Major New BigHand Release Delivers Advanced Process Management Workflow and Suite of Innovative Voice Productivity Tools

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Release of BigHand 4 delivers innovative new voice productivity tools including Advanced Multistep Workflow, Speech Recognition Pre-Learning Utility and BigHand for Android™ app. Convergence of nFlow features has also enhanced the development of this major new version bringing customers the best of both efficiency improvement products.

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BigHand, the leading voice productivity vendor in the global legal and professional services sector has today announced the release of the 4th Edition of its award-winning digital dictation workflow software. Representing a major new version, BigHand 4 offers innovative new agile and powerful tools not available in any other single system including advanced multistep process management, sophisticated Speech Recognition pre-learning tool and mobility add-ons. The major new release also delivers convergence of popular user requested nFlow features within the BigHand platform.

Jon Ardron, Chief Executive Officer, BigHand comments:

‘’The release of BigHand 4 is a significant landmark in the development of voice productivity technology. Following the acquisition of nFlow in 2010, we promised our customers a major new version that would deliver enhanced efficiency and greater value. By taking the best of both BigHand and nFlow platforms, and combining those with a suite of innovative new features and tools such as Advanced Multistep Workflow, the release of BigHand 4 demonstrates our continued commitment to customer delivery and development of highly accessible voice productivity software. ‘’

BigHand 4 enables firms to:

-Control the entire document production process via Advanced Multistep Workflow
Easily create powerful and flexible multistep workflows to move dictations and associated documents through a series of desired actions and to multiple destinations, all within the same product without the need to buy additional business process management software.

-Maximise voice-to-text accuracy via unique Speech Recognition Pre-Learning Utility
Quickly and simply pre-train authors’ speech profiles using their existing dictations to ensure highly accurate results from the very first time of use.

-Save time on the move via enhanced Mobile Email Integration
Use your smartphone to attach an email to a voice file, or insert an existing attachment, and forward to admin support for faster document turnaround.

-Increase smartphone productivity with BigHand for Android™
In a world first BigHand now supports Android dictation on a variety of devices including the HTC Desire, Motorola Milestone™2 and Samsung Galaxy S.

-Improve information management via new Autonomy iManage Integration
Off-the-shelf integration for authors to profile dictations either from within iManage or BigHand, without switching; references to docs stored in iManage can be attached to transcribed dictations.

-Minimise lawyer profiling via Practice Builder
Pre-build a list of clients and matters ready for authors to record against by importing data held in a third-party system such as a CMS; voice files are pre-profiled with key data.

-Increase draft quality via Bookmarking
Converged from the nFlow product, users can now bookmark points for reference within a voice file and add additional notes, improving the communication of critical info.

-Reduce administrator input via Send Anywhere
Also converged from nFlow, authors can now dynamically choose the recipient of their voice file without the need for admin to create a new workflow.

-Improve security with Confidential Dictations
Authors can mark a dictation as confidential by simply checking a tick box, without the need to create confidential workflows and accessible only by the author and specified recipient.

Asif Ali, Products Director, BigHand, comments:

‘’Version 4 represents a significant and exciting advance in the power of our technology. BigHand’s Advanced Workflow comprises a set of flexible and powerful tools within the core product which will help our customers to introduce further efficiencies, allowing them to define, control and report on their internal document production processes. And while BigHand 4 is feature rich, including further enhancements to our mobile applications line and a number of popular user requested features, we have maintained our commitment to producing highly usable and reliable software. In terms of power, flexibility and ease of use, BigHand 4 is unmatched.’’

A video demo is available on the BigHand YouTube Channel:, plus a BigHand 4 Pre-Sales Technical Datasheet can be requested by emailing

BigHand will also be demonstrating BigHand 4 at the Legal IT Show, taking place 1st & 2nd March at the Business Design Centre, London N1.


About BigHand
The BigHand Group supports over 130,000 professionals globally, across 1,300 organisations, and is based out of London, Chicago, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is a Microsoft Gold Partner, BlackBerry ISV Partner, and was voted ‘Dictation System of the Year’ at the 7th Annual Law Technology News (LTN) Awards 2009. BigHand was also nominated at the British Legal Awards 2009 as ‘Technology Provider of the Year’. Additionally, BigHand won 'Mobile Product of the Year' at the CNet Business Technology Awards 2008. Further info is available at

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