Why Integration Helps Everyone Involved in the Translation Industry
by Rikkert Engels, on Oct 17, 2018 1:38:11 PM
The translation process is one that involves many people and a multitude of content repositories and systems. Here is why content connectivity can increase efficiency and flexibility for all involved.
For the end-user
If you work at the localization department of a large multinational, there is a great need for professional translations of press ads, websites, radio scripts, posters, sales brochures, DM and many more promotional materials in the native language of your clients. All of these communications are locked in their own content management system. The translation management system (TMS) you have chosen to do the job may not offer you all the connectors needed. With the Xillio API it is possible to connect any source to any TMS, giving end-users the possibility to finally chose the TMS they really prefer, regardless of the source of the content.
For the Language Service Providers
As mentioned above, content is stored on a multitude of systems within the clients’ company. As a Language Service Provider (LSP) you would like to offer a solution for automated translation and automate the workflow as much as possible. This is typically based on the one-on-one connection between your preferred or self-made translation management systems and the content sources. The Xillio API is a content connectivity platform with standardized connectors that offer LSPs the possibility to easily extend the number of supported source systems without having to build these complex and expensive integrations themselves. Let’s face it; building successful integrations depends on the quality of your developer. With Xillio, any-to-any integrations are just a matter of a simple installation. No need to build and maintain complex systems yourself.
For the TMS vendor
Having a direct connection to a content source from within your translation management solution enhances the user experience. Workflow automation is not possible if systems in place are not working together. Your software developer will most likely solve this by connecting content sources one by one to your system. This process will take time, and cost greatly. But what if you could write the integration once, and be connected with 20+ content sources? This is possible with the Xillio API. Plus, if you are integrated with Xillio, you are immediately connected to any new system Xillio supports in the future.
A translation process involves many people and systems. Adding more flexibility, workflow automation and automated translation to the process requires a new way of thinking about connectivity. The Xillio Localization Hub offers a solution to the workflow and automation challenges that everyone involved in the translation process is facing.