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Automate the Translation of your CMS Content

[fa icon="calendar"] June 9, 2020 / by Humberto Farrera-Athié

Connectors to Memsource

SimulTrans can help you to seamlessly automate the localization of your content stored in content management systems, source control repositories and cloud service or marketing automation platforms. Through our expanded affiliation with Memsource, a leading translation memory system platform, SimulTrans has the capacity to integrate to the most popular systems in the market.

Why Integrate?

Integrations also simplify file management and the overall localization process by moving the content in your repository directly into the translation workflow, allowing the creation of instant quotes and translation projects, resulting in faster turn-around times. No need to send or receive your files by e-mail or external methods. All we require is access to your content location and your schedule. Once the files are localized and validated, they will be ported to the location of your preference in your repository. There is no limit on the number of languages or files that can be processed.


Pull v. Push

SimulTrans integrates the content through Connectors or Plugins in Memsource.

  • Connectors function based on the pull principle; content is pulled for translation.
  • Plugins function based on the push principle; content is pushed for translation.

Push/pull of content in and out of Memsource is fully automated, so the integration can be done at regular intervals (like the first day of each month) or at a specific time defined by you.


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SimulTrans offers out-of-the-box Connectors and Plugins for the following systems. These require few tweaks and process can usually start once access is granted to your files’ location.

  • Bitbucket Cloud and Bitbucket Server
  • Box
  • COTI
  • Dropbox
  • Drupal
  • FTP and SFTP
  • Git, GitHub and GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Wordpress

There is a higher level of customization involved in the integration with the following solutions. Our team will let you know the specific requirements for each.

  • Adobe Enterprise Management
  • Contentful
  • Contentstack
  • Hakromedia
  • Help Scout
  • HubSpot
  • Joomla
  • Kentico
  • Magento
  • Marketo
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • SalesForce Knowledge
  • Sitecore
  • TYPO3
  • Zendesk


Based on your specific needs, there are some initial topics to consider:

  1. What type of files will be sent for translation? Are they localization-ready, with the relevant encoding and in a format that can be processed by translation management systems like JSON, Properties, PO, XLIFF or XML?

  2. How do you envision the file transfer in terms of location management? Does your team have a strategy to create specific branches or folders in your repository for file exchange?

  3. Do you contemplate translation services only, or are there any additional jobs that SimulTrans can help with, like Desktop Publishing, Linguistic Quality Assurance or Testing?

  4. Will your IT services be able to provide access credentials to SimulTrans for the required integration? SimulTrans can share the access details to our Memsource instance.

If you think an integration solution would work for your localization strategy, get in touch today.

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Topics: Localization Technology, Website Translation

Humberto Farrera-Athié

Written by Humberto Farrera-Athié

After working in the Information Technology, Software and Localization industry on both sides of the Atlantic since 1995, Humberto has gained extensive expertise and developed a keen interest in internationalization, localization, languages and computer assisted translation tools. As the Localization Solutions manager in SimulTrans Ireland, he provides scalable localization solutions for new and existing clients, as well as continuous technical and process support to clients and managers. Humberto has a bachelors degree in International Relations and a masters degree in Information Technology Systems from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.