Software for freelancers database?
Thread poster: Joeri Van Liefferinge

Joeri Van Liefferinge  Identity Verified
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Aug 22, 2007

Dear all

I have to outsource more and more jobs and am now looking for an easy, user-friendly software program that can help me manage the freelancers I work with and the people who apply for work. I would like to be able to enter the freelancers' details, and when I need someone, simply find the appropriate name by searching the database for the appropriate source and target languages and specializations. Does anyone know of such a software program?

Thanks in advance!


Joeri


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Jean-Marie Le Ray  Identity Verified
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Translation 3000 Aug 22, 2007

Hi Joeri,

I tested this one a few month ago and it looks good, simple and not so expensive.

http://www.translation3000.com/translators.html

Maybe somebody else already use it and will be able to tell you more.

Jean-Marie
http://www.translations2.com


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Joeri Van Liefferinge  Identity Verified
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Already familiar with Translation Office 3000 Aug 22, 2007

Thank you for your reply, Jean-Marie. I have used Translation Office 3000 in the past, and am now using Projetex (from the same company), but I need a separate tool, as in Projetex, you can't start searching for a freelancer for a particular job before you have entered the job. And often, I don't have time to immediately enter all the incoming jobs in Projetex due to e.g. tight deadlines. So, I need a separate program...

Thanks!

Joeri


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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Access Aug 22, 2007

What about Access?

You can query all columns for one or more specific keywords and get as result all entries that match in a nice table.

Looking, for instance, for a specific language combination plus specialization would be a snap.


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Evija Rimšāne  Identity Verified
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MS Excel? Aug 22, 2007

It could be very easy and user-friendly "tool". Simply create all the appropriate columns (Name, Source language, Target language, Specialization 1, Specialization 2, etc.), write in the necessary information and apply Auto Filter to each of the columns. So, in the end, you will be able to select translators basing on whatever you need!
I know it might seem an archaic method, however, an easy and convenient one.


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Joeri Van Liefferinge  Identity Verified
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Access and Excel Aug 23, 2007

Thank you, Heike and Evija! I had thought about Access, but I first would have to take some Access lessons first. But why not, it's certainly worth it...
Excel might be a good option as well!
Thank you both for the tips!

Joeri


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Vito Smolej
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what about Outlook? Aug 23, 2007

It has all you would need Id say - you can categorize contacts, you can have a journal for their activities, availability calendar(s) ...

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Drew MacFadyen
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ProZ.com Connect is the perfect solution Aug 29, 2007

http://www.proz.com/connect is ProZ.com's new sourcing and vendor management tool specifically for agencies like yours Joeri. We have quite a few large agencies like Welocalilze and CLS already using the platform. Client testimonials can be found at http://connect.proz.com/employers/about?pg3=testimonials Recent additions to the tool allow loading and managing of existing vendor databases and also file management and transfer. If anyone would like a personal demonstration or tutorial on the Connect platform please email sourcing@proz.com.

Lastly ProZ.com Connect access is now available to Corporate members. For more information about Corporate membership please visit http://www.proz.com/join/corporate

Regards,

Drew MacFadyen


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