We are proud to announce that team organization at Text United just got a big improvement! From now on, global companies that need more organizational management within their own team are able to sort out team members by assigning them to different localization business units. How exactly does this work? Let’s dive in!
What is the difference between localization teams and localization business units?
To properly describe localization business units, we first need to explain how this is different to managing teams. Of course, Text United is a collaborative translation platform designed for teams.
Usually, these teams consist of three user levels:
#1) User – Has only access to translation tasks and can create internal translation projects
#2) Power User – Can create both internal and paid (outsourced) translation projects
#3) Administrator – Manages payments, team and has access to all projects
This system brings balance for small companies’ internal organization when they have their own in-house translators, proofreaders and project managers.
However, when it comes to large, international companies, they will require an advanced team management solution. With our localization business units, it’s possible to create profiles for your company’s branches and offices globally and assign individual users to them.
This is particularly useful when it comes to invoicing your team members, or organizing invoices from outsourced projects.
Translation Memory and Terminology – consistent across the whole organization and accessible to all of your company branches
Text United provides a Translation Memory for each company. Having multiple accounts for different branches of your company has one main downfall – there is no common Translation Memory.
This means that all projects that your project managers create are automatically linked to your Translation Memory, and the system will automatically search for similarities within the old translation projects. Coherence? Check!
Individual words are handled by Terminology so that the industry-specific terms used in your translation projects stay consistent across all of your company’s translation projects.
Invoicing at Localization Business Units
Invoices for translators are created automatically. By assigning users to different business units, you are able to organize invoices for different branches.
If you outsource a lot of projects, invoicing is handled by Text United and our finance team is able to address the invoices to the business units that are defined by your company, and they are treated as different clients instead of as a single client as before.
Localization Business Units – suitable for all global companies
If you are a global company with multiple offices that regularly order paid translation services and need separate invoicing for various offices, you can separate paid projects in exactly this way thanks to Text United’s localization business units. If you are looking for greater Terminology consistency across your global offices, this feature will also save you time and hassle. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!