With a modern cloud solution for the processing of translation orders, 1stQuad supports a Swiss SME without its own IT infrastructure in a core process. The time-consuming exchange of source texts and translations via e-mail was replaced by an automated process. The focus is on a web application for translators and a REST API for exchanging XLIFF files.

Textraplus provides quality translation services. The company is a typical SME with a dedicated team of language professionals. The company does not have its own server infrastructure, but relies on local workstations and cloud solutions.

For an important customer, Textraplus processes several internal news items every week, which are published in three languages. Traditionally, the texts were sent back individually via e-mail. In addition to Textraplus, the customer cooperates with another translation agency that provides an API for the automatic processing of translation orders. Textraplus came to 1stQuad with the desire to offer its customers a comparable interface.

1stQuad developed a cloud solution based on Microsoft Azure for Textraplus in a very short time. The translators now work with a web application that clearly displays incoming orders and their status and cooperates with the translation software from Textraplus. Source texts and translations are exchanged in the industry-standard XLIFF format. In addition to the text, the XLIFF files contain metadata such as deadline, invoice recipient and comments as well as a visual view of the published news page so that the translators can also orient themselves to the layout. Data is stored in the cloud.

The second component is a REST API, which customers use to deliver XLIFF documents to Textraplus, where they automatically appear in the web application. The new solution provides Textraplus with a cost-effective option for automated processing of translation orders. The company saves enormous administrative effort and can position itself as an advanced provider for its customers.

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