Fuji Xerox chooses TermWeb® for functionality, access management and usability
When it came to selecting its next generation of terminology management software, the localization team at Fuji Xerox found exactly what it needed with TermWeb.
“It was at a TermWeb workshop at LISA that we heard of TermWeb for the first time,” said Kenji Yamazaki, a member of the localization team at Fuji Xerox Global Development Management Group in Ebina City, Kanagawa, Japan. “At the time, we were evaluating different terminology management software, including SDL MultiTerm.” As the team’s research progressed, it narrowed its options to software that fulfilled specific criteria. The software had to have the ability to run as a Web application, allow importing and exporting of TBX files, support open-source databases such as MySQL, and have a friendly user interface with good wizards.
Mr. Yamazaki and his team were impressed with TermWeb’s features, accessibility and expandability, and chose to move forward with TermWeb. It is installed locally on Fuji Xerox’s own servers, so users in Japan, Singapore and the U.S. can all manage terms in 27 languages from the company’s wide range of products and business units. Because TermWeb supports the TBX file format, importing terms into the database of their translation system was simplified. Translators are more efficient because they can very easily refer to the terms in TermWeb.
Administrative control allows expansion to the entire company
Mr. Yamazaki said TermWeb’s ability to create different views and set permissions for different groups of users based on their particular needs allows the company to give more internal and external users access to the database. For example, some users may need to use TermWeb, but the company may not want them to add or change terms. Those users’ ability to edit terms can be restricted by an administrator. He added, “With our new extended agreement, including read-only accounts, we now cover the needs of the whole company.”
“To sum it up, we really appreciate the cooperation with Interverbum Technology and we are impressed by the extensive functionality and usability of TermWeb.”
Fuji Xerox manufactures digital color/monochrome multifunction devices and develops document-management software for offices. Fuji Xerox sells and services areas covering Japan, China and other Asia-Pacific countries and regions.