May 2009 : new terminology management application released
Cogen unveils a new terminology management application to help customers reach world markets with better accuracy and shorter timeframes.
Ensuring the quality and rapid availability of product literature is critical for manufacturers in all sectors. Cogen's new terminology management application enables all parties involved to achieve better results, and in less time, when producing multilingual documentation.
"The vast majority of issues in technical publications stem from terminology inaccuracies", says Hélène Keufgens, CEO of Cogen. "By providing translators and reviewers with a powerful tool to ensure the right terminology is used in the right place at the right time, Cogen helps make product literature more understandable to the end user. As a result, companies can get products to market faster, and their competitive advantage is increased by the quality of the accompanying manuals".
One of the challenges faced by global manufacturing companies is to have a structured, centralised approach to terminology. Whatever the existing situation, Cogen can provide guidance to create, enhance and maintain a multilingual glossary.
Cogen integrates such customer glossaries as an extra layer into its translation memory leveraging process. In the files sent out for translation and review, all terms in the source language found in the glossary are highlighted and their preferred translations provided. This ensures that translators and reviewers consistently employ the same term for the same concept, enabling them to work faster and more accurately.
"Our translation memory leveraging technology already helps achieve cost and time efficiencies. Our new tool adds to these efficiencies and further enhances quality by focussing specifically on ensuring terminology consistency", Keufgens explains.
For manufacturers faced with the double challenge of reducing time to market and providing high-quality multilingual technical literature to their customers, Cogen's new terminology management application makes a substantial difference.
"We have invested in this application based on our extensive experience of working with leading global manufacturers and have seen pilot deployments with existing clients quickly prove the additional value of our new tool", she concludes.
Cogen is an ISO 9001:2008 certified language service provider, serving customers in the US, Europe and Asia since 1980.
Our mission is to help manufacturers of industrial equipment, medical devices and complex consumer products to create more product documentation, in more languages, within controlled, repeatable and metrics-driven processes that quarantee quality, consistency, cost containment and a shorter delivery timeframe.
Cogen offers international project managment services, consultancy in translation process optimisation, glossary management, translation and multilingual publishing services.
For further information, please contact:
Jean Mandron, Business Development Manager
Hélène Keufgens, CEO
(+32 6789 2514,