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Last 413.00 GBp
Change Today -0.75 / -0.18%
Volume 21.2K
As of 11:35 AM 07/3/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

sdl plc (SDL) Snapshot

415.00 GBp
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413.75 GBp
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416.50 GBp
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04/27/15 - 472.00 GBp
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sdl plc (SDL) Details

SDL plc provides translation services for customer’s multilingual content worldwide. It operates in two segments, Language Services, and Technology segment. The company offers enterprise, desktop and statistical machine translation, content and campaign management, social media monitoring, and marketing analytic technologies. It provides SDL Customer Experience Cloud, a solution that offers personalized customer experience; SDL Trados Studio, a transaltion software; SDL Passolo, a solution to translate, share, and collaborate software localization projects; SDL Tridion used for processes and content assets; SDL Fredhopper for onsite search, navigation, and merchandising; SDL MultiTerm, a solution to manage brand across content, languages, and channels; and SDL WorldServer, a translation process management solution. The company also offers SDL TMS, a translation program solution; SDL LiveContent, a solution that enables customers to find answers post-sale; SDL BeGlobal, a cloud-based machine translation solution; SDL Contenta Publishing Suite, which are content delivery solutions for the aerospace and defense industry; and various other solutions. In addition, it provides consultancy and other services. The company serves the travel, finance, retail, aerospace and defense, and manufacturing industries. SDL plc was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Maidenhead, United Kingdom.

3,349 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/29/15
Founded in 1992

sdl plc (SDL) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 434.8K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

sdl plc (SDL) Key Developments

SDL Unveils Next Gen Machine Translation Technology XMT

SDL introduced the next generation of machine translation technology XMT, a core component of the Language pillar within SDL’s Customer Experience Cloud. This powerful technology will become an essential tool in bringing down the barriers of multilingual communication by providing a scalable infrastructure for the development and rapid deployment of real-time translation capabilities a necessity in multilingual world. Developed by the SDL Language Research Group, XMT is a complete rewrite of machine translation technology developed to address the limitations of previous generations of machine translation. Current machine translation technologies apply a one-size-fits-all solution to all language pairs. XMT allows different translation algorithms to be used for different language pairs, drastically increasing the quality of the output. XMT will also allow for the quick development and deployment of ground-breaking new MT capabilities, including SDL Language Learning™, which will bring artificial intelligence to machine translation by empowering the engines to learn and apply individual user language preferences.

SDL Introduces Digital Experience Accelerator

SDL introduced its Digital Experience Accelerator, a new component of SDL's Customer Experience Cloud. SDL's Digital Experience Accelerator is designed to reduce website implementation time from weeks to mere days, drastically reducing operating costs. Based on years of industry best practices, it can be used right out-of-the-box or customized to meet specific customer needs. Additionally, the open-source based Digital Experience Accelerator can be easily extended with other capabilities by both SDL partners, enabling organizations to deliver powerful customer experience solutions quicker than ever before. SDL's Digital Experience Accelerator delivers customers a fast return on investment while driving continuous innovation in web development. Using SDL's web experience management technology, organizations can now deliver meaningful web and mobile experiences with minimal development and setup effort through the re-use of content, assets, customer profiles and rules. Business users can easily take advantage of rich features, including in-context editing, rich media, targeting, personalization and localization, to deliver more engaging experiences and positively impact their business in near real-time.

SDL Announces Executive Appointments

SDL announced five key hires to its North America Language Solutions team to enhance the strategic and operational leadership of the group responsible for delivering global brands language and translation support throughout the customer journey. Industry veterans Kaarin Gordon, VP of Life Sciences, and Paul Barth, VP of Sales for Language Technology, are joined by former SDL customers Jessica Roland, Alison Toon and Peter Coleman - all serving as Strategic Account Directors - to support SDL's delivery of a seamless global customer experience (CX) across industries. Gordon joins SDL as VP of Life Sciences, supporting the company's commitment to accelerated growth of its Life Sciences practice area. Gordon brings 15 years of experience in addressing the unique language and translation needs of Life Sciences companies. Prior to SDL, Gordon spent nearly 10 years at Lionbridge acting as their Vice President of Life Sciences, where she was responsible for building, leading and managing their Life Sciences practice. Barth has joined SDL as the company's new VP of Sales for Language Technology. With more than 20 years of sales and executive sales management experience, Barth has held leadership roles for companies including MarkLogic and Lionbridge with experience in both software product sales and services solutions. In his role at SDL, he is tasked with helping customers experience increased value from their investment in Language Technology, as well as the increased efficiency and cost savings of integrating Language Technology with SDL's Customer Experience Cloud. Roland has over 15 years of localization and international product management leadership experience, both in the enterprise software world with Documentum and EMC, and with web companies such as Yahoo!, Glassdoor and, most recently, Gengo. Toon brings a passion for and nearly 25 years of experience in managing complex translation and globalization projects. Prior to SDL, she orked as Senior Director of New Markets at Smartling, running partner programs. Toon also spent more than 22 years at HP, most recently operating as Globalization Manager. She was responsible for the management of translation and localization tools, processes, architecture and operation for content management and ebusiness services across the enterprise. Prior to HP, Toon was a Documentation Consultant for Philips. Also joining SDL from HP, Coleman brings deep expertise in localization, international marketing and digital content/asset management to his role. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Coleman previously held globalization and marketing management roles at HP and prior to that served in Marketing and Operations at AUTOVIA.


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