Software as a Service (SaaS) is a combination of technologies that offer cloud-based services where clients can access apps and services using a device, the internet, and a browser. Most SaaS businesses are now going global. However, the one major issue with going global is the language barrier as not everyone understands and speaks the language used by the business. That is why big businesses have incorporated localized versions of their business apps, websites, and videos.
After months (or even years) of late night product development and many internal meetings, your company has finally achieved product success in the market. Congratulations! In addition, you have just secured a round of funding (Seed, Angel, Series A, B, C, etc.) from a venture capital firm, and are now ready to hit the market, full force. What are your next steps?
Pumpkins, candy, costumes... it must be Halloween, right? While Halloween is a very festive and colorful annual tradition, many countries celebrate differently. It's interesting to examine how the rest of the world celebrates this unique holiday.
I wrote about the importance of providing source files in my previous blog if you need an accurate quote and schedule for your upcoming localization project.
It becomes even more important that your language service provider (LSP) gets the correct files once we place your content into any of the industry's Translation Memory Systems (TMS), including TRADOS, WorldServer, Catalyst, Passolo, Smartling, Across Language Server, etc.
These tools build a translation memory (TM) and memorize the translator's translation for each source language segment (sentence, clause, graphic callout, software string etc.). Then, when the same segment of text comes up again in an update, future product release, or another project component, the translator is prompted with the existing translation and may reuse it.
There are many ways to ask for and receive pricing for a localization project.
For instance, you might want to get a rough estimate or you may need an accurate quote to get budget approval.