Support and Maintenance

Maintaining your business continuity

Whether you are new to SDL or you’re an experienced user you can rely on the expertise of our highly skilled technical support specialists to solve your software queries.

Our 2 levels of support and maintenance offer unique services for translators working as a freelancer through to businesses with localization departments.


  • Highly skilled technical expert response
  • Unlimited support requests
  • One hour critical response time


  • Free upgrades to next version
  • Access to the latest features and functionality

Support testimonials

Geneviève Gillet-Ghenne
Geneviève Gillet-Ghenne
Freelance Translator & Proofreader
Many thanks for your help and kindness! You’re a great team! Not the first time I called for help and I must say I am really impressed by the quality of the support provided.
Ralf Lemster
Ralf Lemster
Managing Partner, Ralf Lemster Financial Translations GmbH
As an experienced SDL Trados user I like to be able to rely on the support of the SDL Language Technologies - especially with complex files and 'exotic' formats.
Chun-yi Chen
Chun-yi Chen
Freelance Translator
I have a support contract with SDL. Although I didn't feel like paying extra for technical support before, I have been using this service so much that it really is worth the money I put in.
Aurelia Heilwagen
Aurelia Heilwagen
Managing Director, Heilwagen Übersetzungen
The SDL Support Team has been very engaged in fixing a customer's termbase. Thanks to fast and professional help we were able to deliver a major translation order in a timely manner and the customer saved 3,600 Euro.
Support & maintenance options
20% of price cost
25% of price cost
Number of users who can log a support case
1 named user
Up to 4 named users
Maximum response time to critical support requests
1 business hour
1 business hour
Free upgrades to next version
Unlimited support requests
Remote access by our technical support if required
Live chat for license resets

Buy for products you own

If you have already purchased the product you would like support for, you can request a quote and purchase support and maintenance through your SDL Account. Alternatively, contact our customer care team by email: or telephone: +44 1628 410 165.

Buy for a new product

When you order a new product through our online store, you will be given the option to add support and maintenance to your purchase before you have finalized your payment.

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of a support and maintenance agreement?

The cost of a support and maintenance agreement depends on the level chosen and the number of licenses that you have. You can choose the level of support that best fits your needs by visiting our comparison table.

To request a quotation for protecting your software investment login to your SDL Account then fill in the short quote form. Alternatively, contact our friendly customer care team by email or telephone:

Is a support and maintenance agreement based on an annual fee?

The support and maintenance agreement is an annual contract that is renewed automatically unless SDL have been notified otherwise by a customer, 60 days prior to their renewal date.

If I have a support and maintenance agreement, will I get telephone support?

Yes, once a case has been logged via email, you will have access to telephone support to escalate any of your open cases if we have not responded within the SLA, or if you are unhappy with the time taken to provide a solution. The telephone support is manned from 9.00 - 17.00 in each local office that provides support. You can find the numbers through your SDL account.

How can I get help if I don't have a support and maintenance agreement?

If you don't have a support and maintenance agreement, please refer to the links on the support homepage to find resolutions to common issues, hotfixes and patches.

Contact us

If you would like some more general information about SDL's support and maintenance, email us at or speak to us on live chat.