SDL Passolo

Editions Comparison Table

SDL Passolo Editions

Whatever your requirements, we have an SDL Passolo edition that's right for you:

Translator Edition

A free editing environment for translation packages that have been created using the Team Edition or Collaboration Edition. It contains all translation and production functions, visual localization and tight integration with all SDL translation solutions. The Translator Edition doesn't include project management functions for analysing source files or creating target files.

Professional Edition

The single-user version to be used on build servers, in development teams or by localization engineers. If translation agencies are using their own version of SDL Passolo, the localization manager is able to export translation packages (partial projects) for the translation agencies.

Team Edition

The single-user version to be used by localization managers. Translation packages created using the Team Edition can be edited using the free Translator Edition. This means that entire projects can be sent to external translators using only one Team Edition license. 

Collaboration Edition

A single-user version that shares the same functionality as the Team Edition, but translation packages can also be automatically synchronized with translation agencies and translators via an FTP server or Box cloud storage platform. Passolo string lists can also be published directly to SDL Trados GroupShare.

Team / Collaboration



Compare the features in each edition of SDL Passolo.
Localization Features
WYSIWYG Editor for dialogues and menus
Bitmap editor for icons and cursors
Integrations of third party editors
Update features
Alignment features
Pseudo translation features
Translation Features
Automated Translation
Translation memory
Translation assistant
High speed fuzzy matching technology (QuickIndex) for interactive translation
Concordance search
Direct look-up in SDL Trados Studio or SDL Trados TM Server / SDL MultiTerm Server / SDL Studio GroupShare
Support for cascaded projects (localizing with pivot language)
Display an additional reference language
Full history of edits including roll-back
Productivity Features
Find & replace text strings
Grouping and hiding dialogue elements
Filter text strings
Sort translation list
Data Exchange Features
Text file import/export (UNICODE and ASCII)
CSV file import/export (UNICODE and ASCII)
Import of Microsoft Glossary
SDL Passolo glossary export
TMX 1.4 Level 2 Export
XML export/import for various translation systems
QA Features
Selectable checks for common localization errors
Text length check and pixel width check
Terminology check
Consistency check for translation
Spell checking with Microsoft Word
Project Features
Reports and statistics
Create translation bundles
Edit translation bundles
Create Team Edition translation bundles
Edit Team Edition translation bundles
Create translation bundles that can be synchronized with the original project via network folder, FTP server or Box cloud storage platform
(Collaboration only)
(FTP/Box export target)
Export Passolo string lists to SDLXLIFF format
Publish Passolo string lists directly to SDL Trados GroupShare 2017
Included with Collaboration Edition, optional paid add-on for Team Edition
Optional paid add-on
Customization and Automated Features
Runtime engine for VBA compatible macros
IDE with editor and debugger
OLE automation enabled