LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Translation management technology from Across Systems, supplier of the leading independent linguistic supply chain technology, has been chosen by ERDAS, a leader in the geospatial information market, to support localization of its desktop products. ERDAS, the “Earth to Business Company,” helps organizations harness the Earth's geospatial information for business decisions. Its customers include many important government-based organizations, in China and across the globe, as well as several engineering firms.
Currently in Phase 1 of deployment, ERDAS is using the Across Language Server platform to translate software interfaces, online help, and technical documentation between English and Chinese. This is the first time the company has initiated localization project management software from any vendor. ERDAS executives cited the workflow design, memory and term management efficiency, and consistency advantages of the Across Language Server software as the primary reasons for their choice to adopt it as their primary solution. With China as a huge growing market for geo software, company executives knew it was important to equip themselves with language technology to be in the forefront of this new market.
Dr. Hui Yuan, technical and service manager of ERDAS, in the BeiJing office of Leica Geosystems Trade (BeiJing) Co., Ltd, said, “Good translation is a critical business necessity to promote software products in China markets and translation management software helps tremendously. We made a very quick decision on Across once we saw how well it could handle our needs. It manages many types of files easily; the workflow is flexible and can be defined for all members of the team; plus the memory and term management allow us to reduce repetitive work and increase the speed of translation turnaround.” She added, “It also has a rollback function to restore data to the previous version if needed, so we don’t worry about losing any data. The versioning management scheme is especially useful for version upgrade. Overall, we find it very easy and effective to use.”
About ERDAS (www.erdas.com)
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Earth Resource Data Analysis System (now known as ERDAS) was established in 1978. Now a part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden, ERDAS provides integrated imagery solutions, including remote sensing and photogrammetry enterprise software, which meet the full spectrum of an organization's requirements. With solutions for authoring, managing, connecting and delivering geospatial information, ERDAS ensures that data is seamlessly integrated for enterprise, web-based, mobile and desktop clients. As the Earth to Business Company, ERDAS transforms geospatial data into information useful for decision-making.
About Across Systems (www.across.net)
Across Systems, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server – the world's leading independent linguistic supply chain technology.
The Across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. Open interfaces enable the direct integration of corresponding systems, e.g. CMS, catalog, or ERP solutions. By using Across, translation costs can be cut drastically, and the investment in Across usually pays off in a very short time.