across Systems and Clay Tablet Form International Strategic Integration Partnership

KARLSBAD, Germany and TORONTO, ON – Oct. 9, 2007 – In advance of the Localization World Conference in Seattle, across Systems (Germany) a provider of corporate translation management systems, and Clay Tablet Technologies (Canada), a provider of software that integrates any content management systems with any translation management systems, have announced a strategic partnership. To provide integrated translation solutions for enterprise clients and translation service providers, Clay Tablet software will support connectivity with across Systems technology.

The across Language Server is a central platform for all corporate language resources and translation processes. It comprises a translation memory system and a terminology system as well as powerful tools for efficient project management and workflow control.

Clay Tablet (www.clay-tablet.com) software uses the open interfaces of the across Language Server to help connect it to any content management system, ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems or other data sources, and to automate recurring translation processes. The seamless transfer of content to be translated and a high degree of automation enable faster and more cost-efficient high-quality translations.
"Billions of dollars are being spent on translations, as enterprise globalization and localization accelerates,” said Robinson Kelly, CEO and co-founder of Clay Tablet Technologies. “Today, the greatest potential for cost efficiency improvements doesn’t lie in the actual task of translating, but rather in the streamlining of the processes and the automated transfer of content across different systems. The across Language Server supports this streamlining brilliantly; therefore, the Clay Tablet partnership with across is strategically very important to us."

across CEO Niko Henschen agrees. "Open interfaces are critical to across. Being an integration specialist, Clay Tablet is an ideal partner for us,” says Henschen. “Moreover, Clay Tablet supports us in our internationalization strategy and our entry to the North American market."

About across Systems
across Systems GmbH (www.across.net), headquartered in Karlsbad near Karlsruhe, Germany, is manufacturer of the across software solution for Corporate Translation Management (CTM). The company is a spin-off of Nero AG.

The across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. The software includes a translation memory, terminology system, and powerful project management and translation workflow control tools. Product managers, translators, and proofreaders all work in one system, either in-house or via a seamless connection to translation service providers.

The target group includes all who offer or commission professional translations, such as export-oriented medium-sized enterprises, language service departments of international corporations, and professional translation service providers. Using across, translation costs can be cut drastically, and the investment usually pays off in a very short time. (www.across.net)

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
across
Daniel Nackovski 
Armin Wahl 
Telephone: (877) 922-7677
Fax: +1-877-773-5687 
Email: press@across.net

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