Memsource is extremely helpful as a tool for collaborative translations and its learning curve is virtually non-existent. Susana Almeida Pecorelli, PhD, Medical Translator
Occasional and amateur translators
Max. 2 files for translation (10 MB each)
This is our free edition that will never expire. It does, however, have limitations in terms of usage and features.
If you are an occasional translator, the Personal edition would be a good starting point for you. If you translate regularly, you will benefit more from the 1+ Freelancers edition as it offers unlimited usage. In comparison, the Personal edition has the rather drastic limitation of allowing no more than 2 files for translation in Memsource Cloud at any time.
A single freelancer or a group working together
This is our cheapest edition with unlimited usage. It is called "1+" because it can be used by a single freelancer or a group of freelancers/translators that need to work together.
A single freelancer will have the administrator role. This role allows the freelancer to create translation projects, translation memories, term bases, run quality assurance, and use many of the features that Memsource offers.
A group of freelancers sharing this edition will have at least 1 administrator. The remaining users can choose between project manager and administrator user accounts. Typically, the group should have a leader who will sign up for this edition and will then create user accounts for the other team members. All data will be confidential and accessible to the team only. However please note, every team member will have access to everything that other team members have created (projects, translation memories, term bases). Typical users who choose the multi-user version of this edition include: A group of freelancers that work closely together.
Collaborating in real time has taken our relationships with customers to a new level. Christophe Eyraud, Semantix
Small translation companies
10 linguist accounts with each project manager account
Free technical support
This edition is a good start for small translation companies that want spend as little as possible. It does not include some of the more advanced features, such as workflow and allowing an unlimited number of users, but it serves its purpose. For just EUR 100/month (USD 140), you get 1 project manager account and 10 linguist accounts.
The Team Start edition includes Memsource support, which allows direct contact via email with our support staff.
Team Start will be sufficient for you if you do not run your projects with several workflow steps, and if your team of translators is not too large and relatively stable (as you cannot create an unlimited number of users). Furthermore, Team Start will be better for you if you only have one or two project managers - as the Team edition requires assigning at least 3 project managers.
Mid-sized to large translation companies
Supports workflow and automated user activation/deactivation
Minimum subscription is 3 project managers
This is the most popular Memsource edition in the segment of translation companies. 62% of translation companies that subscribe to Memsource Cloud choose the Team edition. Thanks to some extra features that it supports, such as workflow and allowing an unlimited number of users, it makes it easy to manage complex translation projects and engage hundreds, or even thousands of translators.
The Team edition should meet all your needs with one exception: a large-scale integration of Memsource with a third party application, such as your in-house workflow/project management system. If you need to integrate a full-featured system, you will need the Ultimate edition that provides access to unlimited Memsource API calls.
Large translation companies with API integrations
Full API functionality
Minimum subscription is 5 project managers
This edition includes all features that Memsource has to offer. Most important, it includes unlimited Memsource APIs that enable the large-scale integration of Memsource with third party applications, such as an in-house project management system or even a client-side content management system. Typically, the objective of such an integration is additional process automation.
It's a very user-friendly translation tool with an efficient support team. Pernille Malling Frederiksen, Citroën Scandinavia
Organizations with low translation volume
Does not support workflow and unlimited number of users
This edition is a great start for translation buyers without a complex translation workflow. It includes costing, translation memory, terminology management, integrated machine translation and a number of other useful features. Buyers can manage their translation vendors (freelancers or translation agencies), and easily assign them translation work.
If your translation workflow also includes editing and/or proofreading steps, the BIZ Team edition may be a better fit.
Translation buyers with large translation volume
Supports workflow, linguists and quotes management
Minimum subscription is 3 project managers
This edition is an ideal fit for translation buyers that require a multi-step translation workflow, such as translation - editing – proofreading, or translation - revision. The additional features available with this edition, in addition to those featured in the lower BIZ Start edition, are: Workflow, linguist and guest user roles, switching between active and inactive users, and the management of quotes.
Large organizations with custom integrations
Service level agreement (SLA)
This edition includes all features that Memsource has to offer. Most important, it includes unlimited Memsource API calls that enable the large-scale integration of Memsource with third party applications, such as a content management system (CMS). We offer special assistance to Unlimited edition subscribers with their CMS integration (contact Memsource Support for details).
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|Memsource Web Editor|
|Project Manager Users|
|Standard Email Support|
|Automated User Activation/Deactivation|
|Act as a Buyer|
|Act as a Vendor|
|Post on Job Board|
|Respond to Job Board Postings|
|Connectors to WordPress, Dropbox, Google Docs|
|Connector to FTP|
|Custom Cloud URL|
|Data Visualisation via Kibana|
The Academic edition is a Memsource-sponsored edition that is provided to academic institutions with translation programs. Learn more details about the Academic edition including instructions on how to apply.
The Developer edition serves as a sandbox for programmers, developing an application on top of Memsource APIs. The Developer edition is free for development and testing purposes only. You can sign up now.