About Dragon – Which version do I need?

As a Nuance Certified Reseller and Advantage Partner Speech Computing supply the full range of Nuance Dragon speech recognition products including the full Professional and Medical range. We also provide training, consultancy and installation services, contact us by email for more information on these services.

Dragon Software Versions – What are the Differences?

There are now multiple versions of Dragon speech recognition software available. The following guide should help explain the differences, for further info Contact Us at any time.

Dragon Professional Individual (DPI) is a Windows desktop installed product and is for an individual user or small company and as well as dictation includes full hands-free control of your computer with comprehensive commands for starting applications, controlling the mouse among other functionality. 99% recognition accuracy straight out of the box. DPI also gives you the ability to customise your vocabulary and add your own custom words and phrases.

Additionally DPI gives you the ability to add your own custom commands albeit simple text and graphic commands or more powerful Advanced Scripting commands and also including Step-By-Step and Macro Recorder commands. For more information on DPI and to purchase visit our shop

Dragon Professional Group (DPG) is is a Windows desktop installed product and typically the choice for businesses with multiple users or users requiring networking and remote connection capabilities. Uses identical speech engine to DPI and has the same characteristics with custom commands, hands-free control and customisation of your vocabulary. Additionally DPG allows the centralised control of multiple users using the Nuance Management Centre (NMC) which gives organisations the ability to control and monitor all users. DPG is supplied as a volume license and costs are relevant to the number of users.

Additionally DPG contains the ability for remote access dictation using networking capabilities like Citrix and Windows Remote Desktop Connection. For more information on DPG and to purchase visit our shop.

Dragon Professional Anywhere (DPA) is a new version of speech recognition software from Dragon which gives dictation capabilities with most applications. It is a lightweight version of Dragon compared to DPI and DPG in that your speech files and installed software are primarily kept on the cloud although there is a local server in house version available. Thus local IT requirements are minimal. It could be considered a simplified version of Dragon compared to DPI and DPG and lacks the command and control capabilities of those products.

It can also be used for dictation capabilities with virtualised environments like remote desktops and and Citrix. It is available on subscription for periods as short as one month and also as a perpetual licence. DPA is a product for Windows desktops and should not be confused with Dragon Professional Anywhere Group (DAG) which is an app for android and iOS users. It can be linked to your user profile for DPG. For further information on DPA and to purchase visit our shop.

Dragon Medical Practice Edition (DMPE) can be thought of as the equivalent of DPG for medical professionals. It contains specialised medical vocabularies and conforms to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). It is compatible with various healthcare and medical record systems. It has dictation box capabilities where a user can be browsing one particular application and dictating into the dictation box at the same time. DMPE comes as a perpetual licence and annual maintenance is compulsory for the 1st year at least. For further information on DMPE and to purchase visit our shop.

Dragon Medical One (DMO) can be thought of as similar to DPA but for medical professionals. It therefore has a minimum IT requirement in house and is primarily cloud-based. It is ideal for CCGs, GP practices and private hospitals. If you require further information on DMO please visit our shop.

Dragon Legal Anywhere (DLA) can be thought of as similar to DPA but for Legal professionals and utilises a UK legal vocabulary. It is a relatively new product from Nuance and has minimum IT requirements in house and is primarily cloud-based. It is ideal for Legal individuals and Legal practices. There is also the option of an in-house server to keep all data local and therefore not on the Microsoft Azure cloud. If you require further information on DLA please visit our shop.

Mobile dictation made easy

Dragon Anywhere Group professional‑grade mobile dictation for Android and iOS makes it easy to create documents of any length and edit, format and share them directly from your mobile device—whether visiting clients, a job site or your local coffee shop. Fully synchronises with Dragon Professional Group desktop dictation. If you require further information on Dragon Anywhere Group please visit our shop.

Mobile dictation made easy

Dragon Anywhere professional‑grade mobile dictation for Android and iOS makes it easy to create documents of any length and edit, format and share them directly from your mobile device—whether visiting clients, a job site or your local coffee shop. Can be purchased directly from the Google Playstore or Apple App Store

  • Continuous dictation and no word limits
  • 99% accurate with powerful voice editing and formatting
  • Correction Menu to easily correct spelling

Train Words feature to teach Dragon how you speak

Access customized words and auto‑text across all devices

Share documents by email, Dropbox and more