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VistaTEC Joins First Wave of SDL LSP Partners

SDL plc

Monday, 3 November, 2008

SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, today announced that VistaTEC, one of the translation industry’s largest Language Service Providers (LSPs), has joined SDL's LSP Partner Program.

Under the terms of the agreement, VistaTEC will get full access to SDL Translation Management System™ – the leading, enterprise workflow application for managing all aspects of clients’ global information. As part of the agreement, VistaTEC has also entered into the SDL technology beta programme to help provide feedback and input into the future direction of the industry standard in translation management.

VistaTEC, who has strengthened their close collaborative relationship with SDL’s technology management over the last few months, has already been invited to respond to localization services referrals. After many years of using SDL Trados software as the de facto standard the company is now formalizing SDL TRADOS Certification for its employees to continue to expand their broad technology expertise across the organization.

“As an independent globalization services provider VistaTEC is passionate about the integration of world class, industry standard technology into its process”, said Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer at VistaTEC. “We see it as fundamental to the provision of efficient, high quality services to our customers. We believe that our commercial and technical collaboration with SDL will continue to grow to the benefit of localization services buyers worldwide.”

“I’ve had the pleasure of many close discussions with Phil and team over the past few months, and have really come to respect the amount of drive the company has for providing the best solutions for their customers,” said Keith Laska, Vice President of SDL TRADOS Technologies. "By joining the LSP Partner Program, VistaTEC have become a fully certified partner, adding increased value and expertise in world leading technology to over 480 corporate work givers using the SDL Translation Management System™, and over 150,000 Desktop technology customers who can now plug seamlessly into their translation workflow. I recommend their services to any company looking to adopt a Global Information Management strategy.”

For more information on the SDL LSP Partner program, please visit http://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 480 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 150,000 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 VistaTEC

VistaTEC is a leader in localization and process management. Its name has become synonymous with quality deliverables, technical expertise, outstanding language services and the very best in project management. Extraordinary client retention has enabled us to form true partnerships, which over time have yielded remarkable results in terms of production efficiencies through automation and process adaptation.

VistaTEC collaborates closely with technology companies world-wide that provide best of breed, complementary tool sets. These alliances have unified the best offerings of service and technology available and have made VistaTEC a leading player in the globalization services sector.

VistaTEC is owned and managed by industry veterans. It has offices in the U.S. and Europe and partner affiliates around the globe.

For more information, visit www.vistatec.ie or please contact: Cara Ludlow, Tel: +353 (0)1 416 8077, Email: [email protected]

Paul Hampton (SDL)
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