Globalization Consulting

Machine Translations, "Simship", Globalization Management Systems, Crowdsourcing

If these terms are of interest to you, know that our team has always been at the forefront of technical and process innovation. We fully understand the client side because we built and ran the localization function for several large and successful companies including Intergraph, PayPal, and Facebook:

  • We created one of the first machine translation systems when everyone doubted that such technology was possible.
  • We researched and implemented many solutions and pioneered the simultaneous release concept before it was considered feasible to do so.
  • We created two of the first and most sophisticated globalization management systems.
  • We developed and implemented the first successful crowdsourcing systems for translation.

Talk to us if you would like to explore creative solutions, want to build a localization function for your company, or are unsure about how to measure quality, hire people, or need to educate people about the value of localization.

Globalization Services

Internationalization, Localization, or Translation?

  • Internationalization (I18N) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can be easily adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization.
  • Localization (L10N) is the adaptation of a product to ensure that it works in every locale as if it had been developed specifically for that locale.
  • Translation is the language conversion aspect of localization. This is typically where most of the effort takes place once the product is properly internationalized.