WAKEFIELD, MA (February 22, 2017) - SDL (LSE:SDL) is pleased to announce that it has pledged support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by continuing gold sponsorship of Translators without Borders.
Translators without Borders (TWB) strives to provide people access to vital, often life-saving, information in their own language by connecting non-profit organizations with a community of professional translators; building local language translation capacity; and raising awareness of language barriers. Since 2011, TWB has translated over 40 million words in over 190 language pairs in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. The organization has responded to urgent crises by using its Words of Relief model, working with partners, to provide vital information in the appropriate languages to those affected by the European refugee crisis, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake. Words of Relief ensures better communications with communities when crisis response aid workers and affected populations do not speak the same language.
Jim Saunders to lead product strategy and development
WAKEFIELD, MA – February 14, 2017 - SDL (LSE:SDL) announced today that Jim Saunders has been appointed as Chief Product Officer (CPO). This announcement highlights the company’s focus and investment in technology solutions to address the growing content and translation needs in today’s digital world and their role in the company’s strategy.
A veteran of the software industry, Saunders has built and led best-in-class organizations across three continents for more than 20 years. As CPO, he will oversee product strategy, innovation and engineering across SDL’s entire technology portfolio of language and content management solutions for enterprises and translators, helping them along their evolution to the cloud. Saunders will report to Adolfo Hernandez, CEO, SDL.
New features enable easier, effective and more secure teamwork across projects
WAKEFIELD, MA – February 6, 2017 – SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced the latest release of SDL Trados GroupShare 2017, giving project managers a wealth of new features to enhance the way they work and manage localization projects. The new version provides best-in-class collaboration tools to reduce translation professionals’ workloads, while empowering localization teams to work faster and smarter.
Understanding the need to securely translate and share confidential documentation, SDL Trados GroupShare 2017 facilitates secure collaboration between internal and external translators and teams. When a file is assigned, the translator is automatically granted access to the project, relevant translation memory or terminology assets. Once that project is completed, access is automatically removed – saving time for project managers while ensuring the highest security standards for organizations. The new project management dashboard is a crucial addition to enable tracking and reporting on project progress and overall workloads.
20 January 2017 - Maidenhead, U.K. - SDL plc (“SDL”; LSE: SDL), the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management, provides an update on trading performance for the year ended 31 December 2016 based on unaudited results.
Continuing Operations revenue and PBTA (profit before taxation, amortisation of intangible assets and one-off costs) are both expected to be slightly ahead of market expectations.
Whilst there has been some foreign exchange tailwind at the top line, because a large proportion of our costs are denominated in foreign currencies, the PBTA margin % is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.
Good progress continues to be made in executing the new strategic plan.
All businesses have performed well, with strengthened recurring and repeat revenues evidenced. The 2016 outcome represents a sound underlying performance, underpinned by SDL’s strong customer relationships, delivered during a period of ongoing investment, organisational change and transition.
New offering to help businesses go global faster by addressing the complexities of localizing content
WAKEFIELD, MA – December 19, 2016 – SDL (LSE:SDL) announced today the launch of a new SDL Localization Process Consulting offering to help organizations lower the cost and complexity involved in localizing and managing global content.
With 79 of the world’s largest 100 brands currently powered by SDL, the new offering combines expert knowledge and 24 years’ experience in helping global customers follow industry best-practice and define optimal end-to-end processes for content localization.
Combining content management and translation management into a single solution allows organizations to go global faster
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – November 14, 2016 – SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced two solutions for managing the complete global content lifecycle from creation through translation and delivery. The two revolutionary offerings, SDL Global Digital Experience Solution™ and SDL Global Knowledge Delivery Solution™, combine best-in-class content management and translation management technology. By adopting a single solution, organizations can automatically trigger translation processes, monitor progress, review and publish new content.
New research finds that 92 percent of business and IT professionals face challenges as they translate content into different languages
WAKEFIELD, MA – November 9, 2016 – SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced the findings of a September 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SDL titled, “Remove Translation Barriers That Obstruct Digital Experience Success.” Following in-depth research involving 151 organizations across the U.S., the study reveals that nearly half are planning to move to a global content operating model within 24 months.
A global content operating model is one in which centralized technology and processes are in place to manage security, localization, compliance and workflows for local and culturally relevant digital experiences — at global-local scale. While most enterprises do not currently have such a model in place, the 19 percent that do are seeing or anticipating better brand consistency, improved customer experience, lower costs and increased revenue.
SDL, its customers, partners and industry peers will convene for three days of information sharing on creating and delivering digital content and emerging localization trends
Wakefield, MA – November 7, 2016 – SDL today announced that it will host SDL Connect from November 16-18, 2016 at The Four Seasons in Palo Alto, CA. Customers, industry experts and partners will learn about SDL’s vision and strategy for facilitating understanding between businesses and their customers. Speakers will share hands-on advice to help companies go global faster, be more locally relevant while navigating the complexity inherent in trying to do both simultaneously.
Partnership to tackle poverty in region by helping female entrepreneurs start their own businesses
Wakefield, MA – November 2, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that, as part of its continued work with the MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) over the past eight years, it is partnering with MLF to help the charity expand its presence into Zimbabwe.
MLF currently provides small loans to women in rural Malawi and Zambia, enabling approximately 50,000 female entrepreneurs every year to set up their own self-sustainable businesses and work themselves and their families out of poverty. Support for charities like MLF is central to the SDL Foundation’s mission of supporting structural and sustainable projects that are income-generating, helping people to help themselves. SDL grants have effectively enabled MLF to help a significant number of these women set up businesses and provide for their families. MLF’s model has experienced a successful repayment rate of about 98 percent.
Top global airline launches U.S. site in just 16 weeks using SDL Web Digital Experience Accelerator
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 25, 2016 – SDL today announced that leading global air cargo brand China Airlines chose SDL Web as its new web content management platform to power its new global web ecosystem, including 12 websites across 11 different languages.
As one of the top ten airlines in the world, with routes to 143 destinations in 29 countries and regions including Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S., China Airlines was struggling to maintain a consistent web presence across such a widespread customer base. With SDL Web, the airline established a new, centralized global web content management (WCM) system to drive global online business, unify web content management across many languages and provide personalized information across multiple devices and platforms.