Translation Tools

Translation Tools Overview

Translation Tools automate the translation of text in enterprise content so that it may be read in other languages. The software is often used to support localization in global marketing campaigns. Additionally, they may be deployed to automate translation in backend systems, technical documents, or other sources of text.


In addition to automatic translation, sophisticated localization platforms provide means to edit and review translations for correctness. Beyond merely automating translation of text, translation software can provide a means to create helpful aids. These can include glossaries, termbases, or style guides. This helps ensure that localized marketing content is still brand consistent.


Also, many translation platforms provide software alongside human translators, available freelance through their platform as a service. Translations tools are employed across a wide variety of industries. The travel industry, gaming, media, and financial institutions, as well as other global industries, require extensive solutions.

Translation Products

(1-25 of 42) Sorted by Most Reviews

Localize
0 ratings
10 reviews
Localize is a solution that automates the process of translating websites in order to make an organization’s product available in new markets. Users can order professional translations from the vendor’s network of translators. The vendor says their network is used by companies like YouTube, Salesfo…
SDL Trados Studio
6 ratings
5 reviews
SDL Trados Studio is a translation management and language localization platform, from multinational SDL headquartered in the UK. It is a computer-assisted translation product, designed to be a complete translation environment for language professionals who want to edit, review and manage translatio…
Smartling
2 ratings
2 reviews
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.
Wordbee
0 ratings
1 review
Wordbee in Luxembourg offers their eponymous computer-assisted translation and translation management.
Transifex
1 rating
1 review
Transifex headquartered in Menlo Park, California bills their eponymous platform as a continuous localization platform, that performs translation for digital content.
Memsource
1 rating
1 review
Memsource is a translation management system for global enterprises and translation companies wanting to make their localization process more efficient. Founded in 2010, Memsource aims to provide an intuitive yet powerful translation environment which processes two billion words per month from over …
Smartcat
3 ratings
1 review
Smartcat combines translation automation technologies with communication capabilities to help users not only automate workflows but also find needed freelance specialists. Originally a product of ABBYY, Smartcat became an independent product, and company, in 2016.
POEditor
POEditor is an online localization management platform, designed to help localization teams increase productivity through collaboration and workflow automation. According to the vendor, compared to other localization tools available on the market, POEditor has a simple, yet versatile, interface for…
localize.io
localize.io is a translation solution for mobile apps. According to the vendor, their solution addresses the following issues: Management of all language versions without involving a programmerQuick changes without the necessity to submit the app again in the StoreConvenient interaction between t…
Venga WebToGlobal
Venga Global headquartered in San Francisco, California offers WebToGlobal, a translation automation platform for web content.
Alchemy Catalyst
The Alchemy Product Suite consists of applications that are designed to increase efficiencies in the localization process. The core of this solution is Visual Localization, which allows all parties involved in the translation process to manage content in a What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) envi…
Phrase (formerly PhraseApp)
Phrase aims to be the place where localization teams come together to release translations in the most streamlined way possible. Trust in your localization process With the ISO27001 certification and TISAX AL 2 conformity, and with strict adherence to EU data-protection policies, Phrase ensures info…
GlobalLink OneLink
TransPerfect headquartered in New York offers the cloud-based OneLink edition of their modular translation platform GlobalLink, for localization and globalization of web content.
Fliplingo
Startup Fliplingo headquartered in Berlin (founded in 2014) offers their eponymous translation and localization automation platform.
Unbabel
Unbabel is a language translation platform.
Lionbridge Freeway Translation Platform
Lionbridge in Waltham offers the Freeway Translation Platform, a translation tool that supports organizations web content management with automated localization.
Lionbridge GeoFluent
Lionbridge in Waltham offers a range of translation tools and customer experience options to support communication across an omni-lingual organization, including GeoFluent, a translation tool that includes features supporting chat-to-phone escalation (Escalate to Interpreter), Hosted IVR, the Interp…
GlobalLink AI
GlobalLink AI is a machine translation version of the GlobalLink product, from TransPerfect company Translations.com.
3M M*Modal Fluency
M*Modal, a 3M company, offers the Fluency suite of speech-to-text applications designed to support the medical profession, radiologists and doctors, for note taking, entry of data into integratable EHR applications, and related functions.
IBM Watson Text to Speech
IBM Watson Text to Speech converts written text into natural sounding speech, and is capable of translating text into multiple languages.
Azure Speech Translation
Microsoft Azure provides Speech Translation via the Speech Translator API, a machine learning tool that can build language translation into applications.
MotionPoint
MotionPoint technology is designed to handle the complexities that make digital translation such a burden for Marketing, IT and Product Management teams. The vendor states MotionPoint’s customers like Master Lock, JetBlue, Trinseo, and Fontainebleau Hotels are disengaged from the error-prone tasks …
akaTrans
akaTrans is a computer-assisted translation system from FPT Software headquartered in Hanoi, which aims at increasing language professional’s productivity at every step of the translation process, including editing, reviewing, managing projects. Akatrans is a cloud-based Software as a Server (SaaS),…
GoTranscript
GoTranscript, headquartered in Edinburgh, boasts having one of the largest online transcription and translation agencies in the world, with services provided largely by humans rather than AI.
Transcription Panda
Transcription Panda headquartered in Cary states they provide high-quality audio and video transcription and translation services to universities, corporations, hospitals, non-profits, media companies, law offices, individuals, and municipalities.

Learn More About Translation Tools

What are Translation Tools?

Translation Tools automate the translation of text in enterprise content so that it may be read in other languages. The software is often used to support localization in global marketing campaigns. Additionally, they may be deployed to automate translation in backend systems, technical documents, or other sources of text.


In addition to automatic translation, sophisticated localization platforms provide means to edit and review translations for correctness. Beyond merely automating translation of text, translation software can provide a means to create helpful aids. These can include glossaries, termbases, or style guides. This helps ensure that localized marketing content is still brand consistent.


Also, many translation platforms provide software alongside human translators, available freelance through their platform as a service. Translations tools are employed across a wide variety of industries. The travel industry, gaming, media, and financial institutions, as well as other global industries, require extensive solutions.

Features of Translation Tools & Localization Platforms

Translation tools generally provide the following features:

  • Prepackaged and/or configurable CAT tool (computer-assisted translation)

  • Translation environment, editor, and change review interface

  • Translation automation based on definable rules

  • Multiple means of translation (e.g. automated, crowdsourcing, freelance expert, etc.)

  • Content management workflow, or integration with CMS

  • In-context, overlay editor, preview changes & check for formatting errors

  • Translated file & content hosting

  • Terminology management: glossary, termbase, style guide, other guidance

  • Localization testing (e.g. e.g. understandability, appropriateness, etc.)

  • Freelance translator workforce hiring & management

  • Translation project management space with collaboration tools, task management, messaging

  • Translator quoting, invoicing, payment management

  • Reporting on word count & untranslated words, translation issue management

  • Translation memory (reusable translations)

  • Business intelligence & analytics, track financial impact of translated materials, success or failure of localization

Pricing Information

Because translation often involves the use of freelancers pricing varies by volume of text to be translated. Also hiring rates may vary country-by-country, language-by-language. The translation software itself is predominately available as a service (SaaS), via a subscription.


Higher priced tiers support larger teams of contractors, larger volume of translation memory, or other advanced features. Advanced features available on higher cost plans are advanced analytics, translation quality assessment, and more advanced machine translation. Additionally, localization platform vendors supply dedicated customer support and advanced API for higher tier customers.