Three things that help Eurideas win a client

What makes a successful translation agency? We all have our own answers to this question: a list of skills, abilities, principles and other factors. Do these ingredients change from time to time? Most certainly. Let’s see what three skills helped Eurideas Language Experts win a major client in 2019.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international independent standards organization, contacted us with a request to help in translating their GRI Standards, that represent global best practice for reporting publicly on a range of economic, environmental and social impacts, into Italian. Having considerable experience in the field of economics, environment and social affairs, we were happy to participate in the project.

Translation and typesetting works were scheduled to take 7 months. The translatable volume amounted to 151,000 words and close to 600 pages had to be typeset. The documents were to be sent in three separate batches: a glossary first, then universal standards, followed by topic-specific standards. After a thorough preparation period, our team comprising one dedicated project manager and several translators, proofreaders, technical experts, quality assurance specialists and typesetters started work.


Our flexibility in terms of time and capacity was decisive for our success. Planning is key to complex projects. However, in this case, there were so many variables, from the availability of client reviewers to content created along the way, that timelines and work processes had to be rescheduled again and again. Reviewers of the client needed more time than anyone had anticipated to come to an agreement about the proper translation of certain terms, which meant that our linguists had to update the Italian text several times. To ensure seamless operation on the client’s side, we were as flexible as possible with turnaround times, and made partial deliveries.


We know the language industry inside out. (Most of) Our clients don’t. It is our job to recommend solutions and come up with ideas they would not think of. Highlighting the importance of a translated glossary, suggesting a file format different from MS Word, or offering the possibility of typesetting together with the translation – they all were appreciated by GRI.

Since consistency was a matter of priority, valuable questions, queries and comments coming from our linguists also contributed to a high-quality translation.

Solid technical background

At Eurideas we have all the software and expertise at hand to complete projects efficiently and cost-effectively, while minimizing the risk of errors.

For the GRI project members of the team worked online with a computer-assisted translation software, ensuring faster project preparation and allowing everyone to work in parallel and transparently.

Today even small-scale translation projects are inconceivable without cutting edge technology. The latest information technology environment, qualified technical specialists and automated work processes are an integral part of every translation project, and these are just as decisive for the ultimate success of a project as are the translators.

Since the delivery of the last part of the complete Italian translation package (available here online), we have received new assignments from GRI. This is what Eurideas measures success in: returning clients.

Written by Anita Salát, Communication and Business Development Manager at Eurideas Language Experts

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New Year’s resolution: staying healthy the digital way

Nowadays, when we fall sick, we are not just patients anymore. Our journey through the healthcare system has been transformed into a customer experience. The digital transformation of the healthcare industry promises us longer lives of better quality. Let’s see exactly how we can turn feeling ill to feeling well, the digital way.

Prevention prevails

The most significant advancement of digitized healthcare is the shift to a focus on prevention instead of treatment. Digital technology empowers us, the patients, to take matters into our own hands. So that’s what we do, don’t we? We keep a plethora of apps on our phones for staying healthy as long as possible. There are apps to track our sleeping patterns, the nutritional values of foods, our heart rate, our gut health. We are proud of our scores in our favourite sport and can always rely on an app for motivation to move.

We also feel good because we are saving precious resources for the healthcare system. If apps motivate us to drink enough water, remind us to take vitamins, teach us to brush our teeth better, a lot of problems will never arise. That means more doctor and nurse time for those who really need it.

A faster way to diagnosis

But one day, the unimaginable happens. Despite all our efforts, we get sick or hurt or simply feel uncomfortable in our bodies. Thank goodness, Dr. Google is always there to help. After all, who wants to spend endless hours in waiting rooms? Even though we might be a little worried or even scared sometimes. But that’s when technology comes to the rescue: we can book an online consultation with a real live doctor! And it often turns out that we came to the wrong conclusion, not a professional diagnosis. Now we can have all kinds of remote tests done: blood, hair composition, DNA. Our doctor can provide us with a proper digital interpretation of those results. Or rerun the tests: growing computing power now makes bioinformatics, computational genomics, digital imaging possible and helps us get a diagnosis sooner. Digital analytics also suggest which treatment would be the most beneficial.

Digital treatment

In no time, we have a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Our busy doctors and nurses can now go and treat other patients while we set out on our journey of healing or simply improving our quality of life. In fact, digital healthcare saves the most resources in the treatment of chronic conditions. By replacing appointments and regular check-ups at surgeries and clinics, asthma, diabetes, or cardiac arrhythmia symptoms and medications can be treated remotely with the help of hardware and software. We can also save trips to the pharmacy: prescriptions are already being handled by several online pharmacies that ship the drugs to our doorsteps. Doctors now simply have the task of regularly checking the data provided by digital tools and only meet us in person when something out of the ordinary happens. That way they can put the pieces of the puzzle together better than when they see us only once every three months. And if we were still to find ourselves in an emergency and have to be taken to the hospital, at least we’ll be surrounded by numerous screens soothing us with their calming blue lights.

Written by Anikó Jóri-Molnár

Learn more about our expertise in the fields of life sciences, medicine and health, and read a case study about our cooperation with a health company.

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