Localization Lifecycle Management
Translation automation workflows aren’t static. They chance and evolve with customer needs and market developments. A well-designed and managed workflow is one of the business capabilities that sets you apart from the competition and provides you with an edge – or not. Ensuring you differentiate yourself by managing the lifecycle actively and effectively.
Localization Lifecycle Management Services
Effective localization lifecycle management requires effective alignment of people, processes, and technology to a homogeneous whole in support of your business goals. Effective alignment with business goals ensures that investments are aimed at highest reward initiatives as well as ensuring continuous optimization that is essential to continue to evolve skills, processes, and systems in line with market needs and establish the winning innovation culture.
CrossLang’s proven “Translation Automation Lifecyle” model is loosely based upon the open TOGAF best practices framework, a framework that has been used widely globally for adopting and developing best practices. CrossLang’s Translation Automation Lifecycle has been adjusted to fit the localization and content management industry more broadly and comes packed with industry best practices and processes.
The key phases of the model are “advocacy” that deal with the establishment of the strategy and the business goals across the organization, the required governance as well as the business and the technology architecture required to support these goals.
The “migration” phase deals with the “unfreezing”, migrating, and “freezing” of the environment, assisting the organization to successfully migrate to the target state.
The final and key phase of the framework deals with the “governing” of the environment, aimed at ensuring that the solution remains fit for purpose as requirements change and evolve, that all stakeholders are involved in an effective manner and that lessons learnt from activities undertaken result in ongoing improvements.
Localization Lifecycle Management for German Industrial Group
A multi-billion revenue, globally operating industrial group turned to CrossLang to assist with the assessment of the current state, and the development of the target state in line with global business requirements as well as the development of a business case in support of the establishment of a revised target state.
The engagement resulted in a major transformation of the localization automation workflow with a positive ROI through the establishment of a joint global governance board bringing together all key stakeholders, and a center of excellence and shared services center to bundle key expertise. Furthermore, the development of an open technology stack driving major efficiency and cost savings providing joint benefits but also giving regions flexibility to deploy local solutions integrated with the global stack where beneficial, supported by a global content workflow solution, delivered major improvements in automation, time to market, cost savings and insights though extensive business intelligence. These insights consequently provide the management information required for continuous improvements.