Plunet and Welocalize announce the successful introduction of a joint interface between their management systems Plunet BusinessManager and Welocalize Falcon.
The new integration allows all Welocalize vendors using Plunet as their central translation management system to automate and accelerate their project workflows.
Welocalize is a leading international localization and translation service provider. More than 1,000 global brands and organizations in the technology, consumer, manufactoring and legal sectors have put their trust in Welocalize as a preferred language services partner for achieving their global growth strategies. The company assigns more than ten thousand individual projects to hundreds of subcontracting translation agencies via their proprietary Falcon system.
Plunet is one of the leading providers for business and translation management software worldwide. Specifically developed for the language industry, Plunet BusinessManager is the solution most Welocalize vendors use for their translation management. Translation agencies of all sizes, as well as corporate language departments, governmental offices and non-governmental institutions use Plunet for the management of their translation projects and corresponding business processes.
The new Plunet interface will help synchronize key project processes between the two systems, will minimize redundant and time-consuming workflows, and support overall end-to-end quality assurance. Plunet calls up all tasks received via the Falcon system, and automatically creates comprehensive quotes in the Plunet system of the relevant supplier. All relevant information, including the associated end customer, project name and description, delivery dates and language combinations are created automatically in Plunet, saving time and increasing productivity. The system will then suggest appropriate price lists, and delivers an automated price calculation.
The delivery of the project files to the Welocalize supplier occurs directly via a Plunet download link delivered as part of the Falcon Log. The Falcon Log, which was also integrated in Plunet, and which can be updated both manually and automatically, contains the entire project communication of the end customer with the supplier.
A Welocalize supplier can furthermore accept the quote directly in Plunet, and transform it straight into a job order. The quote can optionally be declined, or a deadline extension and additional information can be requested. The project status is automatically updated in Plunet as the project progresses, prompting a parallel update of the task status in Falcon.
Plunet and the responsible project managers at Welocalize welcomed the successful implementation of the integration with enthusiasm. Sufian Reiter, VP Sales at Plunet Inc, stresses the technological impact this development will have for the entire translation industry: "Our new Welocalize interface leads the way towards the future of our technology. Plunet's dynamic integration with leading CAT tools has long become industry standard, as well as an indispensable part of the workflow automation at a large number of innovative companies. In future, the main objective will be the provision of end-to-end solutions for the entire value-add chain — from the end customer via large multi-language vendors like Welocalize, right down to their subcontracting suppliers."
"The integration of Plunet with our proprietary client portal and account management system, Falcon, helps us streamline workflow, decrease production time and eliminate duplicative tasks for both clients and our vendors," said Derek Coffey, vice president of technology at Welocalize. "We are excited to partner with a market leader like Plunet."
With offices in Würzburg, Berlin and New York, Plunet GmbH develops and markets the business and translation management software "Plunet BusinessManager", one of the leading management solutions for the translation and localization industry.
Plunet BusinessManager provides a high degree of automation and flexibility for professional language service providers and translation departments. Using a web-based platform, Plunet integrates translation software, financial accounting and quality management systems. Within a configurable system, various functions and extensions of Plunet BusinessManager can be adapted to individual needs. Basic functions include quote, order and invoice management, comprehensive financial reports, flexible job and translation workflow management as well as deadline, document and customer relationship management. Please ask for a detailed list of the extensive capabilities. For more information please visit: www.plunet.com
Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative translation and localization solutions helping global brands to grow and reach audiences around the world in more than 125 languages. Our solutions include global localization management, translation, supply chain management, people sourcing, language services and automation tools including MT, testing and staffing solutions and enterprise translation management technologies. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. www.welocalize.com