SDL International

SDL Trados Studio

4.5 / 5 24 reviews


Average Ratings

24 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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Vendor Details

  • SDL International
  • www.sdl.com
  • Founded 1992
  • United Kingdom

About SDL Trados Studio

Provides terminology management, translation memory, machine translation, auto-correct and auto-suggest functionality, and more.


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SDL Trados Studio Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Collaboration
  • CRM
  • For Software
  • For Websites
  • Localization Automation
  • Machine Translation
  • Marketing Management
  • Order Management
  • Permission Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Quality Control
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Resource Management
  • Terminology Management
  • Translation Analytics
  • Translator Database
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

SDL Trados Studio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Trados is the industry standard CAT tool, useful but has its downsides

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Trados is a productivity tool that is indispensable for professional translators. It is the preferred platform of the industry and many clients require its use. Therefore, it is a good investment for professional translators. It has batch processing features and filtering options which aid in quality control and increase productivity.

Cons: The filtering functions could be better/more complex. I have experienced quite a few bugs over the years. Easily accessible customer support costs extra. Finding direct help from Trados without paying for the support package is like pulling teeth. Luckily, so many people use the software, it is usually easy and quick to find troubleshooting tips through online forums.

Overall: Productivity, brings me business.

The must-have C.A.T. tool!

May 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SDL Trados Studio is THE tool we use on a daily basis to manage most of our translation projects. It is powerful and I still have to come across a file type which Studio could not process. The SDL App Store is also a huge benefit and the integration of plug-ins just makes our work even faster. Want to be an efficient Language Service Provider? Then get yourself a SDL Trados Studio license!

Cons: I wish one could export selected segments for review. Also, a more flexible segment sorting would be much appreciated

Overall: SDL Trados helps us manage any project of any size, whatever files need to be processed. This is the 'Swiss knife' of the translation industry!

Power tool with a great user interface.

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - The Office-suite-look user interface makes the tool seem really familiar and user-friendly.

- Trados Studio has improved over time and has been implementing new useful filters for the most common file formats that make them a reference CAT tool in the sector.

Cons: - Misses some powerful and advanced functionalities, especially to work with software files such as .resx, for that you need to turn to Passolo, also from the SDL family.

Extremely buggy

Aug 27, 2018
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very useful when you get to find a version that works.

Cons: Amazing number of bugs in any version. One version corrects previous bugs, and adds even worse ones.

Overall: Negative due to the amount of bugs. This is a relatively simple piece of software, but the number of problems reported by the users defies imagination. In addition, it ends up to be as expensive as 5 licences of MS Office Pro, which is infinitely more complex and has a fraction of the problems.

Been using SDL Trados for years now - very happy and will continue to use it.

Sep 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does what it needs to and it does it well. Very well recognized name with other vendors so easy to find people who use it.

Cons: Sometimes the updates and licensing can be a bit of a pain.

Unless you pay extra the support turn around time can be a bit slow (but they are always friendly and will do everything they can for you)

Overall: Translations are done better and faster.

Initially difficult to get the hang of it but after just a few projects became easy and automatic.

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: After you've learned most features, you realise all the great qualities, for example, creating a translation memory or your own terminology database basically using any languages you work with, while also providing different specialised fields where you can save them according to your own categories. It adds up to an incredible time saver that increases your productivity, which is also accountable, because it keeps track of how many words you've translated and also tells you how much further you have to go.

Cons: I would have to say its incompatibility with other softwares. You cannot share translation memories or any other documents with non Trados users.

Overall: The possibility to work freelance more efficient and effectively while also being hired independently by companies that use the same software

Excellent Translation memory

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows to work with MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, HTML-documents and files of other formats. Trados has a module for glossaries. Although I'm not an interpreter, but an editor, I still enjoy using the application.

Cons: At first there were difficulties with the interface, but after a few days I got used to it and all the questions disappeared.

Absolutely essential for a professional translator

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Productivity boost, PDF reader, ease of use, great design.

Cons: The price point.

Overall: In my opinion, SDL Trados is the most complete CAT tool on the market.

As well as offering basic features such as automatic alignment and adaptive TMs, the more advanced functionalities such as AutoSuggest, PerfectMatch or termbase integration will greatly boost your productivity.

It also offers some project management and preparation capabilities, which do come in handy.

Further useful plug ins and apps can be found on the SDL AppStore, although purchasing the individual licenses can get pricy.

All in all, a great proudct, though there are cheaper CAT tools out there .

My favorite Desktop Translation software

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I just love Trados. I have used it since 2007 and Im one happy customer !

Cons: Sometimes after updating few issues happens but they get solves soon.

Trados makes it easier to work with documents in foreign languages

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although I'm not an interpreter, I often have to deal with documents in foreign languages. I've been using the application since last year, it does not cause any complaints. What I like best is the support of the PDF format, i.e. for translation, you do not need to convert PDF files, which saves time. All the individual modules of the system in its modern version are put together (it used to be different), the system is mastered simply enough for such a powerful tool.

Cons: The only drawback of the system is its high cost, but if you use the application constantly and make money with it, everything will pay off.

Excellent software for translators

Apr 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Compatibility

Popularity

Cons: Speed

Size

Overall: A leading programme on the market for translators. A real must-have. Exceeds all CATs known to me so far.

Probable the best translation CAT tool.

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Translation Memory management is great, userinterface is friendly and doesn't take long getting used to.

Cons: Processing PDF files can be a paint, sometimes impossible. Performance could be improved, maybe opt in for hardware accelleration? Definitely missing OCR option - I belive it is a must. Segmentation of documents could be improved, a lot of the times text loses sence due to segmentation.

Wide opportunities to overcome the language barrier for any specialist

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In everyday situations I use this program. It is imperfect, but it gives a better result than the translators from Google. I am pleased with the simple interface and nice design. At the same time, the program has good functionality and remembers the previous translation (it allows inserting already finished pieces at full or partial coincidence).

Cons: Translation is imperfect, as in any other automated translation system. I would like to improve the translation of the artistic text.

Powerful CAT tool

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The program is simply indispensable for all those who professionally translate. It is convenient to work with Word and PDF. The interface is clear, you can quickly understand all the functions. There is a module for connecting dictionaries.

Cons: The program should be purchased by professionals and those who earn remittances. Like any other CAT tool, Trados is not suitable for literary translations. From technical shortcomings - the program takes up a lot of space.

Useful CAT tool

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fairly easy to use if you only do simple Word document translations. Pretty straightforward. Tags are easy to insert.

Cons: Doesn't format as well as other CAT tool and the free version has a limit of terms it can store per client.

Overall: Terminology bank for clients.

Great software!

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program has an intelligent memory that allows it to extract and quickly translate familiar pieces of text. This is a very convenient function, which is little implemented. It was she who caused my acquaintance with this system. I recommend.

Cons: Absolutely useless for ordinary non-professional literature. This is not a translator in the classical sense. The program remembers what the translator has already translated. This point of many is misleading.

Great platform for creating and managing translations!

Mar 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great software for translations gig. It has amazing translation memory that makes it quick and easy to translate long files.

Cons: Trados could up its design and make the experience a bit more fun and innovative. I hope to see this change in the near future.

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Probably the most used translation software

Dec 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Includes everything that a professional translator needs. But can be do complicated for a seldom user.

Cons: Maybe too complicated for those who are not using it on a daily basis. Most clients however require Trados for most of the translation tasks.

Convenient memory storage function

Feb 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I constantly use the memory accumulation function - it's a very convenient thing that saves time. At first it was necessary to get used, but now I really understand that this is a professional tool and an approach to it is necessary corresponding. You can't completely rely on the program.

Cons: Difficulties with the translation of the books. There, the same fragments are very rare. This makes the system almost useless. I also searched for it for a long time, but I still could not find ready-made databases of formalized texts.

Easy-to-use tool that helps you to speed up your work!

Jun 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being a frequent user of CAT tools, I may say that one of the best features of this software is its Translation memory. I do not need internet to complete my translations.

Cons: Uploading some document formats makes it tedious and time-consuming. Price is a little too high when compared to what you get in exchange.

Overall: One of the main characteristics a good translator needs is consistency in terminology. This tool allows me to be very consistent in my translations.

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Tool so usefulness for translations

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Excellent tool for the saving of time in translations and the multiple options with innovative functions

Cons: Some literal expressions that can be translated senseless because of the contextualization required

Overall: so many texts translated faster

Versatile and powerful

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Great translation memory and term-base management and maintenance. Despite some flaws, It's the best translation tool out there.

Cons: Long learning process to find where is what. Some bugs and it doesn't have a live preview which would be handy.

Overall: Translation, proofreading

SDM review of SDL Trados Studio

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall a very good software package. Support and upgrade package slightly pricey. But software works well and facilitates standardized translations.

SDL Trados Studio

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I think this software is very useful for translators who work with technical translations.

Cons: I found this software not very user friendly.

Overall: I used it to translate technical texts. It simplifies the translation process through translation memories.