LISA QA Model 3.1 -- Assisting the localization development, production and quality control processes for global product distribution

The Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA)

Romainm˘tier, Switzerland, September 9, 2006--According to LISA survey data, approximately 20% of all companies involved in localized product testing use the LISA QA Model in some way - making it the most widely-used QA metric in the localization industry today.

The LISA QA Model 3.1 is designed to help you manage the quality assurance process for all the components in a localized product, including functionality, documentation and language issues. The quality metrics and procedures in the QA Model 3.1 result from a collaboration between LISA members, localization services providers, software and hardware developers, and end-users. Their "best practices and recommendations," along with a basic statistics model, have been compiled to help you streamline your company's product localization quality assurance process.

Version 3.1 is an entirely revised product built on a standard database framework. The LISA QA Model can now be implemented as a standalone application, or easily integrated into any system that supports ODBC database connectivity. This means that almost any database application can now interact directly with the LISA QA Model to automate QA checking and decisions based on this checking.

A New Interface for the LISA QA Model

Upgrade is available free of charge to all owners of the LISA QA Model v3.0 Innovative interface combines single-click efficiency with spreadsheet functionality.

Multiple Language Quality Metrics

This version supports the default LISA metric and the SAE J2450 metric.

Single-click ease-of-use

For any given review task, all error categories and severity levels are immediately available with a single click (see the screenshot). The computed metric (Total field) and the PASS/FAIL status are updated with each error button click. The reviewer can thus stop reviewing as soon as the FAIL indicator lights up. The resizable interface maximizes the size of buttons to facilitate touch-screen input.

Lightning-fast data entry

Data can also be entered per page or once the review is complete. The array of error buttons behaves like a spreadsheet, but is easier to use: you simply position the mouse over any button and type the number. No need to click the mouse button, no need to press ENTER. Arrow keys can also be used as in a spreadsheet.

Centralized control

A single interface (shown above) provides access to all functions: data recording, reporting, adding new projects, clients, etc.

Who should use LISA QA Model 3.1

Content creators who need to verify the quality of their localized materials.

Localization service providers who need to certify the quality of their localizations.

Translators who want to check their quality prior to 3rd-party review.

Reviewers who need to evaluate translated text.

Project managers who need to validate localization quality.

Anyone who needs an objective measure of localization quality.

What are the features of LISA QA Model 3.1

An extensive list of GILT error categories, and severity levels and weights. 
Predefined metrics to define PASS/FAIL. 
List of tasks that are performed by testers/translators/reviewers on localization projects. 
Customizable forms and reports. 
Example data to help users in their implementation. 
User-definable and extensible error categories, severity levels, severity level, weights, tasks, etc. 
Metrics to measure/compare the performance of individual vendors. 
Metrics for evaluation of source documents. 
User-portable database schema can be implemented in user's own database engine. 
Checklists for testing localized user interface (GUI). 
Objective measures of error severity can automatically trigger appropriate business decisions. 
Can be used as a stand-alone application or integrated with other tools. 
Security can be defined on a per-user level. QA data can be protected against deletion, alteration. 
A list of all ISO 639 3-letter language codes and language names.

LISA QA Model Version 3.1 Pricing

Regular License (1-10 users)

LISA Member Price USD $ 295.00

Non - Member Price USD $ 595.00

Enterprise License (Same Organization)

LISA Member Price USD $ 395.00

Non - Member Price USD $ 695.00

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