Combine and Conquer
In the world of document management, Author-it's localization, content and enterprise publishing system has thousands of clients around the world. The company has spent recent iterations trying to make complex structured systems like DITA accessible to non-technical personnel.
Lionbridge specializes in translation and global content services and has signed deals with the likes of Dell and many other big names to provide these services.
The two companies are integrating the Author-it platform and with Lionbridge's language LogoPort and FreeWay platform.
The combination offers an all-in-one solution that will save a lot of file transfers, preserve document integrity and ensure seamless workflow for companies with multi-lingual requirements across the world.
Author-it has expended effort recently in expanding its flexibility, it recently added a SharePoint Connector while Lionbridge is adding compliance and quality assurance awards and badges such as ISO 13485:2003 to ensure its products are allowed in information-critical markets such as the medical industry.
Translating the Future
The aim of the tie-up is to open up the world of document translation and publishing across the world. For companies still doing it the old fashioned way, imagine sending out by email a document to translators for translation to 100 different languages for a global launch. A SaaS or cloud-based approach with a proper workflow would be greatly more cost and time effective.
Lionbridge brings the translation skills of a global pool of over 19,000 plus its automatic Web-based translation memory platform while Author-it has the componentized content system.
Both companies adhere to open standards, helping their systems fit into any organization and cover most major global clients.
Initially, the alliance will focus on an integrated offering of the two companies’ technologies rather than a specific unified product. But the confluence of the two will increase their appeal to organizations looking to communicate at a global level.
Expect more news at the end of October from Lionbridge on the future of its services.