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Plunet Management Software for Interpreting Projects at GFT Group

Berlin/Schenkenzell, Germany – The recently founded GFT Communicate GmbH, a subsidiary of the GFT Group, has implemented Plunet as its central business and translation management system for the planning, steering and control of their interpreting projects.

GFT Gesellschaft für Technische Dienstleistungen mbH has been providing technical services to industrial enterprises and service providers since 1999, and has been a Plunet customer for the past ten years. GFT´s core competences lie in translation management, software development, technical documentation and consulting services for comprehensive process optimization projects. GFT Communicate GmbH is the latest addition to the GFT family. Its main tasks will be to manage and control all interpreting assignments for the Group. To successfully implement projects requiring teams of interpreters or individual linguists, the agency relies on a network of over 140 professional interpreters, offering more than 60 language combinations.

Plunet GmbH, developer and distributor of Plunet BusinessManager, is one of the world’s leading providers of business and translation management systems. Plunet customers include translation agencies, language service departments of major industry players and service providers, as well as government organizations and NGOs.

Just like GFT, many agencies and organizations have expanded their portfolios to include interpreting services, and now require a workflow management software to seamlessly support both business areas — translation and interpreting.

Plunet’s expansion of Plunet BusinessManager to include interpreting management features has addressed the needs of many LSPs, creating a solution for managing interpreting projects more efficiently: “Intuitive use and practical functions are among the top priorities of the ongoing development efforts at Plunet; the features for the management of conference interpreting projects were developed in close communication with our customers to allow Plunet to grow into an essential component of every-day project work. The system allows the assignment of several interpreters to individual projects, checking their availability and skill sets. In addition, event venues and work hours can easily be defined,” explains Plunet´s Head of Sales Bastian Enners about the interpreting module.

Johann Mayr, Managing Director at GFT Communicate GmbH, is enthusiastic about the practical advantages of Plunet: “Plunet is the only translation management system on the market to support both translation and interpreting services with complete efficiency. Daily project work becomes a lot easier, as Plunet allows the definition of separate company codes for individual business areas, which means that all tasks can be processed with one single system, eliminating the need for ‘system hopping’.”

About GFT Communicate GmbH

GFT Communicate GmbH focusses solely on the assignment of interpreters. Its areas of specialty are technology, including facility and machine engineering, as well as automotive subjects.

The team at GFT Communicate GmbH organizes interpreting services for big-name companies nationally and internationally, supporting its customers during trainings, meetings, press conferences, facility walkthroughs, sales events, and industry fairs. On request, GFT Communicate GmbH will even organize events for you, as well as provide the interpreters.

For more information about the services of GFT Communicate, please visit: http://www.gft-communicate.de/#slide6.

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