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Standard Translation Project Timelines Keep Shrinking

In our recent research on quoting practices at LSPs, we found two recurring themes: 1) the increasing price pressure caused by clients driving the race to the bottom (see our recent blog post on that topic); and 2) the drastic reduction in timelines to conduct projects. In this post, we’ll explore this second issue.
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Artificial Intelligence for Interpreter Bookings Now Available to Language Services Buyers

The interpreting technology front has been particularly active lately. After LanguageLine announced the release of a new video remote interpreting solution, thebigword launched a new interpreting management product called IMS Direct. Announced today, the software-as-a-service solution (SaaS) is for buy-side organizations and addresses the need for automation in interpreter assignments.
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Is Heavy Discounting the Only Way to Land Business These Days?

In their search for the best possible deal, prospects and clients put tremendous pressure on language service providers to reduce their prices. In our recent series of interviews on quoting, we inquired how LSPs decide when to cave in and offer a big discount – or simply walk away from the deal. It’s no easy decision. Not all buyer demands should result in discounts. But holding the line on pricing is a tough gamble because clients or prospects may actually try a new provider. They will come b...
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MarketFlex: Evaluating Business Management Solutions for Translation-Focused LSPs

Selecting the right translation management technology can mean the difference between growth and stagnation for language service providers. But choosing a TMS to manage their myriad business, process, and linguistic functions requires a lot of work. LSPs have to evaluate both the features and functionality of shortlisted products and assess the software developers’ ability to sustain and improve their position in the market.
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Annual Survey Shares Language Industry’s Growth with the World

CSA Research just launched the survey for our twelfth annual review of the language services and technology market. Click here to take the survey – or paste https://goo.gl/UkPcFw into your browser.
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New Video Remote Interpreting Solution Delivers Round-the-Clock Language Services

When health care practitioners, governmental agencies, or businesses want to leverage the power of video remote interpreting (VRI) to enable communications, they need to plan ahead. Or at least, they had to until today.
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The Path to Statistical MT Success is Paved with Big Data - and Not just Yours

Better machine translation (MT) is surely at the top of many organizations’ globalization wishlists. But they all wonder how they can develop good MT engines that produce usable results.
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An Overview of the Language Services Market: 2015

CSA Research published its much anticipated annual report, “The Language Services Market: 2015,” in early July. Let’s highlight some of the most interesting points
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At the stands now: The Language Services Market: 2014

Common Sense Advisory’s annual report on the language services market is a critical step towards focusing the gaze of mainstream business on translation and localization. This year’s report is just out and we present some highlights of the report below and the improvements we made by listening to readers:
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The Language Services Market Slows Down in 2013, But Grows Nevertheless

You’ve been waiting for it all year and finally, it’s here: The Language Services Market: 2013 – the only independent study of the industry – is published! As in previous years, we surveyed a vast audience of language service providers (LSPs) from our database of 27,668 companies to arrive at our market sizing and growth rate estimates. What does the report tell us this time?
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