Dragon Professional V16

Next‑generation AI-powered speech recognition

Dragon Professional version 16

Nuance Dragon Professional Anywhere empowers busy professionals, including remote workers, to use their voice naturally to create more detailed and accurate documentation quickly and easily.

After 6 long years, Nuance (a Microsoft company) has released the
latest and most advanced speech-recognition software, Dragon
Professional Version 16.

This cutting-edge software delivers an unparalleled user experience. It is
AI-based and fully compatible with Windows 11, allowing users to take
advantage of all the new features and functionalities available.

Optimised for Microsoft products

Dragon Professional 16 has undergone a colossal, year-long rearchitecting and reengineering of its code to ensure optimization for Windows 11.

A decided benefit to Nuance having been acquired by Microsoft in March 2022 is the unprecedented access to Microsoft development assets it afforded the Dragon engineering team.
The result is a Dragon that is ideally engineered for today and future-proofed for tomorrow by being supported on, certified, and optimized for Windows 11.

Dragon Professional 16 supports MS Office versions from 2016-2021 and MS
Teams, ensuring compatibility with existing corporate deployments.
Dragon Pr v16 enables users to dictate emails, create documents,
and control various functions using voice commands.


Now available

Empower employees to dictate using next‑generation AI-powered speech recognition.
If you own a Dragon Professional Individual/Group v15 license, just buy the upgrade.

Key Features

Find out how Dragon Professional v16 is raising the bar with a single solution that serves individuals and groups in every sector of business.

Fluent in business of all sizes

Now serving the needs of both individual and group deployments, Dragon Pro v16 is the professional speech recognition solution of choice for sectors including financial services, law, law enforcement, health, education, and human services.

Superior speed and accuracy

Empower employees to dictate documents 3 times faster than typing with up to 99% recognition accuracy, right from first use. Capturing information at the speed of thought allows busy professionals to reproduce details with specificity and immediacy while saving time they can spend on clients.

Streamline repetitive or manual processes

Dragon Pro v16 makes it easy to automate tasks or shortcut repetitive steps. Use custom voice commands to insert standard boilerplate text or signatures into documents or create time‑saving macros to automate multi‑step workflows by voice. Share these customisations across the Dragon user community for efficiency gains.

Optimised for Microsoft products

Built on a quarter-century of expertise, Dragon Professional v16 is optimised for Windows 11 and backwards-compatible to Windows 10. It is the premier speech recognition software for both front-end (live speech-to-text) and back-end (transcribed from pre-existing audio files) applications.

Dragon 16 Deep Learning technology

With a next‑generation speech engine powered by Nuance Deep Learning technology, Dragon achieves high recognition accuracy while dictating—even for users with accents or those working in open office or mobile environments, making it ideal for diverse workgroups and settings.

Less or no transcription time and costs

Reduce dependencies on outsourced transcription services or eliminate business transcription bottlenecks. With Dragon, transcribe audio files or voice files of another single speaker into text quickly and easily or use the Auto Transcribe Folder Agent (ATFA) to transcribe batch files of audio recordings.


Achieve higher quality documentation and greater flexibility. Mission critical documentation should be dictated by knowledge workers and field professionals, not technology limitations. Conversational AI empowers private and public sector professionals to document naturally.

The average typing speed is only 35 words per minute and Dragon’s speech-to-text software can handle up to 160 words per minute. Speech recognition technology lets you create documents more than 4 times faster!

Boost productivity

Quickly and easily document details of client meetings using speech recognition that is three times faster than typing, and up to 99% accurate.

No limit on productivity

Speak freely and as much as you like with no per user limits. Business professionals can stay productive anywhere and focus on their clients and business rather than the technology.

Secure and compliant

Dragon Professional supports HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality in public sector settings, by employing secure encryption methods throughout the workflow. Nuance cloud solutions feature 99.5% uptime and run on geographically dispersed, active, data centres hosted on Microsoft Azure, a HITRUST CSF certified hosting infrastructure.

Dragon16 Pro

Budget Friendly

Affordable, subscription based pricing with little upfront capital investment makes it easier for public and private sector enterprises to plan budgets with predictable expenses.

Greater accuracy and automatic updates

Achieve up to 99% accuracy with no voice profile training required, and a single cloud based profile that is auto established at first use. Manual activities such as accent adjustments and microphone calibration, are now automatic, providing greater accuracy, a lower word error rate, and optimal user experience from the start.

Easy to install, maintain and scale

No complex configurations, one-click installation, and automatic updates mean less work for IT staff, less hassle for employees, and users can be up and running within minutes. Once deployed on the cloud via Microsoft Azure, new client licenses can deploy at scale and with ease.



Sound Business Systems
Professional Services

Sound Business draws on twenty plus years of speech recognition and experience to provide specialist end-to-end professional services; from initial consultation, scoping, solution design and implementation through to worry free maintenance and support services.

Dragon Installation and Training

If you purchase Dragon Professional v16 from us, one of our experts will install it for you.
Our technical team is experienced in deploying Dragon in ‘non standard’ Window’s desktop environments, such as Citrix and Remote Desktop Terminal Server. With many hundred installations throughout New Zealand we know the product intimately.

Technical/User Support

Dragon technology is remarkably stable but problems do occasionally arise and user help is required. We have a full help desk team able to provide remote or onsite support as required and you can be assured that the technical support you receive from Sound Business is first class. We are fully authorised by Nuance and our technical team works closely with Nuance to ensure any unknown issues are investigated fully and solved as quickly as possible.