MultiTrans Ⓡ TMS



Founded: 2002
Updated: 31 / 01 / 2020

info_outline About

MultiTrans TMS is Donnelley Language Solutions’ enterprise translation management system used by over 150 corporate and institutional clients around the world.


  1. A desktop translation editor
  2. A web translation editor
  3. Project management suite with a flexible workflow configurator
  4. Financial management capabilities
  5. Public and private translation memory
  6. Pre-built and configurable connectors
  7. A business intelligence module that includes time tracking
  9. Vendor management capabilities
  10. A TermBase glossary module

MultiTrans has robust project management components, customer and vendor portals and BI reporting. Its advantages over other systems are advanced TM leverage and deeper alignment options. Multitrans keeps translations in the database as a complete text and can re-segment and re-index it with a new rule set, potentially getting more matches.

On the other hand, MultiTrans entered the connector space later than other systems and has a shorter range of integrations.

Best for:

  • Enterprises single-sourcing translation software and services
  • Companies translating lump document packages


MultiTrans was founded originally as MultiCorpora in 1994 in Ottawa, Canada. In 2014, the company was acquired by RR Donnelley and integrated into the Donnelley Language Services business unit. As of 2018,  more than 150 corporate and institutional clients around the world used MultiTrans Ⓡ TMS, primarily in the health, financial and legal industries, as well as in the government sector.

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Access (PM)doneWeb app
ProjectsdoneAutomated project creation and resource allocation
doneDocument version historyhelp_outline
doneInvoice generation
doneJob analysis and price calculation based on TM & MT
doneKPIs and budget dashboardhelp_outline
doneOverdue job notifications
doneProject status and issues dashboardshelp_outline
donePurchase order generationhelp_outline
doneSplitting one project between several linguists
doneTask manager for an in-house team
doneTime tracking & speed analytics
doneVendor price lists and cost analyticshelp_outline
WorkflowsdoneNon-linguistic tasks allowed in workflowshelp_outline
doneSource change detectionhelp_outline
doneWorkflow builder
doneWorkflow visualization (Gantt chart or similar)help_outline
doneWorkflows can launch from an API call
Vendor managementdoneFirst come first served job allocationhelp_outline
doneProject sharing (subcontracting)help_outline
doneVendor availability trackinghelp_outline
doneVendor profiles
doneVendor quality dashboardhelp_outline
doneVendors can log in to review past & available work
doneVendors can upload invoices to the tool
Customer portaldoneAccess to terminology
doneAccess to workflow steps
doneAccess translation memory
doneClient review
doneInstant MT & TM a document
doneOrder history
doneReporting & Analytics
doneWhitelabelling and branding
SecuritydoneCan prevent file downloads
donePlaceholders for private user data
donePrevent MT use
doneRoles and access rights editor
doneSOC2 type 2 compliance
doneUser activity logs