Air France chooses Wordbee to automate the translation of all their websites

by | Sep 1, 2017

Wordbee, a leading provider of translation management solutions, announces that it has been selected by Air France to support the translation of their 90 websites. Each year, between 1.5 and 2 million words are translated into 21 languages by Air France. 

In 2016, all Air France websites together recorded 380 million visits and generated a turnover of 3 billion euros.

The selection of Wordbee is the result of an exhausive study starting in 2016 of web-based Translation Management Systems (TMS) by the Digital Content team. The goal of Air France is to automate their translation processes, to manage more efficiently the translation projects and ultimately reduce translation costs. After conducting a pilot project, Wordbee was chosen, in particular for the quality of their project automation technology called CoDyT™ (Continuous and Dynamic Translation).

The Cloud solution is actually being deployed and involves 8 copywriters of the Content Management team as well as Air France’s dedicated translation service provider. The solution is made up of Wordbee Translator (a collaborative translation editing and project management platform), and Wordbee Beebox, a connectivity solution interfacing with Open Text’s TeamSite CMS (Content Management System).

The solution automates translation processes, reuses previously translated content, and controls translation costs through reporting tools and Business Analytics.

“We chose Wordbee for its ease of use and the quality of their translation technology, but also for the proximity and the quality of the support their team offers. The expected returns will be quite important and we hope for a significant decrease of our localization costs over the next 6 months once the entire process has been implemented – and in particular thanks to the use of translation memories. But beyond that, Wordbee will enable us to add consistency to our translations, to increase the quality by eliminating errors when updating and to put our translated content online faster” said Jérémy Henry, Director of Digital Content at Air France.

About Air France-KLM

A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircrafst in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.

Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with 270 daily flights.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 17,000 daily flights to 1,060 destinations in 177 countries.

About Wordbee:

Established in 2008, Wordbee is a Luxembourg based translation technology company that developed Wordbee Translator, a collaborative translation editing (CAT) and project management solution, and Wordbee Beebox, a Content Connector (plug-in) interfacing with the most polular CMSes on the market. Wordbee helps language service providers, public institutions, and corporations to implement high-performance translation technologies.

Using Wordbee’s technology improves the Time-to-Market of global products and at the same time enhances the quality of translations at lower costs.

More than 6,000 professionals (Translators, Revisors and Project Managers) use the Wordbee solutions on a daily basis. Among their references (corporations or communication/translation companies) are: Air France/KLM, Andovar, Ansell Healthcare, Celer Soluciones, Freedman International, Hogarth Worldwide, Kneip Fund data management, Government of Luxembourg, Nikon Precision, Turner Broadcasting, Weekendesk, Worldvision, TUI, …

Wordbee was Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2015 winner.

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