20 Oct Sajan launches cloud-based translation management company
RIVER FALLS, Wisconsin – Sajan, a Wisconsin – based on-demand translation technology and services, has announced the formation of Sajan Software, Ltd., a new wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to advancing cloud-based translation technologies.
Sajan Software will be based in Dublin, Ireland, will broaden Sajan’s translation management system, and its suite of localization solutions. Vern Hanzlik, former CEO of Stellent (acquired by Oracle in 2006) has been named president of the new company.
“The launch of Sajan Software represents Sajan’s longstanding commitment to the future of cloud-based translation technology,” said Vern Hanzlik, president, Sajan Software. “Beyond the solutions themselves, our product development strategies are backed by long-term investments in R&D and engineering talent.”
Sajan’s cloud-based computing solution offers a cost savings opportunity for large enterprises, through an incremental, volume-based approach, will allow large enterprises to adopt new technology with lower risk and investment, according to the company
Sajan is the only language service provider offering on-demand technology fused with ISO certified services. Through Sajan Software’s core offerings, including the Sajan Global Communication Management System
Sajan Software will focus exclusively on translation management technology, which Sajan has already spent more than six years developing. While some translation software providers have broadened their product scope by developing or purchasing related technologies, such as content management systems (CMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, Sajan Software intends to be more agile and innovative through a number of strategic alliances.
COMSYS, a provider of Global Content Supply Chain Services, recently partnered with Sajan based on their TMS functionality. “The Sajan solution fits nicely into the COMSYS vision of providing a managed translation service where measurable, ongoing cost reduction is a reality,” said Norman Newton, vice president, COMSYS.“We’re excited to be working with such a distinguished global software provider, especially given their announcement today.”
Sajan recently released the latest version of its robust TMS solution, GCMS 5.0. The new release provides existing Sajan customers architectural and functional enhancements, all aimed at improving the quality and speed of translation projects.
Sajan selected Dublin, Ireland as the headquarters for Sajan Software based on Ireland’s reputation as a business-friendly country with deep roots in linguistics and translation. The location also affords more immediate access to European customers. Sajan worked very closely with the Irish government to open the Sajan Software offices, including active support from the Ireland Investment and Development Agency.
Sajan’s expansion into Europe builds on its recent move into India. In December 2008, the company opened an office dedicated to software research, development, quality assurance and operations in New Delhi.