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Nuance Announces Customization and Productivity Enhancements for Dragon® Professional Group and Dragon® Legal Group

Solutions drive documentation efficiencies with simplified distribution and management of speech recognition, and advances in Nuance’s next-generation speech engine powered by Deep Learning Technology

BURLINGTON, Mass. – May 3, 2017 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced customization and productivity enhancements for Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group – both of which provide powerful, enterprise-ready capabilities to easily deploy speech recognition across multiple users to improve documentation productivity within enterprises and law firms of any size. Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group have been updated to include a next-generation speech engine leveraging Nuance’s Deep Learning technology – delivering high-recognition accuracy with the ability to learn and adapt to a variety of accents and environments, and making both solutions ideal for large workgroups and a variety of settings.  

Helping organizations create outstanding documentation

Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group help organizations unlock the efficiency and cost benefits that are inherent in Nuance document productivity solutions. With advanced speech recognition and robust voice command capabilities, professionals can create detailed and accurate documentation – all in real-time by voice. And with optimization for popular touchscreen PCs, or seamless synchronization across PCs, iOS® and Android™ using Dragon Anywhere Group (Nuance’s cloud-based mobile dictation solution), mobile professionals and field workers can complete detailed documentation or reports, or fill out form-based templates, such as client intake forms, anywhere work takes them.

“Accurate and timely documentation is a critical component of many organizations across a wide range of industries – from financial institutions to social services, and law firms. But if not completed correctly and efficiently, poor documentation can hamper report quality, employee productivity, and increase cost and compliance risks,” said Mark Geremia, Vice President, General Manager of Dragon, Nuance Communications.  “Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group effectively address these pain points by enabling professionals to use advanced speech recognition and robust voice command capabilities to create outstanding documentation – all by voice. Dragon empowers professionals to work better, faster and smarter - whether they’re in the office or out in the field, saving individuals and organizations time and costs, and improving overall productivity.”

Dragon Professional Group, version 15. 

Used by enterprises across a wide range of industries such as social and financial services, Dragon Professional Group enables employees to create high-quality documents, spreadsheets, and presentations or fill form-based reports – which oftentimes include drop-down menus and the need to point and click – faster and more accurately, all by voice. With its powerful voice command and transcription capabilities, Dragon Professional Group makes it easy to automate repetitive tasks and manual processes, improving turnaround times while eliminating the need for costly third-party transcription services. 

Dragon Legal Group, version 15. 

Dragon Legal Group is designed specifically for the legal industry with a specialized legal vocabulary trained using more than 400 million words from legal documents. Dragon Legal Group enables the quick creation and formatting of case files, contracts, or briefs, and empowers attorneys and other legal professionals to streamline legal documentation turnaround times and reduce transcription costs, while freeing up support staff to concentrate on high-value, billable tasks. 

According to the annual International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) technology survey –the largest of its kind in the legal industry and covers firms of all sizes and all practice areas – Dragon speech recognition technology was ranked number one in deployments among law firms and legal departments.  Additionally, Dragon Legal Group led in the category of best voice-to-text technology with 46 percent of firms reporting their use of the solution.

Scalable for any size of organization, Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group can be easily deployed and centrally managed by an organization’s IT group or other department using the Nuance Management Center. By providing powerful, yet easy-to-use central user administration capabilities, Nuance allows organizations to enable and manage their Dragon Group solutions across multiple users and departments – meeting requirements for reporting accuracy, enabling the customization of specialized vocabularies and processes, and centrally managing their Dragon Group product deployments for significant time and cost savings. 

“By understanding the intricacies of managing a number of users across a single organization, we offer a complete enterprise-ready solution that meets an organization’s specific documentation productivity requirements to improve the corporate bottom line,” said Geremia. “Combined, our Dragon Group solutions with Nuance Management Center ensure that organizations of all sizes are armed with a robust and efficient solution for meeting their specific scalability, customization and management needs.”

Nuance Releases Latest Dragon Solution for Law Enforcement

In addition to its enterprise-ready Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group solutions, Nuance today also released a new version of its Dragon Law Enforcement solution – its professional productivity solution designed specifically for law enforcement professionals. Dragon Law Enforcement brings highly customized dictation and documentation capabilities to police officers, sergeants, detectives, and other command and support staff – at the station and while on patrol.

For more information on availability and pricing please visit Dragon Professional Group, Dragon Legal Group or Dragon Law Enforcement on

Through a program of continuous investment and research, Dragon has consistently set the standard for excellence in desktop speech recognition solutions for the last 20 years, bringing productivity and accessibility benefits to legions of users globally. You can read more about Dragon’s evolution here.

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About Nuance Communications, Inc

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.  For more information, please visit

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