BigHand Enhances Mobile Dictation Workflow Solutions

Digital dictation workflow provider BigHand has extended the capabilities of its mobility suite with the introduction of BigHand 4.4.

The enhanced solution offers increased functionality and greater interoperability for mobile. The company also said that following this release it will soon offer BigHand's native iPad app, which incorporates dictation capabilities and document approval on the move.

The mobility suite operates across  devices and platforms. BigHand for smartphones will now include full priority synchronization on smartphones. This will include ‘due by’ priorities, allowing users to specify the dates and times by which they require completion of tasks.

Additional device-based features include: 

  • iPhone – Dictations can now be sent while the application is minimized.
  • Android – Supporting the latest devices, such as the HTC One S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, among others.
  • BlackBerry – Optimized to work with BlackBerry’s new Q10 and Z10 handsets and includes standard BigHand for Smartphone features, including the ability to take photos, add attachments, and view a full work list. It also enables dictation profiling and Bluetooth recording.
  • Windows Phone 8 – The user interface has a different look and feel but the application has the same functionality as BigHand for BlackBerry 10. 
  • Philips DPM 8000 portable recording devices — Users of BigHand 4.4 can make use of its superior recording quality, intuitive design, advanced conference recording, and the ability to flag high-priority dictations on the device.
  • Mobile Device Management – BigHand for iPhone is now integrated with MobileIron’s Mobile@Work, allowing administrators to deploy, configure, and, where necessary, selectively wipe the application from a central console.

"The enhancements, many of which are in direct response to customer feedback, will significantly improve the user experience and help reduce maintenance overheads, increase productivity, and further improve organizational efficiencies," said Andy Fielder, technology director at BigHand, in a statement. "The growing consumer appetite for mobile devices, as well as the widespread business focus on finding productivity and efficiency gains, means that technology specialists must work hard to ensure innovation evolves in line with fast-moving customer needs and expectations." 

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