Legal Markets


What is bigHand Digital Dictation?

BigHand is a Microsoft Gold Partner and ILTA Silver Sponsor specializing in voice productivity software. BigHand’s leading product for legal, BigHand Digital Dictation software, allows a user to dictate directly to your network using a handheld microphone, headset, remote device, BlackBerry, cell phone or via the web. A compressed and encrypted sound file is then transferred instantly to available secretarial support, wherever they may be located in North America or the world. Importantly BigHand software is built to respond to the way you work, whether you are a small, medium or large organization.

Why is bigHand Suited to Your Users?

BigHand is the only digital dictation product based on extensive market and product research from attorneys and IT support professionals, which was undertaken in advance of designing the product. This initial research highlighted that four ‘User Qualities’ were regarded as being the key elements of the “ideal” digital dictation system:

  • Ease of use
  • Stability
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility

BigHand adopted these 4 user qualities as the cornerstones of the BigHand3 end user experience.

How is it Better Technically than Competing Solutions?

BigHand3 Digital Dictation represents a new generation of digital dictation workflow software. With a unique, service orientated back-end and technical firsts across multiple areas of functionality BigHand technology wins 8 out of 10 RFIs in which it is entered. Benchmark application testing found it to be the most powerful and flexible digital dictation system currently available, more feature rich and more secure than any other product. BigHand3 offers 4 specific Technical USPs:

  • On-Demand Information
  • Any Remote Access
  • Pure Thin Client
  • Complete Integration

Clients have reported these four technical areas put us ahead of our competitors and give peace of mind to IT staff.

Where is bigHand Positioned in the Market?

Based out of Chicago, London and Sydney BigHand is the leading digital dictation vendor in the global legal sector, maintaining the five largest sites at international law firms and with more legal installations in total than all other suppliers combined. A Microsoft Gold Partner, BigHand was nominated as “Best of Breed System of the Year” at the Legal Technology Awards 2007. BigHand was named as the fastest growing legal software developer in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league tables for both 2006 and 2005. BigHand was also recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing software vendors in Europe in 2006. Additionally BigHand was voted “Best Legal Office Technology System 2004” from votes from over 14,000 lawyers and IT managers across the legal sector at the LOTIE Awards. BigHand’s leading product also won the Society for Computers & Law IT Award in 2003 for “the most outstanding application of information technology to the law”.


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