SDL smartQuery

Harness the potential of translator queries

SDL smartQuery is a collaborative, web-based workflow system that can be used to effectively manage translator queries.

Throughout the translation process it is possible to actively track queries and capture them for future projects, turning them into knowledge, as well as time and cost savings.

Read the SDL smartQuery solution brief for more details

Centralize communication

Use the central web-based portal to answer, delegate, archive, search and re-use translator queries. The database is searched automatically when logging a new query to re-use existing feedback - knowledge is never lost and duplicate work is reduced. Queries can be pushed out to other team members, ensuring effective dialogue between stakeholders.


Flexible workflows

Minimize administration by connecting SDL smartQuery with project management systems or internal client systems to completely align your existing processes. Queries are managed through customizable 'workflow routes', which define where they are assigned or delegated and who answers them.

Fully integrated

Translators can create and view queries within SDL Trados Studio while translating in the Editor View via the free plugin. For terminology related queries, integration with SDL MultiTerm Workflow makes it quicker to update termbases. SDL smartQuery's integrated, real-time traceable workflow means query resolution is faster and more efficient than typical Microsoft Excel or mail-based systems.

Secure management

Query searches can be made across all projects or restricted to a single client. This enables targeted knowledge management whilst maintaining confidentiality. Receive valuable statistics on clients or projects with the high-level overview dashboard so you can effectively manage queries and content quality.
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