BaccS now an SDL company
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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May 23

Hello everyone

BaccS was bought by SDL. This means two things: the price for the desktop version jumps from USD 120 (with free upgrades for 3 years) to USD 300 (no free upgrades), and the price of the web version jumps from USD 15 per month to USD 5000 (yes,three zeros). For the time being, BaccS will continue to be developed by its original developer.

Your thoughts?
Samuel


 

Endre Both  Identity Verified
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Well done May 23

Congratulations to the developer. I hope they have enough financial resources now to start a new endeavour.

(I might not be as sanguine if I were a user of the software.)


Michael Wetzel
Darius Sciuka
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ahartje
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It´s a pity May 23

All the best to Yauhen. He did a great job, with excellent support.
But I am afraid this change will harm the quality and functionality of this extraordinary tool.


 

Andriy Yasharov  Identity Verified
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Any alternatives? May 23

Can Protemos be an alternative to BaccS?
There's a comparison of the two programs: baccs vs protemos


Evelio Clavel
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Jumping ship May 23

Andriy Yasharov wrote:
Can Protemos be an alternative to BaccS?


I see no reason to jump ship just because the price has been upped and the editorial policy is out of the hands of the original developer. All desktop licences are perpetual, so as long as the program does what you want it to do, I don't think there's a need to worry.


 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
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ProZ May 23

Will plus membership continue to offer the software?

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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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That's currently being negotiated. May 24

Lincoln Hui wrote:

Will plus membership continue to offer the software?


As far as I know, Plus members will now get access to only the Lite version of BaccS.

Michael

see also:

https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/sdl-baccs/f/baccs-desktop/25487/continuing-with-baccs-from-earlier-versions
https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/sdl-baccs/

[Edited at 2019-05-24 02:13 GMT]


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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I'm staying put! May 24

Regarding jumping ship... I definitely won't be anytime soon as I don't think there is another program that does what BaccS can do, as well.

And what also counts for a lot if the fact that Eugene is such a cool guy, and obviously very passionate about what he does. In my book that counts for a hell of a lot, and is something very much lacking in most of the other comparable tools.

TranslationManagementTools

Michael

]project translation[
BaccS
ClearBooks
Flantie (flantie.com)
FreeAgent
Freshbooks
KashFlow
LSP.expert
LTC Worx
MiniTPMS
OTM (Online Translation Manager)
OTM SOLISTA (see "OTM" above)(development seems to have stalled back in 2014)
Plunet: http://www.plunet.com/en/
Projetex: www.projetex.com
Promikbook
Protemos
Quahill
QuickBooks Online
Smartling (‘End-To-End Translation Management Solution’)
TO3000 (Translation Office 3000):
TOM Agency Edition
TOM Solito for Freelance Translators
Translation Projex
Wordbee
Xero
XTM
XTRF



[Edited at 2019-05-24 02:14 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-05-24 02:27 GMT]


 

Volodymyr Kukharenko
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Comparison is wrong May 24

Andriy Yasharov wrote:

Can Protemos be an alternative to BaccS?
There's a comparison of the two programs: baccs vs protemos


Hello,

That comparison on capterra is not correct when the price is concerned.

Protemos is BOTH for companies and Freelancers.

And Freelance version is FREE, you do not need any licence for it.



[Edited at 2019-05-24 07:25 GMT]


 

Eugene Kuchynski
Belarus
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English to Russian
Thanks May 29

Thank you, Samuel, Michael, ahartje, Endre Both, all who supported these years!

Samuel, that information about web version price isn't very clear. There are a lot of factors, including the one that web version is currently offered only as on-premise solution. Not hosted one.

And special 'thank you' to Michael, who provided a lot of support even before starting to use BaccS. It's a honor to know you!

But I am afraid this change will harm the quality and functionality of this extraordinary tool.

Anke, I will be very short here: this will never happen. Time will show
Very first example of harming quality: increased development speed, Japanese localization, all other localized languages fully updated, new community, new support team, a lot of feedback and new plans.

That comparison on capterra is not correct when the price is concerned.

Yes, that page doesn't provide even basic comparison, not saying about more detailed. Doesn't matter if it's about prices or functionality.


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
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French to English
Lite version a Studio plug-in? May 29

Michael Beijer wrote:

Lincoln Hui wrote:

Will plus membership continue to offer the software?


As far as I know, Plus members will now get access to only the Lite version of BaccS.

Michael

see also:

https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/sdl-baccs/f/baccs-desktop/25487/continuing-with-baccs-from-earlier-versions
https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/sdl-baccs/

[Edited at 2019-05-24 02:13 GMT]


Am I correct in understanding that the Lite version is only a plugin to SDL Trados Studio, not a freestanding application? If so, what happens to Plus members who are users of other tools besides SDL Trados Studio?


 


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