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Press Release

1&1 and GMX Choose Across Language Server to Increase Productivity of Translation and Localization Projects

Turn-around time for extensive projects at 1&1 reduced by up to 75 percent

KARLSBAD, Germany – Nov. 6, 2009 – 1&1 Internet AG, one of the world's leading Internet providers with more than nine million customers, has chosen the Across Language Server for translating and publishing its hosting and e-commerce solutions into various languages. By using the centralized translation management software platform from Across Systems, 1&1 has already shortened the turn-around time of extensive projects, with 80,000 or more words, by up to 75 percent.

 

1&1’s subsidiary, GMX, has also recently started to implement the Across Language Server. To facilitate efficient localization of Website content and text, the Across Language Server is connected to its Web Content Management System, as well as to additional editing and Content Management Systems that are used for document creation.

 

"We chose Across because they provide optimum support for the localization of software products," explains Sebastian Zientek, Director of Technical Documentation, Web hosting product development at 1&1. "Across offers ideal solutions for the localization of software user interfaces, the buttons and menu items, as well as online help tools and technical documentation."

 

Due to 1&1’s large global market presence, daily business operations require multiple documents to be promptly and efficiently translated into various languages. For the Web hosting and e-shop solutions, this means that the software user interfaces, online assistance, FAQs, product documentation, and user manuals, as well as the control center, need to be localized and translated into the language of the respective target market. The Across Language Server serves these translation needs for 1&1.

 

The Across Language Server includes a translation memory and a terminology system for centralized management and maintenance of language data, as well as powerful workflow components for controlling and processing internal and external translation jobs. In this way, all parties involved in the localization process can be seamlessly integrated. "External colleagues and language service providers are just as immediately involved in the translation processes as our internal translators who sit in the office next door,” explains Sebastian Zientek.

 

Data handling is also of central importance for 1&1. "Due to the direct connection of our Content Management System to the Across Language Server, we can fully utilize the single source publishing for our multilingual content. We can now use one and the same multilingual content for different target media, for online as well as print publications," explains Sebastian Zientek. "The potential savings are tremendous and they are leading to extraordinary efficiency gains within my team."

 

Across reader contact:

Tel: +49 7248 925-425

[email protected]

 

About 1&1 Internet AG (www.1und1.de)

1&1 Internet, a leading Web host and Internet provider, offers Web solutions to private users, freelancers, and companies. 1&1 operates in various markets, including Germany, Austria, Great Britain, France, Romania, Spain, and the United States. It provides Web hosting services, including Websites, domains, servers, online retail and e-commerce solutions to a global community of more than nine million customer contracts. In Germany, where the company was founded in 1988, 1&1 is also a leading Internet and telephone provider.

 

1&1 Internet is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $2 billion (ISIN DE0005089031). 1&1 globally supports the philanthropic efforts of the United Internet for UNICEF foundation.

 

About Across Systems (www.across.net)

Across Systems, based in Karlsbad, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server – the world's leading independent linguistic supply chain technology.

The Across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. Open interfaces enable the direct integration of corresponding systems, e.g. CMS, catalog, or ERP solutions. By using Across, translation costs can be cut drastically, and the investment in Across usually pays off in a very short time.

 

Across press contact:

Across Systems GmbH

Andreas Dürr

Marketing Director

Tel: +49 7248 925-477

Fax: +49 7248 925-444

[email protected]

www.across.net

 

good news! GmbH

Dr. Claudia Rudisch

Tel: +49 451 88199-21

Fax: +49 451 88199-29

[email protected]

www.goodnews.de

 

Distributed on behalf of Across Systems GmbH by NeonDrum (http://www.neondrum.com)
Nicky Denovan
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