Classic Projects vs Smart Projects – which should I use?

When you create projects in XTRF, you can choose
whether to create a Classic Project or a Smart Project.
They both have their benefits, and which you should choose depends on the type of project it is.
Remember that you can use them in parallel, so you may create a Classic Project one day,
and a Smart Project the next – it all depends on what best fits your needs.
When you create projects in XTRF, you can choose whether to create a Classic Project or a Smart Project.
They both have their benefits, and which you should choose depends on the type of project it is.
Remember that you can use them in parallel, so you may create a Classic Project one day, and a Smart Project the next – it all depends on what best fits your needs.

So which is best for your project?

So which is best for your project?

Classic Projects

In short, Classic Projects are great for complex projects,
especially those with more than one source language
and multiple target languages.

They go into more detail and allow you to get into
the nitty-gritty and fine-tune the settings as you need.

XTRF Classic Projects
XTRF Smart Projects

Smart Projects

Meanwhile, Smart Projects are perfect for those everyday,
straightforward projects that involve one source language
and maybe a couple of target languages
.

They’re intuitive and easy to use but don’t offer
the huge array of settings that Classic Projects do.

XTRF Classic Projects

Classic Projects

In short, Classic Projects are great for complex projects, especially those with more than one source language and multiple target languages.

They go into more detail and allow you to get into the nitty-gritty and fine-tune the settings as you need.

XTRF Smart Projects

Smart Projects

Meanwhile, Smart Projects are perfect for those everyday, straightforward projects that involve one source language and maybe a couple of target languages.

They’re intuitive and easy to use but don’t offer the huge array of settings that Classic Projects do.

In more detail, below are some of the key functionalities each offers.

  • LanguagesClassic ProjectsSmart Projects
    More than one source language
    More than one target language
  • Project setup and processClassic ProjectsSmart Projects
    Modify a project’s workflow/process on the go
    Predefined workflow/process templates
    Multiple workflows contained within one project
    All project information displayed on one page
    Project files are uploaded with categories for easier finding
    Edit and save automatically
    Project timeline displayed graphically (Gantt chart)
    Can have different start dates and deadlines for different jobs within the same project
    Can select vendor/s manually
    Can automate vendor selection
    Can automatically calculate project finances
  • IntegrationsClassic ProjectsSmart Projects
    Integration with memoQ
    Integration with multiple CAT tools
    10+ kinds of CAT tool analysis uploaded to calculate project finances
    XTRF Chat