Pro Guide: How to Run a Translation and Localization RFP

Pro Guide on How to Run a Translation and Localization Tender or RFP

Slator’s 25-page How to Run a Translation and Localization RFP Report is a must-read guide for translation and localization buyers. It offers guidance on 12 types of key information to provide in your translation services and / or localization services RFP, as well as 5 essential types of information to request from participants in your RFP.

If you are wondering whether you even need an RFP, this guide will help you navigate your decision-making process by outlining 4 key reasons for running an RFP.

The report also provides details on 7 important decisions that should be made before launching an RFP.

To further support your language services RFP, the report features two spotlight chapters on the fast-evolving areas of machine translation (MT) and translation management systems (TMS), giving buyers practical tips and insights into MT and TMS procurement.

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The intended audience of this report are translation and localization buyers looking to qualify languages services and technology vendors and procure translation and localization services. This report can also aid translation and localization vendors (LSPs) looking for insights into the RFP process.

The report can be used as a standalone resource for buyers and LSPs, and is best read alongside Slator’s flagship 2020 Language Industry Market Report.

Slator’s Research team is available to provide bespoke RFP advisory services and / or compile custom long and short lists of potential service suppliers and technology vendors.

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Table of Contents

Scope of Report2
4 Key Reasons for Running an RFP4
Managing an RFP is an investment for your business. Find out if and when an RFP is the right course for you and your organization.
7 Key Decisions Prior to the RFP6
From the RFP structure to the project team, learn what vital questions you need to address upfront to run your RFP smoothly.
12 Types of Essential Information to Provide11
Get the best results from your RFP by providing the right type and level of information to participants.
5 Types of Essential Information to Request17
Set yourself up for success and save time later by asking the right questions of your RFP participants.
10 Things You Need to Know About Machine Translation20
Cut through the marketing clutter and get up to speed on MT with this primer on the fast-evolving landscape of machine translation.
10 Differences Between Pure-Play TMS Providers and LSP-Owned TMS Products23
With so many options on the market, understand the key differences between popular TMS business models.

How to Use This Report

Slator’s easy-to-digest research offers the very latest industry and data analysis, providing language service providers, end-clients, and investors the confidence to make informed and time-critical decisions.

Editor’s Note

This report does not cover information on RFPs for interpreting services.