Chicago, IL, February 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Most consumers read product reviews before buying almost anything, a new car, a refrigerator or a book. Before going to a new doctor or hiring a plumber, more and more people log on to review sites to check out what other patients or clients have to say about their services. Now, for the first time, translation buyers are going to have the same opportunity. TDABids.com, an online marketplace to buy translation and other language services directly from thousands of independent professionals, is offering registered users access to the ratings and reviews on hundreds of language professionals.
The reviews, written by project managers with years of experience working with freelance translators and other language professionals, are unbiased and based on real direct project experience. In addition to the reviews, language professionals are assigned a rating: neutral, negative and positive.
Much like the rating systems on major consumer product websites, language service buyers are prompted to leave feedback on the language professional upon the completion of a project, in addition to completing a standardized rating form.
While most language services buyers prioritize quality over price, without a service like TDABids.com, they have had to rely on recommendations from colleagues in local offices scattered around the globe.
The TDABids Database
Originally created and developed by the Translatus operations team, the TDABids Database with over 2,000 language professionals has played a key role in the company’s success in the translation and localization industries over the past eight years. The internal database contains an informative profile on translators contracted by Translatus from all over the world. The operations team maintained clear records of contact information, specialties, education and working experience, languages, program and software experience, pricing agreements and rates, along with continuous internal feedback on performance, delivery times and communication.
Registered users are given full access to this database and the TDABids.com team is continually working to maintain, grow and update the information it contains.
The TDABids.com Service
TDABids.com satisfies the demands of a market segment that up until now has been ignored. There are numerous sites for language services professionals to advertise their services and bid on jobs for a fee and there are agencies that offer online management tools at a considerable fee. However, TDABids.com is the first site to give individuals in corporations the high-end management tools to upload projects, share projects and request price quotes from multiple language professionals for a fraction of the fee charged by agencies.
Buyers pay a low fee of 5% commission per transaction, representing up to a 40% savings over the fees charged by translation agencies for similar services.
Furthermore TDABids.com provides individuals from corporations with the management tools to process multiple jobs for translations, technical writing, desktop publishing in multiple languages for a fraction of the cost agencies charge. TDABids.com can operate seamlessly with a company’s in-house Language Service Department, or if needed, can become the company’s language service department. Furthermore, the online platform automatically provides users with the most up-to date information, including uniform product updates, as soon as it is available.
TDABids.com is a product of Translatus, Inc., a language management company with over eight years experience managing multi-language projects for some of the world’s leading companies. The company began developing TDABids.com over two years ago. For nearly a year, the product was tested internally by Translatus project managers, a process which led to important product improvements and a more intuitive user interface. More recently, Translatus began to migrate the company’s own clients to the TDABids.com platform with great success.
“TDABids.com began as an effort to better our in-house management software,” explains James Guidi, Translatus’ CEO, “but quickly the potential for distribution over the Internet combined with a demand we knew that existed in large corporations for professional language services led to the development of the TDABids.com platform we are launching today.”
The TDABids.com difference:
Choose from over 2,000 language professionals or add your own to the database at no extra charge;
Direct communication with language professionals: cut out the “middle man” and reduce overhead;
Request a price quote or assign a project to the internal Language Service Department in your company;
Gain greater control over your projects: track projects online, issue purchase orders, manage multiple projects;
Language professionals are not charged any fees or commissions.
TDABids.com is an online marketplace where freelance translators, editors, desktop publishing specialists, technical writers, and other language professionals submit price quotes to individuals in global corporations for their language services projects.
For more information about their services for corporations, please visit their site www.TDADirectBuyer.com
The company is incorporated in Delaware, United States, with its main operations office located in Prague and sales and marketing staff located in the U.S., Europe, China and Argentina. For more information about Translatus, Inc., please visit our corporate website: www.translatus.com