About SDL

SDL is a leader in translation memory, terminology
and machine translation software

Who is SDL?

SDL PLC provides innovative industry-leading language solutions across the entire translation supply chain, including freelance translators, language service providers, corporate language departments and academic institutions.

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 250,000 product licenses, hundreds of server installations and billions of translated words through its innovative machine translation engine.

SDL is dedicated to supporting and developing translation software and services, such as the industry-renowned SDL Trados Studio, for our customers and partners.

What do SDL do?

SDL offers a unique language 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.

When you choose SDL Trados Studio you are not just investing in the industry-leading translation productivity software, you are investing in a computer assisted translation (CAT) tool that integrates with the full SDL Language Platform.

  • With SDL Studio GroupShare for sharing centralized translation assets
  • With SDL Machine Translation for secure, high-quality machine translation

SDL's core technologies

SDL 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.

Machine translation

A translation carried out by a machine, with no human involvement.

Software localization

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

The SDL Language Platform includes everything a company needs to effectively enable a global customer experience, including technology to improve translator productivity, manage localization workflows or automatically translate content.

How can SDL help to drive more business to you?

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.

In addition, the SDL Certification Program can provide many business benefits to the translator and language service providers community. By becoming SDL Certified, you will be trained to use the software to its full potential and be able to easily demonstrate your level of expertise to potential and existing clients through this recognized standard of excellence.