The fax machine. Reports of its ultimate extinction in the workplace have circulated for years. However, as long as there are law firms, CPAs, banks and healthcare companies, there will continue to be fax machines. They play a vital part in the secure transmission of legal documents, medical records, mortgage documents, invoices, sales orders and many other key pieces of business material. In fact, for many companies the fax may be the only means of verifying a document has been received and an authentic signature has been produced.
It’s true that the number of physical (or “analog”) fax machines are getting fewer and fewer. More businesses are moving towards digital faxing to save money buying and maintaining hardware. Digital faxing also allows you to send and receive faxes from any computer or mobile device and archive them in the cloud.
So having the flexibility of making analog versus digital faxing in your office has never been more important. At Ooma we’ve been hard at work to let you fax whichever way you want, using our powerful VoIP solution.
So we’re very excited to share that we’re rolling out our new SureFax feature to our Ooma Office customers. What exactly does SureFax do? In a nutshell, it takes your analog faxes and translates them into “VoIP language.” This makes it possible to send and receive faxes over pretty much any high-speed Internet connection.
Ooma Office is now packing more punch – and not just on the faxing front. Have you been stuck in the administrator role fielding requests from employees for basics like call forwarding? We think your time is best spent on the truly administrative tasks like setting up extensions (and we’re willing to bet you do too). Now each phone user can customize their phone experience through our new Ooma Office Manager user portal. To make life easier for users as well, the user portal has a handy click-to-call feature so you can return missed calls by simply clicking the number in your call log.
Today we also added support for toll-free numbers. Whether you want to add a toll-free number for your business or port over an existing one, it’s as easy and affordable as adding any new line to your system.
If you currently have an Ooma Office business phone system, these new features are all available today as part of your existing subscription. Enjoy and let us know what you think! To read the full press release, click here.