XTRF is a software that is currently revolutionizing the work of translation agencies. It supports the management of translation project files and the building of extensive databases containing information on orders and clients. XTRF also provides comprehensive support in accounting and payment supervision in the company. Invoices and order prices can be drawn up via the software. It also allows to create sales strategies and supervise its effects.
Another advantage of XTRF is its ability to integrate with computer-aided translation (CAT) programs. This is not the same solution as automatic translation, which is used in popular Internet translators. One of the most popular programs of this type on the market is SDL Trados Studio.
SDL Trados Studio is a solution used by small translation agencies, freelancers and large international organizations. The most important element of the program is the translation memory, which remembers the content translated by the user. Thanks to this, during the work, the user is prompted to use previously used phrases, which significantly accelerates and facilitates the work. This program itself already has many improvements, such as automatic segmentation of the text, which allows for more control and transparency in the translation of the content and the ability to read multiple file formats, such as doc., xml., and rtf.
MODERN SUPPORT FOR THE WORK OF A TRANSLATION AGENCY
XTRF integrates the work of people using different types of CAT software, and supports the work of users using files created in many formats and programs. With this solution XTRF supports remote working of people working in different organizations and parts of the world. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide remote access to data entered into the program, but also to create advanced security measures that guarantee the security of various types of data, including those related to the finances of the company. The system is also equipped with the ability to restore documents, which translates into a guarantee of security and the ability to restore content from any point in time. This data is protected by an individual login mechanism and a SSL security certificate.
Many functions and processes in the XTRF environment have been automated, including document flow and payment control. The system also provides for the possibility of building templates related to the execution of specific orders (e.g. addressed to representatives of a specific industry). It also allows to supervise the work of contractors, which contributes to the improvement of the quality of services offered by the company. The combination of improvements offered by XTRF and the functions of one of the best CAT programs, such as SDL Trados Studio, will certainly translate into a reduction in the lead time and the possibility of building a database of good practices related to the marketing strategy of agencies or translation departments.