Using CAT tools have a number of major benefits.
#1 Lower translation costs
First of all, they provide immeasurable support in detecting repetitions and numbers in the source text. That filtering function has a direct and quite significant impact on translation costs. But they do way more than that: CAT tools can efficiently analyse both the source text and the translation to identify repetitive patterns and terms.
#2 Consistency between documents versions
By identifying key terminology, CAT tools assist in using uniform terminology throughout the translation, ensuring consistency between document versions and, consequently, an enhanced level of quality assurance. Less time spent on researching key terms means shorter turnaround times.
#3 Enhanced QA
Used efficiently, CAT tools can improve the translation by flagging any inconsistencies such as word use or typos. Hence, they play a great role in the quality assurance process.
They also contribute to smooth project handling when the translation project requires the collaboration of different experts. In addition, by using a CAT tool, both delivery times and costs may be significantly reduced.
To sum it up: less work and less time adds up to a leaner budget to spend on translation costs.
We use CAT tools wherever possible. They provide seamless QA standards and can save you significant amount of time and money in the long run.