Software localization is the process of adapting your application so that it complies with the linguistic and technical needs of your global target audience. When trying to expand your client base internationally, localizing your software is critical to increasing revenue, market share, and user satisfaction.
Interpro was one of the very first translation companies in North America to offer comprehensive software localization services. In fact, software localization is the reason why we were founded in 1995. Interpro’s Founder and CEO, Ralph Strozza, knew there was a growing market for quality, turnkey software localization services, and started Interpro specifically for this purpose.
The Interpro team consists of professional software Localization Engineers, Project Managers, Translators, and Quality Assurance experts who possess the experience, technical skills, linguistic aptitude, tools, and client-first attitude required to deliver a quality product on a timely basis, and within budget. Interpro’s software localization processes are certified to ISO 9001:2015 and 17100:2015 standards.
Software Localization Workflow
Interpro’s turnkey solutions for localizing and testing multilingual software ensure that your product is accurately adapted to each of your required target languages.
While software localization may vary by platform and programming language, there are some key steps that will almost always remain standard:
- Source language files sent to Interpro
- Engineer / prepare files for localization
- Scope analysis (price and turnaround)
- Localization (dialogs, messages, reports)
- Adjust controls and dialogs
- Validate software
- Implement modifications in files
- Deliver target language product
Software Localization Adaptation
Since our founding, we have localized thousands of user interfaces into multiple languages, ranging from small Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs) to enterprise level User Interfaces (UIs). We address each of your specific needs in order to make sure your localization requirements are met to your satisfaction.
In our long history localizing software, we have discovered that every software localization project is executed slightly differently in order to accommodate client needs. We know this and adapt to the methodologies your organization employs, whether that be waterfall, agile, or something in between.
Whatever your product’s development platform, making its user interface available in multiple languages will help you increase revenue and market share. Additionally, your users will be more proficient – and ultimately more satisfied – using a product available with its user interface localized to their native language.
If you are thinking about what it would take to offer multilingual versions of your application, we would like to discuss how we can assist you. Please contact us to get started.
We are proficient in the latest authoring tools to ensure consistency and quality throughout your translation project. Some of the more popular platforms that we work on include:
- IBM OS/400