October 27, 2011 11:00 ET

SDL Extends 'Predictive Text' Features and Language Capabilities for Global Technical Communication

SDL Releases New Version of SDL Global Authoring Management System

MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2011) - SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the release of SDL Global Authoring Management System® 2010 SP2, which empowers organizations to create a better customer experience through technical content that is optimized for search and localization, and is more consistent and easy for customers to understand.

Significant new features and enhancements in this release include:

• AutoSuggest released for PTC Arbortext Editor and JustSystems' XMetaL

The innovative 'predictive text' technology, AutoSuggest, ensures that organizations can prevent inconsistent technical information being published to customers by allowing writers to quickly reuse sentences that have been written before. This release extends AutoSuggest to the structured authoring community by supporting PTC Arbortext Editor and JustSystems' XMetaL.

• Integrations with the latest SDL language technologies

This release updates the integrations with SDL's language technology portfolio, now offering support for SDL WorldServer 2011®, SDL MultiTerm 2011® and SDL Trados Studio 2011®. With these latest integrations, organizations can continue to ensure that their global terminology is consistent and that content is reused and created with translation in mind.

• Support for PTC Arbortext Editor 6.0

Keeping up with the latest technology in the market, SDL Global Authoring Management System updates its integration with PTC Arbortext Editor for version 6.0.

• Support for German Linguistic analysis

The new release also expands the linguistic capabilities of SDL Global Authoring Management System for organizations that write or translate content in German. Organizations can analyze German content for common linguistic errors that affect the clarity, quality and findability of documents.

"As Localization Manager at FICO, I believe that our customers should have the same experience with our content regardless of where they are in the world," said Elizabeth Gschwind. "SDL's solutions, in particular SDL Global Authoring Management System, help us achieve that, by enabling us to create content for our customers that is not only compliant with FICO's tone of voice, but is also optimized for reuse and for localization. This makes our global communications efforts much more streamlined and efficient than they would be otherwise."

"This latest release caters to our global customers that are recognizing the need to design their content strategy around both structure and language optimization, as they move through the stages of product content maturity" said Kevin Duffy, CEO of SDL Structured Content Technologies. "These enhanced capabilities continue to establish SDL's thought leadership and technology innovation in the areas of content development and customer experience."

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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 170,000 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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