We started as a tiny language service provider in Brno, Czech Republic. As we were slowly growing, we understood we needed a tool that would help us not only coordinate our work, but also store all our information, data, and define our processes. A tool that would be able to pull out useful statistics with only a few clicks of the mouse. We did our research, looking for a useful TMS that would meet all our needs, but as you know, it’s no easy task. So, we approached things from a different angle; we checked what our vendors were using since we knew we shared similar management needs and mindsets. We picked three candidates to test, and XTRF was, fortunately, one of them. From the very beginning, we knew XTRF would be a winner.
Why? For one reason and one reason only: XTRF was built by people who’d worked in the translation and localization industry for years. They’d gotten to know every process there is, realizing all the small variations. They knew exactly how complicated and complex our industry can be. Every single company providing localization services has its own parameters to work by, all PMs are different, and everyone likes to manage their work in a slightly different way. But this is not only about the people working with the system on a daily basis—all of our clients also approach the localization of their product in a different way. XTRF is built to satisfy this amazing variability of localization services.
Isn’t that great? And what’s even better is that they offer a huge range of customization. So if you happen to be missing a certain functionality, they’re happy to talk about a solution, or they’ll point you in the right direction, because the feature may well already be integrated.
We already know that using XTRF in your day-to-day workflow
is like hiring a highly effective colleague.
We are still at the very beginning of using XTRF. But we already know that using XTRF in your day-to-day workflow is like hiring a highly effective colleague. They ask a lot of questions and want to know every little detail, they look in all the nooks and crannies. So, you find the time, teach them everything there is to know, give them all the data to play with. Then there comes a time when they finally have all the information and you ask them to do something for you. And they blow you away. Just wait and see.