Dragon Professional Group v15 has been launched and is available to buy from VoicePower Ltd. Dragon Professional Group is an enterprise ready speech recognition software enabling fast, accurate dictation with robust customisation features to improve documentation productivity for multiple users within an organisation— whether they’re in the office or on the road. This powerful solution, which provides support for Citrix virtualised environments, and can be centrally administered with usage tracking and licence management through the Nuance Management Center (available separately), helps organizations work smarter and more efficiently for bottom line results.
The Dragon suite of speech recognition software has been simplified encompassing Dragon Professional Individual, Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Anywhere. See our separate product page for the Dragon Professional Individual which is for those users working on their own with no requirement for networking, remote desktop support, no volume licensing or central management tools.
Put Dragon to work for your business
The problem: Documentation overload!
Many organisations face growing documentation demands that require employees to document interactions with clients in the field. But inefficient or cumbersome documentation processes can put accuracy, deadlines and employee productivity at risk, resulting in non-compliance penalties, reliance on costly transcription services, and long hours spent on administrative work rather than core business initiatives.
The solution is to deploy Dragon speech recognition software across the enterprise, your organisation can speed turnaround of more complete, accurate documentation to meet critical deadlines, minimise compliance liability, and reduce outside transcription costs. Thousands of organisations across industries have put Dragon to work to streamline their documentation processes, reducing costs and improving service for bottom-line impact.
Reduce the administration double handling loop:
Professionals creating dictation can quickly dictate and approve in one pass, without needing to see it again. For those required to manually type this reduces the time taken to create documents and avoids the dreaded ‘double handing’ digital dictation loop whereby dictation is sent for typing, typing is completed, typed document is returned for approval and sometimes returned back again!
Fast, easy deployment, customisation and management
Dragon Professional Group, along with Nuance User Management Centre, enables administration across multiple Dragon users to save time and reduce support needs. The enterprise ready solution makes it easy for IT administrators to:
– Customise the installation and deployment to multiple computers
– Manage and maintain (modify, repair, upgrade, remove) Dragon and all associated user profiles and configurations
You can deploy Dragon to multiple desktops using the built-in Windows Installer (MSI) with customised options. Because all Dragon Professional custom commands and vocabularies can be shared, it’s fast and easy to push out customisation updates as needed.
The solution’s centralised administration features allow you to track which employees have created user profiles and control where they are stored to facilitate licence management compliance. With control over all user configurations, you can more efficiently schedule maintenance tasks, such as tuning using the Acoustic and Language Model Optimiser.
Share customisations with Dragon Anywhere mobile app
Dragon Anywhere is a separate, cloud based app that provides continuous dictation capabilities, letting enterprise users create and edit documents of any length by voice – using their own customised words, shortcuts and commands – directly on an iOS or Android device. It adapts to a user’s voice and terminology to enable fast, accurate dictation, editing, navigation and formatting within documents from anywhere. Customisations can be pushed out through Nuance User Management Centre so users can enjoy continued productivity wherever their job takes them – whether on their Dragon Anywhere enabled mobile device or their Dragon Professional Group desktop. Users gain immediate access to their dictation without having to wait or rely on a costly transcription service, so they can spend more time contributing to the bottom line and less time behind a desk completing administrative tasks.
Central administration of Dragon Professional Group
The Nuance User Management Centre (available separately) provides central user administration capabilities that allow corporations to easily enable and manage Dragon Professional Group deployments. It helps businesses use licences more efficiently, better meet requirements for reporting accuracy, and centrally manage their Dragon deployments to save time and reduce operating costs.
Drive productivity with custom commands
Dragon Professional Group makes it easy for organisations to create custom commands to automate repetitive or manual processes, integrate them into existing workflows, and share them across the user community. Because these custom commands can be distributed to multiple users, employees are able to use them for immediate productivity gains instead of having to create them on their own.
Dragon Professional Group – create custom commands to meet your workflow needs
– Open ended custom commands: Dragon Professional Group allows for custom command types that support open ended dictation, letting you to end the command’s name with any word or phrase in Dragon’s vocabulary, as opposed to a word or phrase from a defined list of command variables. This enables users to have, for instance, commands that search for given words within their company’s intranet (similar to the built-in search commands such as “search Wikipedia for…”).
– Dragon Templates: Filling out forms and files that have fields can be a challenge, but Dragon Professional Group makes it easy to complete the task using your voice. With the ability to add variable fields to a template in any text document, Dragon Professional Group speeds and simplifies the process of filling in commonly used forms.
– Step-by-Step Commands: The Step-by-Step option in Dragon’s command creation wizard lets you automate a series of actions (such as launching applications or opening folders)
– Advanced Scripting: Those with some programming knowledge can use Dragon’s VBA-like advanced scripting to voice enable specific custom functions on the computer in order to better integrate with your existing applications and workflows. Those without this knowledge can ask their VoicePower trainer to assist in the scoping and creation of these commands.
– Macro Recorder: Use Dragon’s Macro Recorder to record your keystrokes and mouse-clicks, and then save the series of actions under a single voice command. This is a great feature for instantly executing commonly used tasks that would normally require a series of multiple commands or hand actions.
Increase dictation accuracy with custom vocabularies
Depending on their industry, business, department, or role, different employees use different vocabulary on the job. For example, people who work in the insurance industry would use distinctly different words, phrases and acronyms
Enhance productivity for on-the-go employees
With roaming profiles and preferences stored and synchronised in a central network location, users can dictate from different computer on the network without having to create and train new profiles and preferences at each location. Users can even continue to use Dragon even if the network is unavailable. If HTTP roaming is configured, the administrator can manage security by setting up username and password authorisation for specific user profiles.
Meet accessibility and reporting requirements
With all its shared customisation capabilities, Dragon Professional Group can be easily adapted as needed to meet stringent compliance requirements for accessibility or industry reporting.
Remote Desktop Support
Dragon Professional Group support remote use on a computer running Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2. With Microsoft’s free Remote Desktop connection software (formerly called Terminal Services Client), users can utilise Dragon from a local Windows computer on which Dragon itself is not installed.
Save with Volume Licence Program
The Nuance Volume Licence Program is a convenient, easy-to-use volume purchasing program designed to help enterprise customers maximise their savings potential. This licensing program is only available for Dragon Professional Group edition and is only available from selected partners, such as VoicePower Ltd. A certificate based program, the Volume Licence Program allows companies, government and education institutions to licence software for use rather than purchasing ‘boxed’ products. A company can use a single electronic download and single serial number for faster installation. Plus, a low initial purchase requirement makes it easy to qualify for the Volume Licence Program.
The program offer numerous benefits:
– Reduced costs to organisations when purchasing volume licences, upgrade assurance and technical support.
– Simplified purchasing with no contract required – Program policies that are easy to understand and administer – No commitment beyond the first purchase.
Why should I choose VoicePower Ltd to implement my speech recognition solution?
VoicePower is a Nuance Dragon Partner with a great deal of experience in supplying and customising speech recognition within a wide variety of industry sectors. If you have limited IT resources, need to support specific workflow requirements, or just want to get up and running quickly with customisations, deployment and training, VoicePower has it covered. VoicePower offers complete Professional Services tailored to your needs that can help you start realising significant documentation productivity gains from Dragon for accelerated return on investment. Our training includes CPD credit for Continued Professional Development – Earn whilst you learn.
System Requirements for Dragon Professional Group
Minimum RAM: 4 GB for all operating systems.
CPU: Minimum: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
Free hard disk space: 4GB if DVD installation, or 12GB if downloading installation files
Supported operating systems:
Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, 32-bit and 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2016
Internet Explorer 11 or the current version of Chrome or Edge for online Help and for installation if installing from the Web
Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 or later
Generally, the .NET Framework is pre-installed on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 computers. If you do not have it installed, you are prompted to install it during Dragon’s installation.
Nuance does not provide the .NET Framework with your installation; you must download the installation file from microsoft.com.
A DVD-ROM drive if installing from disk
An audio input device capable of 16-bit recording for dictation
For a list of recommended devices, see http://sup-port.nuance.com/compatibility/.
An internet connection to connect to the Nuance Management Center (NMC) Server
Note: Does not support dictation into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems or clinical systems such as EMIS Web or SystmOne. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Practice Edition.