Social Security Administration Selects ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking to Streamline Manual Processes

PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions, announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has selected ScanSoft's Dragon NaturallySpeaking to reduce the time and costs associated with producing legal decisions and other documents. The SSA and ScanSoft have also entered into a cooperative Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to further reduce the administrative costs of acquiring commercial items from ScanSoft's General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking, members of the SSA can create and automatically store documents in the SSA network. For example, Administrative Law Judges and decisions writers often produce complicated decisions following administrative appeals hearings. Previously, the Law Judges would dictate their decisions, which then required a typist to transcribe for printing and electronic storage. Now, ScanSoft's solution can be used to automate the process, which accelerates the entry of decisions, saves time, and can improve the accuracy of the written decisions.
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