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Clay Tablet Signs Agreement with SDL to Further Broaden SDL Offering

SDL plc

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010

Integrated solution allows greater industry openness and streamlining of the localization process


Maidenhead, U.K. (16th November 2010) - SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions,  today announced a strategic partnership with Clay Tablet Technologies, a provider of unique integration software that connects any content management system with any translation system.


SDL provides seamless integration between its own Content Management systems (SDL Tridion® and SDL Trisoft™) and SDL translation management systems. The technology born of the new partnership enables customers to leverage their existing third party technologies in combination with SDL products to effectively deliver multilingual content. Streamlining the localization processes associated with content creation, management, review and approval across the extended localization supply chain is now crucial for delivering global content in local languages.


“To remove the barriers associated with delivering multilingual content, SDL has long been instrumental in driving open standards for its customers.  Examples of this openness include the SDL OpenExchange and the ability to choose between several machine translation platforms to automatically translate content,” said Mark Lancaster, CEO and Chairman of SDL. “This relationship with Clay Tablet further demonstrates our commitment to open connectivity, allowing organizations to leverage their existing investments. By easily connecting to both content management and translation management products from SDL, companies can conquer the communication challenges of today’s highly competitive global market.”


“SDL is the leader in delivering Global Information Management solutions and there is considerable demand for connectivity between third party products and SDL products,” commented Robinson Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of Clay Tablet Technologies. “Our industry needs open technologies to easily connect disparate enterprise systems. The Clay Tablet partnership with SDL increases that openness, so companies can more easily automate many of the processes associated with creating, managing, and publishing multilingual content.”


Clay Tablet and SDL achieved early integration success with their joint solution at Mitutoyo, a worldwide manufacturer of precision measurement instruments.  In order to meet government regulations, that required equal parity of French and English content and avoid severe financial penalties, Mitutoyo deployed Clay Tablet to connect their Content Management System with an SDL translation management system.  As a result of establishing an integrated translation process, the required content was fully bilingual within only a few days – a project that previously would have extended over many months.


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets.  The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels. 


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About Clay Tablet Technologies

Clay Tablet’s unique integration software easily connects any number of content management systems to any translation system.  Clients immediately benefit from Clay Tablet with improved translation process efficiency, making it significantly faster and easier to set-up, manage, send and retrieve translation projects. Based in Toronto, Canada, Clay Tablet Technologies works with a global channel partner network of content management and translation technology vendors, translation service providers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.Clay-Tablet.com.


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For more information please contact:


SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters - Amy Hall

+44 (0)1628 410120

[email protected]


Clay Tablet Technologies - Robinson Kelly

+1 416 363 0888 ext. 115

[email protected]


SDL Americas - Betsy Fallon

+1 508 415 1741

[email protected]


SDL ASIA - Richard Delanty

+81 90 6695 5313

[email protected]