February '21 Lilt Updates

by Allison Yarborough
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Welcome to the February 2021 newsletter. This month, we took a moment to celebrate our translators and the great work they do with Lilt’s first-ever Translator Summit, in addition to announcing a new customer success story and several product updates.

Read on to learn more!

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Lilt Translator Summit 2021

Lilt hosted its first-ever Translator Summit, a conference designed to bring together the Lilt linguists and services team for a day of shared stories, best practices, and learnings about recent and future Lilt developments.

Lilt held the Translator Summit to provide its dedicated community of linguists a forum to discuss some of the most important challenges and opportunities facing linguists today.

Highlights from the day included career stories from Lilt industry-veteran linguists, a guest appearance from Jost Zetzsche, updates from the Lilt product team, and Q&A with the Lilt Translator Advisory Panel.

Last but not least, Lilt hosted the “Liltlancer Awards” to celebrate the contributions of Lilt linguists who have gone above and beyond in the service of Lilt’s customers throughout the year. (Congratulations again to our award winners!)

For additional information, read more in the Lilt Translator Summit Media Advisory.

Closing Soon! The State of Localization 2021 Survey

We invite all localization pros who have not yet contributed to share their insights in our survey, which wraps up in a few weeks. This survey is intended to gather and share valuable approaches, trends, and priorities with the localization community. Take this 7-minute survey today to receive a $5 gift card and enter to win the $1,000 grand prize. 


What are you waiting for? Take the survey now!

Customer Success Story: Canva

This month, we want to highlight the success of Canva, a Lilt customer. Canva is one of the fastest-growing online graphic design platforms globally. Since Canva launched in 2013, it’s grown a community of over 40 million users across 190 countries.

With Canva’s mission to create design templates that can be used by anyone, it’s important for those templates to be localized so that they fit the look and feel of their language and locale. But with so many content types to localize, the scale and complexity of the localization efforts were massive.

Canva Customer Story

Partnering with Lilt and its highly efficient translators, Canva was able to improve program speed and volume localized, all while maintaining high quality content output.

Read on to learn more about how Canva uses Lilt to scale its program and optimize workflows.

Upcoming Webinar: How to Expand Your Global Customer Experience to Win in 2021

How to Expand your globalThe importance of delivering a global customer experience cannot be understated. Our upcoming webinar on March 17th will highlight:

-- The true impact of a flawless global customer experience

-- Creative methods to overcome current growth constraints

-- How to grow ROI in markets of all types and sizes

You won’t want to miss it - register here!

Translator Community Spotlight: Christoph Niedermair

This month, we’re happy to introduce Christoph Niedermair, an industry veteran who has been crafting his skills for over two decades and was recently awarded the “Lilt Hustle” award at Lilt’s 2021 Translator Summit.

We sat down with Christoph to learn more about him. Get to know him in our Translator Spotlight here!

Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide

In early February, we announced that Lilt was included in Gartner’s Market Guide for AI-Enabled Translation Services.

The new market guide describes the landscape for an emerging class of translation services that can be leveraged as part of a broader enterprise globalization and localization strategy.

In the report, Lilt is listed as a vendor that offers potentially significant enhancements to translation processes and workflows, with a focus on Lilt’s unique adaptive NMT technology.

Read the full Lilt press release here.

Webinar: Building Localization Programs with the Right ToolsKel webinar promo image-1

In mid February, Lilt hosted a webinar that detailed how to build a successful localization program and why localization is vital to the customer experience.

If you missed it, never fear! The webinar recording can be found here.

In-app Insights Access

Software customers can now enable and disable access to the Insights page using an Organization Setting. When toggled on, Insights will be viewable to all members whose roles permit them to read reports.

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This includes the default role of Administrator, as well as any custom roles created that have the ‘View Reports’ permission toggled on.

For additional information, please check out In-app Insights in the Lilt knowledge base.

Contextual Reference Materials

We heard your feedback loud and clear - greater contextual reference is here! With this new feature, translators now have project-specific reference material stored on the project level within the Lilt platform.

Each project's reference material can be accessed from the side bar tab, "Reference Materials". Users are able to search materials by file name and filter by label.

Contextual Reference 1

Users are able to upload reference materials into Lilt, with all file formats supported. Users are also able to download and view files as necessary.

Contextual Reference 2

In addition to standard file access and management, users can add and remove labels from the files.

Contextual Reference 3

Lastly, when materials are no longer relevant, or projects have been completed, users are able to delete files.

Contextual Reference 4

All file formats are supported, including images, movies, PDFs, and more. Contextual reference is also integrated with Lilt’s SDL TMS and XTM Connectors, meaning that reference materials are automatically pulled into the Lilt Platform with these Lilt Connectors.

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Thank you for reading, and thank you for translating with Lilt.


The Lilt Team