Selecting the Right Translation Workflow Management Software
Translations can be difficult to keep track of, especially when translating into multiple languages or adopting a lean content translation approach. Thankfully, there are solutions available to help make the process easier and less stressful, so you can focus more on what matters. In this blog post, we’re going to look at some of the features and benefits of translation workflow management software as a way to take translation management to another level.
Why use translation workflow management software?
There are four key advantages to introducing translation workflow management software:
- Asset consolidation
Translations can get complicated when the files aren’t all in one place. A good management software will let you consolidate all of your assets, keep things better organised overall and easier to manage going forward.
- Process automation
Certain processes or process steps can be automated, thus removing the need for the translator or others to perform them. This includes administrative tasks that would otherwise slow down the translation process.
- Monitoring progress
Being able to monitor translation progress is key to keeping stakeholders informed, without needing to stop the translation team for an update. This is of benefit for all parties involved, ensuring a smoother process with less uncertainty.
- Facilitating collaboration
Like many web tools, translation workflow management software help to facilitate more than one person working on a text, and can utilise the latest in translation software to make the process seamless.
What makes translation workflow management software so effective is how well it combines with Computer-Assisted Translation. Computer-Assisted Translation has two important elements that make the work easier and help to ensure that a text feels like the work of one translator, rather than a team working in tandem as is required by the deadline:.
- Translation memory
- Terminology database
With these two resources, a translator can make use of specific words and entire sentences that have already been translated and are likely to recur in a given text.
How translation workflow management software can benefit your business
While the features may speak for themselves, each translation workflow management software offers the same basic benefits to businesses, large or small:
- Lower costs
- Easier management
By tracking the translation process, the software makes it easier for a manager at a client to present information externally. Equally, it is possible to monitor the progress of translators either on your staff or working freelance.
By taking the burden of administrative tasks off translators, the overall effect is to save them time, and reduce their internal or external cost. As the benefit of a translator primarily stems from their linguistic abilities, rather than from their capacity to perform administrative tasks, the more time they can dedicate to their translation work, the better.
How can we help?
As well as translation, we offer a range of services including project management, interpretation and website and software localisation. To help keep our many projects on track, we have built up considerable expertise in translation workflow management which we provide as a free, value-added service to all our clients. Feel free to get in touch with us to see how we can help you with your translation requirements.