Founded: 1998
Updated: 03 / 08 / 2021

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error_outline Main Info

Deployment modelPrivate cloud

add_circle_outline Additional functionality

LocalizationdoneWebsite translation proxy

power Integrations

MiddlewareClay Tablet
Public Machine translationSDL BeGlobal
SDL LanguageCloud
Business managementPlunet
Term/Memory banksTermWeb
Web & SoftwareAdobe Experience Manager
SAP Hybris
SDL LiveContent
SDL Tridion
Technical documentationdoneSalesForce Knowledge
Tridion Docs
Supported file formatsdone.NET Resource files (.resource)
doneAdobe FrameMaker (.mif)
doneAdobe Illustrator (.fxg & .svg)
doneAdobe InCopy (.icml)
doneAdobe InDesign (.idml .indb)
doneAdobe InDesign™ (.inx)
doneAndroid apps (.xml)
doneDITA map (.ditamap)
doneExcel (.xls .xlsx)
doneFreemarker (.xml)
doneJava resources (.jar)
doneJavaScript (.json)
doneMadcap (.xml)
doneMicrosoft Office (.doc .docx .xls .xlsx .xlsm .ppt .pptx)
doneMultilingual website GetText Portable object (.po .pot)
doneMultilingual XML formats (.xml)
doneOpenOffice (.sxw .odt .ods .odp)
doneQuark Express (.xtg)
doneSDL Trados Tag Editor (.ttx)
doneSDL Worldserver XLIFF (.XLZ)
doneSubRip text (srt)
doneSVG (.svg)
doneTrados Studio (.sdlxliff)
doneXLIFF (.xlf)
Other IntegrationsAcrolinx (QA)

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info_outline About

SDL WorldServer offers enterprise-class customization and configuration by providing a robust SDK. This flexibility makes it the TMS for complex, on-premise environments.
One of the earliest TMS offerings on the market, it is the historical choice of more than 200 large enterprises.

Features and capabilities include:

  • Visual workflow editor
  • Vendor management
  • Quoting management
  • Connectors and APIs
  • Reporting
  • Online Editor
  • Translation memory
  • Terminology management
  • Integrated machine translation

Best for companies who are looking for a TMS that offers:

    – High level of customization
    – On-premise deployment
    – Design complex workflows

SDL WorldServer was originally created by Idiom, and acquired by SDL in 2008. As one of the original TMS’ on the market, SDL WorldServer simplifies and accelerates the localization process for many enterprise companies today.
The full range of SDL’s translation management offerings now include:
– SDL Language Cloud Translation Management
– SDL MultiTrans
– SDL Managed Translation

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local_atm Pricing

Translator Pricing

Team Pricing

WorldServer offers SaaS subscription and perpetual license.
Organizations wishing to deploy WorldServer need to factor in additional implementation costs in case customizations or bespoke integrations are required.
Hosting is an optional service offering that would also be charged separately.

g_translate Translator workbench

Editor functionalitydoneConcordance search
doneCustomizable keyboard shortcuts
doneMultiple segment filtering optionshelp_outline
doneSearch and replace
doneSource text editinghelp_outline
doneSupports hidden texthelp_outline
doneSupports large files (>1 gb)
doneSupports right-to-left languages
Translation Editor OS supportdoneWeb editor
doneWindows offline editor
ProductivitydoneAdaptive machine translation integratedhelp_outline
doneAutomated locking of non-translatables (tags & numbers)help_outline
doneCentralized & real-time translation memory
doneMachine translation integrated
QualitydoneAutomated quality assurance (AutoQA)
doneCustom quality profiles/programshelp_outline
doneQA check customizationhelp_outline
doneQuality evaluation functionality (LQA)
doneTAUS DQF Integration
ContextdoneControl over the length of the target segmenthelp_outline
donePreview for HTML
donePreview for MS Excel
donePreview for MS PowerPoint
donePreview for MS Word
donePreview for XML
TerminologydoneForbidden termshelp_outline
doneLinking termshelp_outline
doneLive suggestions from term base
doneMultilingual termshelp_outline
doneQA check for consistency
doneTerm descriptions & images
doneTerm extractionhelp_outline
doneTerm indexing and tagginghelp_outline
CollaborationdoneComments for segments
doneMulti-user simultaneous work on a single jobhelp_outline
doneTracked changes

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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
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
WorkflowsdoneCustom action scripting
doneNon-linguistic tasks allowed in workflowshelp_outline
doneSource change detectionhelp_outline
doneWorkflow builder
doneWorkflow logic editorhelp_outline
doneWorkflows can launch from an API call
Vendor managementdoneAutomated vendor selection based on rules and quality scoreshelp_outline
doneFirst come first served job allocationhelp_outline
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
doneEdit translation memory
doneInstant MT & TM a document
doneInstant Quotes
doneOrder history
doneReporting & Analytics
doneWhitelabelling and branding
SecuritydoneCan prevent file downloads
doneISO 27001 certification
doneRoles and access rights editor
doneTwo-factor authorization
doneUser activity logs