Profile: Lionbridge Technologies Inc (LIOX.O)
24 May 2013
Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (Lionbridge), incorporated in September 1996, is a provider of language, content and testing solutions that enable clients to optimize, release, manage, test and maintain their technology applications and content in global markets. The Company operates in three segments: Global Language and Content (GLC), Global Development and Testing (GDT) and Interpretation. Lionbridge GLC solutions enable the authoring, translation, localization and worldwide multilingual release of clients' products, online content and related sales and marketing information, technical support and training material. Through its GDT solutions, Lionbridge optimizes, tests and maintains information technology (IT) applications. Lionbridge provides interpretation services for government, business and healthcare organizations. In June 2012, the Company acquired Productive Resources, LLC.
Lionbridge provides a suite of language, testing and content solutions to businesses in diverse end markets including technology, Internet and media, mobile and telecommunications, life sciences, government, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and retail. Lionbridge's solutions include translation and localization; interpretation; language technology; technical authoring; application testing; and enterprise crowdsourcing.
Global Language and Content Services (GLC)
Lionbridge creates foreign language versions of its client’s products and software applications, including the user interface, online help systems and documentation. Through its internationalization, software localization and technical translation services, Lionbridge provides its clients with adapted multilingual versions of their products and applications. Lionbridge’s product localization services enable Lionbridge clients to release operable software applications, consumer devices and hardware products that are adapted to the cultural, linguistic and technical requirements and expectations of users in specific international markets.
Lionbridge adapts Web content, interactive media, and marketing information to meet cultural, linguistic and business requirements of international markets. Lionbridge content translation services help organizations communicate with their customers, prospects, partners and employees on a worldwide basis. By utilizing technology and integrating with its clients' content management processes and systems, Lionbridge is able to manage the translation process in an automation-assisted manner for large volumes of content. Lionbridge combines technical writing and translation expertise, design and production capabilities, program management, standards-based automation technology, industry-specific knowledge and process optimization techniques to provide client-specific solutions for multilingual content.
Technical authoring is the creation, design and deployment of user-focused product documentation and training related assets using media, text, images and animations. Lionbridge provides technical authoring, e-learning courseware development, and production and integration of content for print, Web, multimedia, mobile device and displays. As part of this solution, Lionbridge creates content and integrates applications for authoring and managing content.
Global Development and Testing Services (GDT)
Lionbridge provides a variety of testing services which are offered to clients under the VeriTest brand. VeriTest services include enterprise-scale managed test teams, test process design, test automation, functional testing, performance testing, globalization testing, and product certification. VeriTest globalization testing services determine whether the product is ready for international markets by ensuring that locale-dependent functions work as intended within the local hardware and software environment of the end user. As part of its testing services, Lionbridge helps clients implement a quality assurance (QA) continuous process improvement method, provides return on investment dashboards to track improvements, and deploys a Test Automation framework.
Lionbridge provides a range of crowdsourcing services that build on Lionbridge's skills for managing on-demand resources across a wide range of global markets. As part of its enterprise crowdsourcing service, the Company helps organizations evaluate business processes to determine which jobs or tasks are best suited to crowdsourcing solutions, and then administers the entire crowdsourcing process for the client including finding, recruiting, screening, and paying independent workers with specific skills in global markets. Lionbridge provides crowdsourcing services that provide insight into the intent of online users in local markets worldwide through a global community of more than 90,000 pre-qualified, bi-lingual professionals across 100+ countries and languages.
Lionbridge provides interpretation services for government business and healthcare organizations that require experienced linguists to facilitate communication. Lionbridge provides interpretation communication services in more than 360 languages and dialects, including onsite interpretation, over-the-phone interpretation and interpreter testing, training, and assessment services. Lionbridge provides telephonic interpretation services, onsite interpretation services and translation services during interviews of individuals seeking asylum or protection from removal to their home countries. For a healthcare information service provider, Lionbridge provides interpretation services that link patients with interpreters who translate the confidential communications between the patients and healthcare providers.
The Company competes with SDL International plc, Translations.com, Welocalize and Moravia, Globallogic, Beyondsoft, Symphony Services, AppLabs, Cognizant, and HCL.
Lionbridge Technologies Inc
Suite 2300, 1050 Winter Street
WALTHAM MA 02451