Data: Translation memory saves 36% of your translation budget – here’s the proof

Savings from translation memory for top-100 users in Memsource, sample size 516 million words.TM_saving (png visualisation)

For our second Translation Big Data study, we’ve investigated how owning translation memory increases productivity and saves money.

The table above applies a predefined net rate scheme to a sample of 500+ million words. It clearly shows that Memsource’s most active users increase their productivity by an average of 36% by using translation memory. This means that if you had an average cost of 10 euro cents per word, for this volume you could save €18.6 million. Not bad!