Providing functionality, access management and unrivaled user experience.
“It was at a TermWeb workshop at LISA that we heard of TermWeb for the first time,” said Kenji Yamazaki, a member of the localization team at Fujifilm Business Innovation Global Development Management Group in Ebina City, Kanagawa, Japan. “At the time, we were evaluating different terminology management software, including SDL MultiTerm.” As the team’s research progressed, it narrowed its options to software that fulfilled specific criteria. The software had to have the ability to run as a web application, allow importing and exporting of TBX files, support open-source databases such as MySQL, and have a friendly user interface with good wizards.
Easy setup and implementation set TermWeb apart.
Mr. Yamazaki and his team were impressed with TermWeb’s features, accessibility and expandability, and chose to move forward with TermWeb. TermWeb has since been installed locally on Fujifilm’s own servers, allowing users in Japan, Singapore and the U.S. to manage terms in 27 languages from the company’s wide range of products and business units collaboratively and in real time.
TermWeb’s administrator functions were particularly useful, as they allowed Fujifilm to give more internal and external users specialized, need-based access to the database. For example, some users may need to use TermWeb, but the company may not want them to add or change terms. Those users’ ability to edit terms can be restricted by an administrator.
And using their term database is easier than ever, both to modify and to use. Because TermWeb supports the universal TBX file format, importing and translating terms are simpler tasks, and the included intuitive search function makes locating the necessary terms easier and more efficient for Fujifilm’s translation specialists.
Administrative control allows expansion to the entire company.
When it came to selecting its next generation of terminology management software, the localization team at Fuji Xerox found exactly what it needed with TermWeb.
“With our new extended agreement, including read-only accounts, we now cover the needs of the whole company,” noted Mr. Yamazaki. “To sum it up, we really appreciate the cooperation with Interverbum Technology, and we are impressed by the extensive functionality and usability of TermWeb.”
Fujifilm Business Innovation manufactures digital color/monochrome multifunction devices and develops document-management software for offices. Fuji Xerox sells to and services areas covering Japan, China, and other Asia-Pacific countries and regions.