Our (Slate Desktop) financial engine dramatically improves our turn-around times and productivity drafting and filing annual reports.
We have been
developing customized engines based on the DoMT technology and consultancy with PTTools since 2013. We upgraded to Slate Desktop to integrate with native Windows applications.
Use cases: Two of our engines deliver great performance in production, namely Italian to English focused on financial (annual reports) and the regulatory domains, respectively. We use them regularly. In the 1st instance, the financial engine dramatically improves our turn-around time (TAT) and productivity drafting and filing annual reports. In the 2nd instance, we occasionally use the regulatory engine whenever the scope of projects to be translated is deemed sustainable.
Results: Tighter TATs and higher productivity, as well as a slight cost reduction, which we expect will improve as a result of our R&D investments in this technology. Last but not least, we were able to win a bid for tender by a major global bank that specified the use of MT technology was mandatory.
In this case, our choice in favour of DoMT/Slate and PTTools’ underlying philosophy — leveraging our own 25-years of resources (translation memories and previous documents) while keeping them resident on our own in-house machines — proved invaluable in terms of data security and confidentiality, which is a big issue in the financial world.
PTTools note: Slate Desktop gives small and medium agencies the same technology that large LSPs have been using for a decade.