July 30, 2008

Across Systems Introduces New Language Portal As Corporate Platform

Across Systems, a leading provider of Corporate Translation Management systems and the world's leading independent linguistic supply chain technology, has announced introduction of its new Language Portal Solution for large-scale organizations and multinational corporations. This enterprise solution will enable implementation of corporate intranet Web portals for all language-related issues.

At the same time Across is releasing the latest update to the Across Language Server, offering many new functions for the localization of software user interfaces. These updates are geared to both software manufacturers and machine building companies who localize their machine control display indications for foreign markets.

Portal Solution as Corporate Platform

The new Language Portal Solution provides a simple user interface that allows customers operating on an international scale to implement Web portals for all language-related issues and for all staff levels who need to make use of language resources. Authorized users can put translation jobs on such portals and get an overview of their processing status at any time. The corporate Language Portal as front-end helps to streamline processes, increase efficiency and cut costs considerably. The Across Language Server as back-end allows a high level of automation of all translation process steps including costs calculation, system-based assignment and transmission of projects to external language service providers. Companies may choose to do the translation in-house or to outsource it, depending on the target language, size of the data and document type.

Efficient Software Localization

So far, the Across Language Server has mostly been deployed in the fields of product information and product documentation. New options for software localization provided in this upgrade make new uses possible. As a rule, the wording used in software user interfaces appears in exactly the same or a similar way in operating manuals, online help and marketing material. Therefore, wording already translated can be re-used for different output formats; for example, GUI menu texts can be used in online help, and online help texts can be used in operating manuals. This not only increases the consistency and quality of the contents, but also reduces the time to market for language variants of the software, while cutting translation costs significantly.

Daniel Nackovski, president of Across Systems, Inc., says, "Both innovations emphasize the positioning of the Across Language Server as a central platform for all corporate language resources and translation processes. By providing functions for software localization, we now cover the field for which only isolated solutions have been deployed so far. Our portal solution allows for seamless processes involving hundreds or even thousands of users."

Both new capabilities will be demonstrated at various tradeshows internationally in the autumn of 2008.

About Across Systems (www.across.net)

Across Systems, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server - the world's leading independent linguistic supply chain technology.

The Across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. Open interfaces enable the direct integration of corresponding systems, e.g. CMS, catalog, or ERP solutions. By using Across, translation costs can be cut drastically, and the investment in Across usually pays off in a very short time.