Machine translation solutions have arrived – and they are here to stay. Machine translation solutions are attractive because they promise shorter lead times for high-quality results at the lowest possible prices.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? However, the search for a suitable machine translation solution for a company’s own translation process raises a whole range of questions for a start… It’s almost like buying an item of fine clothing, like a suit… Do I buy one “off the rack” or do I invest in a tailor-made version? Which fits suits me, which colour should I choose, what about the fabric?
Many, many internal and external factors influence the decision.
What level of quality do I expect from my suit? Where do I want to wear it? How much time do I have before I need it? Do I need the suit right away or can I wait for a tailored suit to be finished?
So before coming to any decision about the purchase, certain aspects must be taken into consideration and open questions must be answered.