SCHEMA ST4 integrated into existing processes at Otto Bock Healthcare
About Otto Bock Healthcare
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH is a modern, success-oriented medical technology company with a long history: a global brand with local roots. Since its beginning 85 years ago it has been helping people with handicaps to achieve a higher quality of life. Products by Otto Bock, such as prostheses, wheelchairs or orthoses, are available worldwide. By consistently applying innovative technologies, the products were improved continuously, helping to increase mobility. As the products became more and more complex, the volume of the corresponding documentation grew apace, thus steadily increasing translation volume. The implementation of the editing and content management system SCHEMA ST4 and the language technology Across Language Server saved the company from ever-growing translation costs.
Reuse and automated processes in SCHEMA ST4
With the implementation of the editing system, editors’ processes changed significantly. Instead of creating text in InDesign, they now write in MS Word. The Language Server displays existing wording and text suggestions to be reused. Most significantly, if editors use different phrases, Otto Bock’s agreed terminology is displayed. In this context, it is important that the agreed processes between the editing system and the translation system run harmoniously. Finally, the processes were implemented in SCHEMA ST4 and Across Language Server. Some system customization was needed in order for processes to run seamlessly
“As planned, we finished the project at the end of 2010,” says Arno Schmidt. “And now we have a unified workflow in the editing department for new documents that are created in the editing system. If we would have continued to work with the previous process, the translation costs would not have been manageable any longer.”