|LTC Worx - more than TMS/GMS/GIM|
LTC Worx is much more than a traditional Translation (TMS), Globalization (GMS) or Global Information (GIM) Management System. It can be set up to work like any of these systems - it's philosophy of 'automate what you can, control what you need' takes care of that - and it also provides you with many tools that are important to help you run your organization.
LTC Worx - More than all the acronyms
LTC Worx is often grouped with so called TMS, GMS, and GIM systems. This is broadly correct - LTC Worx can be set up to act like a TMS, GMS or GIM system, but it can also do so much more. To understand it's additional functionality let's look at the different types of tools:
LTC Worx is the tool that gives you maximum flexibility and scalability by letting you manage any type of project with any type of tool.
Translation Management Systems (TMS)
Translation Management Systems tend to be conceived around the idea of managing the linguistic supply chain around document translation. They often include built-in tools such as translation memories and terminology management. The idea is usually that a document and some meta data such as source and target language is entered, and the system then extracts project memories and terminology, which it makes accessible to linguists. When the translation is finished it updates translation memories and terminolgy databases. TMS usually includes basic finance information and reporting.
Globalization (GMS) and Global Information Management (GIM) Systems
Globalization and Global Information Management Systems (GMS & GIM) work on a similar premise. They include linguistic tools and workflow automation around translation and localization processes. GMS and GIM systems often designed to automate the translation or localization of websites, content and document management systems.They too have built linguistic tools.
LTC Worx is more than a TMS, GMS, or GIM. It is the foundation with which you manage your operation, be it multilinguality in your company, the language service department in your organization or your whole company that provides language services. One of the most important aspects is that it can manage any kind of process. You can manage translation, localization, interpreting, and even projects and tasks that are not multilingual, giving you incomparable flexibility. But that's not all. LTC Worx also offers feature such as:
LTC Worx as a Translation Management System (TMS)
LTC Worx can easily be set up to work like a traditional TMS to allow you to choose 'best of breed' individual linguistic tools such as translation memories, terminology databases and machine translation systems and automate them. LTC Worx can also act as a front end for your favorite TMS(s), making it possible for you to leverage it's business functionality.
This is made possible through powerful workflow features and APIs, with which you can link to individual linguistic tools and TMSs and automate them.
LTC Worx as a Globalization or Global Information Management System (GMS)
LTC Worx can also take care of processes that GMS and GIM systems usually handle. Thanks to adapters and open APis it is easy to link into Content and Document Management Systems (CMS& DMS), and to automate the translation of its content using 'best of breed' linguistic tools. It can also act as the front end of these tools, giving project managers a single source for status updates, exception handling, and similar tasks.