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SDL Named Among Leaders in CSA Research’s MarketFlex Report for Translation Management Systems

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SDL (LSE: SDL), a global leader in content creation, translation and
delivery, has been positioned as Market Leaders in CSA Research’s
MarketFlex report for Language-Oriented Translation Management Systems
(TMS) 2019. Both SDL Managed Translation and SDL WorldServer earned
leadership positions in the independent analyst firm’s latest research,
which assessed the suitability of nine TMS systems across the main
language processing functions required to handle multiple content types,
client organizations, and integrations.

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CSA Research’s independent analysis helps companies – both enterprises
and Language Service Providers (LSPs) – select best-of-class products
and vendors for systems that support centralized translation management,
terminology, file and string processing, project scheduling, workflow,
and analytics for multiple clients, and across multiple departments and
content types.

“We’re delighted to have been recognized in this prestigious analyst
report,” explains Jim Saunders, Chief Product Officer, SDL. “In an era
of intelligent translation, our TMS offerings are designed to meet our
philosophy to enable all teams to manage incredibly complex and
demanding translation and localization environments, supporting a wide
variety of use cases and scenarios. Our leadership position in this
report once again highlights our TMS excellence.”

Both SDL Managed Translation and SDL WorldServer form part of SDL’s
larger portfolio of translation management systems. Dedicated to meeting
the translation needs of any organization, SDL’s translation management
systems are specifically designed to help brands go global faster by
achieving higher-quality translations at lower translation costs with
more efficient translation processes.

The research examined product features and supplier strength, ranking
both SDL technologies the highest for sustainability, acknowledging
SDL’s long-term product value and ability to continually meet market
expectations. The report also identified the following benefits of SDL’s

SDL Managed Translation
SDL Managed Translation appeals to
customers that want the power of a fully-functioning TMS system, but who
do not want to manage the configuration and administration themselves,
according to the report. Further strengths include:

  • Simple yet powerful: The portal-based user interface of
    SDL Managed Translation belies the depth of functionality that it is
    built on. Customers can start small, without a huge financial
    investment, and with the confidence that their chosen language
    solution will scale to all future requirements as their own business
  • Localized and localizable user interface: The portal
    enables users to use the UI in their own language, for example for
    content reviewers who work only in the target language.
  • Graphical dashboards: High-level overviews, individual
    project progress, and costs are all presented in a clean and
    easy-to-understand manner through the SDL Managed Translation web
    portal, accessible to anyone submitting translation work and requiring
    immediate updates.
  • Translation memory management across dialects: Leverages
    translation memory across different dialects − for example,
    French-France and French-Canada − without any duplication of TM or
    awkward workarounds.

SDL WorldServer
SDL WorldServer appeals to customers that
need a fully-functioning TMS installed in their own datacenter or
privately hosted, according to the report. Further strengths include:

  • Highly customizable: Customers can build their own
    custom language engine – one of the key selling points for this
    comprehensive TMS.
  • Business process automation: SDL WorldServer provides
    business rules for advanced workflow automation, enabling customers to
    streamline workflows and save time.
  • On-premise installation: Buyers who want their TMS
    solution to be installed within their own datacenter and already have
    a team of in-house experts can maintain full control of their

SDL’s solutions are available in a wide variety of deployment models
from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), on premise, or hosted deployments,
and are supported by extensive online documentation, including a full
library of product documentation, how-to videos, and user communities.

If you’re looking to connect with customers in any language, across any
device, and move towards an always on digital model, why not read our
whitepaper “Welcome
to the Intelligent Translation Era.

Notes to editors
This report
is based on research conducted in late 2018 and early 2019, with over
400 attributes and elements evaluated and scored, resulting in nine
systems that met all of CSA Research’s requirements for addressing
multiple content streams.

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