Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced that its scanning, cost recovery and voice-to-text technology solutions for legal once again led their respective categories in the 2012 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Technology Survey.
The survey, representing more than 90,000 attorneys and more than 200,000 law firm technology users, showed Nuance eCopy ShareScan® as the leading document scanning and workflow software; the combination of Equitrac Professional® and Copitrak, a division of Nuance, the leading cost recovery solution; and Nuance’s Dragon® desktop and mobile offerings as the leading voice recognition solution.
“Nuance’s leading position in technologies for the legal industry reflects the value of our solutions for legal professionals—enhancing their productivity and helping them work with documents more seamlessly,” said Michael Rich, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Document Imaging. “Nuance solutions deliver sustained operational benefits and strong return-on-investment, while also helping law firms reduce time and cost in litigation, eFiling and eDiscovery.”
In the document scanning and workflow category, Nuance eCopy ShareScan was ranked the top software, with 26 percent of law firms using eCopy to automate document workflows. eCopy ShareScan is the world’s best-selling document scanning and workflow solution for networked MFPs. It provides law firms with everything needed to automate paper-to-digital workflows, letting legal professionals scan paper documents easily and securely. The software works with MFPs from the world’s leading vendors - including HP, Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta and Xerox. This is the third year the ILTA has included the document scanning and workflow category in the survey. eCopy ShareScan has been selected as the leading scanning solution all three years.
The ILTA 2012 Survey showed adoption of voice recognition technology continues to grow, with Nuance being named the leading solution for desktop and mobile app users. Thirty six percent of law firms utilize Dragon on desktops, while 16 percent use it via smartphone apps – an increase of more than 50 percent since 2011. Dragon turns speech into text and can be used to create documents and control PCs by voice, allowing users to work three times faster than typing and with up to 99 percent accuracy. Attorneys and legal professionals can use Dragon speech recognition to create and edit documents more quickly, reduce transcription costs, and streamline repetitive workflows without having to overhaul current business processes or existing information systems.
With the combination of Equitrac Professional and Copitrak, Nuance is also the clear leader in cost recovery. Combined, nearly two-thirds of all law firms that participated in the survey rely on Nuance solutions to recover costs associated with document printing, scanning and copying. Equitrac is the world’s leading solution for print management and cost recovery, providing organizations with an automated way to track, audit and bill for document reproduction activity, while helping firms to significantly reduce print costs. Equitrac Professional delivers these benefits by automatically enforcing printing rules, authenticating users, and accurately identifying and allocating document costs.
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