NEW YORK – December 6, 2017 – Smartling, a translation technology and service innovator, has been named a gold winner in the Best New Product of the Year category and a silver winner in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2017. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
Smartling provides AI-powered translation software and services, and received a gold award for its industry-leading Quality Confidence Score™ (QCS), a proprietary machine learning algorithm that aggregates data gathered from billions of translated words processed by Smartling’s platform to predict and improve translation quality. The combination of Smartling’s Translation Management Platform and QCS™ enables global brands in retail, travel, hospitality, entertainment and other industries to quickly and reliably meet their content localization needs.
“Winning gold and silver Best in Biz Awards is truly a special honor, particularly given the large number of entrants and esteemed panel of judges from the media profession,” said Juliana Pereira, Vice President of Marketing for Smartling. “We take tremendous pride in our innovative spirit and suite of products and services that allow multinational organizations to better and more quickly engage with customers in their native language.”
Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most innovative local start-ups to the most recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Since 2011, winners of Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels composed of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America.
The 2017 judging panel included: Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, Laptop, MediaPost, Pittsburgh Business Times, Security Products Magazine, Wired, WLRN and Yahoo Tech.
Smartling is the leading translation management platform and language services provider to localize content across devices and platforms. The company created Enterprise Translation Cloud, a data-driven approach to localization, which enables its customers to achieve higher quality translation at a lower total cost. Smartling is the platform of choice for hundreds of B2B and B2C brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, GoPro, Shopify, Slack, and SurveyMonkey. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Dublin and London.
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