying about consequences rather than planning a viable strategy to manage change. Ron Ashkenas points out in his blog for the Harvard Business Review that data research is subject to the law of diminishing returns. What you put in does not always equal what you get out and in this case, time spent gathering data may not be justified by the output of the new plan or procedure.
Some ideas on implementing changes and making them successful are to try new procedures with competent employees under close supervision and to evaluate the effectiveness of these procedures with appropriate measurements. Before you begin, understand exactly what success would look like to you: a certain level of time savings, a simplified work flow resulting in measurable increases in productivity, or something else you deem critical. In other words, have clear goals and clear ways to measure your progress, so you will recognize when you are on track to achieve your goals.
What: The ISSA Trade Show
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: October 18-21, 2011
ADS Solutions will be at booth 3596 at the ISSA Show in Las Vegas. Come by and let Greg Tognoli or Clancy Smith show you how our Jan/San specific ERP package can help your company's efficiency and increase your bottom line. They will be doing live demos and answering questions throughout the day or, if you would like to have a personalized demo, feel free to schedule a time by calling (800) 423-8268 ext. 835 or emailing email@example.com.