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How are you XTRF/memoQ users handling the wrapping up of projects in memoQ? Currently there is no API command (to my knowledge) that allows XTRF to wrap up a completed project in memoQ. This leads to lots of unwrapped memoQ projects and therefore to lots of Working TMs as TM reference material in new XTRF projects.
So far we have had to ask our PMs to wrap up projects manually. PMs currently do this once a week to reduce the amount of Working TMs in XTRF, as the wrap-up action submit Working TM to Master TM in memoQ.
I had asked XTRF to incorporate a wrap-up API call from XTRF to memoQ when the XTRF project is closed, as this seems to be the most logical and practical time to run this action. However, I was told that this is not a common request by XTRF/memoQ users. Therefore, I would like to check with all of you in case I am missing something.
Thanks in advance!
We have been using Smart Projects for almost 9 months now and have found workarounds for most situations. But from time to time, we want to make sure we are not falling into bad habits, but instead are using the system as efficiently as possible. To this end, I wanted to get the community involved to see what you have found to be the best way to monitor the status and need for action for numerous projects at the same time, e.g. at least 50-100 open projects simultaneously.
So far we have used a hybrid approach of:
* List of open projects
* List of jobs due today or earlier
* Systematically adding an internal "project preparation" step to all projects, which we only set to Ready once all vendors have been assigned, finances are verified, and the project confirmation to customer has been sent out
While this works fairly well, it is surely not ideal. The main purpose of a project management system is to have a clear and organised overview of running projects and jobs. The Smart Projects Dashboard is, at best, a half-hearted effort to achieve that. And the Notification section in the top bar is not practical or reliable at this point (see other threads on this topic).
So as we wait for a better solution to be developed, what other ways have you found to be effective in keeping an overview?
Customers will send changed source documents quite frequently. Even though we are experienced users of Smart Projects, we are not sure whether we are using best practices for such scenarios. Quite some time ago, we discussed the need for better handling of source document reimports (integrated with memoQ). Not sure where this is on the roadmap, which is why I would like to UE community benefit from this discussion.
(1) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created, but translator hasn't started.
(2) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created and translator has started, but not delivered.
(3) Integrated memoQ project with bilingual source documents already created and translator has started and delivered. Bilingual document is now with proofreader.
What is the best way to handle both file management and finances (receivables/payables) in these scenarios with the current Smart Project design?
I am aware that integration with Studio is now only available with classic projects. Is it at least planned to be integrated with Smart Projects as well? If yes, which update/when?
As memoQ users, we currently lack the possibility to upload PPT files in our projects with file extension*.ppt (*.pptx files work fine). The PPT file filter does exist in memoQ, so when importing them directly into memoQ, it works. But it doesn’t work through the integration. Quite annoying for projects where the client uploads his material through customer portal and where an automated process is expected to complete the project. I discussed this with Kilgray first, and it appears to be available in the memoQ API though.
thanks for sharing your thoughts
I got good news from Kilgray. In short, importing ppt files via memoQ API (used by XTRF integration) will be available in the next release of memoQ Server (version 8.3 I suppose). After upgrading memoQ Server it should work out of the box (no XTRF upgrade necessary).
Here you can read the full explanation from Kilgray:
As you have seen in the API documentation the support for doc, ppt and xls files was restricted, but this has changed in the meantime (doc and xls files would work already on your server). The ppt was an exception because we could not handle them without an installed copy of MS office.
The final technical difficulties were also overcome recently, and server side ppt import was enabled just during the last week.
Then next release will contain the modifications. A server upgrade will be required for them, of course.
We will update the API documentation as well, to reflect these changes.
How do we turn off the option to automatically create temporary TMs in a memoQ project created through integration? We found that even if
when the "Add Default Translation Memory if needed" option is
unchecked, the temporary TM will still be
created in memoQ.
I have created Selection rules for Workflow Resources, and the TMs are selected correctly in XTRF, but in memoQ, the temporary TM is always created and added as the Working/Master TM.
Is there a way we can search for a client's VAT number in XTRF? Some of our clients have a complex business structure, so that the easiest way to differentiate them from sister/child companies is by their VAT number. Can this be considered in the quick search in the top bar and be made available as a view filter (in client views obviously)?
I'm trying to display the external system name of the vendor in a Smart View but cannot seem to find the column name. In this case, this external system name contains the CAT tool (memoQ) user name. Being able to display this is not just useful for our PMs but also assists our vendor manager to ensure all active vendors have a memoQ user name assigned that maps correctly with our memoQ server. That way we could run a periodic job report that highlights all such active vendors w/o defined memoQ user name.
Can you confirm whether the latest version of XTRF is fully compatible with memoQ 8.5? We are eager to upgrade memoQ, but of course want to make sure the integration with XTRF is not impacted negatively.
How are others dealing with adding a TEP step in memoQ-integrated smart projects? As far as I can tell, the memoQ-mapped steps are already configured and cannot be changed like they can in classic projects.
I am looking to create a TEP step in a smart project that integrates with memoQ so that I can get automatic payables created for my TEP vendors based on the automatic CAT Receivables.
Any ideas welcome!
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