Operations Spotlight: Connectors

A connector is software which streamlines the process of translating content located in a content management system (CMS). It configures and downloads into the CMS like a plug-in.

Each connector is configured to one or more CMS platforms to make it easy to transfer CMS content to a language service provider for translation. Some connectors are configured to several CMSs; conversely, if a larger company works off of 5 or 6 CMS platforms, they may need several connectors to fit their needs.

THE LIONBRIDGE onDemand CONNECTOR SOLUTION

The Lionbridge onDemand Connector solution integrates directly into the Lionbridge onDemand portal to provide the fastest and most painless end-to-end translation experience. 

Our connector solution currently has the following CMS integrations:

  • Sitecore
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Oracle Web Center
    • Responsys
    • Eloqua
    • Bluekai
    • Compendium
  • IBM Web Content Manager
  • Drupal
    • Acquia

The connector tracks the progress of each translation project. So, whether you're in marketing, procurement, or IT, you always know the status of your project. 

Clients all over the world trust this solution for their website translation needs, including Amway, Honda, and Nikon. Global powerhouse Life Fitness recently completed a global rollout of Lionbridge onDemand, which included an integration into their Acquia platform.

WHY our connector solution is right for you

If you use a CMS – which, in an increasingly digital world, most companies do – it may be a good idea to invest in a connector.  The traditional method of exporting content for translation is to copy and paste all applicable matter and send for translation, however that may be. In this instance, clients may be sending a slew of text documents for translation which, upon completion of the project, need to be reintegrated into the CMS. It can be a quite a time-consuming and frustrating process.

A connector streamlines the translation significantly and decreases the errors that may arise during the traditional method of CMS translation. It also gives a company the option to localize languages differently according to specific needs.

Say, for instance, you are a large e-commerce company that uses Sitecore as your CMS platform, and you require the translation of your website into German and Japanese. BUT, there's a catch – you have a strict deadline for translation completion and you need your German site to be localized differently than your Japanese site per, marketing’s specifications. In this instance, a connector would absolutely be the right solution for you.

If you would like to learn more about how the Lionbridge Connector solution can help streamline your company's website translation and localization, please visit our new website. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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