Monday, March 12, 2012

_changelog OTM Update 5.5 – 2012-03-01

OTM has been updated to Version 5.5.
New feature: "Job description templates" has been added.
For details, please click here .

Saturday, October 29, 2011

_changelog OTM Update 5.1 – 2011-10-26

1) Customer e-mail wizard

The new e-mail wizard helps you organize multiple e-mail recipients on the side of the customer. The wizard is available everywhere e-mail is written to customers.

Any number of e-mail addresses can be set up for a customer and commented. The e-mail addresses of all contact persons for a customer can be imported with just a click.

The saved addresses can be inserted in the TO, CC or BCC field automatically or using a convenient selection dialog.

Moreover, general notes can be saved, which are displayed when writing e-mail to customers. This function is useful for showing notes which are not related to the e-mail configuration but which contain information to be considered in the relevant project.

The e-mail addresses and their settings are stored project specifically, i.e. changes in the settings of a project do not change the settings of existing projects. The last e-mail configuration in each case is used as a default for new projects of the customer.

An exception is when sending mail for invoices, partial invoices, payment requests and customer credit notes: the TO, CC and BCC fields must be filled in manually as required.

Here's an example of how it works:
The quotation is sent to the customer’s purchasing department. However, in the rest of the workflow, the original contact for the customer is responsible for matters. Moreover, one or more other persons are to receive CC or BCC copies of e-mail for the project. The invoice for the project is sent to the customer’s bookkeeping department.

2) Extended functionality of customer service pages
An administrator of customer service pages can archive projects of co-workers.

3) Bug fixes and a few improvements of details

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

OTM 5.0 – Changes for compliance with the EN 15038 standard

DIN EN 15038 certified
  1. The sequence of services offered in the online request form now corresponds to the requirements of the EN 15038 standard.
  2. “Proof correction” and “content correction” were added as new services under >Administration >Preferences >Project management settings.
  3. If “professional translation” is selected as a service under >Administration >Preferences >Project management settings, a reminder is displayed that compliance with the EN 15038 standard requires that “complex review (source and target text)” be included as an option on the online request form.
  4. No services are pre-selected in the online request form. (Previously, “professional translation” was selected by default.
  5. Under >Administration >Standard texts >General terms and conditions for resources, for translators in particular a text passage must be added which obligates them to check their work in a second procedure prior to delivery. A note explains this.
  6. A note regarding the requirements of the EN 15038 standard was added under >Administration >Standard texts >Service-specific text blocks.
  7. All licensees intending to work in accordance with EN 15038 should ensure that “complex review (source and target text)” is marked under >Administration >Preferences >Project management settings if “professional translation” is offered. Even if no change is made, please click the “Save” button to ensure that the new sorting is applied to all relevant places in OTM.
  8. Various minor improvements and bug fixes were made in the project management module.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OTM 5.0 certified according to EN 15038

EN 15038 certificate has published OTM 5.0.  

The Online Translation Manager (OTM) is now the first commercial project management tool for the language industry to receive EN 15038 certification!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OTM 5.0 coming in June

The OTM 5.0 update will be published in June 2011.
Besides some major usability impovements there will be exciting news for all LSPs which work (or like to work) in conformity with DIN EN 15038!

Monday, February 28, 2011

_changelog OTM Update 4.1 – 2011-02-28

Configuration for exporting data from the bookkeeping module

The data export for invoices and payable vouchers can be customized under >Bookkeeping >Bookkeeping export (configuration). The sequence of field contents, column delimiters and file format for the export (TXT or CSV) can all be configured as required.

Templates can be created and saved.  Saved templates can be changed. A template is selected as the default for export in each case.

The exports for selected documents can be performed under >Bookkeeping >Invoices or >Bookkeeping >Payable vouchers. The export files are UTF-8 encoded.

Bookkeeping data exported from OTM can be read into external accounting software (such as DATEV®, SAP®, Lexware®, SAGE® and others) and processed further in those environments.

Additional resource administration options

Under >Administration >Agency resources there are now filters for >Applicants and >Candidates that enable searches to be limited so that particular language combinations can be found more quickly, for example. The sort functions (column sort) were also expanded.

The list of candidates now shows which information is missing in the profile of a particular resource. A three-stage e-mail function has been added with which resources can be encouraged to complete the necessary data in their profiles. The text of the e-mail messages can be customized (in English, Spanish and German) in the administration module.

Please note: resources are available for job assignments only after all the required data are entered.

OTM currencies

The Israeli shekel (ILS) has been added as a currency.

Display of the time zone selected by the user

The project manager interface now shows the time zone chosen by the user at the upper right of the main menu. Adjacent to it the difference from UTC is displayed.  Clicking the icon next to the time opens the external web page at with comprehensive time zone and calendar information.
Previously the system time of the user’s computer was displayed at this location. This is usually shown by the computer anyway at the lower right of the screen.

Et cetera

The update to OTM version 4.1 contains more than 100 major and minor improvements.