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BPX and Linguist Experts meet up online

Removing hurdles in the process of business change by adequate use of technology, appropriate methods and good practice. This blog has a somewhat academic flare dressed with indications gathered in practical project experience.

The blog provides insights on change management and training issues: tools, methods and good practices for rapid and effective deployment of training content to SAP key/end users in an interconnected multilingual environment.

Some topics covered in this blog :

  • Organizational Change Management and the concept of “Language Component”
  • Internationalization and localization within SAP: concepts and tool usage in practical environment.
  • Terminology extraction: integration of SAP terminologies with corporate subject field terminology and ontologies, their use at different stages in a SAP ERP implementation.
  • Standard SAP tools for translation in SAP ECC and use of Computer Aided Translation Tools. How translation memories may effectively help to boost the process of making relevant translated content available at the right time, avoiding redundancies. Common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • SAP Productivity Pak in a multilingual environment: timely introduction of this tool, jointly with use of terminologies, ontologies, translation memory (CAT) tools. Impact on key and end users.
  • SAP Knowledge Warehouse: Editing, Proofreading and Post-editing. Handling of digital content with SAP and process integration with non SAP Tools.

Example of multilingual deliverables :

  • Normalization of Technical Terms for the PDM Product Harmonization
  • Updates of Technical Guidelines for the Bill of Materials to be used by SAP
  • Translation and maintenance of Classes, Characteristics and values for Variant Configuration
  • Translation of short and long texts of configurable materials for sales
  • Support for translation in configuration, tables, menus, and non standard developments via SAP standard environment
  • Support for translation of Forms
  • Translation of training material via standard and non standard SAP Tools

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