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Nuance Announces the Availability of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional

Organizations Can Easily Customize and Deploy Fast and Accurate Speech Recognition Software Across Their Corporate Desktops for Greater Workforce Productivity

Burlington, Mass. – September 8, 2014 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced the availability of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional – the fastest and most accurate speech recognition software for business. With Dragon 13 Professional, organizations can efficiently deploy, maintain, and share custom settings and features that optimize Dragon for specific business use cases, increasing workforce productivity and ensuring the greatest possible accuracy of speech recognition. Dragon 13 Professional encourages greater productivity and efficiency by enabling employees to simply use their voice to compose and edit documents, write and send emails, search the Web and more – whether they are in the office, on the go, or in the field.

Dragon 13 Professional was specifically designed for a business infrastructure, giving IT administrators the ability to install, manage and update the software across computers in the organization, without having to individually maintain each desktop. Custom commands, custom vocabularies, or user profiles and preferences can be stored and synchronized in a central network location, for easy access, sharing and usage.

Dragon 13 Professional’s customizable vocabularies allow words or phrases that are unique to an organization’s industry terminology – such as financial services, social services, law enforcement, and many others – to be easily added, for accurate recognition of these specific words, along with proprietary terminology like product names, location names and other organization-specific language. These vocabularies can be easily set up and used by any Dragon Professional user on the network. In addition, Dragon 13 Professional allows creation of custom commands that can automate repetitive workflow processes. In the same way, these commands can be set up centrally and used by multiple employees on the network.

Dragon 13 Professional provides organizations with an accessible technology solution for its workforce, while also providing all employees with a comfortable, ergonomic alternative to the keyboard and mouse, ultimately reducing fatigue and repetitive stress injuries. Dragon 13 Professional also supports employees with physical disabilities, as they can use their voice to control and navigate their computer, and complete regular work tasks.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional’s new features include:

  • Greater out-of-the-box accuracy and faster profile setup
  • Support for microphones built into many of the latest computers – no headset required – for greater flexibility and convenience
  • Voice commands and Full Text Control in popular web applications like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and in the Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers
  • Modern, contemporary interface and helpful learning tutorials

“Organizations are always looking for opportunities to drive increased productivity that are easy for both employees and IT professionals to embrace,” said Peter Mahoney, Nuance’s chief marketing officer and general manager for Dragon. “This latest version of Dragon 13 Professional offers businesses an effective way to achieve the productivity benefits of speech recognition software in a way that integrates with their specific workflows and needs, while enabling IT administrators to easily support Dragon across the organization.”


The English version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional is available for purchase via download for $599.99 on, as well as through Nuance’s global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organizations. Box copies are available for pre-order, with shipping commencing in September 2014.

Additional language versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional will be available later this year.

For additional information on features, editions, pricing, upgrades and more, please click here.

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About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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