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FAQs: Nuance Dragon Professional Anywhere | Cloud-based Speech Recognition
Nuance Dragon Professional Anywhere is a brand new cloud-based Speech Recognition application that provides users with the world's most powerful speech recognition engine for front-end dictation. The Voice Technicians at Speech Shop have put together this short FAQ-style article to help our customers determine if this package is going to suit their needs for fast and accurate documentation. Long story short - it most definitely will if you are looking for an intuitive and lightweight tool that can be installed instantaneously at the push of a button...
Q: The subscription fee for Dragon Professional Anywhere seems expensive. Where can I see the return on investment with this solution?
A: Users can either purchase an annual or monthly subscription to Dragon Professional Anywhere. The software can be used on any Windows PC or tablet (within three minutes) and little strain on the machine's CPU (more about this later). This essentially means you can use speech recognition on any device, anywhere with the highest levels of accuracy as your voice profile is stored in the 'cloud'.
For those with reservations regarding cost here is some context: for the same price as a monthly subscription to Dragon Pro Anywhere (UNLIMITED USAGE), a transcription service will provide text documents transcribed from only 18 minutes worth of dictation with a 24-hour turnaround period. For those outsourcing their transcription, this is an ideal cost and time-saving alternative.
Q: What am I able to do with Nuance Dragon Professional Anywhere?
A: Dragon Pro Anywhere allows you to create documents via front-end speech recognition. Users are able to dictate directly into their PC and receive an instant transcription of their speech. This can be used for composing emails, conducting web searches, creating reports, letters and any other type of documentation you require. Users are able to create custom commands and import specialist vocabulary to streamline documentation and improve overall accuracy. The bottom line: if your work requires you to create large amounts of documentation, this solution will save you a lot of time.
Q: Speech Recognition in 'The Cloud' - is Dragon Professional Anywhere secure and is my data safe?
A: Yes, Dragon Professional Anywhere is fully secure via 256-bit AES encryption; today's industry standard for file encryption. User data is encrypted during transfer and storage.
Q: What are the minimum system requirements?
A: Unlike other larger locally installed software packages, Nuance Dragon Pro Anywhere is 'lightweight' and requires little installation. The software is updated automatically meaning that users will never have to worry about running the most up-to-date version of Dragon Professional Anywhere. See the recommended system requirements below.
- 32 bit: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
- 64 bit: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016
- Processor speed: minimum 1.7 Ghz | recommended: 2.8 Ghz
- RAM: minimum 512 MB | recommended 2 GB
- Web Browsers: IE 11+, Chrome v65
Q: Is there an enterprise option for larger installations of Dragon Professional Anywhere?
A: Yes. We provide Dragon Professional Group and Cloud licenses for multiple users along with installation and maintenance. See our pricing structure for Dragon Professional Anywhere volume licensing here. Call on 0121 456 7800 or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q: Who is Dragon Professional Anywhere NOT for?
A: Dragon Professional Anywhere can be used only for front-end Speech Recognition. For users who want to make use of background recognition (where the software transcribes a pre-recorded audio file into a text document) users should opt for the locally installed product Dragon Professional Individual.