SDL Trados Studio

SDL Trados Studio

Translate faster and smarter using the world’s #1 computer assisted translation software

SDL Trados Studio 2019 Professional is the complete translation platform, preferred by translation agencies and professional translators.

Increase the productivity of your team with Studio's powerful translation memory innovations, supported by an extensive range of languages and sophisticated project management tools.

Scaling as your business grows, Studio's quality and security features support you and your team to deliver the highest quality translations in the fastest time — and at the most competitive cost for your clients.


Powerful translation memory technology

Easily reuse previously translated and approved content across all of your projects with intelligent translation memory (TM) technology.


The more you add to your TM, the faster your team can translate subsequent translations, as the ever-growing database will automatically provide 'matches' found in your TM. In this way you can increase translator productivity by as much as 80% and improve consistency across your content.

Register for your 30-day free trial

Register for your free 30-day SDL Trados Studio 2019 Professional trial — and enjoy all the features available in the leading translation tool trusted by over 250,000 language professionals.

Terminology management

Create consistent and high quality translations for your customers across all languages by managing terminology. With easy access to approved terminology, translation teams can save time and reduce re-work  – ensuring that correct terms are applied to every translation.

The most sophisticated terminology solution in the industry, SDL MultiTerm, is included for free in the SDL Trados Studio software license. SDL MultiTerm can be used as a standalone application or as part of SDL Trados Studio.

Another option is SDL LC Terminology, an easy-to-use cloud terminology management solution which is also available from within Studio 2019 or through an annual subscription.


Translation project management

Create and deliver translation projects quickly and easily in multiple languages with the project management capabilities found in SDL Trados Studio.

Project managers define their own processes in Studio 2019 Professional; set up projects, assign tasks and produce reports. This provides full visibility and control over your translators' work.

Combine Studio with SDL Trados GroupShare for volume projects and complete control over security. GroupShare centralizes file working for a highly efficient process that considerably reduces administration.

More efficient translation projects with SDL Trados GroupShare 2020

Share resources centrally and automate processes for flexible, effective, high quality translation projects

Innovative machine translation


SDL Machine Translation is the ideal solution for those looking to apply the latest in neural machine translation (NMT) technology to automatically translate content.

With over 20 years of experience, SDL has used the latest advances in the field of artificial intelligence to create a solution that helps translation businesses break the language barriers for content-intensive processes securely, at scale.


What Studio users are saying

Nora Diaz
Nora Diaz
Freelance Translator and Interpreter
I think the simplest reason to choose Studio is that it's a solid business decision. As a freelancer, if you want to play in the Big Leagues, you need Big League tools. Having Studio is a basic pre-requisite to be considered for jobs with many large clients, so Studio will open opportunities for you that you wouldn't have access to otherwise. Investing the time and money needed to own and become proficient in an industry-leading tool such as Studio tells potential customers that you take this profession seriously.
Alexandros Tsouris
Alexandros Tsouris
Freelance Translator
Now that I have started working with Studio, I have seen a huge difference in my productivity! Spending some time to properly prepare a project, building relevant termbases, leveraging translation memories and aligning legacy documents to build new ones, have made me much faster and more efficient.
Emma Goldsmith
Emma Goldsmith
Medical Translator
SDL Trados Studio is an essential part of my workflow. With Studio, I have everything I need: terminology consistency, reference to past jobs, faster typing and QA checking as I go. After using SDL Trados Studio almost every day since its launch in 2009, I can assure you that it’s easy to use from scratch, but much more satisfying when you get to know all the ins and outs.
Anna Cribley
Anna Cribley
Freelance Translator
I use termbases and translation memories all the time and that helps me deliver high quality translations to my clients.
Jadwiga Ruchlewska
Jadwiga Ruchlewska
Freelance Translator
It just works miracles. When I find a term or a longer phrase in a sentence that I have translated before, it just extracts it and I can just click and insert it into the new sentence, so it does really speed up my work a lot.
Patrizia Pasquazi
Patrizia Pasquazi
Freelance Translator
Overall, Studio is a great product that comes with a comprehensive package of information, helping people of all levels of experience and skills to use the software. As always, the whole upgrade process was very easy and done in a few clicks. The resources that are provided with new Studio versions are always extremely helpful, including various apps that increase productivity and webinars where new features of Studio are introduced and explained.
Jesse Good
Jesse Good
Translator
You cannot find all of the features that Trados Studio has in any other CAT tool. With the developer program, Trados Studio is the only CAT tool I know that you can fully customize. With its customizability, Trados Studio can fit into any translation workflow.
Brahim Ghoul
Brahim Ghoul
Freelance Translator
One of the most important things when it comes to translation is consistency. SDL Trados has helped me produce high-quality work regarding terminology and style in ways that are almost impossible to achieve using more basic tools. That comes in handy when dealing with large projects, and I warmly thank SDL for this convenient software solution.

Endless customization options with
the SDL AppStore

Tailor every area of your SDL translation software thanks to our flexible underlying architecture. Our open source software means that you can build integrations between SDL translation technology and your business applications, to save time and add functionality, or use third-party applications available in the dedicated SDL AppStore.

Join the SDL Community

The SDL Community is a great place to learn, meet and share with people around the world from all parts of the translation industry. Get your questions answered by SDL staff and other community users by posting it in the relevant forum. Your SDL Community is a welcoming and informative place to be, so come join us today and start contributing.