Barbier International (BI) has been our primary translation vendor for 30+ years. In 2008, our Marketing department launched a new block of business forms and used a different translation vendor. The quality, or lack of it, from that alternate vendor caused the company to take another look at what we expect from translation services. After undergoing the RFP process, BI surpassed all expectations and requirements needed for our business, so they were chosen to re-translate the new block of forms and be our main translation vendor.
BI works with linguists across the world that understand our business and products. BI maintains our Translation Memory (TM), which is used for our business forms, helps speed up the translation process, and assures that translations are consistent across all of our forms. Because of our unique business requirements (product names, form type, audience, etc.), we created a helpful “translation guidelines” document and some form templates for BI to follow when translating.
To date, we’ve done several RFIs and BI still has competitive pricing and services. We appreciate everything they do for us and have zero interest in working with any other service provider for translation. BI is the best there is.
David Sones, The Standard