September 28, 2011 05:58 ET

SDL Announces General Availability of SDL Trados Studio 2011

New release delivers significant innovation to the world of translation, driving new levels of efficiency and collaboration

MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, announced today the general availability of SDL Trados® Studio 2011, a new major release of the market-leading translation memory software.

The new release has been developed with the SDL user community, and provides exceptional productivity levels with powerful focus on driving efficiency, collaboration and community in the translation review process for translators, reviewers and project managers.

A compelling list of new features includes:

- Secure machine translation

-- Every SDL Trados Studio 2011 user will have an SDL BeGlobal® account providing use of secure automated translation to boost their productivity

- Comprehensive file compatibility

-- Translators working with the older SDL Trados bilingual Microsoft® Word files can now benefit from the productivity gains within SDL Trados Studio 2011 and deliver these files to their customers

- Review for all

-- Translators and subject matter experts can review content in the environment in which they are most familiar. Translators who use SDL Trados Studio 2011 can now review content in Microsoft Word format. With full track changes interoperability, the reviewer's comments are available within SDL Trados Studio 2011 for translators to resolve and project managers to audit, driving unprecedented speed and quality

- Review once only

-- SDL PerfectMatch™2.0 eliminates the unnecessary and unproductive multiple review and approval of translated content if it is unchanged from the original translation

- Globally improved spell checking

-- Delivers higher quality translations through improved spell checking with support for expanded language coverage

- Expanded community

-- SDL Trados Studio 2011 provides productivity and continuity in the supply chain, offering full compatibility with SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL OpenExchange™. The community of SDL users and developers continue to provide a wide array of innovative applications for everyone, while offering the ability to further extend and customize SDL Trados Studio functionality through SDL OpenExchange

Robert Etches, CEO of EICOM Global Communication and Associate SDL LSP Partner says, "We have been actively involved from the early stages of the SDL Trados Studio 2011 beta program and have great expectations of its effect in our day-to-day work. SDL has listened carefully to customer feedback and we were very pleased to see the improvements we requested implemented in the SDL Trados Studio 2011 release."

"SDL Trados Studio 2011 delivers exciting new capabilities, making this product faster and more collaborative, user friendly and productivity-enhancing than any preceding release. Additionally, it supports SDL's vision to provide products that help deliver outstanding customer experience," commented Swamy Viswanathan, Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing for SDL Language Technologies.

With over 185,000 software licenses worldwide, SDL Trados Studio is the world's most popular translation tool and is fully integrated into the SDL Global Information Management technology platform which drives 80% of the translation supply chain.

To find out more about SDL Trados Studio 2011 please visit: SDL Trados Studio 2011.

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SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 185,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit

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