Quality Management

Quality in the localization industry is taken as a given. A client contacting a translation agency about a potential project is expecting a product that will meet tacitly-assumed quality standards so that it can be readily presented to end users. Any localization company that wants to stay in business must at some point introduce a quality management system. Of course, the client’s needs with respect to quality may differ depending on their priorities.

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Why XTRF Trusted the PostgreSQL Database And Stays Database Monogamous

Almost every IT system uses data. To be conveniently accessed from an application, it is stored in data repositories. The most popular types are file systems and databases. The type of repository is chosen at an early stage of system creation and strongly depends on the planned functionality of the system.

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Lesson four: How to Deal With Resistance to the Advanced Features of a TMS?

Modern Translation Management Systems (TMS) offer a lot of advanced functionality. Workflow automation is a very good example.

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Want to Bring More Value and Benefits for Your Business?

The webinar focuses on how the newest XTRF 7 release helps: manage vendors to maximise project quality, optimise vendor costs and start projects faster...

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When You’re “too Busy” to Work on Your Business

We all face situations when a need, desire or feeling is met with hesitation. Need to optimize processes to maintain a competitive advantage? YES! Desire to increase your project margins? YES! Feel you could win new clients or grow your business...

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Lesson three: How to Get Creative With Your TMS?

A sophisticated Translation Management System is able to generate many different reports. We already discussed the report on the total value of projects started in a previous lesson.

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Do You Know Your Margin?

It’s fairly easy to know the margin on a project when you have the word rate you pay and your sales price per word. But when you think about it – that’s just the linguistic margin and, while it can be good enough to tell whether a project is profitable, it does not tell you too much about the profitability of the whole account.

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How to Improve Cooperation With Vendors

Giving your vendors the right tools cannot be overrated. It is like taking half the load off your shoulders. The XTRF Vendor Portal improves cooperation and communication with vendors whether you are a local agency or a global corporate player. Daily work on every project and other tasks, like billing and data maintenance are what the XTRF Vendor Portal is all about.

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Effective Communication With Clients

Language Service Providers usually have a wide range of clients, and there are many ways to categorise them. The clients could be other LSPs/MLVs or end clients (from individual people through business entities to institutions and corporations).

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Do You Need a Cat Tool Expert Within Your Organisation?

Last week I spoke with a translation company managing director who asked me how best to organise their production team.

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