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February 19, 2013
The Link between Price and Translation Quality
by Rebecca Ray, Donald A. DePalma, Hélène Pielmeier  

 
Summary

Buyer and supplier managers base important business decisions on the assumption that paying more or less for translation affects linguistic quality – regardless of whether they are responsible for translation or localization, vendor relations, procurement, project management, or production. However, is there really a direct, one-to-one connection between the two? If so, how strong is it? If not, how should buyers and suppliers behave differently going forward?

Based on a survey of 893 respondents, buyers will learn:

  • How prices affect quality – or not – as they go up and down
  • Five misconceptions about the price-quality link
  • Advice on how to set realistic quality expectations in relationship to price
  • Three options for improving the reliability of the price lever to move the quality dial
  • Seven actions that suppliers take to make up for lower prices
  • Four ways to turn your quality metrics into concrete actions for your suppliers
  • Guidelines on how to integrate suppliers into upstream quality initiatives, while keeping costs in line
  • Insights into the much larger web of critical variables, in addition to price, that affect translation quality

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