Mobile Document and Photo Capabilities Enrich BigHand for BlackBerry®4

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Ability to take & attach photos from within dictation app, append new documents and/or review finalised docs on-the-go, add advanced profile info and centrally configure via BES sees BigHand for BlackBerry®4 push ahead in client-focused innovation & flexibility

BigHand now combines verbal, visual and document information in order to save a professional time, and crucially it streamlines the administrative side when they get back to their office by enabling work sharing or automatically converting voice-to-text.

BigHand, the leading voice productivity vendor in the professional services and public sector community, has today launched Version 4 of its award-winning BigHand for BlackBerry® Dictation App. The new Smartphone version, which is released following extensive client input, includes several unique features not available from other dictation providers and further demonstrates BigHand for BlackBerry® market leadership:

New features include:

  •     Take and attach photos to dictations: allowing users to both take photos from within BigHand software and automatically attach them to the related voice file for submission.
  •     Document attachments: attach any document or file type to BigHand dictations on a BlackBerry and submit them to the relevant workflow. Any file which can be browsed to can be attached. The files will also be accessible from the desktop client once sent.
  •     Review finalised documents: authors can instantly access and review final documents, driven by the BigHand system, from their Smartphone without having to access their network via a laptop
  •     Advanced profiling: add additional and customised profile information to dictations prior to submission. The profile data is then also accessible in the desktop client.
  •     Full ‘Work in Progress’ visibility: view all your dictations, including those submitted from the desktop, on the BlackBerry instead of just those submitted from the device.
  •     Full central configuration: all BlackBerry client settings will be configurable from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, giving system administrators full control over device settings.

Asif Ali, BigHand’s Head of Products, commented:
“Busy professionals are increasingly looking to Smartphone apps to multi-task on-the-go when faced with testing commercial or public sector targets. Recent research within our client base continued to emphasise the growing need to get more done remotely, and users made some innovative suggestions that led directly to new features included within this release.

Our new photo & dictate feature, for example, can be utilised by a surveyor to make voice notes and associate them with an on-site image; it allows police to photograph incident scenes in the absence of a dedicated unit and record their verbal assessment; and enables lawyers or insurers to record notes while on site visits and associate them with a picture or document. In all cases these richer data sources are wrapped together and instantly available back at HQ within the system.

BigHand software now combines verbal, visual and document information in order to save a professional time, and crucially it streamlines the administrative side when they get back to their office by enabling work sharing or automatically converting voice-to-text.”

A video demo is available on the BigHand YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/bighandsoftware, plus a BigHand for BlackBerry®4 Pre-Sales Technical Datasheet can be requested by emailing mobile (at) bighand (dot) com.

For live demonstrations and Q&A sessions, please see the global schedule and registration details below:

UK Breakfast Briefings:
Tues 15th June    8am-10am    London
Weds 16th June    8am-10am    Norwich
Thurs 17th June    8am-10am    Bristol
Fri 18th June    8am-10am    Birmingham
Tues 22nd June    8am-10am    Manchester
Weds 23rd June    8am-10am    Liverpool
Thurs 24th June    8am-10am    Leeds
Fri 25th June    8am-10am    Newcastle
Thurs 1st July    8am-10am    Edinburgh
Fri 2nd July        8am-10am    Glasgow
Tues 20th July    8am-10am    London

Email mobile (at) bighand (dot) com for exact venue details and/or to register for one of the UK briefings.

North American Webinar - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10:00 am CDT (Chicago, GMT-05:00). To register visit: https://bighand.webex.com/bighand/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=708683235

Australia & New Zealand Webinar - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm Australia EST (Sydney, GMT+10:00). To register visit: https://bighand.webex.com/bighand/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=704923501

About BigHand
The BigHand Group supports over 117,000 professionals globally, across 1,250 organisations, and is based out of London, Chicago, Sydney and Toronto. BigHand is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Elite 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 http://www.bighand.com

Contact: Dan Speed, Marketing Director, BigHand, dan.speed (at) bighand (dot) com or Asif Ali, Head of Products, BigHand, asif.ali (at) bighand (dot) com

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