Why Online Services Integration Is Essential For Maximum Productivity

So many of use are using online services such as Box.net, DropBox, Google Docs, Zoho, Office 365, Quick Books Online, and dozens of other online services. These services, working in separate silos of information are not as powerful as they can be if they are integrated into one or more core services – which is what The Small Business Web is all about.

A few weeks ago (give or take) Jimdo  (online web development service) announced that they integrate with Dropbox – files in Dropbox can be easily linked to Jimdo. These kind of integrations are powerful.

Recently manged phone provider Ring Central announced integrations with several online services.

Their press release claims that it is the first ever cloud-based, fully integrated fax service offering the ability to send documents directly from Box, Dropbox and Google Docs. With just a few clicks, RingCentral CloudFax enables users to seamlessly fax any document stored in the cloud from a single web page — improving workflow and boosting productivity.

“RingCentral allows us to send and receive faxes from anywhere, which enables us to respond to our clients quickly from wherever we’re working,” says Mae O’Malley, founder and partner of on-demand legal services firm Paragon Legal.

Free for all RingCentral customers, RingCentral CloudFax(SM) allows users to fax their Box, Dropbox or Google Docs documents to multiple recipients, attach multiple documents and even schedule faxes for future delivery. RingCentral CloudFax(SM) allows users to send documents from multiple storage locations simultaneously including from local computer hard drives, in one single fax.

Lesson learned – if your online service does not integrate with other online services, consider getting rid of it and using another service.

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Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook