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Nuance Releases First Dragon Legal NZ Edition

Nuance Releases First Dragon Legal NZ Edition

New Zealand Legal Organisations Can Now Reduce Documentation Turnaround Time and Transcription Costs with Fast and Accurate Legal-specific Speech Recognition Software

31 July 2015 – Nuance Communications today announced the first release of Dragon Legal NZ edition – the fastest and most accurate desktop speech recognition software for the PC that is designed with legal-specific vocabulary to help New Zealand legal professionals, law firms and corporate legal departments be more efficient and productive, and save money.

With Dragon Legal NZ, legal professionals can use their voice instead of the mouse and keyboard to complete an abundance of day-to-day documentation work and administrative tasks in less time, allowing them to dedicate more focus to their clients and cases. Legal professionals can simply speak to compose and edit contracts, briefs, court papers, and other documents, write and send emails, and document client and case information.

Dragon Legal NZ assists legal professionals with time-consuming, costly and inefficient transcription processes. Dragon offers an automatic single-speaker transcription feature, which stores dictation audio files with the transcribed document – allowing for easy review and editing, reducing the need for outside transcription services or freeing up more time for support staff to focus on higher-value tasks. Dragon’s NZ legal vocabulary ensures that transcription has high accuracy as soon as the software is used.

The software can be easily installed in a corporate setting and deployed to an entire workforce. IT administrators can manage features, update specialised vocabularies and create custom commands to automate repetitive workflow processes for use by multiple legal professionals and support staff across an organisation.

Dragon Legal NZ’s latest features include:

• Greater out-of-the-box accuracy and faster profile setup

• Support for microphones built into many of the latest computers – no headset required – for greater flexibility and convenience

• Voice commands and Full Text Control – direct dictation, editing and cursor movement – in popular web applications like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and in the Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers

• Modern, contemporary interface and helpful learning tutorials

• The ability to customise vocabularies for unique words or phrases for different legal specialties

“Legal professionals work long hours in fast-paced, hyper-competitive environments and have endless documentation and transcription work to do, which takes away from time that could be spent better serving their

clients,” said Peter Mahoney, Nuance’s chief marketing officer and general manager for Dragon. “By using Dragon
Legal NZ, legal professionals and firms can save time and money, enabling an efficient workflow to allocate more time spent on billable priorities.”

“This is the first time that New Zealand legal professionals have had access to a Dragon product made to address their requirements,” said Derek Austin, director of Dragon desktop solutions in Asia Pacific. “Working with our partner Sound Business Systems, we assembled a corpus of New Zealand legal documents to create a special purpose New Zealand legal language model that provides the most accurate speech recognition ever for local lawyers.”

Mike Kelly, director of Sound Business Systems, said “SBS worked closely with Nuance to make Dragon Legal NZ a reality. I am impressed with the accuracy of Dragon Legal NZ and our customers will find that the inclusion of an expanded Corpus containing thousands of NZ specific legal terms, statutes, law firms, place names and government entities provides a great productivity booster that allows them to get up and going with Dragon even faster than previously.”


Dragon Legal NZ is available for purchase today starting from NZD $995 (ex GST), not including installation and support.

For additional information on features, editions, pricing, upgrades and more, please visit Sound Business Systems online at © Scoop Media

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