BigHand and Esquire Innovations today announced a partnership that will deliver increased efficiencies in document workflow between increasingly mobile attorneys and extended secretarial staff. The total workflow productivity solution combines digital dictation and transcription with smart templates, powerful numbering, streamlined formatting, document renovation and styles best practices. The combined offering will be showcased at the upcoming ILTA Conference in Las Vegas, August 19 – August 22.

After dictations and transcriptions are completed via BigHand, now Esquire Innovations’s iCreate can automatically capture the completed transcription and process the text into a smart template for best in class document production.

Eric Wangler, President of BigHand, states “BigHand’s mission is to deliver productivity-enhancing software to time-focused, busy professionals wherever and whenever they need it. The integration between our two software solutions is a reflection of that mission. This integration will enable law firms to further streamline their business process of delivering completed and accurate documents to clients on time, an important part of client service. We are very excited about our partnership with Esquire and look forward to bringing the integration to both BigHand and iCreate users.”

BigHand’s voice productivity technology combines smartphone dictation apps, advanced workflow software and speech recognition integration to enable lawyers and their firms to operate more efficiently at reduced costs. When a dictation is initiated, whether on a smartphone or digital hardware device, BigHand provides firms with customized workflows and work share options to process and prioritize dictations faster and with more accuracy.

Firms that use BigHand can prioritize urgent work and set alerts to ensure important items get expedited. Once a transcription is ready for production, iCreate completes the workflow cycle by providing industry leading document production tools to quickly and accurately create, process, format and finalize documents for transmission.

“By integrating BigHand with the advanced new features of iCreate, we continue our focus on client minded productivity enhancements; providing highly efficient tools that decrease the effort needed to consistently produce high quality legal documents, thus delivering significant time and cost savings,” states Esquire Innovations President, Ian Kujawa. “In addition to having access to advanced formatting, repurposing and renovation tools, users can now leverage BigHand’s digital dictation software to easily expedite the process of getting the right content into the proper template.”

In addition to the new BigHand integration, this latest version of iCreate includes SQL and Active Directory integration for robust data syncing. For example, clients will now be able to link to current Active Directory or SQL databases to access vital shared information for importation into documents as they are being processed through iCreate’s advanced document production workflow.