Pindar helps global cataloguers reach local customers

Pindar today announced its successful collaboration with Logos Group to provide seamless translation solutions for Thermo Electron.

Pindar is the world’s largest supplier of content management software for cataloguers. It has many years of experience producing catalogues in multiple-language versions, working closely with its global customers. Agility includes added functionality to support efficient and flexible multi-language workflows. The software features user-friendly split-screen editing interfaces for side-by-side language comparisons, and an XML import/export mechanism for seamless integration with Logos Group’s own web-based translation management platform, Logosys.

Research proves that success in international markets is significantly increased by having local language content for websites and printed catalogues. However, many companies find this difficult to achieve because of their complex publishing infrastructure, even when they use a content management system other than Agility. The major headache for these international companies is the effective integration of a content management database with a translation tool.

Martyn Brougham, at Pindar said: “Many businesses don’t take full advantage of the opportunities that are available to them within the European Union. One factor is the perceived practical difficulties of creating and managing multi-lingual information for thousands of products. By combining our software with a sophisticated translation partner like Logos these opportunities can be opened up.”

Logos Group is one of the world’s leading language solutions companies with 25 years expertise serving many of the world’s leading organizations.

Diana Ballard, UK Sales & Marketing Director from Logos Group said: “Our collaboration with Pindar’s Agility provides one of the most powerful combined technology solutions on the market for managing the translation process and content for complex publishing needs. The Agility and Logosys solution ensures that from content creation, translation, client review to uploading files to memory systems, the entire translation process is streamlined and is delivered via a highly-controlled workflow. Our rapid X-filter system and sophisticated file sorting technology distributes optimized files to specialist translators for best quality and consistent translation needs. “

Carlotta Bulgarelli, Engineering Manager at Logos Group said “Our unique X-filter system offers an intelligent and rapid filtering of content as part of the same process. It provides a controlled translation workflow with added flexibility to easily identify and filter content requiring translation. File settings can also be continuously customized, selecting tags such as product names, which remain protected in all translated versions.”

Thermo has recently produced its first catalogue using Agility software. Agility enables global businesses to collate, co-ordinate and manage content-rich information in a centralised uniform platform. This supports full management of the accurate data, which can then be easily used to output to a catalogue in multiple languages or stored and accessed for future production requirements.

Agiityv2.2 will be showcased at VAD-Expo, the distance selling and direct marketing exhibition from 11-13th October at Lille, France. For more information about Pindar’s range of software & publishing services, join us at stand J12 at VAD Europe.

About Logos Group (
Logos Group is one of the world’s largest language solutions company providing translation services and innovation in translation technology designed to achieve best return on client’s investment. Technology-based collaborative projects with Pindar are provided as a means of delivering best value. Many translation tools (translation memory) and portal applications from Logos Group are provided uniquely license-free and many are customisable, whilst maintaining open industry standards.

Diana Ballard from Logos Group said “Our mission is excellence in translation, which depends, on the one hand, on our partnership with clients and publishing solution specialists such as Pindar, to deliver scalable and customisable technology to deliver best efficiency. On the other, it depends on our ability to secure and maintain the skills and partnership with our language experts to provide excellence in translation.

More than a language services company, Logos invests back into the language community with free language resources. Our business is based on a heritage and legacy for cultural and linguistic diversity and our vision is to re-invest back into that heritage for generations to come. Logos maintains a Web community portal for language exchange, featuring the largest multilingual dictionary on the Web – part of a global initiative attracting worldwide media attention from organizations such as CNN and the BBC. Such initiatives have put us in touch with many of the world’s finest language experts.”

For more information about LOGOS Group, please contact Diana Ballard at mobile +44 7968 755546

About Pindar (
Pindar is a publishing solutions specialist working within chosen markets, with particular emphasis placed on data gathering, data preparation and data management on behalf of its customers. Services include design, digital photography, page building, content management, e-commerce websites, cartography, mailing and fulfillment. Print capabilities span digital, sheet-fed and web. Software products, CMS and Agility, offer cataloguers more opportunities for smarter marketing strategies, improved sales and increased revenue.

For more information on Pindar, phone 0800 169 2678 or +44 (0) 1723 581581 or email us at

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