Largest French Translation Agency to Reduce Infrastructure Costs by Over 15% with Help from Transifex

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As localization industry continues to evolve, e2f embraces new technology.

Based on early results, we estimate that after the new system is rolled out company-wide, our infrastructure costs will be lowered by over 15%, which goes straight to our bottom line. - Michel Lopez, CEO & Founder, e2f

e2f, the world’s largest English to French translation production agency, is significantly reducing infrastructure costs with the help of Transifex, provider of a cloud-based localization workflow product for the software industry.

e2f works with numerous internal and external translators, managing over 50 new projects a day totalling up to 400K words a week. As they grew, their in-house system built in 2004 was showing signs of age and proving to be cumbersome and slow. And when the recession began to stunt their growth, they realized that spending 30% of total revenue on project coordination management was not feasible anymore.

Change was needed. e2f tested several systems but none were as capable as their in-house system. All were overly complex and lacked key functions and an API that allowed for the automation of manual processes.

In August 2012, Transifex invited Michel Lopez, CEO and founder of e2f, to consult on their localization platform. As Michel worked with the Transifex team and provided his feedback, he established a trusting relationship with them and realized Transifex might solve many of e2f’s challenges.

e2f developed a new back-end solution that was connected to Transifex via the Transifex API. Whenever a client ordered translations from the e2f website, projects were automatically launched in Transifex. And throughout the translation process, e2f clients could easily see project updates. As a result, e2f is significantly reducing turnaround times and can take on more projects of all sizes.

“Based on early results, we estimate that after the new system is rolled out company-wide, our infrastructure costs will be lowered by over 15%, which goes straight to our bottom line,” said Michel. “Our project coordinators spend less time managing processes and more time with our clients, increasing client satisfaction.”

As the localization industry continues to evolve, e2f is adopting new technologies and stepping beyond their comfort zone in its modernization efforts to be the leading translation provider.

To learn more about how e2f cut costs, read the new case study from e2f:

Transifex, Inc. is a Menlo Park, Calif. based company that provides a cloud-based Continuous Localization Platform for the software industry. Transifex has consistently helped software companies of all sizes go global while making software localization a more automated and less painful process. Started as the translation tool for the MeeGo and Fedora projects in 2009, Transifex grew to be a the localization platform of choice for software developers around the world. For more information on Transifex, please visit

e2f is a localization and translation producer using a frictionless translation management system. With a 24/5 approach spanning 3 continents, e2f is able to manage projects of any size and in any domain (including apps, websites, legal, technical and marketing) with short deadlines, while following a strict process and applying QA methodologies. Clients include multilingual translation agencies, app developers and companies in many industries (IT, technical, marketing, hospitality, life sciences, etc.). e2f offers full-service localization, including translation, testing, voice-over and desktop publishing. For more information, please visit

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