Beetext FLOW ... any experience?
Thread poster: Khadhé

Khadhé
Local time: 14:25
English to French
Feb 6, 2007

Hello,
I would like to hear from translators who have worked with agencies that use Beetext FLOW (and ask their freelance translators to do so).
One of my client has recently adopted this system and would like its freelance translators to use it. I am not very keen to have an electronic layer between me and project managers but don't know much about this product. So... all comments are welcomed!
Thanks!
Cheers
Pascal

[Edited at 2007-02-06 18:46]


 

mkmet_lexika
Slovakia
Local time: 23:25
English to Slovak
+ ...
any experience yet? Apr 26, 2007

Hello Pascal,

as we are currently considering implemantation of the system you mentioned I am curios how do you get along (if at all) with the flow of one of your clients?

Thanks
Michal


 

Khadhé
Local time: 14:25
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
nope Apr 27, 2007

I never went for it Michal. Sorry, can't help on that one.
I work mostly for direct clients nowadays although my company is on hold right now.

Good luck and tell us what you think if you try it.

CHeers,
Pascal


 

Bryan Montpetit
Local time: 14:25
English
Clarification on Beetext Flow... Jan 17, 2008

Just to clarify (without trying to be biased as I do currently work for Beetext)

From a translators perspective, Beetext Flow will not result in any additional expense. The idea behind the system is to of course streamline the Project Management side of things.

Flow is a Project Efficiency Solution (PES) which enables PMs to create workflow and assign tasks within the workflow to providers, internal or external.

I understand the concern about the electronic layer, but we are in no way replacing human contact or suggesting communication be cut off.

The advantage from a Freelancer's vantage point is that Beetext Flow enables you to see the jobs issued by the owner of Flow in a categorized environment... this is to say it indicated to you (as well as the PM) which assigned tasks have been started, what tasks you have been assigned and can start (when the workflow has reached your task) and of course what is upcoming.

It also enables you to create invoices in a centralized way for the LSP with Flow which you'll be able to track through the pay cycle - whether the invoice was approved, payment issued and you can indicate whether payment has been received. So it benefits the freelancers as well as LSPs.

Also (now the sales pitch) Beetext now offers VirtualOffice which is the same type of management system, but catered to freelancers. www.beetext.com/vo.php

I'll be watching this post should you have more questions...

Thanks

Bryan


 


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