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Lexi-tech International Partners with ProZ.com on Linguist Sourcing Platform
Lexi-tech International Partners with ProZ.com to Successfully Develop New
Linguist Sourcing and Management Platform
Industry-first solution accelerates search and selection of the right language professionals
SYRACUSE, NY, March 19, 2007 — ProZ.com, the world’s leading enabling and sourcing platform for language professionals, today announced it has successfully developed, beta-tested and deployed the world’s first linguist sourcing and vendor management platform in collaboration with Lexi-tech International, one of the world’s most technology focused language service providers. Refined by this collaborative work between two industry leaders, the new online solution enables companies to rapidly and less expensively find the right translators they need, tapping into ProZ.com’s vast network of professional linguists – the world’s largest by far.
“As one of the world’s largest and busiest providers of language services, we were able to put ProZ.com’s new platform through the most rigorous six-month trial. It exceeded our expectations,” said Larry Rogers, president of Lexi-tech International. “Thanks to the new platform, we are able to reduce the time it takes to find suitable language professionals by 50%. This innovation will be an indispensable part of our business as well as the entire globalization industry.”
The new platform, marketed as ProZ.com Connect!, provides companies like Lexi-tech International with a ready-to-implement sourcing and vendor management solution that is designed to easily integrate within a company’s current workflow. The innovative, patent pending technology also features “need-based sourcing” that provides worldwide, location-based search capabilities and a convenient one-stop dashboard that manages all candidate communications. Dispersed teams can collaborate online, and are able to view, save and manage the best translators for given projects. Users can also enjoy accelerated candidate evaluation with the platform’s comprehensive comparison tools.
Rogers continued, “Lexi-tech International built its reputation by providing high-quality, industry specific language professionals, and we follow a rigorous process to test, evaluate and select these people. But wading through piles of CVs (curriculum vitae) and tracking candidates with spreadsheets and emails takes far too long to find the qualified candidates we need – often for urgent assignments. By working closely with ProZ.com, we are pleased to have helped create a platform that solves these long-standing and costly problems.”
“We are thankful for the invaluable contributions from our beta program partners like Lexi-tech International,” said Michael Kidd, executive vice president at ProZ.com. “Because of them, ProZ.com Connect! now combines the sheer size of the world’s largest linguist database—with 170,000 registered professionals—with state-of-the-art web interface technology in a way that makes sourcing and managing language professionals much easier and more cost-effective than it has ever been to date.”
Companies interested in using ProZ.com Connect! can learn more at http://www.proz.com/connect
ProZ.com’s standard job posting and directory search are available today free of charge.
With more than 170,000 registered translators and interpreters representing over 400 languages, ProZ.com is by far the world’s leading sourcing and linguist management platform. Today, more than 11,000 outsourcers, including leading organizations such as Bloomberg, IBM, Honda, eBay, Lexi-tech International and The World Bank, use ProZ.com to quickly and easily connect with the language professionals they need. For language professionals, ProZ.com’s unique online workplace provides a host of valuable member resources – enabling members to more quickly and efficiently perform their demanding work. For more information, please visit http://www.proz.com/connect
About Lexi-Tech International
Lexi-tech International was founded in 1988 in Moncton, New Brunswick and is now the leading Translation and Linguistic Services Company in Canada. With offices in Moncton, Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto, the company translates in excess of 70 million words per year while serving an impressive list of over 300 clients in a wide range of industry sectors. Lexi-tech International is recognized as a leader in technological innovation within the translation industry. State-of-the-art processes and equipment enable the company to specialize in the translation of large, highly technical requirements. The company’s unique "Clients First" business philosophy aims at establishing strong and durable partnerships with clients, while investing in all means necessary to ensure the highest quality standards. For more information, please visit http://www.lexi-tech.com
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