About SDL

Providing language and content management solutions to global brands for over 25 years

Who are SDL?

SDL is the global leader and innovator in language and content management solutions. For over 25 years, SDL has helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results by enabling powerful experiences that engage customers across multiple touchpoints, all strengthened by our human expertise and machine learning technology. 

SDL is enabling companies to create, translate and deliver relevant and personalized content to support meaningful customer journeys and form important emotional connections by making understanding possible. The world’s biggest brands trust SDL’s expertise in digital content management and language translation, with 90 out of the top 100 global brands working with us, to underpin their content creation, translation and delivery. 

Since SDL’s establishment in 1992 (1984 with the acquisition of TRADOS) it continues to develop the largest portfolio of language technology solutions with over 270,000 product licenses, hundreds of server installations and billions of translated words through its innovative machine translation engine.

SDL Trados

SDL Trados is a unique language technology platform – from translation memory productivity software for the individual translator to project management tools for translation teams, from localization management solutions to cloud-based machine translation.

SDL Trados Studio, the industry-leading translation productivity software, fully integrates with the SDL technology platform, and includes access to SDL Machine Translation for secure resources. Studio, together with SDL Trados Live, offers flexibility to work anywhere, anytime, on any device.

And of course, being part of the SDL Trados Community means having access to the largest selection of translation software training materials, industry know-how, events and multi-lingual learning content anywhere – all designed to help you grow and succeed in the ever-evolving world of localization.

Core language technologies

SDL Trados' products and services are designed to increase efficiency, productivity and quality within the localization process and encompass the following core technologies:

Translation memory

A linguistic database that captures your translations as you work so you never have to translate the same sentence twice.

Terminology management

A searchable database containing lists of terms and additional term data ensuring consistency within translations.

Translation management

Technology to manage the end to end process for translating and localizing information.

SDL Trados Live

Powered by SDL Language Cloud, SDL Trados Live is seamlessly integrated with Studio to offer cloud-based translation and project management capabilities. 

Machine translation

The latest in secure neural machine translation (NMT) to automatically translate content using SDL Language Cloud.

Software localization

A tool that accelerates the technical aspects of localizing User Interfaces, help and documentation files.

SDL Trados Business Manager

SDL Trados Business Manager is a plugin that helps you with end-to-end management of translation jobs - from storing data and creating quotes to invoicing and reporting.

SDL Trados helping you find more business

Our products help you to connect to the SDL translation supply chain through guaranteed compatibility, meaning that it has never been easier to work with your customers and other users of our software.

Organizations wishing to outsource localization projects prefer to work with SDL enabled translators and language service providers to ensure consistency and efficiency throughout the process.

As well as assisting you to accept a wider variety of projects, our technology can also help you to work more efficiently. Translation projects can be completed quicker, meaning that you will be able to accept more work and increase your revenue.

SDL Trados Live