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SDL Announces LSP Partner Advisory Board

SDL plc

Thursday, 22 July, 2010

Advisory Board kick-off meeting at SDL corporate headquarters brings together SDL LSP Partners from around the world.


Maidenhead, UK, 22nd July 2010 - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, announced today that an LSP Partner Advisory Board has been formed to represent the interests of SDL's growing LSP Partner community.


The mission of the SDL LSP Partner Advisory Board is to represent the voice of the LSP Partner community across the different regions, presiding over technical and commercial aspects of the partnership. Its main objective is to ensure LSP Partners receive ongoing value from the SDL LSP Partner program. The newly formed Advisory Board will  advise SDL of features the LSP community would like to see in the SDL product roadmap and recommend new areas of collaboration between the LSP community and SDL. The Advisory Board will also have a direct line into SDL management and will provide input on current and future policies.


The kick off meeting took place at SDL’s Corporate Headquarters in Maidenhead, U.K. at the end of April 2010. Some of the agreed actions from the meeting were:


  • To prioritize technology requirements from the LSP Partner community
  • To create a community and promote networking amongst LSP Partners
  • To establish a mechanism for the delivery of  high-priority SDL language technology information to partners


Tim Branton, Managing Director of aatranslations said: “SDL technology has always been closely aligned with LSP’s needs but I believe the SDL LSP Partner Advisory Board will result in an even greater influence on the technology . Furthermore, the board members are working closely together to provide LSPs with the tools to increase the value they can offer their businesses through the partnership.”


The SDL LSP Partner Advisory Board members include: Paul Mangell -  Alpha CRC, Phil Ritchie - VistaTEC, Steve Desmeules - ACCU Translations, Tim Branton -  aatranslations, Mark Robinson -  Alexika Ltd, Ralf Lemster -  Ralf Lemster Financial Translations GmBH, Gustavo Bernaus  -  PALINDROMO and Keith Laska -  SDL. The Advisory Board members represent each of the three levels of partnership of the LSP Partner program and SDL Language Technologies division. Board members meet quarterly and the initial term of the Advisory Board is set at twelve months.


The SDL LSP Partner Program is experiencing explosive growth worldwide with over 140 LSP members and growing corporate interest. To find an SDL LSP Partner or to see how the Program can add value to your business, please visit http://www.lspzone.com/lsp-partners-overview.asp



About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased 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, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP, Sony and Virgin Atlantic. 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 50 offices in 34 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About SDL Language Technologies

SDL’s Language Technologies division helps companies manage their communications with customers in different languages. The solutions ensure consistency of style and brand, automate manual processes in managing multilingual content and provide instant, automated translation of content.  The solutions also ensure translators can reuse content and improve their productivity in content and software localization.


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For more information please contact:


Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)

+44 (0)1628410120

[email protected]


Betsy Fallon (SDL Americas)

+1 508 415 1741

[email protected]


Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )

+81 90 6695 5313

[email protected]