How Do You Know When You Need A TMS?

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How Do You Know When You Need A TMS?

At some point in time, every global organization must ask themselves the question: Is it time for us to invest in a Translation Management System? The answer to this question depends largely on what your multilingual content needs are. To help determine if you’d benefit from a TMS, let’s take a look at some of the key features that a TMS provides.

Key Features Of A TMS

Key Features of a TMS

File Prep
If you’ve ever been involved with getting content ready for translation, you know how hard it can be. A TMS can handle the file prep for you by seamlessly pulling in your content and prepping it for translation by removing all of the non-translatable elements and breaking the text into bite-size segments to aid the translation process. Once the translation process is complete, the TMS will export the translated content back to its originating file type, with all of the images, style, and formatting still intact. A good TMS will support a large variety of file types, including MS Office files, HTML and XML.

API
File preparation is only part of the equation, however. The other part is knowing what needs to be translated, and when to translate it. The best TMS products on the market will provide a robust API for automating file selection, upload, and download. A select few TMS vendors even provide already-developed integrations between your content repository of choice and the TMS software. By leveraging the API for a TMS, you can eliminate the overhead of gathering files, sending them off for translation, and then saving the translated files back out to wherever it is they’re supposed to live.

File Sync
If your multilingual content changes a lot (think: your company’s website), then you know that keeping up with the rate of change can be a mind-numbing task. One way that a TMS can help with this is by synchronizing changes between your Content Management System and your Translation Management System. As the changes get synched between the two systems, your TMS will be able to recognize where changes were made that require new translation. More importantly, the TMS can ensure that your previous translations are retained for those sections of your content which did NOT get changed.

Global Network
There are a handful of cloud-based TMS vendors that provide the ability to outsource translation to a marketplace of freelance translators. This can be a great way to reduce costs for professional translation, without having to build your own internal translation department. If you prefer to also outsource the management of your translation projects, owning your own TMS empowers you to hire a language service provider (LSP) without losing visibility into what’s happening throughout the translation process.

Translation Memory
One of the most frequently-cited reasons for purchasing a TMS is translation memory. As content gets translated, a TMS stores those translations as translation memory (TM), which can be used to aid in the translation of your other content. The more content you translate, the smarter your TM gets, saving you more and more effort (and money) as time goes on.

Workflow
If a one-size-fits-all approach is no longer working for the translation of your content, a TMS that supports workflow customization may be what you need. A good TMS enables you to customize the translation process to fit your needs, according to your timeline, budget, and the type of content being translated. You may choose to use machine translation for one project, professional translation for another, and crowdsourcing for yet another. The more workflow options that your TMS provides, the more efficiently you’ll be able to use your translation budget.

 

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The Massive Benefits of Cloud-Based Translation Management System

Language is social. It connects people and ideas. But what happens when it stops connecting, slows down, and goes offline? What happens when your global audience is left in the dark because your translations are stuck in someone’s inbox? 

With the Translation Network, Lingotek makes your content accessible to your customers globally. By connecting your company with our technology and translators, we connect your ideas with the world. Lingotek makes going global possible.

Cloud Based Translation is Faster, Easier & More Efficient 
Lingotek revolutionized the translation industry with its cloud-based networked translation technology. With Lingotek, you get an enterprise-grade, end-to-end solution that you control. Bring your translation workflow into the 21st century and get out from under the old-school, on-premise, traditional IT, and proxy architectures that slow you down and increase your costs with budget-busting implementation processes and ongoing maintenance.

Agile Software That Offers Scalability and Responsive IT
Our next-generation technology continuously delivers multilingual content and scalability to meet your increasing needs for more content, storage, and translation management. Lingotek’s cloud-based technology can extract large amounts of data and scale to any project size on the fly. With our agile software, Lingotek can be more responsive and can match your evolving requirements with fast IT. 

Seamless Integration With Your Applications
Seamless integration with your enterprise applications and our translation management system lets you upload source content for translation, have it automatically translated, and download the translated content back into your original application.

Automated Workflows Put Your Translations on Autopilot
Put your translations on autopilot with customizable workflows that let you trigger actions throughout the project lifecycle. From notifying a reviewer when a translation is ready for review, to reporting project status to an external system, the Lingotek rules engine brings AI-like capabilities to your workflow.    

Continuous, Real-Time Collaboration for Round-the-Clock Translation
With a vast network of translators working in our powerful cloud-based translation management system, you get continuous, round the clock translation and real-time collaboration.

Centralized File Management Gives You Control Over Your Content
Out-of-the-box integrations with popular CMS, CRM, marketing automation, knowledge bases, and social business software means your information resides in your system, giving you visibility, access, security, and control of your files and information.

Scalable File Storage to Match Your Growth
Our cloud-based Translation Network offers scalability that auto-scales to increased volume levels, without no additional charge for more file storage. It  can scale as your usage grows. 
 
Secure Your Information With Controlled Access to Files
Content stored in the Lingotek cloud is fully secured and kept private to your organization. Role-based authorization ensures that users only see information if they have been granted access by your project administrator.

 

 

 

 

Translation Solution Needs

Lingotek offers a wide range of translation solutions to its customers. Whether you are in the enterprise or federal space, or want our world-class translation services team to take care of your localization for you, Lingotek offers corporate and global translation solutions that are custom tailored for your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Lingotek

Our Company

Lingotek | The Translation Network is a cloud-based translation services provider, offering translation management software and professional linguistic services. We are the leader in collaborative translation technology with an innovative cloud translation management system (TMS) that uses computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools to facilitate faster, more efficient, language translation. Lingotek was the first to introduce cloud-based TMS technology to the United States in 2006 with the launch of a fully online, web-based, computer-assisted translation (CAT) system that pioneered the integration of translation memories (TM) with main-frame powered machine translation (MT). Our multilingual application program interfaces (API) and connectors pair with the industry’s top enterprise applications to automate and integrate the translation process. They include:

  • Content Management Systems (CMS) 
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM)
  • Marketing Automation
  • eCommerce Platforms
  • Knowledge Bases 
  • Product and Support Documentation 
  • Social Business Software
  • Desktop Files
  • Software Localization

Customers can use their own language services providers (LSP) and linguists, or our global network of 5,000+ professional linguists. Lingotek is based in Lehi, Utah in the area known as Silicon Slopes. 

Our History

Lingotek was founded in 2006 and is funded by Signal Peak Ventures and In-Q-Tel

Signal Peak Ventures is a Salt Lake-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage technology investments in the Intermountain region. The firm was established as Signal Peak in 2011 after the spin out of Canopy Ventures venture capital team and the acquisition of portfolio investments in ten other companies. The Signal Peak team has extensive experience in sourcing, executing, managing, and divesting venture capital stakes across the Intermountain region. 

In-Q-Tel is a strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community. 

Our Clients & Partners

Lingotek  works with some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, in a wide variety of industries and services including government, technology, finance, telecom, travel, and education. Our clients include departments in the U.S. Government and several large Fortune 500 companies. Here are some of the Customers that are trusting their translation processes with the Lingotek Translation Network.

We also work with a growing network of Partners--service providers, digital agencies, open sources technologies, and other strategically selected companies--to meet the unique translation requirements of our customers. 

Industry Recognition & Awards

Comparably Best Company Leadership 2018
Comparably Best Company Managers 2018
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 2017-2018
Comparably Best Company Leadership 2017
Comparably Best Company Culture 2017
Comparably Best Places to Work 2017
Comparable Best CEO - Rob Vandenberg 2017
Utah Business Book of Lists Top Telecom & Technology Software Developers 201
Utah Best in State Language Services 201
Silicon Review List of Inspiring 100 Companies 201
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 201
Top 30 Drupal Contributor 201
Top Translation Services Company 2016 - PFin
Hot in Lehi Award Top Trending Companies - Owle
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 201
Edison Award Finalist 201
CIO Microsoft 100 Solution Providers CIO Review 201
Edison Award Nominee 201
Gartner Cool Vendor of the Year 201
Oracle Gold Partner 201
Stevie Award Best New Product or Service of the Year SaaS Category 201
Most Innovative New Product Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum 2006

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