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.
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.
Modern Translation Management Systems (TMS) offer a lot of advanced functionality. Workflow automation is a very good example.
The webinar focuses on how the newest XTRF 7 release helps: manage vendors to maximise project quality, optimise vendor costs and start projects faster...
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...
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.
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.
Last week I spoke with a translation company managing director who asked me how best to organise their production team.