An international survey has named Nuance Communications Australia as the leading provider of software solutions for the legal profession.
Nuance’s scanning, print management, cost recovery and speech recognition technology for the legal industry topped their respective categories in the 2014 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Technology Survey.
The survey, conducted by the highly regarded, US-based ILTA, was conducted late last year with input from 454 firms representing more than 106,000 attorneys and 217,000 total users.
ILTA, which represents lawyers and other professionals in the technology sector, provides its members with educational content as well as peer-networking opportunities to discuss technology-related legal issues.
Survey participants ranked Nuance eCopy ShareScan as the leading document scanning workflow software and Nuance Copitrak and Equitrac Professional as the two leading cost recovery solutions.
Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Dictate desktop and Dragon Dictation mobile were named as the leading speech recognition solutions. Nuance PDF Pro was the second-leading PDF software.
Drive productivity and enhance profitability
“The legal profession is transforming into a digital business, so the ability to efficiently create and store documents, without any errors or lapses in security, is increasingly vital,” said Mark Levine, senior director product and strategy of professional products for Nuance Document Imaging.
“ILTA’s recognition of Nuance’s portfolio reflects our ability to help law firms – large and small – gain control of document processes to drive productivity, ensure compliance and enhance profitability.”
In the document scanning category, Nuance eCopy ShareScan was ranked the top software, with 22 percent while Nuance Copitrak has shown steady growth and now holds a 17 percent share.
Nuance scanning solutions provide law firms with everything needed to automate paper-to-digital workflows, enabling legal professionals to scan, capture, process paper documents right from the copier. The software works with MFPs from the world’s leading vendors, including HP, Canon, Ricoh, Konica Minolta and Xerox.
Nuance Capture solutions, which include AutoStore, Copitrak and eCopy ShareScan, have been named the leader all four years that ILTA has included the document scanning and workflow category in their survey.
Leader in cost recovery software
For the first time ILTA asked respondents which software they primarily provide for editing and redacting PDF files.
Twenty-eight percent reported using Nuance PDF solutions (Nuance PDF Pro, Nuance eCopy PaperWorks and Nuance Power PDF), which enable users to create, edit and convert PDFs with greater productivity.
Nuance is also the clear leader in cost recovery with the combination of Nuance Copitrak and Equitrac Professional.