Summertime

I’ve recently read an article about how stressed people are during vacation time. Apparently, lots of people have a hard time spending 24 hours a day with their relatives. They quite rarely have clear opinions about how they want to spend vacations, where to go and in what setting. Those who run their own business are afraid to leave it for a week or two for the fear that something will go wrong with it.

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How to be a Superhero Vendor Manager?

Imagine you receive a new translation request, into your company’s local language. Who would you assign this project to? Write the name of the translator that you would contact first.

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How America Was Discovered?

Following our strong development last year, now XTRF Management System establishes its presence in North America for good. Our team expands with the new hire of Pascal Boivin, who brings to XTRF huge industry and professional knowledge, having worked for many years for Oracle, SDL, and Plunet!

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Lesson five: ISO 17100 certification with TMS assistance

The ISO 17100 standard is an international standard covering translation services. It constitutes the next step after the EN 15038 standard published in 2006 developing the rules and good practices of rendering linguistic services.

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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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To Cloud or Not to Cloud

There are many aspects you need to consider while deciding to change your vital IT system (like the project management system in a translation office).

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How You Sell Makes All the Difference

Clients often look shocked when I tell them I have no price list at a trade show. It intrigues them and they frequently stay for an interesting and fruitful conversation.

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Wouldn’t It Be Great to Know…

You might want to track your in-house vendors' entire work day. Fair enough. But you won't put every day "in-between-work" activities as your project cost. Have your team register the time they actually spent working to see the real cost of their efforts per assignment...

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Do You Control the Cash Flow Efficiently?

In the language industry it is not unusual for a translation agency to pay its providers before getting paid by the customer.

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Get the Most From Your Vendor Database: 6 Powerful Tips

The Vendor Database is at the core of any translation business operations. The way you handle it has great impact on your performance. Making full use of a database will guarantee both the best delivery time and quality. Mishandled, it will waste your efforts and cost you results.

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