Translation Workflow and Reporting Added to Enable Comprehensive Content Management Solution for Multi-Language Web Sites
CrownPeak Technology (www.crownpeak.com
), the leader in hosted content management systems, and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a provider of solutions for worldwide deployment of technology and content, have entered into an alliance to jointly deliver a comprehensive content management solution for Lionbridge's language applications.
Under the alliance, CrownPeak clients will be able to outsource the full cycle of content management, content translation and translation publishing. An open system, CrownPeak's Advantage CMS(TM) will connect to the Lionbridge Globalization Platform technologies. The Lionbridge Alliance Program provides CrownPeak with resources and tools to jointly develop, market, sell and deliver its solutions to global customers.
In the first implementation under the alliance, CrownPeak has provided a content management system for the Klein Bikes unit (www.kleinbikes.com
) of Trek Bicycle Corp. (www.trekbikes.com
). Klein is an innovator in bicycle frame technology and producer of the top performance bikes in the world. Klein Bikes deployed Advantage CMS to consolidate its web site management process and implement a translation workflow system. Advantage CMS is connected to Lionbridge technology, presenting the site in six languages -- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese -- to support Klein Bikes' international customer base.
CrownPeak's Advantage CMS offers fully customizable workflow for translation processes, a complete notification system, and a team-based task management system for use with mixed internal and external teams. New features include advanced translation workflow options and improved translation process reporting. Advantage CMS also features a Model function, which enables site administrators to add new language "layers" to a site, and create structure and linking automatically. CrownPeak's fully Unicode-compatible system also sets a timeline to manage actions, issuing notifications when actions do, or do not, occur. The system sets automatic notifications for the translators on changes to any content element.
"For effective content globalization, customers need to integrate content translation with other enterprise language management functions," said Jim Howard, CEO, CrownPeak Technology. "By combining the Lionbridge Globalization Platform technologies, translation memory and workflow with CrownPeak's Advantage CMS, we can now provide our customers with a comprehensive solution for their translation requirements."
"The companies in our Alliance Program have selected Lionbridge for market leadership, stability and breadth of capabilities," said Rory Cowan, CEO, Lionbridge. "Time and again, we have proven that our integrated globalization solutions, coupled with the technology and implementation experience of our partners, can drive tangible business value for global customers. Through our partnership with CrownPeak and other leaders in the content management space, Lionbridge offers its customers a comprehensive range of products and services that complement our globalization solutions."
About Lionbridge Technologies
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIOX) is the leading provider of solutions for worldwide deployment of technology and content. Lionbridge globalization, testing and development services enable global businesses to confidently deliver products and content to international markets. Our technology-led, ROI driven solutions ensure the integrity of software and communications while reducing the time and cost of product localization, translation, multilingual content management, outsourced testing and development.
About CrownPeak Technology
Based in Los Angeles, CrownPeak Technology is the first company to provide world-class Web content management software as a service. The company's Advantage CMS(TM) platform is the only solution that combines enterprise-level power and flexibility with the cost and speed-of-implementation of a hosted software application. Advantage CMS features the easiest-to-use interface of any CMS, and is the only hosted CMS to offer a full API and developer environment. Serving such clients as Crain Communications, Honeywell, The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the University of Southern California, and the State of Virginia, Advantage CMS manages and publishes hundreds of thousands of Web pages. CrownPeak has been named to eContent's 100 most influential companies list, has won eWeek's prestigious Analysts Choice Award and is a 2003 and 2004 SIIA Codie Award finalist as Best Content Management System.