We at TranslationSimplified have worked with global enterprises from different sectors for years. This has helped us understand the many pulls and pressures of global marketing and where translation fits into all of this. Our portal, TranslationSimplified, is a product of this intimate understanding of our client’s requirements.
In this post, we’ll talk about what instant quotes are, how they are a game-changer in the translation workflow and how this benefits you.
What is an instant quote from TranslationSimplified?
On our portal, you can generate an instant quote all by yourself without needing to even talk to someone else. Here’s how you do it:
1. Register on our portal and log in.
2. Fill in the quote generation form with details such as the word count, the source and target languages, the service you need, and other service-specific details the form may ask for. You can upload sample files if you have them at hand.
3. When you submit the form, our system creates an instant quote for you based on the information you have provided. This gives you an estimate of the time and cost involved in the project.
4. The same quote is mailed to you.
5. Once you approve the quote, we start working on the project.
Advantages of an instant quote
These days products are developed incrementally and released in global markets simultaneously. Agile software development is now paired with agile marketing practices, thanks to cloud computing.
Project managers then need to order translation in different languages and make sure it is completed so that product launch schedules can be maintained.
These scenarios are common in many industries such as software development, fashion apparel, consumer goods, education, pharmaceuticals, and many more. As such, information about translation needs to be at the fingertips of every project manager.
You would like to know which languages a vendor can offer, what’s the cost of the translation per language, what other service add-ons are available and how much they might cost, how much would the bare minimum service cost, what would be the timeline like, and so on. Having this information handy can empower the project manager in decision-making. If you don’t have this information, you could be groping in the dark.
When you know how much a translation project might cost, you can make important decisions such as whether a particular language fits in your budget or not, whether you can translate into 12 languages or need to stagger it and do only six for now, or etc. It can also quickly show you the cost difference between subtitling for a video with good quality audio versus a poor one.
Helps secure the right budget
Entering a new market often means investments on many aspects of sales and marketing and you don’t want to be surprised by a runaway translation quote much later in the planning cycle. Because, once you have presented an estimate and got it approved from your higher-ups, it might be time-consuming and involve many explanations to get some additional amount. It might even make you look un-informed and un-professional. Here’s where a quote with the right estimate can help you secure appropriate funds for translation and localization. Your peers and higher-ups too will realize that you are in full control of the budget.
Sometimes, it might so happen that the quote form is not able to capture the specific details of your project. You can always request a custom quote from us, which we will generate as soon as possible.
The best thing about an instant quote is that translation cost does not remain a black box to you. Neither do you have to wait for someone to get back to you to make critical decisions that will impact multiple processes and people in your organization.
In our many years of working with clients, we realized that transparency and speed of response are invaluable in the relationship we build with a client. And that’s exactly what we’ve brought to you in the form of instant quotes at TranslationSimplified.