This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.
Smartling brings rich data to your fingertips that can be used in any number of ways to inform decisions, calculate return on investment, and achieve greater results long term. Two of these reports -- SmartMatch Leverage Report and Translation Memory Leverage Report -- unlock information about how and where your translation memory was utilized to reduce cost and time to market.
The difference between these two reports is that the SmartMatch Leverage Report returns SmartMatch data only, whereas the Translation Memory Leverage Report returns data for SmartMatch and Fuzzy Match.
Accessing the Reports
To access these reports in Smartling, go to REPORTS > SmartMatch Leverage or Translation Memory Leverage.
SmartMatch Leverage Report
The SmartMatch Leverage Report visualizes the number of in-context exact matches (SmartMatch) across the entire account. The chart illustrates the number of SmartMatches per day, and the detailed table below reports the number of strings and words SmartMatched per day by language and project.
The report will automatically display SmartMatch leverage for all languages over the past 30 days. You can also customize this report.
- Select languages:. Select individual languages or Select all.
- Adjust the date range in the Date from: and Date to: boxes
- Click Create Report.
*Info* The date range is limited to 365 days. For access to historical data, please contact your Customer Success Manager.
Hover over the graph to drill down on daily data points. Peaks and valleys in these data can typically be tied to specific translation projects. A larger number of SmartMatches per day means your translation memory is being well-utilized to reduce the cost of translation. If new content is being created, expect fewer SmartMatches.
The table below provides greater insights to these data. You can sort by project, language, string count, word count or date by selecting the sort button.
Download this data as a .csv to export the current view by clicking Download CSV.
*Pro Tip* Customize SmartMatch behavior to find the right balance of cost savings, translation velocity and quality.
Translation Memory Leverage Report
The Translation Memory Leverage Report provides greater insights to the number of SmartMatchand Fuzzy Matches applied to translations in your account. The first chart illustrates the total number of words (y-axis) per month (x-axis) benefiting from translation memory by Fuzzy Tier and SmartMatch. The second chart illustrates the estimated cost savings (y-axis) per month (x-axis) by Fuzzy Tier and SmartMatch.
You can customize this data by date, project(s), target locale(s) and/or source locale(s).
- Click the Filters drop down arrow.
- Set the Action date range. This field narrows down your search criteria by date.
- Enter the Project name in the text box. If you click on the box, each of the projects will load from a pick list. This field narrows down your search criteria by project. You can select one or more projects.
- Set the Target Locale field to reflect which language or languages you would like to view in the report.
- The Source Locale field typically does not have to be set. However, if you are searching across projects that have multiple source locales, you can use this filter to narrow down your search criteria.
- Click Run to generate the report.
You can view and interact with your results in the two illustrations on the page by overing over data points with your mouse.
*Info* To view only Fuzzy Match data, go to the Fuzzy Match Savings report (REPORTS > Fuzzy Match Savings.
*Pro Tip* Use this data to project translation spend and translation memory performance. Contact your Customer Success Manager to review the data if you have any questions.
You can also download these data by selecting the three dots. The three dotsappear on each chart when you hover over the top right corner of the illustration. Set the File Format, Results, Values, and Limit, then click Download. Click the X to cancel.