This model provides a framework for Language Service Providers and consumers of translation services to establish a common understanding of the existing localization framework and the processes being utilized. This knowledge, in turn, provides the foundation for how the Language Service Provider can most effectively integrate their services into the existing framework, help to further advance and develop it, and, in doing so, provide the optimum localization solution for you, the client.
Apex recognizes that the level of localization maturity of companies purchasing translation services varies a great deal, beginning with procedures and practices developed and implemented “on the fly” to more sophisticated levels of process, and translation automation. In order to provide optimum support for your localization effort, we would determine – using the Localization Maturity Model – the present state of the current procedures and practices including its strengths and weaknesses.
Once the current state has been sufficiently assessed and bench-marked, improvements can then be jointly developed to elevate the sophistication and maturity of the localization process by using an array of new technologies, approaches, and management initiatives.