TMS

Localization management teams: is working remotely your new normal?

Localization management teams: is working remotely your new normal? 150 150 Andrzej Nedoma

With XTRF, managing your translation and localization business remotely is no different than working in the office. Remote access for customers, vendors, project managers, and employees is easy with our cloud-based platform.

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How XTRF’s agile approach to software development helps you

How XTRF’s agile approach to software development helps you 150 150 Bartosz Budzynski

Three years ago, XTRF’s customization team began applying the agile methodology to their way of working. This has meant focusing on meeting our clients’ business needs and adopting a collaborative, iterative, example-based approach. Hear from Bartosz, our Professional Services Director, about how this has helped us deliver the features and functionality you want, on time and on budget.

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Using project automation to deal with small translation requests

Using project automation to deal with small translation requests 150 150 XTRF Team

Dealing with multiple small translation projects often involves a high cost in relation to their value, meaning they’re not great for the bottom line. But by automating key parts of your processes, you can reduce costs and save time all while increasing client satisfaction. That said, successful automation is never implemented overnight. In this blog post, we provide some key tips for avoiding common pitfalls, and how to ensure automatic does not equal robotic.

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The three pillars of adaptive
project management

The three pillars of adaptive
project management
150 150 Mateusz Magdziarz

Increasing competition and evolving market requirements are making project management in the translation and localization industry ever more difficult. But, by following our three pillars concept, you can help your company meet the challenges of tomorrow and ensure ongoing success. Find out how you can harness processes, resources, and people, for successful and adaptive project management.

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The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage four – regular Translation Agency

The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage four – regular Translation Agency
150 150 Jurek Nedoma

After several years acting as a mini-SLV based at home, my alter ego started noticing the inconveniences of choosing this way of working. The aspects I previously considered as major advantages had lost some of their shine.

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The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage three – micro-SLV (Single Language Vendor)

The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage three – micro-SLV (Single Language Vendor)
150 150 Jurek Nedoma

The first subcontracted project was an ad hoc decision when several projects’ deadlines coincided. The assigned translator was my first choice, my best choice and my only available choice.

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The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage two – Overload

The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage two – Overload
150 150 Jurek Nedoma

At first, my primary concern was increasing the number of clients and the total volume of jobs. Previously, my “business hours” as a freelancer were limited to 2-3 hours per evening plus time devoted to translation on several weekends.

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The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage one – freedom

The four stages of translation agency growth.
Stage one – freedom
150 150 Jurek Nedoma

Read about XTRF Co-Founder Jurek Nedoma’s 25-year journey in the language industry, from translating in his evenings, to founding and running a fully-fledged translation agency. Discover how he got there and the lessons he learned along the way.

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Task Lists – Common Problems

Task Lists – Common Problems 150 150 Piotr Nabielec

Time is the most precious resource that we have in our lives and it is limited. In this rapidly changing world, we want to achieve more and more. Our task lists are growing. We have more and more on our plates. More and more often people suffer from anxiety, burnout, and depression. We have bigger and bigger problems focussing, trying to avoid distractions and social media and news addictions.

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Using TMS Technology to improve ROI: How to stop worrying and love automation

Using TMS Technology to improve ROI: How to stop worrying and love automation 150 150 XTRF Team

The terms “Big Data” and “automation” are now part of the everyday business lexicon. With the increasing amount of data that companies and their staff handle, having a designated TMS to automate the inflow and outflow of information can make staff’s life much easier while at the same time increasing the company’s ROI.

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