In the past decades, we have seen translation companies grow from small regional agencies to large multinational enterprises, giving birth to the massive multiple language services provider (MMLSP). Much like the rise of the dinosaurs at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era, this phenomenon did not happen overnight.
Evolution doesn’t occur autonomously. It is shaped by changes in the environment. The evolution from contracted language professional (CLP) to MMLSP was driven by the changing demands of the customers and other external market influencers. In our example, the MMLSP represents the end result of this process and is, therefore, the most evolved, but is no more important than any other players in the industry. It may seem like the king of the jungle, but it is only one player in a delicate ecosystem that is heavily dependent on other players.
With the ever-increasing pressure of an impending product launch date, it is quite frequent for clients and language partners to get caught up in day-to-day activities. The focus is on the deliverables, naturally. The important factors that help make a healthy client-vendor partnership get less attention.
In this webinar co-hosted by Nimdzi and Xillio, we look at technology around localization and connectivity.
Continuous growth and fragmentation have been the key characteristics of the language services market. Let's see what the data says.