What’s new in XTM Cloud 12.5

London, UK - October 11, 2020 - XTM International, the company behind the enterprise cloud-based translation management system, today announced the release of its new version of XTM Cloud. XTM Cloud 12.5 is known as the Powerful Connectivity release as it comes with new integrations and connectivity as well as usability and productivity enhancements.


“XTM Cloud v12.5 is delivering what translators and localization project managers have been waiting for - more connectivity and integration options. That’s why we have called the release “Powerful Connectivity”. A goal of this release is to enable connections between XTM Cloud and content management systems - in this version Contentful and Crownpeak users will be able to transfer content between systems in a single, unified environment.  They will have integration with the Slack communication platform for project related chat messaging, and they will also be able to set up connections to custom MT engines. Ensuring content flows directly between systems, gets translated within increasingly tight deadlines and gets to market quickly is now a basic need. We believe XTM 12.5 responds well to this need,” said Sara Basile, XTM International Product Manager.


Powerful connectivity


The new version of XTM Cloud adds two new CMS connectors that work with Contentful’s and Crownpeak’s infrastructure. The connectors streamline the localization of multilingual content, eliminate file and email exchanges and reduce lead times for content teams. Users of both systems can request translations directly from their CMS, and receive them back into the correct target location.  

This release gives users the flexibility to integrate any custom MT engine into their translation workflows. Set up is fast and intuitive as there is no need to develop connectors for each MT provider.


Project managers and linguists will be able to manage and resolve project-related queries on Slack almost immediately. A direct integration streamlines communication and improves collaboration between project stakeholders.


Streamlined project management


Project managers juggle tasks, manage requests on the fly and contact multiple suppliers. This new version of XTM Cloud helps them to achieve just that by providing automation capabilities at workflow level as well as more flexible and granular settings for privacy and quoting purposes. 


In version12.5, localization managers will find new REST API classes, which means they can seamlessly connect XTM Cloud to their business software and automate certain tasks through API calls. This reduces clicks and, in turn, leads to significant time savings.


Flexible and productive translation environment


To help translators work quickly and manage their jobs more efficiently, the new release provides translators with further flexibility and customization options through docked panel redesign, enhanced QA, more flexible concordance options, controlled auto-propagation and more. The new release also brings end of support for XTM Editor meaning XTM Workbench will now become the only translation productivity tool for translators and reviewers.


Advanced software localization


XTM Cloud 12.5 delivers enhanced refined features for those involved in software localization. More granular segment IDs give users the flexibility and better user experience while localizing software strings. Greater flexibility in processing PO (Portable Object) files where target languages require plural forms also translates into improved translation accuracy and thus better overall user experience.


Enhanced language AI and more improvements

The release brings some fine tuning for auto-bilingual term extraction (vector space enabled functionality) which now harvests more accurate term candidates. Vector Space is a proprietary NLP AI technology which maps relationships between words across languages. In 12.5 Vector Space functionality now supports 10 additional Indian languages and XTM Cloud supports 8 new languages.

For more information about this release please read our release blog. You can also sign up for expert webinars to find out more about the new features and enhancements.


About XTM International

XTM International develops XTM, the world’s leading cloud-based translation management solution (TMS) with an integrated computer-aided translation (CAT) and Computer Aided Review (CAR) tools. It is designed to be scalable, flexible and agile, with industry open standards at its core. Focused on streamlining complex localization processes and supply chains, XTM centralizes TM assets for real-time collaboration, maximizing translation reuse. The system incorporates in-context WYSIWYG reviews, LQA tests, alternative translations for transcreation, a mobile app for project managers and a REST API with off-the-shelf connectors for most CMSs. XTM’s customers include many of the world’s leading enterprises in a variety of industries as well as some of the most innovative LSP’s. More information is available at the XTM website.