nFlow, a leading supplier of digital dictation solutions, today announced that Cullimore Dutton, recently formed by the merger of reputed law firms Birch Cullimore and Mason & Moore Dutton, has successfully upgraded to and consolidated the deployment of nFlow Version 5.0 to 53 users across the new enterprise.
nFlow Version 5.0 is a second generation, Microsoft .NET platform-based Digital Dictation System (DDS). Prior to the merger, Birch Cullimore was already using nFlow Version 4.0. Cullimore Dutton chose nFlow Version 5.0 as its enterprise DDS because it offers centralised administration of the solution. nFlow Version 5.0 (nflow.com) does not require any client-side configuration. All user device and hardware driver configuration are served centrally from the server, reducing operational costs.
This was a key consideration for the firm as the newly merged entity is split between two office sites. Further, Cullimore Dutton has significantly invested in creating a virtualised IT environment. Therefore, any solution that the firm deploys must be able to leverage virtualisation technology. nFlow Version 5.0 easily integrates into a virtualised environment, allowing Cullimore Dutton to maximise its IT investment.
With firm-wide access to nFlow Version 5.0, Cullimore Dutton will be able to maximise staff resources, increase productivity and achieve cost savings as a result of reduced operational and IT management costs. Stephen Roberts, IT Manager, Cullimore Dutton, commented, “The business benefits of digital dictation technology to law firms is a no-brainer, especially in today’s web-based environment. We have been using nFlow’s digital dictation in the Birch Cullimore part of the business for four years now.
“However, in this instance, our decision to upgrade to nFlow Version 5.0 as opposed to opt for another digital dictation system across our newly merged entity, has been based purely on the solution’s technical merits.
The solution has very smoothly integrated into our virtual environment, it is very easy to administer and it can also be seamlessly integrated with other third party platforms. In fact, it is by far the quickest implementation we have ever done. We could not have asked for more from nFlow.”
Contrary to industry norm for major solution upgrades, nFlow has provided Version 5.0 software free of charge to existing nFlow users at Cullimore Dutton.
In addition to the existing implementation, Cullimore Dutton is planning to integrate nFlow Version 5.0 with its new case management system, IRIS Law Business, in the immediate future. Rob Lancashire, Sales and Marketing Director at nFlow, added, “Version 5.0 truly represents a major technological advancement in digital dictation technology – it is not an incremental upgrade to an existing solution, simply to make it “current”. Enterprises recognise this. Further, they are interested in it because in comparison to competitive systems, it is a future-proof technology that can enable them to maximise their IT investments whilst reducing IT administration costs – especially at a time when budgets are under intense scrutiny.
We look forward to continuing our long standing and mutually rewarding partnership with Cullimore Dutton.” nFlow DDS Version 5.0 is the only enterprise-class digital dictation solution of its kind on the market today. It has been completely re-designed from the ground up based on the Microsoft .NET framework, to deliver an unrivalled low cost of ownership, exceptional functionality and benefits to users and customers alike.