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French wine company ups efficiency using GFI’s network fax server

  • 09 February, 2005 21:12

<p>GFI’s market-leading fax server, GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP, has helped a respected wine trader in the French region of Bordeaux to improve employee efficiency while simplifying the process of faxing and sending SMS (text) messages.</p>
<p>Loss in productivity due to manual faxing</p>
<p>The French company, Bordeaux Tradition, used to rely on a single fax machine to transmit all its business documents. However, because this was amounting to a considerable loss in productivity, the company decided it needed a fax server solution to eliminate all the wasted employee time spent waiting at the fax machine. Bordeaux Tradition wanted a solution that would integrate with Microsoft Exchange Server. At the same time, it hoped to avoid a complex product that would require lengthy training sessions before staff could use it.</p>
<p>"We needed a network fax solution in order to simplify employees’ work and to avoid people waiting at the fax machine. GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP was perfect,” said Frédéric Bernard, General Manager at Bordeaux Tradition. “We found GFI FAXmaker to be very user-friendly, just like a printer! An added bonus is that it supports the Outlook address book where we store all our mail addresses, fax numbers, and mobile phone numbers for SMS messaging."</p>
<p>Saving on the cost of mobile phone calls</p>
<p>GFI FAXmaker includes an SMS gateway which enables network users to send and receive SMS messages at their desktop. This feature proved of great business use to Bordeaux Tradition to contact clients in real time when they are not at their desks, or if urgent information needs to be communicated – while at the same time saving on the cost of a mobile call, the other alternative in such cases. “We also use GFI FAXmaker's SMS gateway to communicate with our sales executives on the road, in order to reduce calls to mobile phones that cost a small fortune!” explained Mr. Bernard.</p>
<p>The full testimonial may be viewed at: http://www.gfi.com/documents/cs/bordeauxtradition.htm.</p>
<p>About GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP</p>
<p>GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP is the leading network fax server. It integrates with Exchange Server, Lotus Notes and popular SMTP servers, allowing users to send and receive faxes and SMS/text messages directly from their email client. By leveraging the organization’s email infrastructure and Active Directory, GFI FAXmaker achieves unparalleled scalability, reliability and hassle-free administration. GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP 12 pricing is highly competitive, with a 50-user version costing just $ 1350 and only $ 3999 for unlimited users. Among the many prizes it has received, GFI FAXmaker has won the Windows IT Pro (formerly known as Windows &amp; .NET Magazine) Readers Choice Award for 3 years running. More information about GFI FAXmaker and a trial version are available at: http://www.gfi.com/fax/.</p>
<p>About Bordeaux Tradition
Bordeaux Tradition is in the wine trade, specializing in wines from the Bordeaux region, with an export rate of 65%. Bordeaux Tradition has an exclusive range of over 60 châteaux. It can also make incomparable offers of Bordeaux futures and old vintages in most of its Crus Classés wines.</p>
<p>About GFI
GFI is a leading provider of network security, content security and messaging software. Key products include the GFI FAXmaker fax connector for Exchange and SMTP mail servers; GFI MailSecurity email content/exploit checking and anti-virus software; GFI MailEssentials server-based anti-spam software; GFI MailArchiver an email archiving solution; GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner (N.S.S.) security scanning and patch management software; GFI Network Server Monitor that automatically sends alerts, and corrects network and server issues; GFI LANguard Security Event Log Monitor (S.E.L.M.) that performs event log based intrusion detection and network-wide event log management; and GFI LANguard Portable Storage Control that enables network-wide control of removable media. Clients include Microsoft, Telstra, Time Warner Cable, NASA, DHL, Caterpillar, BMW, the US IRS, and the USAF. GFI has offices in the US, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, Romania, Australia and Malta, and operates through a worldwide network of distributors. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and has won the Microsoft Fusion (GEM) Packaged Application Partner of the Year award.</p>
<p>All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For more information and review copies:</p>
<p>Please email Angelica Micallef Trigona on angelica@gfi.com.
GFI Software Ltd - Malta: Tel: +356 21382418; Fax: +356 21382419.
http://www.gfi.com</p>

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