SOURCE: Tek Translation

November 14, 2007 12:00 ET

Grupo Santander/ISBAN Selects Tek to Automate Enterprise Localization

Tek On-Demand Globalization Platform to Be Used for ISBAN Localization Banking Operations in 40 Countries

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Tek Translation International, a worldwide provider of globalization solutions, has been selected by Grupo Santander, to provide enterprise-wide automation of the bank's Localization Factory. Working with Santander's ISBAN (Ingeniería de Software Bancario S.L.) unit, Tek will provide translation services and Web-based technology that will allow ISBAN to streamline and centrally manage localization projects for all Grupo Santander 14 distinct operating companies.

"There are enormous savings and efficiencies that can be achieved through automation," said Alfredo Pizarro Martín, director de la Unidad de desarrollo corporativo de factorías (factories corporate development director). "Tek demonstrated to us that they have the expertise and the leading technology in the industry to help us greatly improve workflow, consistency, and deliver better quality for our clients."

As ISBAN deploys its software solutions across the bank's 40 countries around the globe, they need localization support at three levels. First, a solution that helps them to adapt large volumes of software, documentation and Help files for target markets, while ensuring the maximum reuse of previously translated text. Then, once software is deployed, they need to be able to translate a large number of short strings of text ensuring that updates to software are implemented across all regions almost in real-time. Last but not least, help desk messages need to be translated with a short turnaround time ensuring that these are deployed quickly.

Tek's On-Demand Globalization Platform has the capability to be integrated onto ISBAN's enterprise-wide intranet in order to take full advantage of workflows that can be customized to each client's needs. In addition, the platform will allow easy access to extensive business intelligence from across the organization. New projects that originate within Santander will be routed to Tek via the On-Demand Globalization Platform, allowing ISBAN project managers to manage and monitor every detail of the localization process.

The Tek On-Demand Globalization Platform is the first online end-to-end localization business management solution to offer globalization managers personalized workflows using both transactional and financial business intelligence:

Using this new technology platform combined with our powerful MySAP ERP system, clients can extract personalized Business Intelligence Reports regarding all projects and transactions undertaken, providing management with the business facts and figures needed to make informed globalization decisions.

Apart from gaining a significant increase in speed of productivity and powerful quality, status and communication control, Tek's On-Demand Globalization Platform has an open architecture that allows clients to link into their existing systems and tools and to work openly with their entire global teams.

Linguistic Engineering Solutions include TekTerm Enterprise Terminology Management System to maximize ROI on linguistic assets, TM Batcher to maximize reuse of translation investments and Language Quality Checker to improve final linguistic quality fast.

"ISBAN and Tek have a common goal in reducing turnaround times and streamlining budgets for our customers," said Tek CEO Paul Keigher. "Our On-Demand Platform will give every translator and localization manager around the organization a clear view of every input, every cost, and every deadline -- instantly, and without the tedious delays that have been so common for so long. This is a major breakthrough and ISBAN is at the leading edge with this initiative."

About Tek Translation International

Tek is a pioneering provider of globalization services to the world's leading enterprises. Delivering services and solutions through its unique On-demand Globalization Platform, Tek enables enterprises to drive their globalization strategies, processes and operations leveraging maximum benefit from their multilingual assets and localization technology investments.

Tek is committed to achieving value for the marketplace by the best use of innovation, process and technology. For more information, please visit www.tektrans.com.

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