Monday, June 25, 2012

OTM <––> SDL Trados

As of the fourth quarter of this year, OTM will actively support project work with SDL Trados Studio. is currently developing a software module (middleware) which is installed on a user’s workstation and makes use of the interfaces for OTM and SDL Trados. The data connection to OTM are certified and securely encrypted.

Projects designated as “Trados projects” in OTM will be downloaded via the software module and automatically checked for SDL Trados compatibility. If the check is successful, the data are sent directly to the translation environment tool. Translation memories can be used or added.

The Trados analysis logs (together with the project packages) will be sent back to OTM via the middleware. Configurable weighting values for evaluating the log data are stored in OTM.
With just a few clicks, the project manager can convert the data from the analysis to corresponding quotation items in OTM. Various formats can be selected for the quotation.

The process for creating a job in OTM to pass the data on to the translator is similarly convenient.

The new software module simplifies working with Trados projects considerably and will be available by the end of the year through the SDL Open Exchange or directly from The price of the module has not yet been determined.

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