Playing with Slate – Desktop MT

We’ve been playing with Slate from Precision Tools. The pitch is that it enables users to build a personalized translation engine from their own translation memories for superior quality. A sort of personalized google translate.

So far the interface is a little crude and we get lots of timeout/memory out errors but it looks promising.

Integrating Memsource and (eventually) Xero

We’re busy integrating Memsource into TranslationProjex. What does this mean? Well:

  • Creating a project in TP will create a project in Memsource
  • Ability to send a unique URl to assigned translators and reviewers
  • Progress monitoring within TP

We plan to get an alpha version out by the end of August

Then on to to Xero integration!

TranslationProjex Roadmap for 2016

Roadmap for 2016
(ojala, syv ni traten, с божьей помощью, se piace a Dio, inshallah) 😉

  • Reports on steroids! Improved reports and graphs to give you actionable insight into your business
  • Xero support
  • A revamped calendar so you can see at a glance what all internal staff are working on
  • Ability to import leads via csv
  • Support for XML import of CAT analysis files
  • API to allow you to link for example customer inquiries on your website to TP
  • New interface colours
  • Integration with Memsource
  • System-wide search
  • Full accounting system that will allow you to dump quickbooks 😉 (import bank statements in csv, rule-based auto-categorisation of transactions)
  • Payment links in invoices (Paypal and Stripe)

TP News October 2015

Greetings from London

Apologies for our slackness in communicating. We just love to develop new stuff but forget to tell you guys about it 😉
New Features

  •  When you assign a job the button will now change to “Assigned” so it’s clear what has and hasn’t been assigned on a project
  • You can now edit your PO, Quote and Resource invoice template with the simple template editor. Yay!
  • PO status is now changed to invoiced/uninvoiced and paid – this gets rid of all those annoying “PO is overdue by 1000 days” statuses that make you look like an administrative slacker
  • You can now delete multiple POs by selecting them and then using the “delete” action
  • Clients can now place an order or request a quote via their portal. See Video here
  • Added support for Wordfast and Memsource summary CAT analyses
  • Added gender as a field in Resource profiles and filter for all resources
  • Added the ability to upload a file on resource job upload so the PO, and file can be sent at the same time
  • On the resource dashboard a download link will appear if a file has been uploaded for a task – this will just be an attachment icon that on click will go to a window showing all files for the project
  • In “Add new lead” added the “date added” field so that users can change the default default date added
  • In the All client jobs table we added client contact name filter
  • In the Reports dashboard Top expenses are now sorted by highest to lowest expense amount
  • In the Reports>Projects we added Client as a filter
  • We enabled sorting by rate in the “Find resource” window within a project
  • Added ability to batch select which of services are available in the client portal
  • In All Client invoices we added a column Chased? which shows how many times the invoice has been chased


  • Added Activity Logs in the Admin Panel (in the Welcome menu). This shows ALL activity in your system – who did what when – so there’s no more blaming deleting a client on someone else 😉
  • Passwords hashed in admin panel but admin can log in as as any user


  • Fixed PO catcount total differences
  • Fix Native language drop down
  • In send files we made uploading/selecting a file a required field – before you could click send even though no file had been attached
  • Due end December rollout
    (ojala, syv ni traten, с божьей помощью, se piace a Dio, inshallah) 😉
  • Quickbooks support
  • Full leave management system with holiday request management
  • Ability to show stats for internal users who are assigned tasks e.g. PMs who also do services such as translation

TP News December 2015

Last newsletter for 2015

In this, our last newsletter for the year, we’ve got some cool new features and essential bug fixes, and a roadmap for 2016.

Have a wonderful xmas and let’s hoping 2016 is better than 2015!!!

New Features

  • Full leave management system with holiday request management. Your in-house staff can now formally request holidays and you can track (accept,reject, allocate) absences. Cool video here
  • We’ve added 2 new Quickbooks desktop exports of client invoices and rescource invoices. (To get data into Qbooks you’ll need to use a 3rd party tool such as Transaction Pro importer.)
  • Ability to show stats for internal users who are assigned tasks e.g. PMs who also do services such as translation. If your PMs also translate/proof you can now track their effort by associating their stats with a resource profile.
  • You can upload a signature to your templates using the Authorised signatory field.
  • You can now see who logged in and when to your system in the Activity logs in the Admin Panel

Fixes/usability improvements

  • Added the Invoice PO icon on the dashboard of Resources so they can now easily invoice their POs
  • Added the Client name and Project name and start date columns to the Resources report
  • Added a bulk delete action in Admin Panel>projects> services
  • In the simple editor in quotes, invoices and POs we fixed a few layout issues
  • We added the project name and project code variables in the Send job request, PO received and file sent email templates
  • We removeed authentication from Dropbox file download links so clients no longer have to login to see their files

TP News September 2015

New features and fixes

Thank you all on the excellent feedback on v2. We’ve been ironing out the kinks and are now starting to add new features.

New TranslationProjex Support Site!

We’ve now set up our new support site which you can here –
For faster support please email

We’ve also added a cool little support widget on all pages to give you in-context help and access to support videos

New Features – Using your own SMTP server for outgoing mails

Out-of-the-box your system is set up to send emails through our 3rd party mail servers.

When you click send your emails are queued and delivered as soon as possible.

If you want to keep a record of what was sent and/or use your own email gateway choose the “custom settings” option.

What we’re working on (ETA end of October)
  • A flat CSV export of all client and resource data fields
  • logging of all activity on the system
  • Per client job Tax and discount
  • Multi select for Report dropdowns
  • Support for data export to quickbooks and Xero
  • Support for Memsource Analysis files and Studio 2015
  • Interface colour schemes
  • Customer request form
  • Improved client reporting in the Client Portal
  • Restructuring of reports and better reports!
  • More invoice templates
Taking requests for V2.5 (ETA January 2016)

We’re planning a major release, v2.5, for January 2016. So far these are the ideas we have. Email if you have any others and we’ll see if we can add them 🙂

  • Integration with Matecat
  • Native accounting system e.g. the ability to upload an exported bank statement and then to categorise business expenses
  • Group chat function
  • Support for OneDrive, Google docs, Sharefile
If you’d like access to the beta system as soon as possible let us know

TP News July 2015

New Features

  1. Email logs  – By default we use a 3rd party email provider to send emails on your behalf. Deliverability is 99.5% but occassionally you may get an “Email sent successfully” message in TP but the email might not actually be received by the target. We’ve added the ability to view actual sent status
  2. Rich text editor for job comments – you can now embed html code and links in comments fields and in your project spaces so you can show videos and audio files!
  3. Adding multiple sub-services to parent categories – in the admin panel you can select 30 common languages and assign source and target services to multiple categories.
  4. Taxes and discounts on quotes are now carried over to projects – if you apply a discount at the quote stage it’ll now be retained in the project
  5. Tax and discounts for individual jobs – you can now apply taxes and discounts to individual jobs

Fixes and improvements

Thank you all on the excellent feedback. Bug fixes include:

  • CATCount is now updated after a CSV is re-uploaded
  • Manual date sent on invoice is retained after you send an invoice
  • The Project balance now reflects the actual revenue on a project including taxes/discounts
  • Job comments are now inline rather than in a column on invoices
  • Fixed a timeout issue on filtering for ALL resource invoices
  • When you create a new project and add a comment in the overview it’s now saved

What’s next (ETA October)

  • Activity logs  – who did what and when
  • Client portal on steroids – Better reporting for clients in their portal
  • Revamped Reports – better financial and productivity reports
  • Quickbooks support – ability to export client and resource payments and invoices created in TP to Quickbooks
  • Support for Memsource Analysis files and Studio 2015
  • Interface colour schemes
If you’d like access to the beta system as soon as possible let us know

Thank you and have a great summer


TranslationProjex version 2 beta is out!

At last Version 2 is out of alpha and into beta. Alpha in development terms basically means the software has been developed but is likely to have lots of bugs and is not suitable for production (i.e. every day use)

Beta means that the software is stable and is likely to have a few minor, non-earth shattering, usability issues that will be fixes as they arise FYI twitter was in beta for about 6 years!

The plan is to be out of beta by March

Well done to the team!


TranslationProjex system updates: 20130624

We had a n excellent Localization World conference and ruffled a few feathers with our keynote presentation criticising per user licencing.

New features

  • We’ve added new Invoice, Quote and Purchase order templates – Yeah!

New invoice layout

Your existing templates will remain as they are but if you’d like to change to the new layouts:

1) Go into your admin panel>Manage Templates

2) Select Base layout – Blue or Grayscale

Selecting a new invoice in TranslationProjex

Bug fixes/improvements

  • We’ve halved the load time of the system so you should find your sites load much much faster 🙂

In development

  • Improved reports! We’re adding more reports on productivity and profit
  • Customer Relationship Management module – due for release end of July
  • Add the ability to import analysis files
  • Simplified CAT count view for clients – i.e. just showing repeated words
  • Reducing the number of “confirmation” popup boxes
  • SSL certificates for all sites

Have a great week!

The TranslationProjex Team

System updates – 20130610

We’ve been hard at work improving and adding features to TranslationProjex and preparing for our talk at Localization world on 14 June 2013 in London

Video of changes can be viewed here


New features

  • Added the ability to print/export to excel on all pages. e.g you can now export a list of all all your projects to excel or a list of all due invoices in a particular month by clicking the icons in the top right hand corner

    export data in TranslationProjex

    export data in TranslationProjex

  • Added a second email field to the client and resource forms
  • New “Payment Expense”  box added to the Add new payment page so you can now add any additional costs associated with an incoming payment from a client – e.g. transfer fees
  • New notes field added to the Client form
  • You can now filter by deadlines and Project manager in the Project Schedule page



  • Russian language version now added
  • Added “Company” field in the Resource form so you can now add a company if you work with corporate vendors

Bug fixes/improvements

  • Improved the layout of the default templates
  • You can now send links to files which aren’t linked to a project
  • Added totals to all pages e.g. in All Projects you can now see the total number of projects in your system
  • When a translator adds VAT to an invoice only the net amount was showing
  • Improved the french localisation
  • Added new variables to templates so you can now add file description field to the email notification template, Project and Job comments can now also be added so you can add things likes “Venue of interpreting assignment” to a Purchase order or a client quote.

In development

  • Improved reports! We’re adding more reports on productivity and profit so feel free to email us with your ideas
  • Customer Relationship Management module – due for release end of July
  • Add the ability to import analysis files
  • Simplified CAT count view for clients – i.e. just showing repeated words
  • Reducing the number of “confirmation” popup boxes

Have a great weekend!

The TranslationProjex Team