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SDLs LSP Partner Program Starting to Address Corporate Need

SDL plc

Tuesday, 18 November, 2008

Value of Global Information Management (GIM) Solutions Enhanced by Cooperation between SDL and Language Service Providers

Maidenhead, United Kingdom (18th November 2008) - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, has announced growing momentum behind the SDL Language Service Provider (LSP) Partner Program, with new partners joining at each level. As corporate clients confirm their interest in cooperation between their GIM technology and language service providers, LSPs are responding to the opportunity to enhance their value to clients with growing interest in partnerships worldwide.

Innovation Delivered.

In parallel with this month’s kickoff of partner joint marketing initiatives, SDL and partners are already finding opportunities to combine complementary capacities to better serve the needs of corporate buyers. This maximizes the value delivered to the client, and helps win incremental business for LSP partners.

"We're very happy to be an LSP Partner with SDL,” said Steve Desmeules, CEO of ACCU Translations, an SDL Advantage Plus Partner. “Partnering with the global leader in GIM technology helps us differentiate ourselves from our direct competitors by having access to the newest technology first, continually having a trained workforce guaranteeing the consistency of the use of the technology. Another advantage is the ability to plug in seamlessly and easily accept projects from over 500 enterprise clients that are using GIM technology, an additional source of revenue for us."

“For us, the LSP partner program is the systematic development of our long-standing partnership with SDL Trados,” added Dipl. Ing. Andreas Siegmund, Managing Director, Document Service Center GmbH, another Advantage Plus Partner. “Just by deploying SDL Trados Server technologies, we have been able to raise our services to a whole new level. With the LSP partner program and the extensive technological cooperation that comes with it, we now see additional opportunities for expanding our areas of competence, thus further optimizing our range of services. Moreover, we expect the LSP partner program to intensify the existing personal contacts between the employees of our companies.”

"Having defined technological innovation as one of our business’ four core values, Precision Translators is pleased for the opportunity to become an SDL Associate Partner,” said W. Andrew Martin, CEO of Precision Translators Ltda. “We feel that partnering with the world's leading GIM technology solutions provider is a logical step in our company’s evolution, and we have high expectations for what lies ahead. The additional comfort of being able to choose from over 170,000 industry professionals also using SDL Trados software is immense – it reduces project delivery times by cutting out layers of the translator qualification process.”

“The main reason we use SDL Trados is that it has become the standard in translation memory software,” said Birger Knudskov of Copenhagen-based Fokus Translations. “It’s the best and most efficient way we know to ensure terminology consistency in the services we provide to our clients. We’re excited about the partner program’s potential to help us promote our technology expertise.”

“With our enterprise solutions running at over 500 corporations, and our language technology powering over 80% of the translation supply chain, SDL is in a unique position to help LSPs develop their expertise in Global Information Management technology,” said Keith Laska, Vice President, SDL TRADOS Technologies. “By working with partners to promote best practice technology usage, the program helps LSPs maximize their value to clients, and helps corporations receive the highest possible levels of service quality and efficiency.”

Since SDL launched the LSP Partner Program in July 2008, membership worldwide and corporate interest has grown rapidly. To find out more about how the LSP Partner Program can add value to you or to register your interest, please visit www.lspzone.com/partners.

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

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About ACCU Translations

ACCU Translation Services Ltd. has been an innovative and a leading-edge provider of translation and localization services since 1975. With offices in Burlington, Ontario & Quebec City, and over 1,200 in-house and freelance translators, editors, proofreaders and linguists worldwide, ACCU delivers top-quality translation services in over 100 languages. Find out more at www.accutranslations.com

About Document Service Center
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 competence when it comes to optimizing localization and globalization workflows. www.RWS.com

About Precision Translators
PT leverages human and technological resources to eliminate language barriers between our clients and their business allies across the Americas. www.precisiontranslators.com/?hub=3⊂=1

About Fokus
Fokus Translations, based in Finland, is one of the leading translation companies in the Nordics. www.fokustranslations.dk

Paul Hampton (SDL)
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