LSP managers on the go can now use iPhone and Blackberry devices to check project status, view and assign requests, read and respond to e-mail, view reports and customer records and more. The well-conceived new interface for smartphones gives language professionals a clear overview of critical information without overwhelming them with details.
For those who have to cope with time zone differences at work or when traveling, OTM now allows each user to set an individual time zone for personal displays of information. A project manager in New York can see all information in Eastern Standard Time while his Berlin office colleagues work with Central European Time on their screens, and an alternative tips display of UTC keeps both aware of international reference times. UTC can also be set as the main time view with the alternative time zone shown as a mouseover tip.
Responding to requests by OTM users for more costing functions such as price lists, the architects of OTM have designed a unique and powerful template feature that not only enables general and customer-specific rates to be saved for project price calculations but which also considerably reduces the time required to enter project line item information for quotations and invoices. Template information can be used from any customer project, and multiple templates can be applied to quotations with various parts. Project managers can create and save personal rate and service templates and choose to make these available to others in their organization.
Learning is also part of the progress with OTM 4.0. Live tutorial projects have been created (and are available on request) to guide new project managers step by step through key project workflows - from the initial quotation request, to the offer, outsourcing to service suppliers, delivery and invoicing. There are also a host of new information videos and other tutorials to make getting started with state-of-the-art language services business management faster and easier.
Greater efficiency is also the theme of many other minor changes to on-screen workflows, which save project managers valuable time while keeping critical views updated. New options for alerting PMs to differences in quantity units (such as pages versus words) between customer quotations and service provider job postings and associated possibilities for manual data entry or recalculation based on factors also save time, increase efficiency and reduce errors.
With its latest release of the Online Translation Manager, LSP.net once again underscores the company’s commitment to greater efficiency, transparency and security for all stakeholders in translation projects and related services. Its enormous flexibility, scalability and attractive pricing make the project management power of the leading language service providers available to any company, large volume translation consumer, teams (large or small) or freelancers who want to be ready for whatever comes - now and in the future.
The Online Translation Manager (OTM) directs and manages project processes for translations, editing, localization and desktop publishing. It is an expert software as a service (“SaaS”) system that is simple to operate and is available around the clock. All you need is an Internet connection.
OTM service starts at only € 29 per month. A free trial of OTM 4.0 with full functionality can be requested at the LSP.net web site.
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