SDL LSP Partners

A worldwide initiative bringing together Language Service Providers

LSP Partner Program

The SDL LSP Partner Program is open to all language service providers and translation agencies of any size and in any geographic location. It offers LSPs a number of benefits which will help strengthen their presence within the worldwide translation supply chain.

In addition, SDL encourages buyers of translation services to consider the advantages of working with an SDL LSP Partner such as the ones listed below. Each partner has demonstrated commitment to optimize the quality and value of the service they deliver to clients through skilled utilization of translation technology.

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Benefits of becoming an LSP and Translation Agency partner

Achieving a Competitive Edge
The SDL LSP Partner Program is a strategic business initiative which is mutually beneficial for both Language Service Providers (LSPs) and SDL Language Technologies. By leveraging each other's core competencies and working together to develop a joint value proposition for clients, the SDL LSP Partner Program fosters business relationships that enable us to develop the products that the indsutry needs and translation companies to take advantage of partnering with a market leader.

If you are in the localization services industry, one of the few things you can count on is that global enterprise customers will never let up on their demands for faster, better and cheaper services. In a market where global businesses want to go local and local businesses want to go global, you need to use the best localization technology to help you maintain quality and scale to the volumes required. You need a technology partner to help you achieve this and reach your goal of gaining competitive edge.  Becoming an LSP Partner can help you do that.

The SDL LSP Partner Program offers language service providers the opportunity to enhance and promote their expertise in a broad range of SDL language technology solutions. Additionally, the program promotes unique alliance-building opportunities to grow business and increase revenue while enhancing your competitive offerings to clients.  LSP Partner benefits range from discounts on SDL products, inclusion in marketing promotions, access to specialist technical resources and the opportunity to input in future product development cycles.  In addition, all partners will be given membership to the LSP Partner Online Community, which provides valuable resources in the form of an online portal.  Resources include product and marketing information, written, webinar and video educational material and 3 community discussion forums, one of which is an informal troubleshooting resource.  Becoming an SDL LSP Partner can help you get more from your SDL translation productivity experience.

How the Program Works

The SDL LSP Partner Program offers three options for participation. Eligibility is dependent on your level of SDL technology expertise and your commitment to SDL technology.  Let's take a look at the partnership tiers...

Associate Partners

For LSP customers who are using SDL Trados Studio to increase their translation productivity we offer the Associate partnership.


Key benefits include:

  • Discount on the list price of SDL Trados Studio Freelance licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators
  • 5 free SDL Trados Studio Starter Edition licenses
  • Inclusion in the webinar marketing program and online marketing communications
  • Inclusion in the partner communication program: webinar masterclasses, online training, quarterly updates and an annual conference

Advantage Plus Partners

For LSP customers who are already using an SDL Server solution such as SDL GroupShare, we offer the Advantage Plus partnership.


Advantage Plus partners receive all the benefits of the Associate Partner tier plus:

  • Discount on the list price of SDL Trados Studio Freelance licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators.   
  • Discount on SDL Server software such as SDL GroupShare
  • 10 free SDL Trados Studio Starter Edition licenses
  • Entry into the SDL product release Beta Testing program
  • Inclusion in SDL joint marketing campaigns, webinar & case study program plus online marketing communications
  • Inclusion in partner communication program: webinar masterclasses, web training, quarterly updates and an annual conference

Premier Partners

For LSP customers who are already using a server product and a translation management solution such as SDL WorldServer who are interested in partnering with SDL Language Technologies to better serve their clients' translation needs, we offer the Premier partnership.


Premier partners receive all the benefits of both the Associate and Advantage Plus Partner tiers and more:

  • Discount on the list price of SDL Trados Studio Freelance licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators.   
  • Top-tier discount on SDL Server software, such as SDL GroupShare
  • 15 free SDL Trados Studio Starter Edition licenses
  • Entry into SDL product release Beta Testing program and VIP product development focus groups
  • Inclusion in SDL joint marketing campaigns, webinar & case study marketing program, advertising, events and online marketing communications
  • Inclusion in partner communications program: webinar masterclasses, web training, quarterly updates and an annual conference