Slator’s language translation research provides the industry information and analysis executives need to make informed and time critical decisions.
Data and Research
Slator 2020 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report
The Slator 2020 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report provides in-depth summary and analysis of the 39 M&A transactions and 13 startup and tech funding rounds covered by Slator in 2020. Continue reading
Slator 2020 Medtech Translation and Localization Report
A 44-page report on Medtech Translation and Localization, featuring industry overview, key content types and services, main buyers and suppliers, buyer insights and industry trends, and more. Continue reading
The Translation and Localization Industry in India: Survey Results Released
The results of the Slator 2020 survey of Indian translation companies reveals machine translation adoption, top translation tools, e-learning and e-commerce localization trends, and much more. Continue reading
Slator 2020 Translation and Localization Buyer Report
Slator's 2020 Translation and Localization Buyer Report showcases 11 translation and localization buyer features from 2020, with insights on trends in outsourcing, TMS, tech, and more. Continue reading
Slator Launches the Language Industry Investor Map
Slator launches the Language Industry Investor Map, an interactive database of more than 180 investment transactions, spanning 5+ years of translation and localization investment. Continue reading
Pro Guide: ISO and Quality Management for Language Service Providers
A 36-page Pro Guide on ISO and Quality Management: How and why LSPs get ISO certified, top 5 ISO certifications for LSPs, and how to run a QM function to bring tangible benefits to your business. Continue reading
Pro Guide: Sales and Marketing for Language Service Providers
This 36-page Pro Guide on Sales and Marketing explains how LSPs generate leads, hire and compensate Sales staff, succeed in Digital Marketing, and benchmark against rivals. Continue reading
Pro Guide: How to Run a Translation and Localization RFP
Slator’s 25-page “How to Run a Translation and Localization RFP” is a key tool for translation & localization buyers, with lists, insights, guidance on qualifying vendors and streamlining procurement. Continue reading
Slator Translation Industry Research
Translation industry market research and trends is a vital resource for understanding the increasingly complex and fragmented language industry. Digitalization and globalization are enabling companies across all industries to grow and expand beyond their national borders into international markets.
Slator’s localization industry research analyzes how the language industry operates in different industry sectors and identifies the leading buyer, vendor and technology players. It gives companies the information they need to set their business strategy and expand into new industries and overseas markets. Read More
Our translation industry market research, trends and growth offer the very latest industry and data analysis, providing language service providers and end-clients with the confidence to make informed and time critical decisions. It is a cost-effective, credible resource for busy professionals.
Brief Overview of LSPs and Market Research
The size of the translation industry is immense at USD 24 billion. Globally there are tens of thousands of Language Service Providers (LSPs) providing language, translation and localization services worldwide. The vast majority of these LSPs are small, local players with less than US 1 million dollars in annual revenue. However, there are now at least 50 LSPs with USD 8 million in revenue and seven Super Agencies exceeding USD 200 million.
As these LSPs look for growth in the translation market size, mergers and acquisitions are playing an important role in how these firms are growing. Larger LSPs are merging with smaller LSPs to be able to cover all the translation needs of the overseas growth of their customers.
What is Language Localization?
Language localization is an industry that serves both governments and companies in providing accurate and culturally sensitive translations from one language to another. This industry has proven to be vital to a company's ability to expand their products and services into foreign markets around the world.
If you’ve ever bought a product from a company based in another country that spoke a foreign language, you’ve encountered language localization.
Making Qualified Decisions
Engaging the services of an LSP means trusting their ability to provide accurate and qualified translation and localization services. This means that buyers have to make informed decisions in which LSP to hire, one with a proven track record.
The Slator Language Service Provider Index (Slator LSPI) tracks the world’s largest language service providers and features over 130 LSPs across the Super Agency, Leaders, Challengers, and Boutique categories. We also provide research reports that identify the leading LSPs across ten key industries to help corporate buyers make qualified decisions. Slator keeps our subscribers up-to-date on developments in the world of localization industry market research and trends.
Slator Research Keeps You Informed
In addition to the annual Slator LSPI, we examine the key industry sectors, major corporate buyers and leading language technologies in an ongoing series of research reports that help your company make sense of the translation and localization industry.
We cover ten industry sectors within these translation services market reports, including Media Localization, Gaming, Life Sciences Translation, Technology, Travel & Retail, Translator’s Financial Industry Services, Engineering & Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Professional Services, and the Public Sector.
Slator also assembles actionable insights from dozens of language industry buy-side interviews, analyzes merger activity from over 60 M&A and Funding transactions a year, keeps you up-to-date on language translation software market trends, and compiles case studies on the deployment of neural machine translation technology.
Slator’s research reports are available for purchase individually or you can access all our reports through an Annual Research subscription.