FAQs - DMPE 2

When talking about version numbers between Medical and non-medical versions of Dragon, it can be very confusing.  Why is the New Dragon Medical Version not called Dragon Medical 12?  

Nuance is a very large and complex company.  They are split between a Medical side and a non-Medical side.  The Medical side has changed the name of the product with the previous version Dragon® Medical Practice Edition from Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical 10.x. As a result, they have restarted the version number from 1.  This is even further confusing, as Dragon® Medical Practice Edition was never referred to as Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 1, and we are now at Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2.

This is also the reason for a staggered release of the Medical and non-Medical versions of Dragon over time.

This might help better clarify the name sequence:

Medical Version

Dragon®
Medical 10.x

Dragon® Medical 10.x Small Practice Edition

Dragon® Medical Practice Edition

Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2

Professional Version

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10.x

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.x

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.x


Which versions qualify for a discounted upgrade price to Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2?

 

$599, with a promotional Price of $499 till June 30, 2013:

  • Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Medical 10.x
  • Dragon® NaturallySpeaking Medical 10.x Small Practice Edition 
  • Dragon® Medical Practice Edition

 

$999, with a promotional Price of $899 till June 30, 2013:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 10.x
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 11.x
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 12.x

 

As we tell all of our clients, Nuance only allows one to upgrade up to 2 versions.  This means if you currently possess Dragon® Naturally Speaking Medical 10.x or Dragon® Naturally Speaking Medical 10.x Small Practice Edition, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade now, otherwise you will pay full price when Dragon® Medical Practice Edition (3?) is released.  

What benefits are there to the new version of Dragon Medical? Should I upgrade?

It is definitely worth upgrading if you want access to everything Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 has to offer.

In particular, if you are planning to use Windows 8 or Microsoft Office 2013 in the next 2 years, it is definitely worth upgrading now (even if you do not immediately install the upgrade).

What does the upgrade come with?

  • Upgrade DVD to Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2
  • Free Lifetime Technical Support from 1 Focus Medical Software
  • Optional discounted hardware upgrades, call to inquire 

Read more about our Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 Upgrade.

How many computers can Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 be installed on?

Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 is licensed the same as its predecessor:

  • 1 License = 1 user, on up to 4 computers.

 

What are the System Requirements for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2 work on my computer?

System Requirements for Dragon® Medical Practice Edition 2: http://www.dragontranscription.com/resources/system-requirements.html