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SDL Language Service Provider Partner Program Exceeds 50 Partners Worldwide

SDL plc


Thursday, 21 May, 2009

With the imminent launch of SDL Trados Studio 2009, Language Service Providers are seeing the value of close technical and commercial collaboration with SDL

Maidenhead, United Kingdom (21st May, 2009) - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, has announced increased momentum behind the SDL Language Service Provider (LSP) Partner Program, with over 50 companies having joined since the introduction of the program in June 2008.

The SDL LSP Partner Program has seen explosive growth, as LSPs across the world are taking advantage of the program’s numerous commercial and technology benefits. A key area of value for LSP partners has been receiving early access to SDL Trados® Studio 2009 before its official release and providing direct input into its development through http://ideas.sdltrados.com. LSPs around the globe are finding that partnering with an established and financially stable company such as SDL is proving to be a key strategy in current economic times. This approach is helping more and more translation companies find new ways to grow their revenue without increasing their overheads.

Hans Pich, Business Development Manager at Document Service Center GmbH speaks of his experience with the software from his participation in the beta program: "The new SDL Trados Studio 2009 is a milestone in the development of computer-assisted translation software. The developers have responded directly to the needs of users by offering innovative solutions such as the AutoSuggest™ feature, which provides sub-segment matches, and the re-designed user interface. By integrating the individual applications into a single program, SDL Trados Studio 2009 offers unprecedented flexibility while retaining its intuitive usability. This will allow us to implement individual project workflows more efficiently, which in turn will boost our productivity."

Steve Wilde, Managing Director of The Translation People commented on the partnership, "We are already experiencing many benefits from our partnership with the global leader in GIM technology, by having access to new technology like SDL Trados Studio 2009 before its release and participating jointly in marketing opportunities with SDL TRADOS Technologies. This gives us exposure to the large SDL user base, helping to provide additional sources of revenue for us." The Translation People are an Advantage Plus Partner.

Craig Buckstein, Chief Operating Officer at US-based Geneva Worldwide, an Associate level SDL LSP partner says, “Geneva Worldwide is already seeing tangible benefits across the board resulting in increased efficiencies with our translation processes. We look forward to working with SDL in the coming year as we take full advantage of the LSP program and continue to focus on growing our business.”

At the Associate level the new LSP partners include UK-based Choice Language Services, thewordhub, Oxford Conversis, Midland Technical Translations, Alexika and Synergy Language Services. In Canada new Associate partners are Traduction Proteus Inc., Textualis and Communications Syllabus. In the US LSPs Geneva Worldwide, Meridian Mark Language Services, Pro-Active Translations Inc., Lingua Vitae Inc., CP Language Institute Inc, International Language Center, TrueLanguage, NetworkOmni and Global LT, have joined the program alongside Texo S.R.L.in Argentina. In Germany Proverba Translation & Technology, Locasoft GmbH, CP Übersetzungen, Kothes!, IPD GmbH, BMF text+ have all joined at Associate level as well as eurocom Translation Services GmbH in Austria and Informatik-Dienste in Switzerland. New Associate partners also include Italian Soget SRL, Spanish Deltatext and Assertio, French Altica Traductions, Dutch LSPs Helena Technical Translations B.V. and S. Brouwer Vertalingen and Crystal Hues from India.

At the Advantage Plus level new partners include UK-based aatranslations, The Translation People and RWS group, Inter-Set Translation in Denmark, Eriksen Translations Inc. and Medialocate in the US. The list also includes Canadian based Trans-it, ProMT in Russia, TRADEX GmbH, KERN AG in Germany and HCR - Informática e Traduções, Lda.in Portugal.

The LSP Partner Program is experiencing rapid growth in worldwide membership and corporate interest. To find SDL LSP Partners or to see how the LSP Partner Program can add value to your business or to register your interest, please visit

About SDL
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 the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, Sun Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.

SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com


About Document Service Center GmbH

DSC is one of the leading translation service providers for technical documentation in Germany. With more than a decade of experience in applying translation software and by virtue of its ability to adapt this software to meet specific customer demands. Document Service Center has achieved a high level of expertise when it comes to optimizing localization and globalization workflows. www.dsc-translation.de

About The Translation People
The Translation People is a successful and well established translation services company based in the UK. It provides a comprehensive range of services to clients across the globe, including the translation of printed and online communications, multilingual document production, software localization, voiceovers, subtitling and conference and court interpreting. www.thetranslationpeople.com


About Geneva Worldwide

Founded in 1903, Geneva Worldwide is a third generation, family owned business that provides a full range of language services to meet the multilingual communication needs of our clients in numerous industries. With an international network of linguists and an on-site team comprised of account executives, desktop publishing specialists, and project managers, Geneva offers translation, interpreting, typesetting, transcription, and localization services in more than 180 languages. www.genevaworldwide.com

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Becky Kiely (Octopus)
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Amy Hall (SDL EMEA)
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Betsy Fallon (SDL Americas)
+1 508 415 1741
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Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )
+81 90 6695 5313
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