We've been using FaxStar for seven or eight years.  Our use is pretty
limited--mostly purchase orders and some other vendor documents--but it's
been reliable and almost zero maintenance.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Rayburn [mailto:the400man@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 2:06 PM
> To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> Subject: The crazy world of Fax Servers
> A client of mine has been trying to choose an AS/400 fax service that
> provides automatic faxing and e-mail capabilities. The 3
> companies in the
> running are Quadrant, CornerStone and FaxStar...all meeting basic
> requirements. Problem is, the maintenance options on Quadrant and
> Cornerstone are relatively absurd (unbending, way expensive,
> limited yearly
> deals) while FaxStars is far more affordable and practical.
> We have demo'ed Cornerstone with form overlay software and it
> looks great.
> We haven't had a chance to demo FaxStar but how bad can it be
> compared to
> the others? Maybe the hardware casing isn't so pretty (it's a
> bloody PC, who
> cares) and maybe there is slight differences in the software
> functionality
> but they all fax and e-mail equivalently.
> My question is: if you can save up to $1400.00 a year in
> maintenance, is
> there anyone who can provide a reason NOT to choose FaxStar
> based on the
> absence of specific software or hardware functionalities?
> Thanks to all and Happy Holidays!
> Rick Rayburn
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