Smartling Announces North American Customer Award Program Winners

March 19th, 2018


Coursera, DocuSign, Zendesk and Google Win Big for Best-Practice Globalization and Localization Initiatives Using Smartling Translation Technology

NEW YORK– March 19, 2018 – Smartling, a translation technology innovator, today announced its North America Customer Awards program winners. The awards presentation capped off the Smartling Global Ready annual conference – an epic gathering of Smartling executives, customers, partners, and industry influencers – which took place March 15 in San Francisco.

Coursera, which hosts online courses from top universities, was awarded the Innovation Rockstar Award for the brand’s extensive usage of the Smartling API and its elegant integration. The company also was commended for its sharing of best practices within the Smartling user community.

Digital signature leader DocuSign was named the winner of the Adoption Rockstar Award for its development of a comprehensive program to deliver training for new corporate users and new hires.

Taking home the Growth Rockstar Award was cloud customer service technology vendor Zendesk. The company was praised for its rapid international expansion, having launched 6 new localized websites in its first 6 months with Smartling and 11 new language sites using Smartling’s Global Delivery Network.

Google was awarded the Partnership Rockstar Award for its efforts to develop and launch a unique program using Smartling’s platform that since launch, has provided newfound localization efficiencies for 50+ Google clients.

“We congratulate all our North America Customer Award winners,” said Jack Welde, Smartling co- founder and CEO. “These companies are blazing new trails in localization with their innovative use of the Smartling platform to support global growth and achieve their business goals. The best practices they’ve implemented inspire us to constantly push ourselves and the limits of technology to create best-in-class localization tools. It was very difficult to select award winners due to the many incredible use cases we have, and we are appreciative of all our valued customers for their innovation.”

About Smartling Smartling helps ambitious brands access more markets, deliver better user experiences, and build stronger relationships by transforming the way content is created and consumed around the world. Our translation software and services prioritize process automation and intelligent collaboration so companies can quickly and cost-effectively localize websites, apps, and documents with minimal IT involvement. The company recently launched a machine-learning approach to measuring translation quality across localized content, the first of its kind in the language translation industry.

Customers include InterContinental Hotels Group, Hootsuite, Pinterest, SurveyMonkey, and hundreds more. Smartling offers multiple pricing plans enabling more flexibility and control over translation costs. For more information, please visit or contact us at or 1.866.707.6278.

Media Contacts Lori Leavey (Lutz PR for Smartling) 949.280.1203