SDL has been selected by UK-based Box, a provider of online storage and collaboration software, as its preferred partner to expand into new international markets. Box is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.
SDL today announced it has been selected by Box, a provider of online storage and collaboration software, as its preferred partner to deliver a localized and culturally aware customer experience for its customers in new international markets.
One of the fastest growing private companies in the Silicon Valley, Box provides a simple way for businesses to securely share, manage and access information in the cloud. Since 2005, Box has helped more than 15 million people at more than 150,000 businesses, including 97% of the Fortune 500, to manage and share their content from anywhere on any device.
SDL is supporting Box to scale geographically by localizing its content, including marketing and support materials, to different target audiences across multiple channels, from web and mobile applications, into 16 languages.
Box also utilizes SDL’s Media Services to extend its audio-visual assets across these languages and cultures. SDL’s recording studios in over 30 countries allow Box to deliver a unified multimedia experience while collaborating across multiple geographies. This ensures Box speaks with one voice globally, maximizing its return on investment in multimedia production.
SDL was selected due to its dedicated in-house, in-country localization model. One of SDL’s main differentiators is its employment of both in-house translators and in-house audio & video experts. For Box, this demonstrates a firm commitment to guaranteeing the highest language quality and understanding of cultural nuances.
“We use Box ourselves to access, manage and share marketing and sales documents with customers using mobile devices,” said Tatiana Harrison, SDL Global Solutions US, VP Sales & Operations. “We feel like it’s a natural fit for us to partner together to promote collaboration and mobility in the cloud and we’re proud that SDL will enable users around the world to share content in their native language.”
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.
SDL enables global businesses to enrich their customers’ experience through the entire customer journey. SDL’s technology and services help brands to predict what their customers want and engage with them across multiple languages, cultures, channels and devices.
SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. 42 out of the top 50 brands work with SDL.