The legal sector has always been a key adopter of voice technology mainly due to the huge quantity of documentation and administrative tasks.
In fact, legal professionals have been enjoying speech recognition and its benefits so much so that Nuance Communications has granted their very own version: We introduce to you Dragon Legal Anywhere!
Closely related to the notorious cloud-based version Dragon Professional Anywhere, Dragon Legal Anywhere is the ultimate legal tool and is now available in England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.
You’re probably thinking ‘what makes this version different to the others?’, in which case, we can definitely help you in answering the question.
Dragon Legal Anywhere has the same incredible speech recognition engine that achieves 99% accuracy out of the box, it still has the ability to integrate within your existing workflow due to its compatibility with Microsoft applications, most case management systems and more.
In terms of what distinguishes it from the rest of the Dragon fleet, there are a few new features, including:
Where you would have to input sector-specific terminology into other versions of Dragon, Dragon Legal Anywhere has an in-built legal vocabulary and knows when to capitalise specific words. For instance, it knows you’ll need ‘Defendant’ to have a capital ‘D’.
This new version of Dragon will also make referencing less tedious and much quicker with its built-in OSCALA functionality – a frequently used referencing guide within the legal practice. With simple commands (and a bit of training!) users will be able to reference with ease!
The Latin and French languages are a key part of practising law, which is why Dragon Legal Anywhere has been created to understand and recognise phrases of this kind.
On top of these new features, the legal version also has some of the same, trusted features from other versions, such as:
Dragon Legal Anywhere is available through cloud or on-premise hosting to ensure flexibility and freedom to its users; No matter your IT setup, there is an option for you. However, if you would like to host the software on your own server (on-premise) you must purchase 20 or more licences.
The cloud offering also has the same easy and instantaneous download with the one-click installation feature meaning you can be up an running in no time.
This new version also allows for alongside use of the Nuance User Management Centre to track progress, usage and manage licences across the business. This is extremely helpful for monitoring the return on investment throughout a firm. It also provides valuable insight when we conduct pilots with legal firms prior to rolling out the technology, it lets them see the use and calculate the returns, thus supporting business cases for subsequent rollouts across the organisation.
As with most versions of Dragon, the legal version is also compatible with most applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook as well as Google Chrome, and most case management systems.
As always, the location of cloud hosting and compliance with GDPR is massively important, particularly for our legal customers. All of the Nuance Dragon cloud speech recognition solutions, including Dragon Legal Anywhere, is fully secure (hosted in the UK) and compliant with GDPR regulations meaning that yours and your client’s data is completely safe.
Dragon Legal Anywhere also comes with free use of the Dragon Anywhere Mobile app allowing professionals to continue working no matter where they are. Furthermore, the app syncs with your PC voice profile for seamless use and a transferrable workflow.
Please note: Dragon Legal Anywhere is not compatible with Mac computers, only Windows PC’s. There is a workaround using Parallels software which must be used at your own discretion as it is not completely supported by Nuance.
If you think that Dragon Legal Anywhere would be a great addition to your law practice, then we’d be more than happy to help.
With our experience in workflow consultancy, we’re equipped to advise how Dragon could fit or improve your current processes and the ways in which it can be used in your day-to-day life. Let us help you decide what it can do for you and more importantly let us measure and prove it!
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