Enterprise Translation Portal

By: Straker Translations  05/12/2011
Keywords: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, translation, Translation Services

Streamlining the Translation Process for the Enterprise

The Straker ETP is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. The software includes  translation memory, terminology systems, and powerful project management and translation workflow control tools. Product managers, translators, and proofreaders all work in one web-based portal system.

Key Features

  • Centralized Translation Store
  • API integration to other enterprise applications
  • Ability to leverage inhouse translators
  • Ability to use Straker translation services are very low prices
  • Totally web based
  • Available for install or Software as a Service
  • Tight control of the translation quality 
  • Translation history and version control
  • Unlimited languages
  • Can lower the cost of translations in the enterprise by  50% +

Significant Cost Savings

The example below shows the cost benefits of running a 700 (est) page website across 4 languages over a 12 month period. The cost savings are related primarily to translation savings and don’t take into account the other benefits around speed to publish, plugins etc

Using the legacy translation supply chain

Average Cost Amount Final Cost
Hosting $200 12 $2,400
Software $2,500 1 $2,500
Initial Translation $0.12 / word 240,000 $28,800
Ongoing Translation $0.12 / word 96,000 $11,520
Internal PM Costs $32 624 $19,968
External PM Costs $100 156 $15,600
Total Cost $80,788

Cost Savings using the Straker ETP

Average Cost Amount Final Cost
Hosting $200 12 $2,400
Software $0 1 $00
Initial Translation $0.05 / word 240,000 $12,000
Ongoing Translation $0.05 / word 96,000 $4,800
Internal PM Costs $32 104
External PM Costs $100 12 $1,200
Total Cost $23,728

Corporate Translation Memory

Using the ETP you will have your own enterprise corporate translation memory. The system will store matched translation pairs of text as translations are completed. Each time a new translation is required the ETP will check for a match of a paragraph or string against the translation memory database. The system also uses fuzzy matching meaning that if there is a close match it will still return the translation and lower the time and cost it will take the translator to complete the job. The translation memory viewer allows you view stored translation matches.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, translation, Translation Process, Translation Services,

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