Founded in 2007 in Lendava (Slovenia), Preteks is a language service provider specializing in the Adriatic and Balkan languages. Preteks serves a variety of enterprise clients and well-recognized multilingual language vendors (MLVs). Preteks also has a branch office in Varaždin (Croatia).
Like many other translation companies, Preteks has a proprietary business management system, which facilitates customization but possesses challenges when it comes to integrating with other platforms.
Around February 2022, they started receiving many small translation jobs from another LSP using XTRF. The end client is equipped with Lingotek.
That’s when Alen Dominić, the CEO of Preteks, reached out to us to see whether it was possible to create an automated workflow that would allow taking jobs directly from XTRF.
He wanted to take away the pressure on his project management team, which spent from 1 to 6 hours a day just organizing the work for this special client.
It took only 16 hours for Preteks’ programmer and lead project manager to set up everything with our TMS and Belazy.
The main challenge was to get a comprehensive understanding of the system and the solution. Fetching the information that our client sent over XTRF into BeLazy, and then into our proprietary TMS. Once we figured this out, making the API connections was pretty straight-forward.
Connecting proprietary systems with commercially available solutions can be a challenging feat. But it is thanks to BeLazy’s easy-to-use and well-documented REST API that Preteks’ supplier was able to implement the new workflow in less than 1 month and a half.