Microsoft Translator Text API, IBM Watson Language Translator, and Yandex Translate offer translation software-as-a-service to enterprises and offer pricing per million characters translated. Localize and OneSky offer end-to-end translation solutions that are often used in localizing websites, apps, and games and they have four- and two-tiered bundle plans respectively. Below is an overview of our findings.
We also attached a spreadsheet for each of the companies' pricing example, if they offer pricing tiers, and a link to their pricing tiers if available.
MICROSOFT TRANSLATOR TEXT API
- Microsoft Translator Text API is a cloud-based machine translation service that supports over 60 languages and can be used to build multilingual websites, applications, tools, and other solutions. This translation service is part of Microsoft Cognitive Services.
- Etsy, eBay, Adobe, and HP Inc. are some businesses that use Microsoft Translator.
- Microsoft Translator uses neural machine translation (NMT) as a default translation for all their supported languages.
- They have two pricing plans: pay-as-you-go and volume discount. Each of these plans have different prices for standard translation and custom translation.
IBM WATSON LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR
- Watson Language Translator is part of the cloud-based developer tools offered by IBM that allows standard and customized translations.
- Dragon Creative Enterprise Solutions Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company, specializes in developing multilingual AR (augmented reality) software and devices, and they use Watson Language Translator for their translation needs.
- The company uses neural machine translation (NMT) for all their supported languages.
- Watson Language Translator comes in three pricing plans: Lite, Standard, and Advanced.
- Yandex.Translate is a machine translation system implemented by Yandex, a Russian multinational company specializing in Internet-related products services.
- Yandex.Translate uses a statistical machine translation system.
- Yandex Translate has a very straightforward pricing scheme. Pricing per million dollar characters depend on the total number of characters translated in a reporting period, which is equivalent to one calendar month. The rate goes down the higher the total number of characters there will be. For example, if there were less than 50 million total characters translated in one given calendar month, the rate would be $15 per million characters. If there's more than 50 million but less than 100 million characters, then the pricing would be at $12 per million characters.
- Localize is a translation management software that aims to decrease localization development cost and improve translation productivity.
- Some of their customers are Verbling, AdopOpenJDK, Mimeo, Pymetrics, and Entrusters.
- The company has four pricing schemes: Starter, Growth, Business, and Pro.
- OneSky is a translation management platform that offers end-to-end localization services to mobile apps and games and supports over 50 languages.
- Among the companies they've worked with are AirBnB, Tumblr, BMW, and Grab.
- OneSky uses human translators, and they have over 1,000+ translators.
- They have two pricing plans: General and Games. Each of these plans have three prices in it: Review, Translation, and On-Device Testing.