Smartling vs. Transifex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Smartling
Score 7.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Smartling software platform supports localization of websites, mobile apps, web apps, software, and digital content. The internationalization platform includes a delivery network for global websites, support for mobile app localization, and other multilingual digital content.N/A
Transifex
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Transifex headquartered in Menlo Park, California bills their eponymous platform as a continuous localization platform, that performs translation for digital content.N/A
Pricing
SmartlingTransifex
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartlingTransifex
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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SmartlingTransifex
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Ginger
Ginger
Score 8.3 out of 10
Ginger
Ginger
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Ginger
Ginger
Score 8.3 out of 10
Ginger
Ginger
Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
SmartlingTransifex
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
SmartlingTransifex
Likelihood to Recommend
Smartling
Smartling is great for a company or team that doesn't have the resources to translate multiple properties in-house. It automates the process and makes it much more manageable. If you have a large website that is managed by one local team and not a global team, Smartling is for you.
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Transifex
Transifex is great for when you have content you intend to 1) localize to multiple languages and 2) keep updated over time. It's probably not necessary for one-off projects that you expect to stand the test of time. It's also ideal for companies that intend to add more and more languages over time as business expands
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Pros
Smartling
  • Website translation without the need to build separate websites for additional locales
  • Translation of Indesign Documents (ingests text only) without having extract text - simply upload an idml file and download the translated idml file
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Transifex
  • Integrates with other tools - makes localizing more straightforward and less of a gargantuan project.
  • Easy to add a new language to a project - When making the business decision to expand languages, we can provide decision-makers with accurate estimates before committing to a new language.
  • Provides access to multiple translation companies - We get to evaluate and pick the 3rd party translators that work best for our use case.
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Cons
Smartling
  • Perhaps a global replacement feature for the translation management system (TMS)?
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Transifex
  • Once you have a lot of resources in a project, ordering gets tricky because there's one long list of resources. I wish I could search for the resource when ordering.
  • When you import your resources from another source, it will overwrite any changes you made to the translated article. For example, we stopped creating localized screenshots in our documentation because the images would be overwritten with the original English ones anytime we made updates.
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Likelihood to Renew
Smartling
We think Smartling is the way forward in terms of cloud-based translation management tools.
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Transifex
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Support Rating
Smartling
I always receive timely and pleasant support from their Help Desk!
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Transifex
Support has always been easy and fast. Anytime something has come up, we have gotten a quick response and had our issue resolved. Bugs don't seem to stick around for very long either. Seems like their Customer Success and Support groups are in great sync with each other, which always has a positive impact on the customer experience
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Alternatives Considered
Smartling
We prefer Smartling as an online CAT tool because it is easy to use and we can onboard new translators quickly without lengthy training cycles. Our customers like Smartling because they can manage all of their translation needs (website, apps, business documents) through one single platform, share style guides, glossaries and translation memory and save on translation cost over time.
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Transifex
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Return on Investment
Smartling
  • Helped us win 3 enterprise deals where localization is a must- got us an additional $XXXk ARR.
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Transifex
  • Fewer people needed - without Transifex, we would probably have to hire more staff to many just the localization projects.
  • Meet business demand quickly - now that we are set up with our Transifex flow, adding a new language is relatively easy and we know exactly when to expect the final product to deliver to customers.
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