Integrated Services

Posted On: 7/25/2018

Integrated Services

In practice, translation services can be integrated to other services such as: 


  • DTP, 
  • Voice-over, 
  • Dubbing, 
  • Subtitling, 
  • Transcription etc. 


Based on their strategy and investments, some of Language Service Providers (LSP) are able to offer Integrated Full Package Solutions. 


Is this to your anvantage?


My answer is mostly Yes.


First, the feedback and feedforward to take place between LSP and other service providers will be significant part of the project management. As your single point of contact, responsible project managers at LSP will carry out these back and forward message traffic to finalize your project at best terms and conditions.


Second, if you assign a single LSP to benefit from full package integrated solutions, most probably, there will be self-proven team members who will be working on your project. Knowing each other by team members will release stress and everybody merely focus on their part under fair project management. 


Third, LSPs may have worldwide vendor pools with special contracts from all over the world. So, it may be feasible in economic terms too.


Fourth, if you assign both translation and additional services to the same LSP, total budget to that LSP will raise accordingly. This would help you enjoy additional discounts from LSP.



Assigning a single LSP for Integrated Full Package Services will be to your advantage. Some of the LSPs can perfectly handle the combinations of translation + DTP or transcription + translation + voice-over. This could be cost effective, time saving and would lift extra workload on your side. 


Author: Volkan Güvenç 

General Coordinator 
at Alafranga Language Solutions