Trados Business Manager

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Trados Business Manager

What is Trados Business Manager?

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, 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 Trados Business Manager are available?

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

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

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

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 Trados Business Manager comparison table.

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

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

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

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

Trados Business Manager works with Trados Studio 2021/2019 and Trados GroupShare 2020/2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Trados Business Manager Lite is available in the following languages: English, 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 Trados Business Manager?

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

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

What levels of support are offered for Trados Business Manager?

Customers using Trados Business Manager Lite will be offered supported via the RWS Community.

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

What are the system requirements for Trados Business Manager?

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

To run 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 Trados Business Manager available?

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

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

How do I purchase Trados Business Manager?