PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ooma, Inc. (NYSE:OOMA), a leading smart business and home communications platform, has been named a gold winner in the Small or Medium Business Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
The fifth annual program in North America boasted the highest number of submissions to date. More than 600 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are honored that Ooma Office has been named a gold winner in the Best of Biz Awards for its high-quality, low-cost and value-added business capabilities,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Ooma delivers communications and other connected services that provide our customers access to enterprise-grade features and quality so they can expand and manage their small businesses more efficiently.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2015 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 46 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. Judge Sheryl Nance-Nash from Upscale Magazine touted Ooma Office, saying, “Ooma deserves the gold award because it addresses many small business owners’ issues. No small business wants to look ‘small’ in the marketplace. Ooma offers small business owners a chance to level the playing field — to appear professional and bigger than they are, without huge costs or being so complicated the average small business owner needs to hire help to explain how the product works. Secondly, Ooma is affordable, which is key for every small business. But what really got my attention, in addition to the phone service features, was the new Business Promoter service to help businesses get found online with listings in search, directories and online maps. With the claim that it generates 4-6 qualified calls per month, this alone makes Ooma a winner.”
The judging panel included contributors to ABC, About.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, CRN, ECT News Network, eWeek Channel Insider, Fast Company, Fierce Online Video, Forbes, FOX News Latino, Hartford Business Journal, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, MediaPost, Motley Fool, PE HUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, ReadWriteWeb, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech Cocktail, Wired, Woman’s Day and Xconomy.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2015, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2015-winners.
About Ooma, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, offering cloud-based telephony and other connected services. Its telephony services combine PureVoice™ HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. Ooma has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available in stores and online from leading retailers.
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About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the fourth annual Best in Biz Awards International program in January 2016. Any organization worldwide may enter any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.