Ten years on, and still going strong…

Limpopo Provincial Legislature gain further workflow efficiencies from Powerhouse Dictation via Winscribe

The Limpopo Provincial Legislature (LPL) is the primary legislative body of Limpopo, located in South Africa. The governing body provide several official documents and analysis reports for the South African government and population, along with representing communities and businesses with legal matters.

In early 2005 LPL approached Powerhouse Dictation for guidance on a Hansard Recording solution incorporating workflow functionality. Powerhouse Dictation suggested Winscribe as the best solution for the governing body’s requirements and after numerous meetings and presentations, the rollout was implemented.

After the first week of using the solution, LPL users quickly experienced the efficiencies in workflow – with users being able to locate all Hansard recordings and produced the required documents, speeding up their processes. The Hansard team enjoyed the ability to segment and distribute legislature recordings evenly among the available transcriptionists. This ensured timeous completion of transcripts of the sessions held in the legislature. LPL rolled out Winscribe, upgrading software assurance and software versions, year on year for the last 10 years.

Doron Mansur, Director at Powerhouse comments:

“Providing our clients with the best solution for their requirements and budget, is a key focus point at Powerhouse Dictation. Our long standing relationship with Winscribe continues to prosper, allowing our clients to benefit from our combined expertise. LPL have seen efficiencies year on year for the last 10 years, so I am excited to see how Winscribe can assist moving forward."

Joe DiCarlo, Winscribe Channel Relationship Manager says:

“Supporting clients with lasting benefits is all we want to do! It is great to see what LPL have achieved over the years, and even more rewarding knowing they would like to investigate further options. It is a pleasure to have worked closely with Doron and the Powerhouse team for so many years, and consider them as part of our Winscribe family."

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About Limpopo Provincial Legislature:

The First Legislature of the Province was formally established in 1994, the Second was constituted in 1999, the third in 2004 and the fouth in 2009. It is made up of Members of Provincial Legislature popularly known as MPLs.

There are 49 seats in the Limpopo Legislature. The following Political Parties secured seats in the 2009 - fouth democratic elections. The African National Congress (ANC) won 43 seats thus becoming the majority party in the House. The following secured seats each, Congress of the people (COPE) four seats, Democratic Alliance (DA) 2 seats. www.limpopoleg.gov.za

About Powerhouse Dictation:

Powerhouse Dictation is proud to represent both Philips and Winscribe as the exclusive and official importer and distributor, as well as Nuance as a sub-distributor for their respective voice processing solution for Southern Africa. Working closely with the above-mentioned companies, Powerhouse custom design and implement solutions based on the specific needs of you, the valued customer.

Using the most advanced leading-edge technology and software based applications available, combined with eighteen years of experience, Powerhouse aim to exceed your expectations when it comes to providing you with a custom designed workflow to improve and enhance the productivity and efficiency in your working environment.

Customers include Legal Firms, Healthcare Institutions, Blue Chip Corporates, Government Departments, as well the individual.
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About Winscribe:

Winscribe is a world leading provider of digital dictation software supporting business requirements for digital dictation, transcription, speech recognition, and workflow management. Founded in 1995, Winscribe has offices in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Switzerland, with more than 100 sales partners in over 25 countries supporting more than 350,000 users worldwide.

The Winscribe solution is built on Microsoft architecture, to ensure easy integration and maintenance. Winscribe also supports a wide range of manufacturer-independent dictation devices and is scalable from small, single office locations up to large multinational corporations. www.winscribe.co.uk

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