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Nuance Brings Speech Recognition Software to NZ Lawyers

Nuance Brings Speech Recognition Software to New Zealand Lawyers and Law Firms with New Dragon Legal New Zealand

Legal-Specific Speech Recognition Offers Simplified Management, Custom Vocabularies, and Time-Saving Transcription

SYDNEY, Australia, 27 July 2016 – Nuance Communications, today announced Dragon Legal New Zealand – enterprise-ready speech recognition software for legal professionals. Built with a specialised New Zealand legal vocabulary, Dragon Legal New Zealand enables fast, efficient and accurate dictation of legal documentation, robust transcription and powerful customisation features that can be easily shared and deployed across a practice or legal department.

Dragon Legal New Zealand, coupled with the Nuance User Management Center, simplifies how speech recognition can be deployed and managed across groups of users for significant time and cost savings. For instance, a single administrator can centrally oversee deployments of Dragon to multiple employees, including assigning Dragon licenses, monitoring usage, managing settings or updates, and sharing custom terminology.

Dragon Legal New Zealand – part of Nuance’s suite of Dragon professional products, including Dragon Professional Group – includes features that help legal professionals reduce time spent on administrative tasks and documentation, minimise or eliminate reliance on costly transcription services, and improve productivity, including:

• Fast and accurate dictation, made more accurate by a New Zealand legal vocabulary trained using millions of words from legal documents.

• Improved transcription capabilities for tasks like transcribing recorded notes, which can reduce transcription time and costs or eliminate transcription services completely.

• Customisation capabilities that further improve accuracy of dictation and transcription and speed up repetitive tasks, including adding and sharing additional custom words and auto-texts (a frequently-used text passage such as a client or work order description).

• Support for Citrix virtualised environments.

• An improved “What can I say?” feature, which provides helpful context-sensitive suggestions for words and commands to use as a person is dictating.

“Dragon is already a proven solution for many legal professionals who rely on the written word for their livelihood,” said Derek Austin, Director, Dragon Solutions Asia Pacific. “With Dragon Legal New Zealand, it is simple for law firms and legal departments to extend the benefits of Dragon, including fast and accurate dictation and transcription, the ability to share custom legal terminology, and integration with existing workflows, to employees to ultimately increase time spent with clients and on billable work.”

Availability Dragon Legal New Zealand is now available for Windows through Nuance’s partner, Sound Business Systems. Nuance’s partners provide customised solutions including software, hardware, deployment management and training. Suggested recommended pricing for Dragon Legal New Zealand starts from NZ$995 with volume discounts for five or more licenses. Upgrades from other Dragon editions are available. For more information, contact Sound Business Solutions on 09 375 9391 or visit

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About Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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