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Ooma Launches DP1 Desk Phone for Wireless VoIP

By Ken Narita|Thursday August 2, 2018

The DP1 Desk Phone is an exciting new business phone that lets you make the most of your Ooma small business phone service. With feature-rich functionality and wireless connectivity, the DP1 provides you with a new way to stay connected.

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“The DP1 provides all the features of a high-end desk phone, yet can go anywhere there’s an electrical outlet, without having to worry about adding a phone jack or running phone wire across the room. There’s no longer any need to choose between flexibility and functionality in phones – now you can have both,” said Dennis Peng, VP of Product Management at Ooma.

Going Wireless for Added Flexibility

The Ooma DP1 Desk Phone uses DECT to pair wirelessly with the Ooma Office base station, which means that an electrical outlet is all you need to set up the telephone.

Because of this wireless connectivity, businesses have the flexibility of installing phones where they’re needed, not where the wiring makes it convenient. For example, a business’ front desk area needs a full-capacity business phone, but the building’s phone wiring may not accommodate your preferred layout. Similar situations can occur in an auto shop, restaurant, or manufacturing company, where the business’ floor plan requires flexible placement of your phone service.

Additionally, flexible phone tools are advantageous to businesses with high-volume calling, such as during phone drives at a nonprofit organization, or in situations like a rehabbed building where the former industrial space wasn’t intended for its current set of cubicles.

Is the DP1 Phone Right for Your Business?

dp1 is optimal for your business

If you’ve previously used an Ooma Linx to add wireless connectivity to your base station, the DP1 provides another option. Instead of plugging your analog phone into the Linx, which connects wirelessly, the wireless connection happens directly from the DP1 phone.

The DP1 Desk Phone has a range up to 150 ft. from the Ooma Office base station. To put that in context, you can place the phone about 19 parking spaces away.

Additionally, some features are easy to access via dedicated phone keys. For example, to transfer a caller to another extension, simply press the TRANSFER button followed by the extension number.

Not only does this robust communications tool make business phone communications convenient, but it also helps you make the most of your Ooma Office phone service and increases your ROI.

Benefits of the Ooma DP1 Wireless Desk Phone

Wireless: The DP1 uses DECT 6.0 to connect wirelessly to the Ooma Office Base Station. No regular phone wires, ethernet cabling, or extra adapters are necessary. Keep in mind that each Ooma Office Base Station can support up to four DECT devices, including DP1 phones and Linx adapters.

Feature-rich: Users have access to a bank of 32 programmable speed dial keys and dedicated buttons for advanced calling features. For example, call transfer, call hold, and call conferencing are available with one-button access.

Comprehensive: The two-line phone provides the tools needed for an efficient business. Functions include redial, call logs, and a message waiting indicator.

Better conversations: The DP1’s unique call conferencing feature lets you easily combine separate calls on two lines into one three-way conference call.

Audio options: With the DP1, you’re not limited to using the phone’s handset. The speakerphone and headset functions give you the choice to have phone calls in a way that works best for you.

Battery backup: The rechargeable back-up battery can power the DP1 for 24+ hours when in standby mode or for 7 hours of talk time, helping you stay connected even if you lose power.

Make the most of your Ooma Office service: Ooma Office comes with features such as a virtual receptionist, after-hours mode, a free calling app, and music on hold. In addition, Do Not Disturb mode, 1-step blind transfer, and 2-step supervised transfer are all accessible with the DP1.

Ahead of the curve: The DP1 is the first Ooma-branded phone that’s available for Ooma Office users, and it will be able to access Ooma’s forthcoming “call flip” feature, scheduled to be announced soon.

Easy installation: Simply visit the Ooma Office Manager portal (office.ooma.com/base_stations) to pair the Ooma DP1 phone and assign it to an existing or new user extension.

Purchase the Ooma DP1 Wireless Desk Phone

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The Ooma DP1 Desk Phone is affordably priced at $89 USD, and Ooma Office customers can shop for the device via the Ooma Office Manager portal.

Learn more about Ooma Office’s award-winning business phone service, or log in to your Ooma account to purchase the Ooma DP1 Desk Phone for your business.

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What should you look for in bookkeeping software?

Accounting tools can drown you in features, reports and data if you’re not careful. You don’t need a Fortune 500 style accounting system. Instead, look for a tool that helps you to manage and report on the following critical business activities.
  • Balance sheets. The ability to create these reports (e.g. assets and liabilities) is essential when you deal with banks, manage debt, and if you plan to sell your business someday. For example, it should be easy to report on current liabilities vs. long-term liabilities. This will tell you when and how to use your credit cards, cash and other resources for the best effect.
  • Cash flow management. The best accounting tools can automatically generate cash flow reports. These reports help you to decide how much of a cash reserve to hold and when you can afford new investments. Sometimes, cash is not enough, so plan by learning how to manage business credit now. The free perks you get with business credit cards (e.g. cashback on your card) are well worth the effort.
  • Creating invoices and sending invoices. You need to get paid! Many small business accounting tools let you send invoices directly from the package. Ideally, look for a solution that enables you to accept credit cards for payment as well.
  • Expense management. You can make millions in revenue, but what about profits? To obtain a clear picture of profitability, you need expense management functions. It is helpful to review reports on fixed costs (e.g. rent), variable costs (e.g. hourly employees), and other types of expenses. Using Ooma’s small business phone system makes expense management more manageable because you have a straightforward bill to manage each month.
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  • Inventory management. Strictly speaking, this capability is only important if your business sells goods. For example, if you run a retail store, then you need to keep track of your inventory, cost and profits on each item sold.
  • Payroll taxes. Managing payroll taxes can get complicated because you need to consider requirements from federal and state governments. If you have multiple locations in different jurisdictions, payroll taxes may become more complex.
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  • Time tracking. If you offer services, time tracking is essential. For example, you might have a junior staff member with a $50 per hour billable rate and a $70,000 per year salary. To measure performance, you need a time-tracking capability. If you have a large team, you do not want to be the bottleneck for entering data into the system. Check to see if the accounting tool makes it easy for multiple people to complete their time tracking activities each month.
Tip: Meeting tax requirements requires specialized expertise. Therefore, consult your accountant to see if they have suggestions on critical features or accounting tools. They will also need the ability to download reports.

Business accounting tools for small business owners: Four starting options

To grow your business, you need to track your money. For example, can you afford to pay yourself a bonus or dividend this quarter? Reviewing your bank accounts only tells you your cash balance. Reviewing accounting reports will help you forecast expenses and make better-informed decisions. Here are four accounting tools you can consider to get started. In our research, we selected these four accounting tools because they have received a large number of positive reviews on Capterra, a business software website. FreshBooks (offers a free trial) Capterra reviews: 3200+ reviews, 4.5 stars out of 5 Built for small business owners, FreshBooks supports several important accounting features. You can create and send invoices directly through the system and accept credit card payments. FreshBooks also supports time tracking. The package also includes the option to explore reports to Excel for additional analysis. QuickBooks online (offers a free trial) Capterra reviews: 16000+ reviews, 4.5 stars out of 5 QuickBooks Online provides several different options depending on your needs. With the Simple Start plan, you are limited to one user, and you can perform basic tasks like managing receipts. With the higher-priced plans, you get additional features like adding other users (e.g. yourself, your bookkeeper, and accountant). Note that many small business accountants and bookkeepers are trained in QuickBooks. Sage 50cloud (free trial available) Capterra reviews: 200+ reviews, 3.7 stars out of 5 Do you rely on Microsoft Office? If so, take a close look at Sage 50cloud. This accounting tool includes integration with Outlook and Office applications. That’s valuable because you can look up a customer’s accounting status at a glance. In addition, Sage provides expense management features so you can track your expenses and forecast cash flow accurately. Once you have it set up, make sure you use the “1-click reports” to get a current picture of your sales, taxes and profitability. Zoho Books (free trial available) Capterra reviews: 400+ reviews, 4.4 stars out of 5 In contrast to Sage, Zoho Books is designed to integrate with more than 40 Zoho business apps. If you already use Zoho products like CRM Plus, Mail and Docs, Zoho Books is worth a close look. In terms of accounting features, you get time tracking, inventory management, and standard reports (e.g. cash flow and balance sheet). Zoho Books is also appealing because they offer several pricing tiers so you can get started with a small budget. Small business accounting software: make the most of your free trial Most accounting tools for small businesses offer features like cash flow and balance sheet reports. You will also find the ability to create and send invoices are widely available. So how do you choose which product is right for you? Start by asking for a recommendation from your accountant or bookkeeper. Second, check for technical compatibility (e.g. does the tool integrate with your credit cards, bank accounts and office software)? Based on these first two questions, you will probably narrow down the list to two or three options. The final step in choosing bookkeeping software is to get your hands dirty! Sign up for at least two free trial accounts. During those free trials, put some data in and see how the system performs. Do you like the built-in expense management features? Are you getting helpful insights to grow your business? Based on these assessments, choose the bookkeeping software that is easiest to use.