We recently posted about our quest for a new translation system that would make our lives – and yours – easier. After several trials and early conference calls with various sales representatives based in the US and in Europe, we’ve decided to give XTM Cloud a go.

‘Why this system over another?’ you might ask. Well, the main reasons for our decision were the user-friendliness of the translators’ and project managers’ interfaces, the ability to work offline, the amount of training material freely available online, and last but not least, the impressive level of customer support we received.

Picture of XTM's translator's workbench
XTM’s translator’s workbench is sleek and user-friendly

We’re not going to use XTM Cloud for everything we do though. For now, we will primarily use it for non-sensitive translation projects where computer-assisted translation technologies may prove useful. Think multilingual brochures, websites, large Word-based documents etc. This means that we won’t set up an account for all of you straight away – we’ll do this as we go based on our needs.

That being said, if you are curious and would like to try it out, you can create a trial account (valid for 30 days). As you’ll notice, it allows you to translate directly within your web browser in an environment that is very similar to SDL Studio and other translation software. While it is a very sleek and user-friendly interface, there are lots of webinars and tutorials available. It may be useful to watch this tutorial or this webinar (the webinar is a lot more detailed). There’s also a user manual that you can download here.

When we do create an account for you, and assign you a job, we’ll happily take you through the process step-by-step to make sure that everything goes well. There will be a few things to learn and get used to, but we think it’s worth it. Just give us a shout if you need help!