BigHand Acquires Iphelion

bighandBigHand, a Chicago, IL-based provider of digital dictation software & workflow solutions, acquired Iphelion, a UK-based template management company.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition will enable BigHand to further bolster its document creation capability.

Iphelion has 30,000 users, largely located across the UK and EMEA, with 20 of the UK Top-100 firms utilizing their Template Management System “Outline”.
This solution will complement the company’s existing Template Management Solution “BigHand Create”.
The acquisition also includes Iphelion’s Proposals Automation solution “PitchPoint”, which will extend BigHand’s product suite and will support linking both the Template Management and Matter Pricing solutions, to streamline the business development process within law firms.
BigHand PitchPoint will be available globally, while BigHand Outline will be primarily sold in the UK & EMEA, with the company continuing to develop and support BigHand Create in North America and in all other regions.

Andy Driskell, Iphelion Managing Director and Simon Ashby-Crowe, Iphelion CTO, will join BigHand as full-time employees and members of the senior BigHand team.

Led by Ian Churchill, CEO, BigHand offers Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition, Workflow and Document production solutions for organizations to streamline processes and increase efficiency. The company also has offices in Eindhoven, Netherlands, London, UK, Sydney, Australia, Temecula, USA, and Toronto, Canada.



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