Memsource Editions

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Introduction

This page lists Memsource Cloud subscription packages, or editions as we call them. Memsource Cloud is provided in both free and paid editions. The free editions have limited features and usage. The paid editions offer unlimited usage and additional features. They start with a 30-day free trial (fully functional, up to 1000 jobs), which can be turned into a 3-month, 6-month or 1-year subscription (with 10% discount). The subscription price is based on the actual edition selected (they differ in features and also in price) and on the number of project manager users that are purchased.

Please note that for subscription purposes, the project manager and administrator user role is fully interchangeable. This means that if you subscribe to e.g. 5 project manager user accounts, you can create 1 administrator user and 4 project managers or 4 administrators and 1 project manager. Therefore, when referring to the "project manager" on this and other pricing-related pages, administrator users are included under this term as well.

Editions for Translators

Personal Edition

This is our free edition which never expires but has limitations in terms of usage and features.

For Occasional and amateur translators
Pros It's free
Cons Max. 2 files for translation, max. size 10 MB each; Technical support is not provided.
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Which Is Better for Me: the Personal or 1+ Freelancers edition?

If you are an occasional translator, the Personal is a good way to start. If you translate regularly, the 1+ Freelancers edition will be better for you as it offers unlimited usage. The Personal edition, on the other hand, has the rather drastic limitation of having a max. of 2 files for translation in Memsource Cloud at any time.

Need to know more? Read the support articles related to the Personal edition.

1+ Freelancers Edition

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 and will be consequently able 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 and the rest can choose between the 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 private to the team but please note that 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:

  • A group of freelancers that work closely together
For A single freelancer or a group working together
Pros Unlimited usage
Cons Community support only
Monthly Price EUR 20 | USD 27 per user
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Which Is Better for Me: 1+ Freelancers or Team Start?

If you are a single freelancer, you are probably not hesitating between these two editions. However, if you are considering using 1+ Freelancers for a translation team, then you may want to weigh the differences between these two editions. An important distinction between them is the way in which translation data is shared. With 1+ Freelancers, there is almost no hierarchy in the team - the only difference being who is the administrator and who is the project manager. The translation data is shared among the whole team. Therefore, the team members have to trust one other fully.

The Team Start edition is different in this respect. Data gets equally shared among its project managers. However, additionally, there is the linguist role, which is quite the opposite. The linguist role has been designed for outsourcing translations to external translators who will not have access to anything else except the translation job that they have been assigned.

Need to know more? Read the support articles related to the 1+ Freelancers edition.

Editions for Translation Agencies

Team Start Edition

This edition is a good start for small translation companies that want to spend as little as possible. It does not have some of the more advanced features, such as workflow and unlimited number of users but it will do the job. For just EUR 100/month (USD 140) you receive 1 project manager account and 10 linguist accounts.

The Team Start edition includes Memsource support which allows for direct contact via email with our support staff.

For Small translation companies
Pros 10 free linguist accounts with each project manager account
Cons Does not support workflow and unlimited number of users
Monthly Price EUR 100 | USD 140 per project manager + 10 linguists
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Customer Testimonial - Team Start Edition

SBC translations, a UK-based LSP, has used the Team Start edition since 2011 to share translation memories and terminology in real time across the entire translation team. Read their customer testimonial.

Which Is Better for Me: Team Start or Team?

Team Start will be sufficient for you if you do not run your projects with several workflow steps and also if your team of translators is fairly small and relatively stable (as you cannot create an unlimited number of users). Team Start will also be better for you if you only have one or two project managers - as the Team edition requires a subscription of at least 3 project managers.

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Team Edition

This is the most popular Memsource edition in the segment of translation companies. 62% of translation companies that subscribe to Memsource Cloud chose the Team edition in 2012. Thanks to certain extra features which it supports, such as workflow and unlimited number of users, it makes it easy to manage complete translation projects and involve hundreds or even thousands of translators.

For Mid-sized to large translation companies
Pros Supports workflow and unlimited number of users
Cons The minimum subscription is 3 project managers
Monthly Price EUR 130 | USD 180 per project manager + 10 linguists
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Customer Testimonial - Team Edition

Orange Translations is a US-based translation company with offices in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, the Philippines and Hong Kong, plus translators and interpreters in over 100 countries. Read their customer testimonial.

Which Is Better for Me: Team or Ultimate?

The Team edition should meet all your needs with one exception: The integration of Memsource with a 3rd party application, such as your in-house workflow/project management system. If you need to integrate, you will need the Ultimate edition which provides access to the powerful Memsource APIs.

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Ultimate Edition

This edition includes all the features that Memsource has to offer. Most importantly, unlimited Memsource APIs which make it possible to integrate Memsource with third-party applications, such as in-house project management systems or even client-side content management systems. Typically, the objective of such an integration is additional process automation.

For Mid-sized to large translation companies
Pros Supports all features, including unlimited Memsource APIs
Cons The minimum subscription is 5 project managers
Monthly Price Contact Us
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Customer Testimonial - Ultimate Edition

Paspartu, a translation company providing translation services for the life science industry, has integrated Memsource with its in-house project management system. Read their customer testimonial.

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Editions for Translation Buyers

BIZ Start Edition

This edition is a great start for translation buyers without a complete translation workflow. It includes limited API, costing, translation memory, terminology management, integrated machine translation and a number of other useful features. Buyers can manage their translation vendors (freelancers or translation companies) and easily assign translation work to them.

If your translation workflow also includes editing and/or proofreading steps, the BIZ Team edition may be a better fit.

For Organizations with small translation volume
Pros Vendor management, limited API
Cons Does not support workflow and unlimited number of users
Monthly Price EUR 100 | USD 140 per project manager
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Need to know more? Email Memsource.

BIZ Team Edition

This edition is an ideal fit for translation buyers that require a mutli-step translation workflow, such as translation - editing - proofreading or translation - revision. The features that this edition offers on top of the lower BIZ Start edition are: workflow, linguist and guest user role, switching between active and inactive users, and quotes management.

For Translation buyers with large translation volume
Pros Supports workflow, linguists, limited API and quotes management
Cons The minimum subscription is 3 project managers
Monthly Price EUR 130 | USD 180 per project manager + 2 linguists
Sign Up 30-day free trial

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BIZ Ultimate Edition

This edition includes all features that Memsource has to offer. Most importantly, unlimited Memsource APIs which makes it possible to integrate Memsource with third-party applications, such a content management system (CMS). We offer special assistance to BIZ Ultimate subscribers with their CMS integration (contact Memsource Support for details).

For Mid-sized to large organizations
Pros Supports all features, including unlimited Memsource APIs
Cons The minimum subscription is 5 project managers
Monthly Price Contact Us
Sign Up 30-day free trial

Customer Testimonial - BIZ Ultimate Edition

The Aarhus University Language Services department, which provides the university’s administration with translation services, has been looking for a translation management system that would be user-friendly, flexible but at the same time robust and above all one that would not require extensive internal IT support and maintenance. Read the customer testimonial provided by the Language Services department's manager after 1 year of using Memsource.

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Compare Memsource Editions

Translators Translation Agencies Translation Buyers
Feature Personal 1+ Freelancers Team Start Team Ultimate Biz Start Biz Team Biz Ultimate
Translation Memory x x x x x x x x
Term Base x x x x x x x x
Machine Translation x x x x x x x x
Quality Assurance x x x x x x x x
Memsource Editor x x x x x x x x
Memsource Web Editor x x x x x x x x
Community Support x x x x x x x x
Unlimited Usage - x x x x x x x
Administrator Users - x x x x x x x
Project Manager Users - x x x x x x x
Standard Email Support - - x x x x x x
Linguist Users - - x x x - x x
Guest Users - - - x x - x x
Automated User Activation/Deactivation - - - x x - x x
Workflow - - - x x - x x
Custom Cloud URL - - - - x - - x
Limited API - x x x x x x x
Full API - - - - x - - x
Automation Widget - - x x x x x x
Financials - - - - - - x x
Reports - - - x x - x x
Act as a Buyer - - - x x x x x
Act as a Vendor - x x x x x x x
Post on Job Board - - - x x x x x
Respond to Job Board Postings - -x x x x x x x

Special Purpose Editions

Academic Edition

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 for it.

Developer Edition

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.

Developer edition limitations:

  • Max. 2 translation jobs stored at any time
  • Max. translation job file size 1 MB
  • Max. 1 administrator user; max. 1 linguist user