BigHand Enhances Moblie Dictation Workflow Solution with Launch of BigHand 4.4 and New Mobile Application

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BigHand 4.4 brings additional functionality to help drive operational efficiencies, reduce costs and improve productivity, in an increasingly mobile business environment.


BigHand, the leading provider of Voice Productivity Technology and digital dictation workflow solutions for law firms, has extended the capabilities of its mobility suite with the introduction of BigHand 4.4.

The enhanced solution, which comes as the trend towards remote and mobile working continues to flourish, offers increased flexibility and convenience for mobile users.

The Mobility suite operates across a variety of devices and platforms – and the new enhancements have been customized accordingly to suit the needs of today’s mobile lawyer.

Driven by customer feedback, BigHand for Smartphones will now include full priority synchronization – synchronizing the full range of priorities configured on the BigHand server. This will include ‘Due By’ priorities, allowing a user to specify a date and time by which they require completion of the task.

Additional device-based features include:

iPhone – Dictations can now be sent while the application is minimized. The new functionality helps increase user efficiencies and is of particular benefit for users in areas with poor data connections – enabling them to continue other work while dictations are being delivered.

Android – Supporting the latest devices such as the HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus among others.

BlackBerry – Optimized to work with BlackBerry’s new Q10 and Z10 handsets and includes standard BigHand for Smartphone features, such as: the ability to take photos, add attachments and view a full work list. It also enables dictation profiling and Bluetooth recording.

Windows Phone 8 – Designed specifically for this platform. The user interface has a different look and feel to our traditional smartphone applications – but the application has the same functionality as BigHand for BlackBerry 10. BigHand for Windows Phone 8 has passed testing by Microsoft’s Depth Partner Program, meaning BigHand’s application is recognized by Microsoft as a ‘showcase app of the highest standards of design and application quality’.

Mobile Device Management – BigHand for iPhone is now integrated with MobileIron’s Mobile@Work™, allowing administrators to deploy, configure and where necessary selectively wipe the application from a central console.

In addition, BigHand 4.4 fully integrates the iCreate automated document creation functionality from Esquire Innovations. This option allows users to dictate a document then instantly create documents formatted and finalized in firm-approved templates, saving valuable time and streamlining work processes while ensuring a high quality work product.

Eric Wangler, BigHand’s President – North America comments: “These enhancements are in direct response to feedback from our best customers. We are dedicated to continually improving and evolving our products to drive a better user experience and help our customers gain efficiencies wherever possible”.

— BigHand Go Mobile Application

In addition to the launch of BigHand 4.4, BigHand is launching BigHand Go, the first digital dictation application built specifically for the iPad. Like BigHand, BigHand Go leverages the most advanced dictation technology on the market, and is designed to increase mobility for professionals who use the BigHand system in their firms. The app allows users to record, track and edit dictations while synchronizing their online and offline work. It also enables them to view live updates, allowing for total workflow visibility while working remotely.

Eric Wangler commented, “With professionals increasingly needing to work remotely, this app will give them the ability to manage all of their dictation, document creation and workflow matters regardless of where they are. It frees them up to accomplish critical tasks for their clients, from anywhere, using their iPad.”

Additional features include the ability to attach photos and ‘advance profiling’, which enables previous entries to be selected from a drop down list for ease of use and convenience.
The BigHand Go app is another example of BigHand’s commitment to delivering productivity-enhancing software to busy, time-focused professionals, wherever and whenever they need it.

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