crossbase and SDL TRADOS announce technology partnership

Böblingen 03/03/2010: SDL is a one of the world's leading providers of global information management solutions. By offering software and services that deliver corporate information in a wide range of languages, SDL helps businesses to achieve global brand consistency and accelerate the launch of their products on to the market.

In the crossbase PIM system, translation is the final link in the text workflow chain. Unless the translation process is standardized and follows clearly defined rules, it can be both time-consuming and costly. Most professional translators work with translation memory systems such as SDL TRADOS, which make the translation process much more efficient and cost-effective.

For this reason, the crossbase PIM system has been linked to the SDL translation memory system. The shared XML interface ensures an efficient, error-free text workflow in any language. The translation module crossbase.trans calculates the exact volume of text to be translated in the PIM system. Only text requiring translation or marked for follow-up is counted, reducing the translator's workload from the outset.

In the first stage of the crossbase.trans process, the text is exported to an XML file which is sent to the translation service provider. The translator imports the file into SDL TRADOS and translates it. The translated text is saved as an XML file and re-imported in the same version into the PIM system.

Alternatively, the translator can access the translation job online from anywhere in the world. The text is translated in the context of the print layout and can be checked in the print preview, removing the need for time-consuming additional proofreading. Text can also be exported in the web browser, translated with SDL TRADOS and re-imported.

The accurate analysis of translation volume in the PIM system, SDL's efficient translation tools and automatic media production with the crossbase modules deliver efficient production of marketing material to allow new products to be launched on time in international markets.

Text is imported and exported in XML format with crossbase.trans

The applied application modules


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Thomas Kern
Managing Partner, Project Manager
+49 (0)7031 / 714 – 720

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