Cloud phone systems startup RingCentral has partnered with Dropbox, Box, and Google Docs for what it dubs the “first ever cloud-based, fully integrated fax service,” the company announced today.

The new CloudFax product, which is available for free to all RingCentral customers, will help your business stay connected with clients and companies that still use fax machines. Users can fax documents stored in Box, Dropbox, and Google Docs to multiple recipients and schedule faxes for delivery at a future time. For someone like me who detests fax machines, this is a highly positive development.

“CloudFax is the first in a series of cloud integration capabilities that will change the ways businesses work, grow, and manage,” RingCentral Chief Product Officer Naveen Gupta told VentureBeat via e-mail. “Faxes are still an integral part of the business landscape so we’re excited to innovate by integrating with other cloud services.”

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CloudFax adds to RingCentral’s already helpful features like multiple voicemail boxes, call routing, auto-receptionist, extension dialing, call transfers, and smartphone integration. The company essentially makes small businesses appear larger than they are and gives them inexpensive tools to compete with bigger companies when it comes to phone services.

San Mateo, Calif.-based RingCentral last raised a $10 million funding round this past September, bringing its total raised to about $55 million. Investors include Scale Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Cisco, DAG Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.

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