Last week we spoke about the importance of managing terminology on a company-wide level. Once this challenge is accepted, an organization or team needs to establish some terminology management metrics.
In some organizations, debates about whether or not this is a term that should be added to the company glossary can take hours. Add the discussion around its translation into a couple of languages to the equation and the decision-making process can eat up the whole business day.
But not every company or terminology management team has the luxury of spending so much time on terminology, especially language service providers (LSPs). That is why there exist productivity norms to define the time spent:
Based on these metrics, an LSP can calculate the general hourly productivity of a terminology team and charge their clients accordingly, as well as help them estimate a terminology management project budget.
Words matter. Ideas matter. They always have. But, in the current context of continued protests across the US in support of the Black Lives Matter movement against ongoing racial discrimination and police brutality, companies are finally listening en masse and are beginning to take genuine action.
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.