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SDL Launches "Predictive Text" for Global Technical Communicators

SDL plc

Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

Maidenhead, U.K. – 27th July 2010 - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the launch of SDL Global Authoring Management System™ 2010, providing power and content quality to the fingertips of professional authors, editors and reviewers.


New AutoSuggest™ technology in SDL Global Authoring Management System 2010 provides as-you-type suggestions to authors to speed up the content creation process and ensure quality content is available on-demand.


SDL Global Authoring Management System gives global organizations the ability to adhere to style and linguistic guidelines globally, to ensure the use of accurate terminology and to reuse previously written content. By integrating this technology into the content development process, organizations can improve the quality and clarity of customer communications, achieve time-to-market deadlines and control translation costs.


This latest release focuses on improving productivity for technical communicators. It includes AutoSuggest technology, leveraged from the leading translation tool, SDL Trados® Studio. AutoSuggest offers writers suggestions of previously written content as they type within their writing environment. This ensures that they do not have to write the same sentence twice and therefore increases productivity, improves consistency and helps reduce translation effort and cost. Further enhancements to the technology include Multiple Document Processing, which allows users to perform style, terminology and authoring memory checks and reports on a group of documents, Adobe FrameMaker books, or “DITA maps”. This provides additional flexibility and productivity for users working in structured content with DITA.


“Time-to-market demands put pressure on the content creation process. But creating content and documentation productively does not mean that quality and consistency should be compromised,” commented Alan Sloan, CEO of SDL Language Technologies division. “With AutoSuggest technology built into SDL Global Authoring Management System, global organizations can create content faster than ever before, as well as ensuring consistent and high-quality communications with their customers.”


“These great new features are going to make a significant difference to our productivity and help us deliver valuable content to our customers,” said Pascal Kesselmark, who is Head of Technical Documentation at Klingelnberg and has participated in the beta program for this release. “I am particularly excited about the AutoSuggest ‘as-you-type’ technology. This is really impressive, innovative technology.”


To view videos, sign up for the launch webinar and find out more about SDL Global Authoring Management System 2010, visit www.sdl.com/sdl-global-ams-2010


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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, 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)1628 410120

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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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