Multilingual project in 28 languages
During the first quarter of 2016, we conducted two projects that were translated from English into 28 languages for the manufacturer RAL Diagnostics
. RAL Diagnostics is a French company that manufactures a device for staining different tissues, and exports to more than 50 countries worldwide.
A multilingual project from English to German, Arabic, Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech, Chinese, Korean, Danish, Slovakian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian
involves a challenge of coordination and efficiency.
RAL Diagnostics generally manages to stagger their translation needs in all of these languages, however, two updates of the manuals of their star device, RAL Stainer, needed to be made globally, and all of the translations of the languages in which the technical manuals are translated
needed to be done in a week. The secret to our management is our translation management platform
Thanks to the use of the XTRF translation management platform
, a comprehensive management web application specialised in the translation sector, and one of the most sophisticated on the market, communication with our providers, as well as file management and updating all the databases that we have with the translations of our clients, can be carried out in an efficient and systematic way.
There are two fundamental elements in translation management:
1. Using the same team of translators who are familiar with the products of our clients
2. Maintaining a database per language to keep coherence between jobs that are separated by time.
Due to the work involved for a project of 28 languages, performing these two tasks would be very difficult without the help of a management tool that is designed to perform these functions.
About RAL Diagnostics
Founded in 1916, RAL Diagnostics is a leader in biological staining for medical analysis in laboratories in France, and French speaking countries. Its original founders were the two collaborators Louis Pasteur, the teachers Roux and Legrouz, and Mr Agulhon, director of Kulhman Industries.