SDL LSP Partner Program

A global community of Language Service Providers

Program Overview

The SDL LSP Partner Program is a global community of LSPs who use SDL Translation Productivity software to enhance their business offering and optimize the quality and value of the service they deliver to their clients.

The program is open to all LSPs and offers a number of benefits to help strengthen your presence within the global translation supply chain.


If you would like to know more, contact us by email at sdllsppartners@sdl.com

Achieving a Competitive Edge

One of the few things you can count on is that your clients will never let up on their demands for faster, better and more cost-effective services. By working with SDL and becoming an LSP Partner, we can help you to use SDL Translation Productivity solutions efficiently to uphold localization quality, while delivering the best possible experience for your customers.

The SDL LSP Partner Program provides you with unique alliance-building opportunities to enhance your competitive offering, grow your business and increase revenue. It also promotes knowledge sharing and provides the ideal platform to grow your skill and show off your expertise in the use of SDL Language Solutions technology.

LSP Partners benefit from a range of discounts on SDL Translation Productivity technology, advance news, exclusive promotions, sprecial technical resources and the ability to input in future product development cycles. In addition, all partners will be given membership to the LSP Partner Community, which provides valuable online resources. These 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 will enhance your own customer experience with SDL.

How the SDL LSP Partner Program works

Joining the Program is very simple. Let us know that you are interested, we will send you the necessary paperwork and you can start taking advantage of the benefits straight away. LSP Partners will be using the latest version of SDL Trados Studio Professional and have to be SDL Certified or are on the Certification path already. In exchange we offer a three-tier Partnership Program with outstanding benefits.

Associate Partners

LSPs working with SDL Trados Studio Professional are eligible for our entry-level partnership.

Key benefits include:

  • Discount on the list price of a variety of SDL Trados Studio licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators
  • Associate Partners who have PSMA (SDL's Premium Software Maintenance Agreement) will receive one free SDL Trados Studio 2015 Freelance licence
  • 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

In addition to SDL Trados Studio Professional, Advantage Plus Partners also work with SDL Studio GroupShare. 

Key benefits are:

  • Discount on the list price of a variety of SDL Trados Studio licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators
  • Advantage Plus Partners who have PSMA (SDL's Premium Software Maintenance Agreement) will receive two free SDL Trados Studio 2015 Freelance licences
  • Entry into the SDL product release Beta Testing program
  • Inclusion in SDL joint marketing campaigns, webinar and case study program plus online marketing communications
  • Inclusion in partner communication program: webinar masterclasses, web training, quarterly updates and an annual conference

Premier Partners

Our top partnership tier is for those LSPs who are not only working with SDL Trados Studio Professional and SDL Studio GroupShare, but are also using SDL WorldServer. 

Key benefits are:

  • Discount on the list price of a variety of SDL Trados Studio licenses for LSP Partner use, or to be passed on to your freelance translators 
  • Premier Partners who have PSMA (SDL's Premium Software Maintenance Agreement) will receive three free SDL Trados Studio 2015 Freelance licences
  • Entry into SDL product release Beta Testing program
  • 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