Dragon® Professional Individual (V14) Overview

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Dragon® Professional Individual 14 drives individual productivity at work by enabling fast, accurate dictation and transcription with the right level of customization to speed and simplify document creation. Add custom words such as specific industry terminology, insert frequently-used custom text or shortcut repetitive tasks by voice to work faster and smarter—whether you’re creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations, sending emails, filling out forms or simply looking to reduce the physical stress of typing.

For professional-grade continuous dictation on the go, automatically sync your desktop dictations and word/command customizations with your Dragon Anywhere-enabled mobile device to be productive by voice in the office or on the road.

Key Benefits

  • A fast, accurate, and personalized speech recognition experience.
  • Think out loud to create, format and edit by voice quickly and efficiently.
  • Import/export custom word lists to share unique vocabulary among peers.
  • Create custom voice commands to insert frequently-used text and graphics.
  • Synchronize dictation and customizations with the Dragon Anywhere app for mobile productivity.
  • Dictate text within popular desktop and web applications.
  • Capture thoughts on the go for later automatic transcription.
  • Command and control your computer by voice in ergonomic, hands-free comfort.
  • Simplify proofreading with text-to speech or dictation playback.
  • Reduce physical stress from typing or meet accessibility needs.

Product Downloads


$460 per license 


Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 launched

Sound Business Systems is please to announce that Nuance Healthcare has launched Dragon Medical Practice edition 3 (DMPE3).  The product is available for pre-ordering from 17th August 2015.

A Leading Solution for Practicing Clinicians

The Dragon Medical solutions family is the leading speech recognition solution in healthcare today. By using Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3, doctors can efficiently navigate and dictate medical decision making and treatment plans directly into a patient’s electronic record. Dragon Medical technology has been chosen by more than 350,000 physicians worldwide to document clinical records and dictate correspondence, making it the most widely used speech recognition solution for physicians. Clinicians can use speech commands to navigate and dictate clinical notes in most commercially available EHRs in a Windows environment.

In New Zealand we have over 300 phsycians, specialists, doctors and allied health professionals using DMPE within their Practice Management Software: Medtech32, Sysmex Delphic, Medtech Evolution, Incisive, Profile, Houston VIP, Best Practice, My Practice and other EHR / PMS systems.

BUY NOW – Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 Bundle

Buy DMPE 3 now in a bundled package at the special pre-release pricing:

Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 software (save $400)  $1,895

Philips Speech Mike Premium 3500 (save $100)                  $  399

SBS Installation and Training services (save $125)             $   250

SBS Annual support                                                                       $   125

ORDER THIS DMPE3 BUNDLE FOR                            $2,669 (Save >$600)


Upgrade from Medical v11 Or DMPE 1/2 (save $200)   $995 ends August 16th 2016

Volume License holders and customers who hold up to date Nuance Maintenance software assurance contracts will receive upgrades automatically.  We will be in contact with you shortly to outline the process for upgrading to DMPE3.



We encourage you to order through SBS, as we value your custom and we can ensure the software is supplied at with no additional international shipping costs.

These offers for DMPE3 will end 30th September 2015, so place your order via:

Links above
E-mail: sales@soundbusiness.co.nz
Phone: 0800 342828 (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday)

Why DMPE 3?

  • Dictate faster and more accurately than ever before
  • Dictate anywhere in your EHR and accelerate adoption
  • Dramatically reduce transcription costs
  • Save clinicians 30-60 minutes or more a day
  • Spend more time with patients
  • Dictate in clinician’s own words
  • Support higher level of reimbursement
  • Improve doctor satisfaction

Key features

  • Improved Accuracy Significant improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to previous and non-medical versions.
  • New DragonBar The newly designed DragonBar collapses automatically to take up less space on your screen when you’re not using it.
  • Medical vocabularies – Includes vocabularies for medical specialties and subspecialties.
  • Transparent dictation window A transparent screen makes dictating into Hidden Mode easy while viewing lab results, images and flow sheets.
  • Dragon medical template library Includes library of macros for standard notes and ‘medical normals’ by body system.
  • Smart configuration Automatically detects hardware resources. Its state-of-the-art technology takes advantage of advances in hardware and runs in multiple threads automatically when multi-core hardware is detected, for better recognition performance.
  • Recognition analytics Automatically detects poor audio input and alerts the user, offering advice to remedy the situation and improve accuracy.
  • Flexible input Use your iPhone® or Android® devices for speech input.
  • Application support Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 Supports Office 2013®, Internet Explorer®, and Gmail®, Hotmail®, and Outlook.com® by introducing Rich Internet Application support.

Highlights for existing and new users.

The new DragonBar changes are brilliant combining everything existing user’s need, but also saving on screen real estate. It can collapse when in use to the one thing you are interested in, the “microphone status”, and then expand out when you are after more functionality. Don’t worry – for those of you who have become accustomed to the large DragonBar across the top of the screen – these options are still available. DragonBar2
Sources and Microphones Adding new sources is now helped via a picture based wizard which makes it easier for non IT savvy users. This includes the new automatic microphone detection, Dragon will conveniently show you which microphones are available for you to use. With DMPE3 you can also use multiple audio device types within the same profile, meaning that you can easily switch to another microphone while keeping all your personalized preferences for accuracy and formatting. Dragon can learn about the acoustics of each device. This is useful if, for example, you use a USB mic at home, a wireless mic at work, and your laptop’s built-in mic when you’re on the go. DMPE3 also supports microphones built into many of the latest laptops for optimal flexibility and convenience.

The Remote Desktop Connection feature Many clinicians like to be able to dictate from remote clinics or from home via terminal services & VPN’s, the Remote Desktop Connection feature now lets you dictate from a computer on which DMPE3 is not installed (via audio redirection). This does require DMPE3 to be installed on the remote server – which now also supports Windows Server® 2012.

DMPE3 System Requirements

  • RAM: 4+ GB for 32-bit Windows 7, 8 & 8.1; 4-8+ GB for 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Intel® dual core or equivalent AMD processor. Faster processors yield faster performance.
  • Free hard disk space: 4GB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 8 & 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2012
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher or the current version of Chrome or Firefox for Online Help
  • An Internet connection for automatic product activation (a quick anonymous process)
  • Note: Supports Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013.

Feel free to contact us via email sales@soundbusiness.co.nz or on 0800 34 2828 to arrange for more information or a personal presentation at your medical Centre, practice, Hospital or DHB.


David Shepherd

Sound Business Systems


Upgrade to Dragon Legal NZ


Upgrade to Dragon Legal NZ

Self-reliance and faster writing for lawyers.

Don’t use Dragon products that aren’t designed for the NZ Legal sector!

It wastes valuable time to train and customise retail and general purpose editions for legal use when you could upgrade to a product tailored to your specific needs.

Dragon Legal NZ features an updated legal vocabulary built from an expanded legal corpus. The legal vocabulary was developed by analysing many NZ law firms and individual lawyers’ documents. With thousands of legal terms; NZ Statues, NZ Law Firms, NZ place names, Government entities, even commonly used Te Reo, it is tailored specifically for general legal dictation in New Zealand.

Dragon Legal NZ has other enhancements released with version 13, including higher accuracy, support for microphones built into many current laptops, and greater speed.

If you are an existing Sound Business Systems customer of Dragon you could be entitled to a FREE UPGRADE (see conditions below).

Comprehensive Upgrade Information:

Order before 30th September 2015 to take advantage of these offers.

1. Users with latest SBS Legal Dictionary

Volume License Agreement customers with a valid maintenance & support contract for Dragon Professional with existing SBS Legal dictionary (NZLegal, Coronial).

Users of Dragon Professional 13 with an existing SBS Legal dictionary




You will be notified of the upgrade procedure – if you have questions, contact us on 0800 34 2828.


2. Users of Dragon Professional 13

Users of Dragon Professional 13 – No SBS Legal Dictionary




3. Users of Dragon Professional 11/12

Users of Dragon Professional 11/12 – No SBS Legal Dictionary




4. Users of Dragon Premium 11/12/13

Users of Dragon Premium 11/12/13




Order before 30th September 2015 to take advantage of these offers.

Why Dragon Legal NZ?

Dragon Legal NZ helps New Zealand legal professionals in five ways:


  1. Instant document turnaround:

Talk and your words appear on the screen via highly accurate speech recognition developed specifically for New Zealand legal documents.


     2. Talk as long you want:

Dragon Legal is Windows-based computer speech recognition that keeps up with you with no time limits on how long you can dictate – unlike mobile apps and other PC speech recognition programs.


     3. Dictate documents on the go:

Transcribe dictation recorded on your mobile phone or digital recorder. Make file notes when meetings are fresh in your mind for later transcription.



     4. Avoid outsourcing charges and issues with instant, accurate turnaround on documents:     

Because you write them using your voice – and also ensure that intellectual property remains secure.


     5. Increase efficiency of support staff and solicitors:

Free up their time for more valuable tasks and removing delays in document processing.

Meet your faster, better, smarter Dragon Legal NZ.


NZimages-e1403235477326-75x75.jpgNEW! Expanded New Zealand Legal Corpus

Dragon Legal NZ provides you with the latest New Zealand legal corpus for highly accurate speech recognition.

ico-more-accurate-orange.pngNEW! Even more accurate

15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12 means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster.

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Profile creation is now shorter with training optional due to Dragon’s dramatically improved out-of-the box accuracy.

ico-profile-setup-orange.pngNEW! Easier than ever to set up

15% more out-of-the-box accuracy than Dragon 12 means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster.

ico-easy-to-use-orange.pngNEW! Easier than ever to use

A completely redesigned and enhanced user interface makes Dragon 13 more intuitive and easier to use.

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Now enjoy dictation with Full Text Control and enhanced Command & Control, using Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox.

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Dragon automatically detects the best audio devices available, letting you simply select the recommended device to use.

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New support for microphones built into many of the latest laptops leaves you free to dictate directly into the laptop without a headset.

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Learn from Sent Email now works with Gmail & Yahoo! Mail, giving you more sources from which Dragon can learn your unique vocabulary.

Plus there’s so much more…

Two week offer (conditions apply).

Dragon Legal NZ is available for a two week trial. We will install and train you professionally so that you’ll see a boost in productivity from the moment you starting using Dragon Legal NZ– that’s our promise. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund the software price in full. Dragon Legal NZ provides instant document turnaround, continuous speech recognition for long documents, savings on outsourcing charges and increase security for intellectual property. Your whole practice will benefit.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Mike Kelly

Sound Business Systems


(09) 375 9393

0800 DICTATE (342828)

Windows 10 and Speech Processing / Recognition products.


Windows 10 and Speech Processing / Recognition products.

Microsoft released the final version of Windows 10 on July 29th 2015.

Here is our latest update on our most common products like Philips SpeechExec, Nuance Dragon, Olympus Dictation and Winscribe software in the Windows 10 environments:

PhilipsSpeech Exec and Windows 10

Currently Philips are testing SpeechExec 8.7 with the release build of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version and Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit version.

Please note: Windows 10 will be officially supported from SpeechExec 8.7-SR1 onwards which is scheduled for late October 2015.

Speech Exec Software – all 32-bit version of Windows 10 will not be supported.

In case of an upgrade from an earlier Windows version to Windows 10 with installed SpeechExec Pro software please proceed as follows:

• Revoke all SpeechExec licenses from SpeechExec Help menu > License information

• Uninstall the current SpeechExec version (user settings will be kept)

• Uninstall all SQL components belonging to SpeechExec Pro

• Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit or Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit

• Install SpeechExec 8.7 with the revoked license key


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 / Legal NZ & DMPE 3 support for Windows 10:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 / Dragon Legal NZ and Dragon Medical Practice Edition 3 are supported on Windows 10. Customers who have a qualified Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 device that already has Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 installed should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 without needing to re-install DNS 13.  Similarly, customers who upgrade to Windows 10 should be able to subsequently install DNS 13 without issue.

Are there any known issues running Dragon 13 or DMPE 3 on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has two main modes: desktop mode and tablet mode. In desktop mode, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 should work with all previously supported applications. In tablet mode, where applications become viewable as full screen, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 should also continue to function normally with previously supported applications. There may be some cosmetic variances in the behavior of the DragonBar, and some UI elements, such as the Learning Center, may appear in full screen mode. These issues should not impact the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.

Nuance is currently investigating the use of certain voice commands with Outlook 2013, which can cause Outlook to freeze. Customers can continue to dictate into Outlook 2013 using full text control without issue. We will provide more detail regarding the use of voice commands with Outlook 2013 in additional support documents. Other supported versions of Outlook work as expected with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 on Windows 10.

How will Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 & DMPE 3 work with Windows 10 applications, (Edge browser / Universal apps)?

Edge is a new browser from Microsoft that comes with Windows 10. Microsoft has not published any APIs for developers such as Nuance that would enable us to do advanced integration with Edge. As a result, customers can do basic dictation into edit controls in an Edge browser but they may not be able use full text controls or other advanced voice commands.

  • DNS 13 supports alternate browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome, on Windows 10 with the same level of functionality provided on Windows 7 and 8/8.1.
  • Universal apps are the successor to Metro apps in Windows 8/8.1. Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 will provide the same level of basic dictation support for Universal apps on Windows 10 as it did for Metro apps in Windows 8/8.1.


NOTE: Windows 10 has new or modified features, such as the new Start menu, that were not available in Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. As a result, customers may not be able to use voice commands to control the new features in Windows 10.

Will Nuance be providing a patch or update for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 or DMPE 3 on Windows 10?

Nuance are continuing evaluating Windows 10 and will notify customers if there are any planned updates.


Olympus Dictation Management System (ODMS) and Windows 10

No information has yet been released regarding Windows 10, but initial checks on Olympus ODMS, both dictation module and transcription module and initial tests are good, no obvious compatibility issues.

The latest edition of Olympus Dictation Management System software – ODMS R6.1 – offically support Windows 8 operating system, Office 2010 x64 and new versions of virtual environment products, including VMware View 4.6/5.0 and Citrix XenApp with Citrix Receiver 3.x.


Sound Business Systems were proud to be silver sponsors at HiNZ 2015 in Christchurch.

Sound Business Systems were proud to be silver sponsors at HiNZ 2015 in Christchurch.

HiNZ is New Zealand’s premier event for health informatics and Christchurch hosted in style. We all increased in our understanding of digital health, with a large vendor exhibition and top quality sessions from leaders in the field. A record 800 delegates attended, an increase of 30% on the previous year.  There are over 70 presentations available for viewing in the HiNZ webcast library for HiNZ members.

My pick was the presentation on the National Health IT Plan Update and I hear the site visits to CDHB and Pegasus Health for delegates were great.  The next HiNZ Conference will be held at SKYCITY Auckland, 31 October – 3 November 2016 in what is promising to be an even bigger and better event.

Sound Business Systems believe that in today’s medical environment, clinical notes and report quality and timeliness are essential to overall patient care. Many healthcare entities approached us, searching for ways to streamline their activities and improve efficiency and performance. We enjoyed showcasing Winscribe Text  and Winscribe Speech Recognition the future of Clinical documentation, creation, management and distribution in New Zealand.

It was great to see so many customers and to meet new people, our schedule for visiting the DHB’s through to the end of year has definitely expanded.  If you didn’t get the chance to talk to us, we would love the opportunity to meet with you. We can be contacted on 0800 34 2828 or via sale@soundbusiness.co.nz

Congratulations to our Winscribe iPad mini Prize Draw Winner:

Emmanuel Jo – Principal Technical Specialist for Ministry of Health