Temecula, CA – BigHand, a global leader in productivity software for legal professionals, acquired Esquire Innovations, a top provider of Microsoft Office integrated practice management software services and applications in March of 2014. Combining the tools from each company created a total legal productivity solution offering workflow, digital dictation, transcription, document formatting and styles best practices. With the integration of the Esquire suite of products complete, today the two companies announced that Esquire Innovations will be adopting the BigHand name going forward. The former Esquire Innovations suite of products will now be known collectively as BigHand Office.
Eric Wangler, President, BigHand North America said: “The finalization of the name change caps off a record year for the BigHand Office team, further supporting the success of the integration of Esquire Innovations into BigHand. We are thrilled to see the BigHand Office products thriving as part of the BigHand’s overall offering and we are looking forward to another fantastic year of delivering new products and advancements that support our customers’ success.”
As a result of the record year and the market potential, BigHand has significantly increased the investment in the BigHand Office team to further fuel development of their products. BigHand has appointed a seasoned leader for its California-based development team, Brett May, and over the coming months will be doubling the capacity of the team.
In addition to the new hires in development, BigHand has appointed Tom Barron to the position of Client Services Director – North America. Tom has been with BigHand for over eight years in various technical roles including software training, implementation, product development and cloud services. He will be responsible for the Client Services team across all BigHand products in the North American market, including support, implementation, project management and training and he will be based out of the BigHand Temecula office.
Along with Tom’s appointment, Judye Releford will be transitioning to a new role of Director of Client Development. Judye will be moving away from support management and into a global training and sales support role.
Ian Kujawa, Managing Director, BigHand Office, stated: “This has really been a banner year for us, becoming part of BigHand and completing our best revenue year to date. With the new additions and changes to our team, we are poised for an exciting year. We are looking forward to working with our existing and prospective clients to deliver the new software solutions we are investing in.”
As one company, BigHand is dedicated to delivering products and solutions that enable customers to achieve the greatest efficiency and productivity, while streamlining workflow and empowering attorneys and law firm support staffs to deliver their best work, wherever and whenever needed. With new products and enhancements in the pipeline, the coming year promises to be an exciting time for BigHand and the legal community.
Established in 1996, BigHand supports over 280,000 professionals globally across 2,550 organizations and the number grows daily. BigHand is based in Chicago, Eindhoven, London, Sydney, Temecula and Toronto.
BigHand’s productivity technology offers enterprise digital dictation, mobility applications, speech recognition, document creation, formatting, and metadata management software applications; giving professionals proven business applications that enable them to increase operational efficiencies and reduce 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 the document production and task delegation processes. This enables clients to attain greater visibility over their workload and benefit from greater efficiency through increased collaboration.
For more information, visit www.bighand.com.
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