Clay Tablet Technologies Selected By United Nations Group For Document Translation

A division of the United Nations (UN) has selected Clay Tablet Technologies, a provider of innovative translation workflow software, to help it translate content more efficiently. 

A group in the UN's Norway operations struggled with a bottleneck in its daily processes for years. Information arrived in one language, but had to be quickly sent out in another, every day. Clay Tablet's software was chosen to help the UN send and receive documents to and from professional translators quickly and easily, while being able to track any given document's progress along the way.

Employees responsible for marketing, publishing, and communicating to the local Norwegian community were being impeded by news feeds coming in from head office in New York that needed to be translated into Norwegian for local publishing. Translation had to happen quickly for the international news to remain current, so internal resources found themselves spending hours each day performing these translations in-house. There was frustration over delays in getting the news out, and tension over employees investing considerable time doing work they were not hired to do. 

The UN chose Clay Tablet, used in concert with a local translation partner, to allow employees to submit English articles and documents to an online portal, check their progress at any time, and receive them back in accurate Norwegian only a couple of hours later -- time enough to distribute the articles to the general public ahead of competing media houses. The solution is saving the organization time and gaining it competitive advantage. 

"It's such a relief to not have to worry about internal translations anymore. Clay Tablet's tool is so simple, we just mark our content for translation, and it comes back to us quickly enough to ensure we are first to market. It's strange to think of the amount of administrative time we were wasting before now," says Hasse Berntsen, Director of the UN's ILO Group in Oslo. 

Clay Tablet manages the flow of documents to and from in-house or outsourced translators, and keeps organizations updated on the ongoing status of individual translation jobs. Files to be translated are automatically queued and merged into a translation service provider's workflow. Clay Tablet provides faster, less expensive ways to keep content current in multiple languages, regardless of where it resides, what format it's in or what number of target languages are required.

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

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Clay Tablet Technologies
Robinson Kelly, CEO
Telephone: +1-416-363-0888 ext. 115

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