Nuance Unveils Dragon Anywhere Group

Nuance Communications today launched Dragon Anywhere Group, its secure cloud-based mobile dictation solution. Designed for broad deployment across companies' employee bases, Dragon Anywhere Group enables documentation in the field via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Dragon Anywhere Group was designed for mobile companies, offering continuous dictation, voice formatting, and editing in the field and on the go.

The cloud-based voice recognition in Dragon Anywhere Group enables users to create documents without time or length constraints and share documents and reports via email or cloud-based sharing apps, such as Dropbox and Evernote. It can be customized with industry terminology, acronyms, local street names, or other personal preferences, as well as custom commands to insert frequently used text or fillable forms, such as client intake forms. And Dragon Anywhere Group is secure, with data transmitted in the cloud secured through 256-bit encryption.

Dragon Anywhere Group includes management tools with the Nuance Management Center, a Web-based environment that enables central administration at a user, group, site, or organization-wide level. Nuance Management Center can centrally manage settings, track usage, manage licenses, and share and manage customizations. Customizations can be shared across the organization and synchronized across devices or the latest versions of Dragon Group desktop products, so work started in the field can be completed back at the desktop.

The cloud-based speech recognition in Dragon Anywhere Group can also be integrated into third-party and custom applications and platforms, such as records or case management systems, keeping preferred interfaces and existing workflows.

"Organizations whose employees spend the majority of their time in the field or on the road have unique documentation challenges. Time-consuming documentation and reporting demands too often lead to paperwork backlogs, missed reporting deadlines, or noncompliance," said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager of Dragon, in a statement. "Dragon Anywhere Group empowers field workers, lawyers, social workers, insurance adjusters, public safety officers, and other professionals to keep up with documentation demands, even when they are away from their desks, saving individuals and organizations time, costs, as well as improving overall productivity."

"Office productivity tools shouldn't be one-size-fits-all solutions, especially when employees are working in the field rather than the office," said Daniel Harris, market research associate at Software Advice, in a statement. "Dragon Anywhere Group provides an easy tool for authoring reports in the field, along with shared and customizable settings for managing and tracking remote teams of report authors. In effect, they've altered the productivity tool to suit the business context instead of forcing the business context to fit the limitations of the tool by making employees wait until they return to the office to write a report."

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