Many smaller medical device and pharmaceutical companies are grappling with wanting to automate translation processes but not having enough budget clout to justify the expense that comes with this undertaking.
The good news is that the options for low(er)-cost solutions are rapidly expanding. We have previously written about our move to memoQ and neat solutions for low-cost terminology management.
And now here is another resource: Dig-IT! gave a recent presentation called Translation Automation On A Budget [PDF link]. The slides are well worth a look. They cover topics like:
- Free translation memory systems
- Translation memory sharing
- Free and budget software for localization project management
- Free machine translation solution
- CrowdSourcing platforms
Nevertheless, it's great to see more and more cost-effective technology solutions being brought to market. There are a lot more groups within medical device and pharmaceutical companies that can make a $5,000 investment as opposed to an investment of $500,000.
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