Research Report Evaluates and Ranks 24 Translation Management Systems That Enhance Multilingual Content and Streamline International Business Operations

Boston, MA, October 04, 2008 --( Faced with the challenges of presenting their brands and goods to international markets, growing numbers of global corporations and language service providers rely on translation management systems (TMS) to optimize multilingual content and streamline international operations. Common Sense Advisory’s latest report, entitled “Translation Management Systems,” provides an independent and comprehensive evaluation of 24 translation management products. The report also analyzes how well the tools meet criteria for business, workflow, language management, connectivity, and business process monitoring. These systems facilitate the rapid development, day-to-day management, and publishing of multilingual content in the estimated US$14.25 billion-dollar language services industry.

“Translation Management Systems” objectively evaluates and scores both licensed commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) and “house” solutions that are available only as part of a translation services contract. Included in the rankings is top performer Sajan GCMS, as well as solutions from companies such as Language Line Services, Lionbridge, and SDL.

Common Sense Advisory’s lead analyst on the report, Ben Sargent, adds, “The need to render words in many other languages has morphed into a game-changing business function as global organizations maximize the reach of their products. The last two years have seen significant proliferation of new product features and new market entrants. The TMS providers are in a race against time, new players, and entrenched content and database systems to establish a leadership position in global content management.”

The 176-page report includes:

- Individual summary sheets and feature overviews for all 24 TMS solutions, assessing each product according to the major functions
- Comparative tables and analysis for business, language, and enterprise-type systems
- Scoring based on more than 100 system capabilities spanning business data, project control, language tools, connectivity, and oversight

With so many competing TMS solutions on the market, “Translation Management Systems,” helps buyers narrow their focus to evaluate only those systems that best match their business needs. The report is available as part of a Common Sense Advisory ( research membership.

About Common Sense Advisory
Common Sense Advisory, Inc. is a research and consulting firm committed to the objective analysis of the business practices, services, and technology driving translation and interpreting services, localization, and business globalization. For more information, visit

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Melissa Gillespie