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SDL Introduces Business Consulting Services for Global Enterprises

SDL plc

Tuesday, 9 May, 2006

Offers Best Practices and Strategic Guidance on Global Information Management

Maidenhead, UK SDL International, the leading provider of global information management (GIM) solutions, announced today the formation of SDL Business Consulting, a new division to provide strategic guidance for enterprises faced with the information management challenges of reaching global markets.

SDL has over 1000 highly-skilled service professionals across more than 50 offices in 30 countries, creating an unmatched pool of knowledge on GIM services, technologies, processes and best practices. SDL Business Consulting, led by Kel Commins, Vice President Professional Services, will offer global enterprises the opportunity to benefit from the business insight that SDL has gained working with leading global brands, such as AMD, GSK, HP and Philips.

The SDL business consultants have many years' experience of advising clients on GIM solutions, from low cost, on-demand portals through localization process and methodology to integration of enterprise solutions utilizing the latest in web technologies. With SDL's global ecosystem of technology and service partners, enterprises can be assured of best-in-class solutions that embrace a multi-vendor approach built on open standards, such as XML, XLIFF, DITA and TMX, and leading methodologies, such as Create, Cleanse, Maintain (CCM).

"Our global communications and commerce strategy is vital to the success of our company," said Todd Satterfield, Director of Global Internet Marketing at AMD. "We engaged SDL Business Consulting as part of a strategic review of our international web and marketing processes."

"The combination of SDL and Trados expertise gives SDL Business Consulting a significant pool of knowledge to draw on," commented Kel Commins, Vice President Professional Services at SDL. "We have best practice knowledge across business functions, throughout the global information lifecycle and in many different industry sectors. Our clients have the reassurance that these best practices draw on technology, process and local market understanding that is grounded in the reality of operating the world's largest language services infrastructure."

SDL has progressed from creating translation web portal solutions in 1999 to now having over 150 successful hosted and in-house deployments of integrated GIM solutions, supported by over 130,000 personal desktop licences of terminology and translation memory software across a global ecosystem of publishers and service providers. For more information on SDL Business Consulting, please visit www.sdl.com/consulting.

About SDL International
SDL International (London Stock Exchange: 'SDL') is the leader in global information management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed localization supply chain. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.

For more information on SDL, please contact:
Kel Commins
SDL International (US)
Tel: +1 408 743 3623
Email: [email protected]

Fiona Ribeiro
SDL International (Europe)
Tel: +44 (0)1628 410120
Email: [email protected]

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