Common Sense Advisory Analyzes SDL International’s Roadmap for Trados Integration

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Industry Quick Take provides overview of all merged product offerings and what SDL can do to solidify its position in the language services space.

PRWEB) October 24, 2005 -- In July 2005, SDL International (SDL) acquired Trados, becoming the largest supplier of language tools. Common Sense Advisory, Inc., an independent research and consulting firm specializing in the globalization and localization industry, has released its analysis of SDL’s roadmap for its integration of Trados’ product lines in its industry Quick Take, “SDL Draws Roadmap for Trados Integration.”

The analysis, which is available at no cost at, is based on recent conversations with Keith Mills, SDL’s chief technologist. Specifically, the Quick Take provides an overview and analysis of SDL’s plan for melding the software offerings of the two firms to support its vision of enabling global information management across an enterprise or supply chain.

Lead analyst and CEO of Common Sense Advisory, Don DePalma, commented, “SDL comes to the table with a profitable services business and a big portfolio of technology. The company must move quickly to take advantage of its status as the only trans-Atlantic supplier of a full suite of language technology meant to support global information management.”

Paid subscribers can also access Common Sense Advisory’s assessment, “SDL 2005: Challenges and Opportunities” (Jan05), for an in-depth look at globalization market dynamics and a full analysis SDL’s business fundamentals.

About Common Sense Advisory

Common Sense Advisory, Inc. is a research and consulting firm specializing in the on- and offline operations driving business globalization, internationalization, translation, and localization. For more information visit

The SDL/Trados Quick Take was not sanctioned, sponsored, or otherwise supported by SDL International. This publication is for informational purposes only and should not form a primary basis for any investment decision. Each investor must make its own determination of the appropriateness of an investment in any securities referred to herein based on the legal, tax, and accounting considerations applicable to such investor and its own investment strategy.

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