Across Pharma Experts Provide Information at DIA EuroMeeting
Language Server combines translation management and product information management
March 21st 2011 – At the DIA EuroMeeting (booth 1042), Across Systems GmbH will show how pharmaceutical companies can master current challenges with the support of language technologies and generate added value. Across will demonstrate how documents on pharmaceutical products can be handled easily within the linguistic supply chain. In particular, Across will address aspects such as the distributed processing by native-speaker translators, short update cycles, and time-consuming validation and proofreading processes, which are especially common in the life sciences industry.
DIA EuroMeeting, one of Europe’s largest pharmaceutical conferences, will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 28 to 30.
A variety of multilingual documents need to be prepared from the clinical study to the approval of pharmaceutical products. The content structure implemented by using the XML format allows their extensive reuse. Especially in view of the upcoming introduction of the PIM (product information management) standard at the EMA (European Medicines Agency), this is significant for many enterprises. Intended to simplify the central approval procedure, it will play a key role in the approval of pharmaceutical products in the European Union and EEA countries.
Irrespective of the PIM introduction, whose timing has not yet been specified, multilingual contents also occur in DCP/MRP procedures. Though the management of such contents and their comprehensive inclusion (from clinical studies to the core data sheet) pose challenges for enterprises, these activities also enable them to improve the consistency of the texts and to optimize and streamline their internal processes.
Upon introduction of the PIM standard, all previous central approvals must be migrated to the new standard. For many companies, this will mean a considerable amount of extra work and money. In addition, it will be necessary to establish new processes and create data and information structures in line with the specifications of the authorities.
The technology of Across will be instrumental in mastering the challenge of adapting internal processes to the requirements of the PIM standard. If necessary, a consolidated database can be established as the basis for all new product information to be prepared. As a central solution for language resources and translation processes in the enterprise, the Across Language Server comprises a translation memory, a terminology system, and powerful tools for controlling and handling translation projects, facilitating seamless cooperation of authors, translators, and correctors. The open interface architecture of the system enables the perfect integration of the language technology in the respective global labelling or document management system and thus in the general corporate processes. At the same time, full transparency of the translation jobs is guaranteed.
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Across Systems (www.across.net) , based in Karlsbad near Karlsruhe, Germany, and in Glendale, CA, is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server – the world’s leading independent linguistic supply chain technology.
The Across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. The software includes a translation memory, a terminology system, and powerful project management and translation workflow control tools. Most importantly, the Across Language Server enables customers, agencies, and translators to work seamlessly and on the basis of the same data. Open interfaces enable the direct integration of corresponding systems, e.g. CMS, catalog, ERP solutions, and global labelling systems. The target group includes all who offer or commission professional translations, such as export-oriented medium-sized enterprises, language service departments of international corporations, and professional translation service providers. By using Across, the contents can be handled reliably, processes can be mapped, and translation costs can be reduced considerably. Usually, the investment in Across is amortized within a very short time.
Hundreds of leading companies including Volkswagen Group, HypoVereinsbank, and SMA Solar Technology AG use the Across Language Server as a central platform for language resources and translation processes.
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