A Translation Management System (TMS) is a software application or platform used to manage translation projects and processes. It serves as a centralized hub where translators, project managers, and clients can collaborate and manage various aspects of translation projects. Below we’ve listed some of the key features a TMS must have. Given the nature of globalization programs, your TMS has to be future proofed for at least 18 months. This will mean that you have the functions you need right now, but also some that you may not use at this point but that you will need as your localization maturity grows.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of what you should find in most Translation Management Systems. This section will help you familiarize yourself with the functionality and key terminology used in this industry.
The translation process and establishing your translation program can seem daunting, so take it one step at a time. Evaluate your needs, budget, and target ROI before investing in a TMS, especially if you’re still learning about localization.”
Xpert at XTM International