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ABBYY Language Services Announces Partnership with E-Commerce Leader asknet

Karlsruhe, Germany (April 16, 2013)

asknet, a leading independent global provider for digital product distribution in the cloud, today announced it has joined forces with ABBYY Language Services to offer comprehensive linguistic support to clients looking to expand their global markets. By breaking down language barriers, asknet customers have a distinct advantage in the global e-commerce market.

 

ABBYY Language Services provides linguistic expertise at a technologically advanced level enabling companies to easily launch multilingual products, marketing collateral and websites. Its automated translation workflow can be integrated via API directly with the merchants’ content repositories such as Content Management Systems etc. for automatic updates of product information in a variety of languages. The result is near real-time human and/or machine translation and localization of all relevant content. This will help companies to accelerate their localization process and at the same time save costs. Creating multilingual content and reaching new markets will now be easy and a relief to the budget.

 

“Being a player in the global e-commerce market requires that companies publish updates almost constantly and simultaneously in a number of languages. Putting this idea into practice is tough when you do not use proper technologies, but have a lot of regular updates to be localized into many languages. We are delighted to work with asknet because we can offer the company’s customers our comprehensive language solutions for translation automation, which will enable streamlined localization,” says Ivan Smolnikov, ABBYY Language Services CEO.

 

“Today, with online commerce, geography should not detract from maintaining and growing sales. The partnership with ABBYY Language Services offers convenient resources for localizing products and collateral for asknet’s customers. ABBYY Language Services complements our wide range of service offerings for our customers selling digital products around the globe. asknet supports these merchants with a first class global e-commerce solution.” says asknet  CEO Michael Konrad.

About asknet

asknet is a global leader of customized e-commerce solutions that enable merchants to sell to customers in more than 190 countries worldwide. Top software publishers such as ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, Panda Security and Steinberg Media Technologies rely on asknet's e-commerce gateway to globally and securely distribute their software and digital media. 80% of German universities use asknet’s portals to distribute their software to students and both Adobe and Microsoft leverage asknet as large account reseller to serve the academic market in Germany. asknet’s studyhouse.biz portal is the top internet destination for students to download a wide range of software. asknet was founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe). Transaction revenues amounted more than 90 million Euros in 2012. For more information, visit www.asknet.com.

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