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September 23, 2014 13:36 ET

BigHand, Inc. and Hofstetter Business Technologies Form Strategic Alliance in Canada

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 23, 2014) - BigHand North America, a voice productivity software solution, and Hofstetter Business Technologies, one of North America's leading providers of world class dictation and speech recognition solutions, are announcing their strategic alliance. This new partnership gives Hofstetter the rights to market BigHand Professional in the Canadian Market.

BigHand Professional is designed for firms of up to 30 users where the combination of a subscription pricing model, minimal infrastructure required, flexible workflow options and mobile productivity benefits fit perfectly for smaller firms. This cloud-based solution enables dictation from a PC or laptop, any digital dictation device, smartphone or tablet and offers an optional hosted speech recognition module. In addition, BigHand Professional has a workflow management solution that gives firms the ability to assign priority to tasks, and enables staff collaboration to digitize and manage document production and task allocation processes. This allows greater visibility over workloads and processes as well as greater efficiency through increased collaboration.

BigHand Professional Edition has been extremely popular since launching almost two years ago and counts over 600 firms as cloud-based customers, and the number continues to grow steadily. Return on investment is typically realized in less than a year when compared to analogue tapes or standalone dictation systems.

"BigHand's voice productivity solution enables users to dictate anywhere at any time using a secure cloud infrastructure," said Eric Wangler, President, BigHand North America. "We are proud that Hofstetter Business Solutions has chosen BigHand as their strategic partner in the Canadian market. Both companies have a strong commitment to delivering innovative business technologies and proven service excellence."

"Hofstetter has a long-standing reputation for providing our customers with the ultimate value while delivering products that maximize their productivity," said Mark Hofstetter, President, Hofstetter Business Technologies. "Our partnership with BigHand makes perfect sense given our shared goals of providing our users with the best dictation equipment and best-in-class technology to meet their individual business needs."

BigHand is the leading global provider of digital dictation, voice productivity and workflow solutions.For more information about BigHand, visit www.bighand.com.

For more information on BigHand's Professional Edition and a demonstration, an animation is available here: http://youtu.be/bxgocGsChwo.

Hofstetter Business Technologies is among North America's leading providers of world class Dictation and Speech Recognition solutions. For more information about Hofstetter, visit http://www.hofstetter.com.

ABOUT HOFSTETTER BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES

When Max Hofstetter first incorporated M.P. Hofstetter Ltd. in 1929 , he stated his personal commitment to innovative business technology, backed with service and support excellence. We continue to focus on these principles today.

Over the years we have helped to introduce many new technologies that have received widespread use and acceptance worldwide, and are constantly testing and supporting products designed to let you work faster and more efficiently.

Today Hofstetter is among North America's leading providers of world class Dictation and Speech Recognition solutions. However, we continue to stay true to our founding principles of knowledgeable and responsive service supporting top quality products and solutions from the world's leading office technology companies including Philips, Dictaphone, Nuance, Dragon and Olympus. 

Our long term commitment to our clients, with a focus on their productivity and ultimate value, remains our priority. Hofstetter provides direct Installation, Training and Servicing all across Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.hofstetter.com.

ABOUT BIGHAND

Established in 1996, BigHand supports more digital dictation users directly, across the professional services and public sectors, than any other provider in the industry.

BigHand's productivity enhancing software combines enterprise digital dictation, mobility applications (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android & Windows devices), digital hardware (e.g. Philips and Olympus) and speech recognition integration, offering professionals a proven business application that enables them to use their voice to get more done, while increasing operational efficiencies and reducing overhead costs.

BigHand also provides a Workflow Management Solution that allows businesses to use BigHand's extensive workflow, priority and collaboration tools to digitize and manage document production and task allocation processes. This enables their clients to attain greater visibility over their workload and processes and benefit from greater efficiency through increased collaboration.

For more information, visit www.bighand.com.

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