Scenario 2: Bilingual files, original files or package manipulation

SCENARIO

This scenario is similar to the first one, related to project packages. The client uploads the files of a new translation job into their Business Management System (BMS). The Automator connects to the client’s vendor portal, accepts the job, creates a new project in its own BMS and downloads the project files from the vendor portal.

The main difference between the project packages and bilingual/original files scenarios is in the preparation work of the package for the translator. For quality reasons, it is recommended to package files, reference materials, term bases and even translation memories. Full automation is possible by applying scripting on the Automator’s side, interacting with the Automator’s CAT tool. If for some reason the scripting changes something that the customer did not want to modify (e.g. converting encoding, etc.), there’s another scripting step before delivery to revert this.

SYSTEMS INVOLVED

  • Client’s vendor portal
  • Automator’s BMS
  • Automator’s offline CAT tool or script

PREREQUISITES FOR AUTOMATION

For comprehensive automation to work, you need to have the following in place:
  • A BMS capable of automating the selection of vendors and the job assignment process by automatically allowing vendors to accept jobs. Your BMS also needs to feature a (vendor) portal where your vendors can upload the translated files.
  • The BMS should also be capable of executing file manipulation scripts as an automated step.
  • Your client needs to have a vendor portal where you can download and upload translated packages.

THE BELAZY SOLUTION

The receipt and delivery of the project files is automated by BeLazy as described in Scenario 1. The main difference with that scenario is within the package or file manipulation step. BeLazy does not provide an out-of-the-box solution for such scripting. The kind of solution will vary according to your specific needs. However, BeLazy can help you with creating such scripting, and connect it to your business management system.

SAMPLE IMPLEMENTATION

CLIENT’S VENDOR PORTAL

AUTOMATOR’S BMS

AUTOMATOR’S OFFLINE CAT TOOL

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