CHICAGO, IL, 17 October 2014 - BigHand, a voice productivity software solution and Affinity Consulting Group, a leading Legal IT and practice management consultancy, are announcing their partnership. This new alliance gives Affinity the ability to market BigHand Professional in the US Legal Market.
BigHand Professional is designed for firms of up to 30 users. The combination of a subscription pricing model, minimal IT infrastructure required, flexible workflow options and mobile productivity benefits fit perfectly for smaller firms. This cloud-based solution enables dictation from a PC or laptop, smartphone or tablet, or any digital dictation device, and offers an optional hosted speech recognition module. In addition, BigHand Professional has a workflow management solution that gives firms the ability to assign priority to tasks, and enables staff collaboration to digitize and manage document production and task allocation processes. This allows greater visibility over workloads and processes as well as greater efficiency through increased collaboration.
BigHand Professional Edition – a hosted version of BigHand’s enterprise software – has been extremely popular since launching almost two years ago and counts over 500 firms as cloud- based customers, and the number continues to grow steadily. Return on investment for law firms is typically realized in less than a year when compared to analogue tapes or standalone dictation systems.
“Our Voice Productivity Technology is the industry leading workflow management tool that enables attorneys to streamline daily administrative work such as task delegation, billable time capture, document creation and workflow management, by using their voice,” said Eric Wangler, President BigHand North America. “We are honored that Affinity will be representing BigHand Software in the legal market. Both companies have a commitment to helping law firms optimize their practice to achieve the greatest efficiency and productivity possible.”
Mark Holland, Consultant, Speech Specialist from Affinity said, “Affinity is committed to offering best in class products and legal technology solutions. BigHand speech solutions afford Affinity the opportunity to tap into what our clients are truly looking for…the opportunity to be more productive and efficient in less time with fewer resources. With BigHand, Affinity’s portfolio is stronger than ever and we are able to improve the client’s overall voice productivity experience. The software is easy to use, robust and affordable. We look forward to working with the BigHand team to educate our clients on this fantastic solution.”
BigHand is the leading global provider of voice productivity technology, digital dictation and workflow solutions. For more information about BigHand, visit www.bighand.com.
For more information on BigHand’s Professional Edition and a demonstration, an animation is available here.
Affinity Consulting Group was founded by a group of legal IT and management consultants with a collective 135 years of legal experience, and specializes in strategic technology and management solutions for law firms and legal departments of all sizes. Uniquely positioned via decades of experience as attorneys, law firm administrators, paralegals, law firm trainers, and legal IT, Affinity consultants have been working with law firm clients since 1998 on technology audits; strategic business & management assessments; technology selection and implementations; traditional and cloud-based financial practice management; litigation support and trial preparedness; and in-house training and professional development.
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Established in 1996, BigHand supports more digital dictation users directly, across the professional services and public sectors, than any other provider in the industry.
BigHand’s Voice Productivity Technology combines enterprise digital dictation, mobility
applications (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android & Windows devices), digital hardware (e.g. Philips and Olympus) and speech recognition integration, offering professionals a proven business application that enables them to use their voice to get more done, while increasing operational efficiencies and reducing overhead costs.
BigHand also provides a Workflow Management Solution that allows businesses to use BigHand’s extensive workflow, priority and collaboration tools to digitize and manage document production and task allocation processes. This enables their clients to attain greater visibility over their workload and processes and benefit from greater efficiency through increased collaboration.
For more information, visit www.bighand.com.