What really is the best translation experience? In one of our most recent blog articles, we covered the top 6 challenges companies face when they want to localize their content for other markets.
Today we will talk about how our advanced translation platform helps you overcome most of them, helping you focus on your product and services, and saving precious time.
#1. We provide you with adaptable workflows
One of the main challenges that businesses face when they decide they want to go global is defining who will translate the content. What is one sign of a platform that provides you with the best translation experience? Adaptability.
Since you might not know which workflow will fit your company’s needs best, our system enables you to adapt the workflow until you find the best approach.
- Translate it yourself
Of course, the most go-to option is translating the content yourself or with the help of your colleagues. This is a very popular solution because it’s usually the most easily approachable. It may turn out to be the most effective method as well, although this is highly dependant on whether you and your colleagues are proficient in the languages into which you are localizing.
- Outsource it to us
If the DIY approach is not for you, you can simply outsource the whole localization project to Text United. We will find the best translator for your content from our database of over 4.500 verified translators.
- Let Text United translate and review it yourself
You can also choose an approach that merges the above-mentioned two in one – namely, to only outsource some roles to the best translation experience ever-platform and to perform certain tasks yourself.
For example, our translators can translate the content, and your team can review the translation. Any combination of roles is possible – we are flexible! If you are still struggling with choosing the right workflow for your company, read our blog about in-house vs. outsourcing translation projects here.
#2. Communication and Collaboration are key
With all the potential workflow options, communication is critical. Any localization team should be able to communicate easily and efficiently to allow project progress to flow without interruptions. Any company that brags about providing the best translation experience should be able to provide that. That’s why this is handled by two core options of our TMS.
One is that all the users working on the project can communicate on a segment level regarding potential issues and questions, like terminology.
The second is our newly added Slack integration. With this option, you can create Slack channels for individual projects, and communicate without leaving Slack. This, in turn, reduces turnaround times and minimizes the margin for error. Read more about our Slack integration here.
#3. We provide In-Context Translation at its best
If you are translating your website or web app, you are probably wondering how the translator will guess what individual strings mean, without the context provided by the website itself.
Luckily, our platform provides an option for translating the whole website in an Overlay Editor placed over your site. It looks like editing your website in the same way as a Word file!
#4. We support a large number of file formats
From our experience, we can say that every company is different. Some use a very specific file type, or a combination of file types, which can easily turn life into a nightmare, as you need a system that can support everything you throw at it.
Fortunately, we support dozens of file types, out-of-the-box. You can read about this in detail here. Our system also includes advanced options, such as custom XML filters, in case you want to automatically exclude certain strings from your XML files.
#5. We provide workflow automation, too
If you use a repository to store your code, how do you export the code from the repository and send it for localization? Simply use one of our integration options.
We integrate with GitHub, BitBucket, SharePoint, Adobe Experience Manager, Slack, Zendesk, and many other systems. If you want, you can also create a customized integration using our REST API. Read more about Text United integrations here.
#6. We know how to cut translation costs with workflow automation
Sometimes you just want to understand the content of the e-mail from a customer or to agree to all the terms and conditions. In this case, you can simply upload the content, run automated machine translation, and get the translated file back immediately.
In other localization projects, you translate simple content, so you will want to lower the localization costs. You can machine-translate the entire content and outsource the translation to a human reviewer who will check it, fix the style of the translation, and correct the micro-errors for a fraction of the price of the full human translation. Read how you can cut translation costs even more here.
Feel free to reach out and ask us for advice! You can also test the system yourself for free here!