At GET IT, we value development and innovation. As a modern company focused on meeting the needs of our customers,
we seek innovative solutions that will allow us to fulfil this objective in the best way possible.
Among the things that help us in this endeavour are funds obtained as part of a subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund.
“Integrated platform supporting linguistic business processes“
Between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2011, GET IT implemented a project entitled “Integrated platform supporting linguistic business processes”, subsidised with funds from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme ‘Innovative Economy’ (Priority Axis 8 — “Information Society — increasing innovation in the economy”, Measure 8.2 — “Support for the implementation of electronic business of the B2B type”). The total project value amounted to PLN 1,391,827. The subsidy from EU funds covered 49% of the project value (PLN 680,141).
Thanks to the financial support of the European Union, we managed to perfect the project handling process and develop a platform integrating communication between customers, subcontractors (translators, revisers and editors) and GET IT. Our customers can place and retrieve orders faster and more efficiently, submit comments and track the status of their orders on an ongoing basis. The fact that our proposal was accepted and that we received a subsidy from the European Regional Development Fund is a great honour for us.
“Integrated system for translation performance and handling, connecting IT systems of GET IT and its business partners”
Between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2014, GET IT implemented a project entitled “Integrated system for translation performance, and handling, connecting IT systems of GET IT and its business partners”, subsidised under the Operational Programme ‘Innovative Economy’ (Priority Axis 8 — “Information Society — increasing innovation in the economy”, Measure 8.2 — “Support for the implementation of electronic business of the B2B type”).
The total project value amounted to PLN 1,262,000, the EU subsidy covering 49% of this amount (PLN 614,500).
According to the project assumptions, the following three business processes will become faster and more efficient as a result of implementation of the new B2B system:
As a result of implementation of this project, translations will take place at the level of phrases in the GET IT’s translation (segment-based) database. Specialised translators will translate those parts of text which have not been translated so far. Additionally, we will offer a function which allows for terminology standardisation. Information will be exchanged via an application installed on the subcontractor’s device, which will communicate with GET IT’s server through an encrypted VPN channel.
The new system will enable automatic appraisal and assignment of translations (in whole or in parts) to individual subcontractors, who will be able to declare their availability in advance. A GET IT employee will also be able to do it for them, in accordance with their declaration.
The GET IT’s production system will supervise the entire process (frequently implemented by distributed teams): monitoring work progress, generating alarms if a deadline is at risk, as well as creating statistics for the subcontractors’, customers’, and its own needs.
Implementation of the system will considerably influence the efficiency of cooperation. First and foremost, the time needed for order allocation will be shortened considerably. Thanks to partial automation and standardisation of terminology, the translation time itself will also be reduced. More translators will be able to participate in translation of a single text, and reviewing may begin at an earlier stage.
Thanks to the implemented system, customers of GET IT will receive their orders faster, and the introduced tools improving the text consistency will considerably increase the translation quality.
“Remote system for creating and managing terminology databases, improving automation, integration and efficiency of cooperation between GET IT and its business partners”
On 4 October 2013, GET IT signed an agreement regarding the subsidisation of the project commenced on 1 July 2013, entitled “Remote system for creating and managing terminology databases, improving automation, integration and efficiency of cooperation between GET IT and its business partners”. The project was subsidised under the Operational Programme ‘Innovative Economy’ (Priority Axis 8 — “Information Society — increasing innovation in the economy”, Measure 8.2 — “Support for the implementation of electronic business of the B2B type”). The total project value amounted to PLN 1,503,000, the EU subsidy covering PLN 754,250 of that.
The B2B solution implemented by GET IT involves the introduction of a modern IT system which enables independent creation of industry- and customer-specific terminology databases by system users (partner translation companies, translators, revisers, GET IT employees, as well as the company’s customers), their modification, updates, independent removal of terms, and the assignment of new attributes to terms which are already in the database.
The new system will also allow for management of the created terminology databases and automated data exchange between GET IT and users, as well as between users and GET IT. The data will also replicate automatically. Implementation of this system will considerably improve the translation quality by automatically forcing the use of specialist terms accepted by GET IT, taken from the created terminology databases. GET IT needed to implement this new system due to technological advancements and changing market demands, resulting from the availability of low-quality, free or extremely cheap machine translations.
The new system will allow GET IT to:
expand the sales offer of translation services to new fields, and language combinations other than English–Polish, where GET IT has so far lacked sufficient expertise, as well as in markets outside Poland;
increase sales to current GET IT customers by improving quality-related competencies in already covered fields and language combinations;
increase sales of large translation projects, which can be translated by several translators at the same time, based on coherent terminology;
create new, innovative products or services based on the created terminology databases, such as dictionaries and glossaries developed independently by end users, thanks to the e-service made available by GET IT according to the Software-as-a-Service formula (in the cloud, on hosted servers).
GET IT’s business partners will use the e-service via a web browser or a special browser plug-in. The new system will allow for:
independent creation of terminology databases by business partners and automated processing of their connection to GET IT’s production system;
automated terminology database management processing;
automated data and terminology database exchange.
For more information concerning projects co-funded by the European Union and implemented by GET IT, please contact:
Vice-President of the Management Board
tel. +48 22 327 65 65