Howrey LLP Switches Out G2 and DictaNet in Favour of BigHand Digital Dictation

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BigHand has today announced that the highly ranked global law firm Howrey LLP, is switching out its G2 and DictaNet dictation systems in London and Munich respectively, in favour of the 'Best of Breed' award-winning BigHand3 digital dictation workflow system. BigHand software will enable Howrey to centralise its dictation infrastructure, and deploy to European and US offices as and when required.

BigHand has today announced that the highly ranked, global law firm Howrey LLP, is switching out its G2 and DictaNet dictation systems in London and Munich respectively, in favour of the 'Best of Breed' award-winning BigHand3 digital dictation workflow system. BigHand software will enable Howrey to centralise its dictation infrastructure, and deploy to European and US offices as and when required.

Daryl Hogg, European IT Manager at Howrey, describes his reasons for upgrading:

''The G2 system could not offer a long term, reliable dictation solution. We were experiencing lost dictations and transcriptions on a daily basis, amounting to considerable pressure on our IT support resource, as well as the expense for lawyers to re-dictate lost recordings. With issues of centralisation & deployment in mind our DictaNet system will also be phased out over the coming months.

Howrey is committed to implementing best of breed technology, and BigHand's leading status in the global legal community is without doubt. BigHand enables us to centralise our infrastructure; centralised coordination will enable ease of deployment, control and support.

Furthermore, key to our decision to implement the BigHand system over any other, is its second generation BlackBerry dictation application. Our lawyers all use BlackBerry devices and therefore a no brainer for us to simply, and cost effectively, improve their ability to work remotely, either at home, on site or whilst travelling.

In terms of planning for the future, BigHand's integration with Interwoven is also very impressive, and will certainly feature in our pipeline''

David Jones, Head of European Sales at BigHand comments:

''As recently as January 2008 we reported saving a US law firm $1500 per lawyer in administrative costs as well as improving document turnaround by 300%. We therefore anticipate multiple benefits for Howrey LLP, specifically through the introduction of BlackBerry dictation functionality and the exploration of BigHand's tie in with the Interwoven document management system. I am confident of a win-win project for Howrey; for the business and for the lawyers and secretaries themselves.''

About BigHand
A Microsoft Gold Partner & BlackBerry ISV Partner based out of Chicago, London, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global professional services sector, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers combined. BigHand3 was awarded "Best of Breed System of the Year" at the Legal Technology Awards for 2008, and nominated as 'New Product of the Year' at the LTN Awards 2008. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2006 and 2005. 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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