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EtherFAX Takes Action Against App Fatigue


Collaboration platforms, such as Teams, Zoom and Slack, are some of the most widely used today, as remote and hybrid work environments thrive as permanent workplace institutions. A downside that employees note about the platforms, though, is that they add to the already high number of digital tools that takes unnecessary time to switch between, resulting in what’s become know as app fatigue.

Employers who listen to their workers and seek to create a better employee experience are in need of a way to integrate digital tools together to reduce app switching. As a way to reduce app fatigue and keep engagement, collaboration and productivity up, etherFAX integrated Slack into its DirectFax Messenger.

Users send and receive secure, digital, high-resolution, color documents and files faster to other applications within the etherFAX ecosystem as well as traditional fax machines through DirectFax Messenger.

Some are likely asking, “Really, people still use fax?” The fact is, many regulated industries require fax transmissions for sensitive or legally binding communication.

With the Slack integration, users send and receive secure faxes directly in Slack in seconds. Incoming documents are also routed to specific Slack channels to be certain the right team members receive the right information. This is done through etherFAX’s Secure Exchange Network, a patented Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution that leverages hybrid-cloud technology to provide fully secure communications.

“We’re committed to supporting evolving IT and business needs with innovative solutions and new app integrations,” said Paul Banco, CEO and co-founder of etherFAX. “Organizations can now use our DirectFax Messenger integration for Slack to support remote workforces, improve business processes and scale their document exchange operations.”

DirectFax Messenger is available for installation for each Slack user one-on-one or in an existing channel. Plans start at $1.99 per month for each user in the enterprise plan and $7.99 per month for the standard plan. 

Edited by Erik Linask

Future of Work Contributor

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