Software Updates

Software update: November 2020

New functionality

Corporate account management

You can now have multiple people who log in with their personal Google or Microsoft accounts join the same organization, and see and manage the same connections. Invite your co-workers into your organization and let everybody log in with their own Google or Microsoft accounts.

Improved user experience

"Reject" button is "Ignore" now

We have renamed this button as it does not reject a project in the source system, it only removes it from the list of projects in BeLazy.

You can ignore projects under monitoring

This allows you to keep your project list clean and clear.

Projects stay where they belong

If you have an error during project creation, the project remains in the Approval pending list, and can be ignored there. If full automation fails, the Deliveries pending shows these projects, and you can ignore them from there. The list under Connections only shows projects that are no longer handled by BeLazy either because they were successfully delivered or because you decided to ignore them after approval.

New mapping

Project manager mapping

Previously a BeLazy account related to one project manager. Now it is possible to fine-tune project manager assignment in the business management system based not only on the connection but also on the specifics of the connection, so you can have different people manage projects for different end-customers of the same customer, or different project types - like audiovisual projects are managed by others.

New integration

End-to-end automation with Protemos

Protemos users benefit from BeLazy’s new capability of automatically picking up deliverable files and uploading them to the vendor portals configured. We have also improved the financial management, contact management and the file management of this integration.

Software update: October 2020

New integrations

Smartling translation management system support

If your customer uses Smartling, you can now connect their instance to your business management system (XTRF, Plunet, Protemos or through the APIs any custom BMS). Projects assigned to you are automatically retrieved and created in your system, and if you assign your linguist in your business management system, the corresponding users get automatically assigned in Smartling. This offers you a streamlined method to work on your customers’ continuous localization projects.

RWS Moravia SymLite vendor portal support

SymLite is a very specific vendor portal that RWS Moravia uses to manage only one of their large accounts. Projects offered to you in SymLite can be accepted and created in your business management system with a single click.

New mapping

Client mapping

BeLazy only supported selecting one client per connection for most vendor portal connections, and one client per office for Welocalize Junction. Multiple assignments of clients were only possible for translation management systems. We have overhauled this configuration and now you can map clients according to any criteria, just the way services are mapped. This also means that we have added a client list for business management systems integrated through the API.

Support for price profiles in XTRF

In XTRF, you could only select a customer and a currency before. Now you can choose any of the customers’ price profiles according to the new client mapping. This enables you to, for example, assign different price profiles to different end clients through a vendor portal. As XTRF’s automated vendor assignment is based on the price profile selected, this enables a fully custom totally automated workflow based on the end client, or you can further refine the criteria for translation selection.

Software update: September 2020

User interface improvements

New user interface section: Deliveries pending

We believe that full automation deserves a visual indication! Previously, once a project had been approved, it got under the list of projects in the connection at the bottom of the screen. Finding out which projects were about to be delivered, which were not completed was no easy task in that clutter. For the first time since the initial release we have made a significant change to the user interface: BeLazy now has not three but four areas in the main dashboard. Besides Approvals pending, we added Deliveries pending. If a project can be fully automated, after approval it gets into the Deliveries pending area, and only fully completed projects go into the history under the connection.

Improved visual configuration for the business management system, and less time spent editing automation

Users who integrate through the API will notice that we have renamed Change business management system to Manage business management system. Now you can easily add or remove API values such as languages, specializations, rates, services, or vendors on the fly. If you use XTRF or Plunet, you can change the main configuration items. We have dramatically reduced the number of times you need to click Edit automation and wait.

Workflow settings display

Go to any automated connection, and click on the little arrow to expand the pane. You will find that besides the list of terminated projects you have a new option: workflows. This lists your main configuration settings for clients and services, so you don’t need to edit the automation to see how it is set up, and whether the unexpected behavior is due to misconfiguration or not.

New mapping

Unit mapping

Initially, BeLazy was meant to work only with word-based projects. With project management automation though there is a need to handle other types of projects, including hour-based, line-based, and page-based. This improvement allows you to map units coming from vendor portals and translation management systems to units in your business management system.

integrations

Protemos BMS support

If you use the popular cloud-based Protemos business management system to run your business and project management, you will welcome this integration. We have implemented the project creation functionality between BeLazy and Protemos. You can create projects from all of BeLazy’s connections in your Protemos system now.

Software update: August 2020

Globallink Integration

We have introduced the GlobalLink Project Director integration (beta) that allows receiving and claiming submissions, batches and tasks in Project Director as well as creating the corresponding project with all the project files and metadata in your BMS.

Memsource full automation

We have completed full automation for the Memsource-XTRF translation workflow. Now, when your projects are delivered in XTRF, they will be delivered in Memsource too.

Junction full automation

We have added a new delivery step in the Welocalize Junction workflow, which handles the services translation and copy-editing together in one process.

API improvements

Software update: July 2020

Improved XTRF portal handling

Good news for Lionbridge vendors that we have released the first version of the automation for Lionbridge LCX projects. You can automatically accept projects and generate them in your business management system.

Vendor monitoring / linguist assignment:

If you are using Memsource as a TMS to receive projects, and XTRF as a BMS to assign vendors, the vendors selected in XTRF - either automatically or manually - are automatically transferred to Memsource. We take care of the mapping of user names, and are even able to create users in Memsource automatically for you.

UX improvements:

Good news for Lionbridge vendors that we have released the first version of the automation for Lionbridge LCX projects. You can automatically accept projects and generate them in your business management system.

Bug fixes

Our software development team fixed and tested several bugs. We have made improvements on Moravia Symfonie, thus pricing information is always available now (please see our article on how to set up the right permissions for your service account - link below) and Lionbridge project links always open correctly. We also improved the auto-approval feature and now project word counts are added up in case there are multiple receivables, and made improvements on connection synchronizations, synchronization goes both ways.

Software update: June 2020

End-to-end automation for translation project packages.

Before June 2020, the automation workflow in BeLazy ended the moment the translation projects were created in your Business Management System (BMS). From now on, BeLazy offers full automation and round-tripping of translation files.

Software update: April 2020

New vendor portal connection - Lionbridge LCX

Good news for Lionbridge vendors that we have released the first version of the automation for Lionbridge LCX projects. You can automatically accept projects and generate them in your business management system.

New vendor portal connection - Translated

Translated (also known as Translated.net) is one of the most innovative companies when it comes to process automation, yet the way you work for them was not automated so far. With our new connection, we are allowing translation vendors to Translated automatically get their projects into their business management system.

Improved vendor portal connection - XTRF

XTRF vendor portals were supported from the first version of BeLazy, yet given the power of this tool, projects coming from these portals can be set up in many ways. We have now added support for non-CAT payables/receivables, and you can now accept projects with more than one payables/receivables.

Improved vendor portal connection - RWS Moravia Symfonie

We have added support for financial data coming from Symfonie.

Software update: March 2020

Vendor portal API

The vendor portal API use case allows you to send translatable data to BeLazy and create a translation project that can then go into Plunet, BeLazy, or your proprietary business management system (BMS). It introduces the concept of workspaces and projects.

You can find a detailed description here and a blog entry here.

Email notifications for red flags

We have introduced a new functionality that allows you to use BeLazy with auto-approve without opening the interface and still not lose projects: email notifications. BeLazy now sends you emails every time you receive your first red flag. If you get this email, open BeLazy, resolve all the red flags, and then you'll get another one if a new issue arises.

Improved API documentation

We have added a new menu called concepts to https://api.belazy.cat. It explains how to implement functionalities that are typically used, and also lists the values that are specific to certain connectors but not all.

Mapping improvements

We have improved the way languages are mapped and relaxed some of the stringent mapping requirements that prevented project creation.

Auto-approve conditions

Now you can auto-approve projects that are for certain end clients (e.g. only approve Microsoft jobs from this connection) and are in certain CAT tools (e.g. don’t auto-approve projects in SDL Trados).

Improved Lionbridge TMS connector

We have identified some use cases where the connector did not include deadline and volume even if this data was there and we have improved the connector.

Bug fixes

Simply too many… we have resolved all the known bugs, so if you had a problem earlier, make sure to recheck!

Software update: February 2020

Support for XTRF Classic projects

February brings a long-requested enhancement: supporting the creation of not only XTRF Smart projects but also XTRF Classic projects, so all of you who don’t use Smart projects can start using BeLazy without changing your workflows. Essential for many Memsource integration users.

REST API configuration simplified

Previously you had to add a callback URL, but if you only want to test out whether you can see the projects via the API, now you can click through the entire configuration without changing anything. It’s ideal for first testing how it works, but if you want to use it in production, make sure you got the mapping right!

Bug fixes

We have improved the robustness of downloading projects from the XTRF and Plunet vendor portals, improved the language mapping to cover cases we have not thought of before.

Software update: December 2019

Memsource connector

If your customer sends you a project in Memsource Cloud, or your project manager sets up one manually there, now it can automatically appear in your instance of XTRF as a smart project. We support also the net rate schemes and price lists appearing in Memsource, and if the analysis is not there, BeLazy creates one automatically.

API Update

The API now manages multilingual projects, so TMS-originated projects (Memsource projects currently) can also appear in your proprietary business management system.

Welocalize Junction client mapping

Before you had to manually reassign projects to the right Welocalize branch in XTRF or Plunet if the branch offering you the job was not the one you had set up. With the new Memsource connector, we now support multiple customers per connection, and we have extended this support to the Junction connector. We have eliminated the main bottlenecks in this connector.

Improved rate mapping

Rate mapping has always been a hard-to-solve problem (given that the number of rate brackets in the origin system may be higher than the number in the target system), and now we have made it possible to ignore certain rare mapping issues.

Improved speed and better support for RWS Moravia Symfonie

Previously we downloaded every project in every connector, and this caused a lot of problems for the users. Now we are only downloading the latest one month of projects, and if we don’t learn enough from those, another month, giving you almost equal user experience but a more careful treatment of your customer’s systems and your nerves.

Software update: October 2019​

Moravia Symfonie connector

BeLazy now features a new vendor portal to the list of supported portals: Moravia Symfonie. RWS Moravia encourages the use of automation when receiving projects from them, and we hope that through BeLazy many more users will receive and automatically create the projects in an automated fashion.

Project naming conventions

So far, BeLazy always applied fixed project naming in the business management system: every project created was named after the source project’s ID and the name of the connection in square brackets. Now we have changed the automation possibilities, and you can set up your own naming convention.

New API calls

We have created a brand new API that allows you to query connections in BeLazy, and furthermore it allows you to synchronize the connections. Why is this useful? Let’s say you receive an email and using your own system or a third-party system like Zapier you understand that you have a new project. You synchronize the connection, and the new project appears in BeLazy, and using the automated approval rules you accept the project in the blink of an eye.

Other user experience improvements

We have made BeLazy easier to use: we are now color-coding guessed items in the mapping dialogs to give you a better clue what you need to revise and what not, we are adding actual weights after the errors, and we have improved the XTRF-related file category handling. We have fixed a couple of other issues as well, including Plunet tax selection and further improvements to the Welocalize Junction connector.

Software update: September 2019

File transfer from the vendor portal to the BMS

One of the biggest shortcomings of our automation so far was that files were not moved with the project approval, and the project manager had to go in to the portal and download the files manually. We’re proud to say we have solved this, and files are uploaded into all business management systems supported (Plunet and XTRF) and available for proprietary systems via the API - this requires a little more development on your end, please check the updated Api documentation. Files remain available for a week, so don’t leave old projects hanging there - if you do, you’ll have to log in to the vendor portal and download them manually. BeLazy downloads different types of files such as work files, reference files, TMs, instructions, etc. (only files smaller than 3 GB, but that should be enough), and uploads them to the right places. This functionality is currently supported for the following vendor portal connectors: XTRF, Lionbridge TMS, Welocalize Junction, and not supported for Transline Transact and Plunet vendor portal connections.

Improvements to the rate mapping

Every rate name represents a percentage in discounts over the word price. Rate mapping is tricky because the main requirement is that rates that are mapped to one category in your BMS must have identical discount percentage. We have made various improvements: better guessing, a warning if the user tries to assign non-fitting rates together and a better, talkative red flag that pinpoints the exact problem. This means less surprises.

Better URL guessing

One of the typical mistakes that our clients made was specifying the vendor portal addresses for Plunet and XTRF wrongly. BeLazy now tries to correct incorrect connection URLs, making the system more reliable and easier to use.

Other user experience improvements

One of the typical mistakes that our clients made was specifying the vendor portal addresses for Plunet and XTRF wrongly. BeLazy now tries to correct incorrect connection URLs, making the system more reliable and easier to use.

Software update: August 2019

Lionbridge TMS​

This connector emulates the web functionality you perform on Lionbridge TMS, and automates the receipt and creation of projects coming in Lionbridge TMS. If you are a language service provider working for Lionbridge, you should definitely give it a try, especially because you are able to automatically approve these projects, so that they don’t get taken before you log in.

Project API

This long-awaited API allows companies that don’t use XTRF or Plunet, but rather their proprietary translation management system, to benefit from the connectors offered by BeLazy. With a few days of work or even less, your developers can connect your system to BeLazy and you can receive projects from any of the vendor portals BeLazy supports, including XTRF, Welocalize Junction, Transline Transact, Lionbridge TMS, or Plunet.

Software update: July 2019

Welocalize Junction

This connector emulates the web functionality you perform on Junction, and automates the receipt and creation of projects coming from Welocalize in your vendor portal. If you are a language service provider working for Welocalize, you should definitely give it a try.

Auto-approve

The auto-approval functionality aims to automate the “business-as-usual” projects. This means that BeLazy can automatically accept projects in the vendor portal of your customer and create them in your business management system, without having to wait for a project manager.

Auto-approve

The auto-approval functionality aims to automate the “business-as-usual” projects. This means that BeLazy can automatically accept projects in the vendor portal of your customer and create them in your business management system, without having to wait for a project manager.