Why Choose Online Faxing Over Traditional On-Premise Fax Servers?

For a while, the ‘beep-beep’ of a fax transmission signal was as much a part of the workplace soundscape as the clicking of keyboards. However, with the onset of digital transformation, the traditional fax machine is steadily being replaced by online fax solutions. Let’s delve into the reasons why businesses should move away from cumbersome hardware and embrace a versatile and efficient solution: digital faxing.

What is Digital Faxing?

Digital faxing, often referred to as online faxing, is a modern solution to the time-honored process of sending documents via fax. Instead of using traditional fax machines, digital faxing leverages the power of the internet to send and receive faxes. This means no more standing next to a machine, waiting for the acknowledgment that your document has been transmitted—everything can be accomplished from your computer or smartphone.

Online Fax vs. Fax Machines

Gone are the days when a dedicated phone line and a machine the size of a small car were necessary components for fax communication. Now, businesses can sidestep the limitations of traditional fax machines with online faxing solutions that offer a laundry list of benefits. Here are five reasons why digital faxing is the way of the future.


You’ve probably heard about the risks associated with fax machines—misplaced documents, unauthorized access to paper documents left in the tray, and the general lack of encryption. With digital faxing, all of your communications are encrypted, and access can be carefully controlled and monitored. Plus, digital storage solutions can provide better protection against data loss than physical documents.


Digital faxing gives you the power to send and receive documents from anywhere, anytime. Got an urgent document to send while you’re on the go? No problem. Need to access an essential fax while you’re out of the office? It’s as simple as checking your email. 

Improved Document Management

One major advantage of digital faxing is the efficient indexing and searching capabilities it offers, as stated by Apollo Technical. No more sifting through piles of paper! Digital solutions include features like keyword search, categorization, and integration with cloud storage, streamlining the process of finding and managing all your fax documents.


When your business grows, so do your faxing needs. Unlike traditional machines, which need to be upgraded or replaced, online fax services can be easily scaled up to accommodate an influx of communication needs.

Lowered Overhead Costs

Imagine not having to pay for paper, toner, or even a separate phone line for your fax machine. With digital faxing, these costs become a thing of the past, replaced by a subscription fee that often includes support and feature updates.

Contact Lane to Learn More About Digital Faxing Solutions

The numerous benefits of digital faxing make it a no-brainer for companies looking to streamline their operations, enhance security, and future-proof their communication methods. If your business still relies on a traditional fax machine, it’s time to consider the advantages offered by a digital faxing solution.

Lane is at the forefront of the digital faxing revolution. Contact us now to learn more about our digital fax solutions and how they can revolutionize your business.

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Altera Digital Health (formerly known as Allscripts) has a proven track record of developing cutting-edge technology for healthcare systems. Lane’s Passport product is leveraged as a solution for hospitals within Altera’s ecosystem to provide faxing of lab results. With this partnership, hospitals benefit from the latest in healthcare technology, delivered by a team with years of experience in providing innovative solutions.

Lane has been an authorized partner with Clinisys (previously Sunquest) for decades. Since 1979, Clinisys has been providing diagnostic informatic solutions to laboratories and healthcare organizations. They develop, design and support a comprehensive clinical information suite for over 1200 hospitals. Clinisys is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of diagnostic care for pathology laboratories worldwide.