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What is the  best solution for my offices faxing needs

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Presently we are using a standalone fax for the office handling about 100 send/receives a day and would like to add the ability for all clients to fax from their desktops. We also need to do some fax broadcasting and are looking for advice on what route (software and hardware) we should take. Our intent is to use MS Access as the data source and merge with Word.

Platform:
SBS 2000
Office 2003
10 clients

After researching, it seems the most reasonable and viable choices are GFI Faxmaker and the MT5634ZBA-V92 modem.  The Brooktrout modems are out of my $$ league. The MultiTech modem is supported by GFI and is $150.00.

My questions are:
Is this is overkill for our needs or is there is a better or cheaper software / hardware solution?
Would the built in SBS Fax server fit our needs?
Should I setup a computer as a dedicated fax server?
Thoughts on the MultiTech Modem- anything better?

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The built in SBS fax server is definatly worth trying out, you can have the faxes stored in sharepoint, in files, emailed, etc. It wont have the features fo GFI but only you can answer if you really need the extra functionality.

I have had clients with a similare amount of faxes and they had no issues, just keep the old fax in case the server goes down.

It can also be a bit of work for a secretary to forward faxes to the correct people, but if its a hard copy this has to happen anyway I guess.
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