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Top 5 Reasons Your Localization Costs Too Much

Posted by OMNIA Partners on October 01, 2018

Does it sometimes feel as if you’re paying your language service providers (LSPs) way too much for localization projects? There’s a chance you are. But how? And why? We know getting a handle on localization costs can be tricky, especially in this typically unmanaged area of spend. Here are five of the most common costly mistakes businesses make and how you can avoid them.

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1. Decentralization
A messy system means messy translations.

2. Alienated Authoring
Creating content using different applications in conjunction with the diverse writing styles of your authors, always leads to cumbersome processes for both you and your LSP.

3. Ignored Internalization
When developing a software product, one of the last thoughts in your mind may be to devise an internalization strategy for its localization.

4. Absent Integration
When it comes to content management, a lot of time and money is spent on manual intervention.

5. Lacking Terminology Management
Project managers working on large multilingual localization projects can spend as much as 20 percent of their time coordinating terminology and resolving queries from production centers.

Now that we’ve divulged these five costly localization mistakes, read the full article from AMPLEXOR, which includes tips on how to avoid them! We promise, you won’t be pinching quite as many translation pennies in the future.

Bonus Tip: 6. Leverage a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) 

Through a modern GPO procurement will gain an advocate who will act as an extension of your team to provide continuous improvement on your LSP contracts and pass along leveraged, pre-negotiated savings. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer members access to our supplier, AMPLEXOR. The Language Services program available to our members provides adaptability hat can grow your business while centralizing the control of your content, brand, and reputation. 


For more spend saving translation advice, take a peek at AMPLEXOR’s complimentary white paper, Hidden Costs in Language Translation.


Topics: Group Purchasing Organization, Corporate Services, Language Translation Services, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo