EPIC Translations has been asked, on numerous occasions, to outline the advantages of a TM server that a global organization can deploy to better manage language assets. This topic is never an easy one to answer because the needs drastically differ from organization to organization.
With that being said, I will briefly describe what a TM server is and then outline the single most important advantage:
What it is:
Generally speaking, a TM server allows you to share your TMs with different entities, such as translators, project manager, and proofreaders. These entities can be internal or external.
Single most important advantages:
- You can keep all of your translation memories (TMs) at one place.
Why is this an advantage?
You will have the ability to share your TMs with internal or external resources in real time. Ask yourself one question. How do you currently manage and utilize your multi-lingual TMs? Then imagine having the ability to store ALL of your multi-lingual TMs in one place where they can easily be shared with anyone regardless of their location.
One note of caution, however. The TMs will have to be actively managed to ensure they’re not being populated with incorrect translations. To that end, it is vital that you define a working flow that is compatible with your organization. Once defined, it must be rigorously followed.
EPIC Translations can help you to select, plan, install, test, and deploy TM servers for your entire global operation. Contact us today for more information.