SDL Tridion for Multi-Language Websites
Updated March 18, 2015

SDL Tridion for Multi-Language Websites

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Tridion 2013 sp1

Modules Used

  • CMS

Overall Satisfaction with SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion is used to manage multi-lingual content for a large product website. It is implemented in the entire organization and local country business units use it to update and maintain content in several languages. It allows separate maintenance of content and layout, and is excellent at sharing the content to all country language websites.
  • Multi-language website content
  • Well architected API that exposes all CMS functionality via Web Services
  • Solid CMS and Content Delivery architecture that scales well for highly visited sites
  • Solid security and roles setup to easily configure access to folders and features in the CMS
  • Customizable GUI
  • Great active community with dedicated Tridion site on StackExchange
  • More training courses and information about integrating new products, such as Fredhopper and SmartTarget, with existing Tridion implementations
  • Faster time to rollout country websites
  • Easier usage of existing translations. For example, quickly rolling out a Moroccan website re-using the French translations.
  • Great integration with the SDL language tools, providing a button in Tridion to send it for translation, and a webpage to see the status of translation
SDL has a better API and also handles high server load much better. Also, the built-in integrations for translations are more suited for performing lots of translations for many sites. However, Umbraco, like Tridion, has a great community and finding solutions with both platforms is very easy.
Well suited for large international organizations where they can use integrated and automated translations with SDL's language translation tools (World Server, Translation Management Server). With the newer SDL Mobile and SmartTarget modules it is possible to offer more customized and dynamic experiences. However, the strength is definitely in the product architecture and well thought and documented APIs. It handles high server load easily due to this architecture. Managing large multi-lingual websites also is good and fast to rollout additional language websites by reusing existing translations. However, if you have a small website with 1 Content Editor then there are lighter systems out there for those needs.

Using SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion is used by many of the largest brands in the world and SDL continues to refine their product. The great backwards compatibility in the API and continued support of the community reinforces the ability to provide successful support of the platform.

Using SDL Tridion

The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.