RE: Translation costs are too high - need CMS for localization

Subject: RE: Translation costs are too high - need CMS for localization
From: Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:50:50 +0000

By CMS I mean content management system.

I am looking for a content management system that can help manage translated chunks of text.

I'm thinking along the lines of what AuthorIT offers with their localization module (hopefully you understand what AuthorIT offers in their localization module).

But we do not have any money to purchase any licenses, and our IT department is not interested or willing to help us setup an in-house database to help manage our "translation memory"; hence my question about open source or low cost systems.







-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: April-26-12 10:40 AM
To: Ben Davies
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Translation costs are too high - need CMS for localization

Hi Ben,

Maybe you could explain what it is that you mean by "CMS that can help manage localization". You certainly do not need to use a CMS to get localization savings, but it *can* certainly help.

Things that will help:
* own your translation memory.
* standardize on style, terminology, and wording.
* use templates and adhere to them
* design templates and documents with localization and translation in mind

If you want to chat one on one about this, let me know.

Bill

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com> wrote:
> Our translation costs are getting too high.
>
> I am looking for a good open source CMS that can help manage localization, or a low cost solution that allows us to choose which CMS modules we want to activate (we do not need and are not ready for a full CMS implementation yet).

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Bill Swallow
Content Solutions Manager
GlobalScript, a division of LinguaLinx
http://globalscript.com
http://lingualinx.com

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