When we started thinking about self-driven implementation back in 2017, we had a lot of ideas about what would work and what wouldn’t. We had based all these ideas on an image we had of potential customers, who (for their own different reasons) would prefer to go down the XTRF Academy path, instead of choosing the individual implementation option.
This podcast was really special! Our XTRF client, Gaëtan Chrétiennot, founder and CEO of Six Continents, a progressive translation agency based in France in an interview with Andrzej Nedoma, the CEO of XTRF Management System, shared the story of his translation company and his experience with XTRF.
We are happy to share with you a case study that we recently received from one of our clients. We believe this might serve as an inspiration for the wider public. Enjoy reading this and don’t hesitate to contact us with your own success stories or questions.
Jurek’s opinions spring from his wealth of experience that includes 50 years as a translator/editor, 25 years managing a translation agency, 20 years participating in ISO certification procedures and 10 years developing and using the XTRF TMS. The webinar shows the (r)evolutionary changes the localization industry has already undergone, what’s happening now, and what the future brings.
We all know that business is about relationships: between producers and consumers, between owners and workers, between office co-workers, departments, delivery guys and cafeteria staff. But the translation industry relies on a specific type of relationship since translation itself is as much art as it is a science.
“A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service”- this is the definition of project management according to “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge”. To be on top of this year’s trends, this description should extend to include the phrase “by the flexible Project Manager”.
It was a cold Friday morning when boarded the plane in Krakow for Malaysia two weeks ago. As I was landing, now Saturday, I saw vast fields of palm trees, which I love so much, and a colorful landscape filled with sunlight. A few hours later, I was swimming in a hotel pool overlooking the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. It felt so good to be there because back in Central Europe they are still waiting for spring to come.
Demand for XTRF Management System continues growing and we are seeing a significant rise in our North American client base. To effectively manage this increasing need and further improve our services and provide greater value, we recently announced that our HelpDesk now covers both East and West Coast working hours.
At XTRF, we’re a small company. We’re so small, that when a client asks how big we are, we have to spell it out for them. Instead of sixty, what is typically heard is sixteen, so we have to say six-zero. Anyway, we’re small. And, like in every small company, if you can’t work harder, you have to work smarter. That’s why automation runs in our blood. It can be seen in our product, but also in our day-to-day work.
A perfect modern translation business is a constantly evolving target. You want to excel in your job, but the pressure is steadily mounting and you feel that you are fighting a losing battle against deadlines, margins, and requirements.