SDL Trados Business Manager

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about SDL Trados Business Manager

What is SDL Trados Business Manager?

SDL Trados Business Manager is a business accounting solution designed to help you manage your business tasks.

By tracking the status of a translation job from start to finish, SDL Trados Business Manager ensures you effectively organize projects, take care of accounting tasks, report on your business performance and have transparency across your company.

How many versions of SDL Trados Business Manager are available?

To provide our customers with the highest level of flexibility, there are three different versions of SDL Trados Business Manager available to align with customers’ specific needs and requirements — SDL Trados Business Manager, SDL Trados Business Manager Online and SDL Trados Business Manager Lite.

What is the difference between each version of SDL Trados Business Manager?

SDL Trados Business Manager and SDL Trados Business Manager Online facilitate smooth collaboration between client, project manager and vendors.

SDL Trados Business Manager Lite is a scaled down version and therefore a perfect solution for freelance translators.

To see the features of each edition, please review the SDL Trados Business Manager comparison table.

Will SDL Trados Business Manager work with SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados GroupShare?

SDL Trados Business Manager and SDL Trados Business Manager Online can integrate easily with SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados GroupShare.

SDL Trados Business Manager Lite is available as a plug-in for SDL Trados Studio only.

Which versions of SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados GroupShare support SDL Trados Business Manager?

SDL Trados Business Manager works with SDL Trados Studio 2019 and SDL Trados GroupShare 2017 and 2020.

Do all versions of SDL Trados Business Manager come with the plug-in connector?

The SDL Trados Business Manager plug-in is for SDL Trados Studio only and this makes it possible to create quotes, invoices and jobs starting from Studio.

SDL Trados Business Managerand SDL Trados Business Manager Online include the SDL Trados Business Manager plug-in connector. As SDL Trados Business Manager Lite works directly within SDL Trados Studio, the SDL Trados Business Manager plug-in connector is not required.

Which languages are available for the SDL Trados Business Manager user interface?

SDL Trados Business Manager and SDL Trados Business Manager Online are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Russian.

The SDL Trados Business Manager Lite available in the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish.  The plug-in language is automatically set according to the language selected for the UI in Studio.

How secure is the data held within SDL Trados Business Manager?

All information held in SDL Trados Business Manager, e.g. customer price lists, is stored securely to ensure your data remains private and confidential. The security system built into SDL Trados Business Manager allows administrators to assign roles with specific permissions to individual users and groups of users.

To understand how SDL manages your data, please refer to the SDL data privacy policy.

What levels of support are offered for SDL Trados Business Manager?

Customers using SDL Trados Business Manager Lite will be offered support via the SDL Community.

SDL Trados Business Manager and SDL Trados Business Manager Online customers will be offered additional supported through SDL’s Support teams in the same way we support our other SDL products with a Support and Maintenance Agreement (SMA). To access Support, click here.

What are the system requirements for SDL Trados Business Manager?

SDL Trados Business Manager supports Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

To run SDL Trados Business Manager, you need a computer with OS Windows and .NET Framework 4.7 installed.

As a minimum requirement, we recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768.

Is a trial version of SDL Trados Business Manager available?

A trial version of SDL Trados Business Manager Lite is available which offers a limited number of quotes and/or invoices. To continue using SDL Trados Business Manager Lite beyond the limit, you will need to purchase a SDL Trados Business Manager Lite license.

Trials of SDL Trados Business Manager and both SDL Trados Business Manager online versions can be provided on request by contacting us.

How do I purchase SDL Trados Business Manager?