Taylor Vinters Increases Productivity and Saves £’000s via BigHand for BlackBerry

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Top-125 law firm Taylor Vinters increases productivity and makes significant annual savings by replacing portable dictation devices with BigHand for BlackBerry® smartphones

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BigHand’s BlackBerry app delivers excellent value for money, there are no capital costs involved and set-up is simple - the business case for deployment couldn’t be more straightforward.

BigHand, the market leading voice productivity vendor in the global legal and professional services sector has today announced that Taylor Vinters, ranked amongst the Top-125 UK law firms, has deployed BigHand for BlackBerry smartphones firm-wide for efficient mobile working, replacing the use of portable dictation hardware. Device convergence has rendered the firm’s portable dictation devices obsolete saving thousands of pounds annually; in place of portable devices which cost in the region of £300 each, lawyers now use their BlackBerrys to record and instantly submit dictations or instructions to office based staff via BigHand.

Steve Sumner, IT Director at Taylor Vinters comments: ‘’We used portable dictation hardware for a number of years, spending thousands of pounds annually to maintain a pool of devices. Like many firms looking for ways to streamline costs and improve productivity, we could no longer justify the high annual cost to purchase and maintain single function portable dictation devices. Each portable device costs approximately £300 to purchase, this is roughly equivalent to 5 BigHand for BlackBerry licences.

"Lawyers will often carry their laptops but these take time to setup and depending on the situation this may not be possible. Likewise, taking a portable device from the pool requires pre-planning which isn’t always practical, and there are inherent delays in having to then dock and upload recordings from portable devices. BlackBerry is at a lawyer’s fingertips – whether on a train, at home or with a client, it is the easiest and quickest way to record and submit dictations.’’

Laurence Weeks, Partner at Taylor Vinters comments: ‘’BigHand for BlackBerry has been liberating; I can certainly say that it is one technological advance that has genuinely made my life easier.’’

Steve Sumner concludes: ‘’Mobile dictation has always been a requirement, the fact that our lawyers didn’t want to return portable devices to the pool clearly indicated a business efficiency benefit, BlackBerry dictation has enabled us to take this to the next level. BigHand’s BlackBerry app delivers excellent value for money, there are no capital costs involved and set-up is simple - the business case for deployment couldn’t be more straightforward.’’

BigHand offers firms the most established suite of mobile dictation apps to improve productivity including support for BlackBerry®, Android™, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®, plus email alerts, document and photo attachments, and integration with Dragon NaturallySpeaking™ speech recognition technology.

About BigHand
The BigHand Group supports over 142,000 professionals globally, across 1,300 organisations, and is based out of London, Chicago, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Elite BlackBerry ISV Partner, and was voted winner of the Australasian Legal Business Magazine’s Dictation & Transcription ‘Service Provider of the Year 2010’ and ‘Dictation System of the Year’ at the 7th Annual Law Technology News (LTN) Awards 2009. Further info is available at http://www.bighand.com.

About Taylor Vinters
Taylor Vinters is a progressive law firm based in Cambridge and London with around 220 staff and more than 110 experienced lawyers. The firm supports clients across the East of England, London, the South East and internationally. These include businesses, individuals and not for profit organisations and they range from high net worth individuals and university spin-out companies through to national charities, small to medium sized enterprises, FTSE listed businesses and Fortune 500 multinationals.
The firm was formed in 1988 by the merger of Taylors of Newmarket and Vinters of Cambridge, moving to a location opposite the now famous Cambridge Science Park. Taylor Vinters has experienced consistent growth over the years; in 2010 it opened a London office in the prestigious Tower 42, with another opening in Singapore in 2011. A key part of the firm’s strategy is to deliver the highest quality services to its broadening national and international client base. http://www.taylorvinters.com

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