Paris 2017 – Word Class announces it has adopted SDL Trados GroupShare Cloud to securely share translation memories, terminology and linguistic assets in real-time. As part of this solution, SDL MultiTerm Online is also being used to help Word Class maintain and increase long-term project quality and consistency, as well as enable project teams, clients, subject matter experts and in-country reviewers to collaborate in just a few clicks.
“SDL Trados GroupShare Cloud is fully compatible with our translation management system and workflow. Its adoption helps us achieve our goal of industrializing quality management within our strategic client programs. SDL Trados GroupShare Cloud is not only a powerful solution that enables us to collaborate more efficiently with our ecosystem, but it also brings a lot of value to our customers. We can now share up-to-date and clean linguistics assets and terminology with our clients in real-time, which helps them achieve brand and content consistency across their organization”, said Antoine CAMUS, General Manager at Word Class.
Massimo Ghislandi, Executive VP for Translation Productivity at SDL adds: “We are delighted to hear that SDL Trados GroupShare Cloud and SDL MultiTerm Online are delivering such significant business benefits to the translation team and customers of our SDL LSP Partner, Word Class.”
About Word Class:
Founded in 2010, Word Class is a multilingual translation company helping corporations publish printed and digital content in more than 60 languages. Word Class offers its clients a network of thousands of experienced and specialized translators in addition to high-performing multilingual project management solutions, which are on the cutting edge of technology. Word Class helps its clients strengthen their brand image and roll out their products and services faster internationally through improved productivity. Word Class’ commitment to quality is marked by the company’s ISO 9001 certification obtained in 2014. In March 2015, Word Class opened an office in Singapore to meet its clients’ growing demand for Asian languages.
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Paris, Wednesday 21 September 2016 – Laurent Legallais joins Word Class as Business Development Manager and becomes a member of the company’s executive team. Laurent Legallais, former manager of a French translation company specializing in technical translation and software and ERP solutions localization, joins Word Class with over twenty years’ experience. Over this twenty year period, Laurent Legallais transformed a small business with a headcount of five into a company with twenty employees, becoming a leader in its sector.
“I’ve followed Word Class’ establishment and development. I am convinced that this is now the perfect time to share our expertise to step up the company’s expansion to fulfill its ambition of becoming a world leader in the multilingual translation industry over the next few years” said Laurent Legallais.
Commenting on this, Word Class General Manager, Antoine Camus, said “Laurent will be in charge of strengthening our client portfolio with key accounts and developing our business strategy internationally. His business acumen in our sector and his expertise in software and ERP localization will bring a wealth of knowledge. I am convinced that Laurent’s experience in sales and operations will allow us to offer fresh, high added-value solutions and will strengthen Word Class’ business portfolio“.
About Word Class: Founded in 2010, Word Class is a multilingual translation company helping corporations publish printed and digital content in more than 60 languages. Word Class offers its clients a network of thousands of experienced and specialized translators in addition to high-performing multilingual project management solutions, which are on the cutting edge of technology. Word Class helps its clients to strengthen their brand image and roll out their products and services faster internationally through improved productivity. This commitment to quality is marked by the company’s ISO 9001 certification obtained in 2014. Word Class opened an office in Asia in March 2015 to meet its clients’ growing demand for Asian languages.
Word Class becomes Syngenta’s preferred translation supplier.
Renata Pollini, Syngenta’s Global Regulatory and Stewardship Manager, commented: “Word Class’ responsiveness, quality and multilingual web localization capacity coupled with an ability to work in a decentralized way with our multiple stakeholders and operations has made them our preferred translation partner. Word Class has localized www.pesticidewise.com in 8 languages adapting web, training content and media resources into our content management system. Pesticidewise.com is a key initiative for Syngenta as it aims to support small-scale growers to use pesticides safely and effectively. It has also a section for pesticide users’ trainers seeking to help them access good quality materials to deliver impactful training events”.
Word Class is starting operations in Asia, in Shanghai, China. This is in line with the company’s dual objectives: in the short run, to provide a local service for its global clients’ Asian operations, offering a production capacity to their users, in their time zone and mother tongue. In the longer run, leveraging potential for globalization in this ever-expanding market, responding to an increasingly qualitative demand in globalization solutions from global companies in vertical sectors such as Banking & Insurance, Engineering, Energy, Telecoms, Transport, and Retail.
Word Class has co-opted Geraldine Lim and appointed her as General Manager (Asia) to help the company execute this strategy and head-up its Asian operations. Geraldine is a seasoned industry veteran with deep knowledge of the Asian culture. Prior to taking up this role, Geraldine was Chief Information Officer of Prime Group International, a multi-industry group headquartered in Shanghai, China. Before her Shanghai appointment, Geraldine was known and credited as one of the pioneers, if not the single key player, in the Asian localization industry. As Director of ALPNET Asia (now part of SDL) in the 1980s and 1990s, she was instrumental in transforming ALPNET Asia into the largest single-owner localization entity in Asia. Her distinguished clientele included, inter alia, Oracle, IBM, Dell, HP, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Sony and Samsung. Geraldine Lim brings more than 30 years of experience in cross-cultural management and she is also a hands-on specialist in O2O strategy, multilingual marketing communication, and content design in both digital and printed format.
Geraldine Lim and Antoine Camus commented “we are thrilled about the idea of pursuing a business relationship which first started in the late 90s. This new stage in Word Class’ development will enable us to provide local operations to our global clients and tap into the tremendous growth potential of regional businesses, particularly in China where more than two thirds of the Top 100 firms already own overseas subsidiaries.”