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BaccS - Windows-based management and invoicing software for translators
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Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
France
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ProZ Plus and BaccS May 9

I already have an answer from BaccS developer (answer = not in the immediate pipeline, no ETA), but since its inclusion in the ProZ Plus basket of features, BaccS is now also available as a Web-version.

http://www.ibaccs.com/Home/Pricing

In this light, I would like to ask whether it would make sense that ProZ Plus offered its members access to either the offline Windows-only F
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I already have an answer from BaccS developer (answer = not in the immediate pipeline, no ETA), but since its inclusion in the ProZ Plus basket of features, BaccS is now also available as a Web-version.

http://www.ibaccs.com/Home/Pricing

In this light, I would like to ask whether it would make sense that ProZ Plus offered its members access to either the offline Windows-only Freelance edition, or the online Web-version.

Since ProZ Plus is offered to translators that may work on a Mac or a GNU/Linux computer, it would make sense to ensure the ProZ Plus benefits cater to as many members as possible.

The offered CAT tool (CafeTran Espresso) is an offline, but cross-platform program. Could ProZ Plus offer an option to use the online Web-version of BaccS too? That would make the ROI much more meaningful for Mac and GNU/Linux users.

Jean

[Edited at 2019-05-09 15:15 GMT]
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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
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French to English
That does the job May 9

Olly Pekelharing wrote:

Hi John,

Not sure if this is what you need, but if you click on the small funnel icon in the top right of the 'Work st.' column header you can select which statuses to display. If you have changed the status to invoiced then you can filter for that.

Cheers,

Olly


Thanks, that's helpful.


 

Matthijs Frankena  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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But what about SDL now offering BaccS as an SDL product? May 15

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

I already have an answer from BaccS developer (answer = not in the immediate pipeline, no ETA), but since its inclusion in the ProZ Plus basket of features, BaccS is now also available as a Web-version.

http://www.ibaccs.com/Home/Pricing

In this light, I would like to ask whether it would make sense that ProZ Plus offered its members access to either the offline Windows-only Freelance edition, or the online Web-version.

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Jean

[Edited at 2019-05-09 15:15 GMT]


Yesterday I learned that SDL has added BaccS to its stall of products for translators. I've not been able to find any information on what that means for us existing BaccS users - how about updates/upgrades? Integration with SDL products is not important to me, as I rarely get to set up a project in Studio and use the analysis for a quote. Most often I either get a project package from a client, or they require me to work in a different CAT tool.

I've asked this also in the SDL community for BaccS, but maybe people here (hi, Eugene!) know more.

BR,

Matthijs


John Fossey
 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
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Dutch to German
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BaccS has been bought by SDL May 15

Matthijs Frankena wrote:

Yesterday I learned that SDL has added BaccS to its stall of products for translators.


It seems that BaccS has even be bought by SDL.


 

Eugene Kuchynski
Belarus
Local time: 08:34
English to Russian
TOPIC STARTER
Not so easy May 15

Jean Dimitriadis wrote:

I already have an answer from BaccS developer (answer = not in the immediate pipeline, no ETA), but since its inclusion in the ProZ Plus basket of features, BaccS is now also available as a Web-version.

http://www.ibaccs.com/Home/Pricing

In this light, I would like to ask whether it would make sense that ProZ Plus offered its members access to either the offline Windows-only Freelance edition, or the online Web-version.

Since ProZ Plus is offered to translators that may work on a Mac or a GNU/Linux computer, it would make sense to ensure the ProZ Plus benefits cater to as many members as possible.

The offered CAT tool (CafeTran Espresso) is an offline, but cross-platform program. Could ProZ Plus offer an option to use the online Web-version of BaccS too? That would make the ROI much more meaningful for Mac and GNU/Linux users.

Jean]


Hello, Jean,
Thank you for commenting. I posted previous reply before yours (but mine took longer to publish as I'm not PRO user, and it required moderation).
Things aren't so easy with web version, as currently it is not offered to freelancers. While desktop version doesn't have any hosting-related costs.

Yesterday I learned that SDL has added BaccS to its stall of products for translators. I've not been able to find any information on what that means for us existing BaccS users - how about updates/upgrades? Integration with SDL products is not important to me, as I rarely get to set up a project in Studio and use the analysis for a quote. Most often I either get a project package from a client, or they require me to work in a different CAT tool.

I've asked this also in the SDL community for BaccS, but maybe people here (hi, Eugene!) know more.

BR,

Matthijs


Hello, Matthijs,

We will answer you soon on community forums. Sorry for short delay about this. Nobody still got version 5. Thank you for asking! I suppose there will be some announce soon.

And in case of additional questions, welcome to our new community forums (see link in Matthijs' post)!

Thanks to everyone who supported during these years! It was exciting, and it will be even more exciting.


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 01:34
Member (2008)
French to English
From the SDL website May 15

Matthijs Frankena wrote:

Yesterday I learned that SDL has added BaccS to its stall of products for translators. I've not been able to find any information on what that means for us existing BaccS users - how about updates/upgrades? Integration with SDL products is not important to me, as I rarely get to set up a project in Studio and use the analysis for a quote. Most often I either get a project package from a client, or they require me to work in a different CAT tool.

I've asked this also in the SDL community for BaccS, but maybe people here (hi, Eugene!) know more.

BR,

Matthijs


From the BaccS FAQ on the SDL website:

I am an existing BaccS user. Will I still be able to use it?

Existing BaccS customers will be offered a free upgrade to the next two versions of BaccS, starting with Version 5.

Customers will be offered free Support and Maintenance for as long as Version 5 remains the latest release.


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Alexandra Stephens
Local time: 07:34
Spanish to English
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Invoicing and numbering in BaccS May 29

I am just getting started with BaccS and I really love it in many ways, it loads of very useful features...but I'm stuck with invoicing.

I have been a TO3000 user for years and was thrilled at the successful migration over to BaccS (I gave up on the initial version because of the poor migration!), all set up and running, but I've since come up against two issues that are driving me mad!

1 - I can't work out how to get BaccS to automatically number jobs sequentially by
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I am just getting started with BaccS and I really love it in many ways, it loads of very useful features...but I'm stuck with invoicing.

I have been a TO3000 user for years and was thrilled at the successful migration over to BaccS (I gave up on the initial version because of the poor migration!), all set up and running, but I've since come up against two issues that are driving me mad!

1 - I can't work out how to get BaccS to automatically number jobs sequentially by customer code, but to number invoices sequentially for the year.

2 - I am completely stumped on how to use my own invoice template and generate viewable and printable invoices quickly. The template editor seems really complicated and not intuitive at all... in fact I'm having to duplicate all my jobs back in TO3000 so I can invoice them quickly.

Please help!! I really want to use BaccS exclusively, I think it's great and I'm learning loads, but I really don't want to have to become a coder/programmer just to set up my invoices how I want them!

Another thing is the default file location and structure in BaccS, it seems impossible to personalise the structure, but that's less of a priority for me than the invoicing issue...

Thanks in advance
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Eugene Kuchynski
Belarus
Local time: 08:34
English to Russian
TOPIC STARTER
It can handle it May 29

Alexandra Stephens wrote:

2 - I am completely stumped on how to use my own invoice template and generate viewable and printable invoices quickly. The template editor seems really complicated and not intuitive at all... in fact I'm having to duplicate all my jobs back in TO3000 so I can invoice them quickly.

Please help!! I really want to use BaccS exclusively, I think it's great and I'm learning loads, but I really don't want to have to become a coder/programmer just to set up my invoices how I want them!



Hello, Alexandra,

Thanks for nice words! Flexibility and customization support implicitly leads to increased complexity. Each translator who starts with BaccS finds template designer too complex. With time, it becomes simple. It has too much features, but this had another side - during all these years there were NO SINGLE request for invoice template customization, which was impossible to implement. Any complexity, any requirements.
Because of this, I (we) offer free customization of one invoice template for each user. Or you can use community to ask questions about individual small tasks when working with designer. No need to be coder to do it Just need understanding of table structure and template structure. Did you check this:
Documentation - template designer

Alexandra Stephens wrote:

1 - I can't work out how to get BaccS to automatically number jobs sequentially by customer code, but to number invoices sequentially for the year.

Settings > Application settings, p1 > Numbering system (jobs) > Per customer code
Settings > Application settings, p1 > Numbering system (invoices) > Sequential
Settings > Invoice settings > Reset numbering each year


Another thing is the default file location and structure in BaccS, it seems impossible to personalise the structure, but that's less of a priority for me than the invoicing issue...

Settings > Job settings > Default folder with work files
Settings > Job settings > Job folder name template
Settings > Job settings > Folders inside job folder

And link to description of these fields:
Documentation - Settings


 
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