About 20 percent of survey respondents confuse TMS for Business Management Systems (BMS). What's the difference and why does it matter?
TMS stands for Translation Management System. However, there’s no exact standard within the translation and localization industry as to what comprises a TMS. Some providers and users of these solutions are adamant that TMS is a system that has management functionality and does not necessarily have Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) features. But we call any such technology a Business Management System (BMS) since that’s what it does: it helps manage business operations.
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