Clay Tablet Announces Agreement with SDL to Further Broaden the Scope of Global Information Management
Integrated solution leads to greater industry openness and streamlining of the localization process
SEATTLE, Washington, October 17, 2007 - Clay Tablet Technologies, a provider of unique integration software that connects any content management system with any translation system, today announced a strategic partnership with SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions.
The partnership will see Clay Tablet provide out-of-the-box integration software that enables multiple Content Management Systems (CMS) to be integrated with the SDL Translation Management System™ (SDL TMS™).
Implementing a Global Information Management solution, and in particular one that augments the existing capabilities of any Content Management System, has become a strategic imperative for companies doing business across global markets. Streamlining the localization processes associated with content creation, management, review and approval across the extended localization supply chain is now crucial to delivering global content in local languages.
“SDL has long been instrumental in driving open standards to remove the barriers associated with delivering multilingual content,” said Mark Lancaster, CEO of SDL. “This relationship with Clay Tablet further demonstrates our commitment to open connectivity, allowing organisations to leverage their investment in diverse Content Management Systems. By easily connecting to the market leading translation management system (SDL TMS), companies can conquer the language challenges of today’s highly competitive global market.”
“SDL are leaders in providing Global Information Management solutions and there is considerable demand for connectivity between Content Management Systems and SDL TMS,” commented Robinson Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of Clay Tablet Technologies. “Our industry needs open technologies to easily connect disparate enterprise systems. The Clay Tablet partnership with SDL increases that openness, so companies can more easily automate many of the processes associated with creating, managing, and publishing multilingual content.”
Clay Tablet and SDL achieved early integration success with their joint solution at Mitutoyo, a worldwide manufacturer of precision measurement instruments. In order to meet government regulations, that required parity of French and English content, and avoid severe financial penalties, Mitutoyo deployed Clay Tablet to connect their content management system with the SDL translation management solution. As a result of establishing an integrated translation process, the required content was fully bi-lingual within only a few days – a project that previously would have extended over many months.
SDL (London Stock Exchange: ‘SDL’) is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed localization supply chain.
Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including Audi, Bayer, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Deutsche Bank, Kodak, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Reuters and SAP. SDL has implemented more than 400 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 150,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.
About Clay Tablet Technologies
Clay Tablet Technologies’ unique translation integration software, Clay Tablet 2.0, easily connects any number of content management systems to any translation system or provider. Clients immediately benefit from Clay Tablet 2.0 with improved translation process efficiency, making it significantly faster and easier to set-up, manage, send and retrieve translation projects. Based in Toronto, Canada, Clay Tablet works exclusively with a global channel partner network of technology vendors, translation service providers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.Clay-Tablet.com
For more information, contact:
Clay Tablet Technologies
Robinson Kelly, CEO
Telephone: (416) 363-0888 ext. 115
Tel: +44 (0)1628 417225
Helen Cleaves or Anna Moseley at LEWIS
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7802 2626
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7802 2627