I am frequently surprised to hear that translation managers are not joyful with the level of service they are getting from their translation vendors. Frequent complaints about missed deadlines, poor linguistic quality and less competent project managers seem to be the norm. Then when I ask about their prices I wonder why they wish to stay with the same translation vendor when getting such a bad level of translation services. To add insult to injury when the words Translation memories or translation savings are described they seem uninformed of the idea. Similarly with Managers stressing of prolonged plans the same question rises to mind, “Why stick to the same translation source with such a poor level of service”.
The main reason why these Managers are reluctant to change is the risk involved, which exceeds the unidentified reward. To lower this risk and have visibility of the partial rewards of two or several vendors why not protect your Translation assets thus ensuring full freedom when outsourcing translation. While maybe being a little more labor intensive the multiple vendor model keeps current translation vendors more competitive and allows you to easily draw comparisons on the level of translation services you are receiving. How can you possibly tell how fast your vendor is, the competitiveness of their prices and the efficiency of their processes with a single vendor model?
Implementing the multiple translation vendor models?
The first thing to do is to request your Translation memories. Most reputable vendors acknowledge the importance of their clients requesting Translation Memory imports to protect their intellectual property while at the same are not worried about entering the aggressive vendor model because of the confidence they have in the level of their translation services. Remember you have every right to your Translation Memories as it is your intellectual property.
1. Phase in alternative translation vendor.
Ask for a quote from your alternative vendor and your current vendor. If you have supplied the Translation Memories to both vendors you will have a direct comparison of the price per word rates and the savings from using the Translation Memories. If the Translation Memories are not supplied at least you will have a evaluation of the rates per word. You will also have clear visibility on extra services you are becoming charged for. e.g. Project Control
2. Outsource another vendor on a test project
This is a good way to evaluate quality and client service.
3. Phase in more projects to your alternative translation vendor
Offered you are happy of course, phase in more work to your second vendor.
Quality, Restoration and Cost All translation vendors profess a quick turn around, high quality and irresistible prices so at least now with the multiple vendor model you can draw your own comparisons. It may be helpful to keep a checklist or post-project reviews form to collate all specifications scores over a period of time. Apart from the quality, price and turnaround other efficient requirements that may be selected are responsiveness, relationship, due diligence, reporting and technology.
Some vendors can help you draw up these checklists free of charge and help you phase in a higher level of translation services.
With regard to excellent you may not have the luxury of your country reviewers to judge this but there are other techniques which vendors can guide you through. Extensive quality criteria are always recommended.
With respect to cost, apart from having lower rates some vendors have no hidden costs with regard to the pre-project quote, that’s right, no Project Management costs and no update costs within reason. Due to due diligence some Translation Services comapnies will negotiate any grey areas of the project at the Quote stage, still remain aggressive and avoid any nasty surprises for the client with the invoice.
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