Top Scottish Firm Burness Proclaims BigHand3 Project Superb

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BigHand has today announced that Burness LLP, a leading Top-250* Scottish law firm, has completed its rollout of BigHand3 digital dictation workflow technology to 180 users across its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Burness carried out a thorough review of the market before selecting BigHand as the preferred supplier, with research including Winscribe, nFlow, G2 Speech and DictaNet. The selection of BigHand3 was based on product superiority, comprehensive range of remote working options and seamless integration with Interwoven Worksite 8. The integration with Worksite 8 will take place in phase 2 of the project.

BigHand has today announced that Burness LLP, a leading Top-250* Scottish law firm, has completed its rollout of BigHand3 digital dictation workflow technology to 180 users across its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices. Burness carried out a thorough review of the market before selecting BigHand as the preferred supplier, with research including Winscribe, nFlow, G2 Speech and DictaNet. The selection of BigHand3 was based on product superiority, comprehensive range of remote working options and seamless integration with Interwoven Worksite 8. The integration with Worksite 8 will take place in phase 2 of the project.

Ian Ferguson, IT Director at Burness, championed the move to digital dictation, and makes reference to the BigHand3 system as ''the best thing since sliced bread, with no crusts.''

Ian further comments:

"The implementation of BigHand3 has been a very pleasant experience, certainly in comparison to other major technology rollouts, and I have found BigHand and LexisNexis Visualfiles Scotland to be very helpful. The technical support we have received from BigHand is superb. They rank very highly due to product expertise and speed of solution finding.

Since completing the project, it is clearly evident across the firm that turnaround times have improved and work is now being processed faster."

So, how has BigHand avoided the 'crusts' on its award-winning system? BigHand hosts both regional and national user groups where its 500 firm client base can suggest product enhancements, as well as Technology Strategy Focus groups hosted at its London HQ for IT Directors. BigHand's technical expertise and experience in project management also ensures the rollouts for firms switching from tape dictation are clear, without complication, and implementations do not become stale over time. BigHand won 'Best Use of Technology for Business' for the South-East at The National Business Awards in July 2007.The Burness installation was carried out in partnership with BigHand and LexisNexis Visualfiles Scotland.

*Source of information was the Legal Technology Insider Top-250 List and can be found at http://www.legaltechnology.co.uk/casestudies/InsiderTop250.htm

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Jo Beckwith, BigHand. Email: jo.beckwith@bighand.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 5946

About BigHand
A Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in voice productivity for the professional services sectors, BigHand is based out of Chicago, London and Sydney. The company is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global legal industry, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers. BigHand3 was nominated as "Best of Breed System of the Year" at the Legal Technology Awards 2007. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2005 and 2006. BigHand was also recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2006. Additionally BigHand was voted "Best Legal Office Technology System 2004" from votes from over 14,000 lawyers and IT managers across the legal sector at the LOTIE Awards. BigHand's leading product also won the Society for Computers & Law IT Award in 2003 for "the most outstanding application of information technology to the law." Further information is available at http://www.bighand.com.

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