Trados Business Manager

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about Trados Business Manager

What is Trados Business Manager?

Trados Business Manager is a business accounting solution designed to help you manage your business tasks.  

By tracking the status of a translation job from start to finish, Trados Business Manager ensures you organise projects effectively, take care of accounting tasks, report on your business performance and have transparency across your company. 

What editions of Trados Business Manager 6 are available?

To provide our customers with the highest level of flexibility, there are three different editions of Trados Business Manager available to align with customers’ specific needs and requirements: 
 
  1. Trados Business Manager Essential 
  2. Trados Business Manager Team 
  3. Trados Business Manager Enterprise.  

What is the difference between each Trados Business Manager edition?

Trados Business Manager Team and Trados Business Manager Enterprise facilitate smooth collaboration between client, project manager and vendors.  

Trados Business Manager Essential suits the needs of individual translators.   

To see the features of each edition, please review the Trados Business Manager comparison table.

Will Trados Business Manager work with Trados Studio, Trados GroupShare and Trados Live Team?

Trados Business Manager Team and Trados Business Manager Enterprise can integrate easily with Trados Studio, Trados GroupShare and Trados Live Team.  

Trados Business Manager Essential integrates with Trados Studio only. 

Which versions of Trados Studio and Trados GroupShare support Trados Business Manager 6?

Trados Business Manager 6 supports Trados Studio 2021 and Trados GroupShare 2020.

Are all editions of Trados Business Manager 6 compatible with the Trados Business Manager Connector?

The Trados Business Manager Connector is a plug-in for Trados Studio only and this makes it possible to create quotes, invoices and jobs starting from Studio.  

Trados Business Manager Essential, Team and Enterprise are compatible with the Trados Business Manager plug-in connector. The connector is available to download from your account when you purchase Trados Business Manager, and available to download here from the RWS AppStore.

Which languages are available for the Trados Business Manager user interface?

Trados Business Manager is available in English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Russian.  

How secure is the data held within Trados Business Manager?

The security system built into Trados Business Manager ensures nobody has access to information stored in the database, such as customer price lists, that they shouldn't have. Administrators can assign roles with specific permissions to individual users and groups of users, to ensure your data remains private and confidential.

To understand how RWS manages your data, please refer to the RWS data privacy policy.

What levels of support are offered for Trados Business Manager?

Trados Business Manager customers will be offered support through RWS's Support teams in the same way we support our other RWS products. This is through a Support and Maintenance Agreement (SMA). To access Support, click here.

Customers will also be offered help via the RWS Community.

What are the system requirements for Trados Business Manager 6?

Trados Business Manager Essential system requirements: 

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher 

ASP.NET Core Runtime and .NET Runtime (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/5.0

.NET Framework 8 (to run licensing utility) 

CPU and RAM: Any (application takes 300-800 Mb of memory while in use) 

Hard drive: SSD recommended to speed-up database operations 


Trados Business Manager Team and Enterprise system requirements: 

OS: Microsoft Windows Server, any version, with Internet Information Services feature installed 

Database engine (Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL) 

ASP.NET Core Hosting Bundle (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/5.0

.NET Framework 8 (to run licensing utility) 

CPU and RAM: Any. Take a note here that each additional user creates an additional load for CPU and RAM.  

Hard drive: SSD recommended to speed-up database operations 

Is a trial version of Trados Business Manager available?

A trial version of Trados Business Manager Essential is available which offers a limited number of 15 quotes and 15 invoices. To continue using Trados Business Manager Essential, you will need to purchase a Trados Business Manager Essential license.  

Time-limited trials of Trados Business Manager Team and Trados Business Manager Enterprise can be provided on request by contacting us.

How do I purchase Trados Business Manager?

If you are an LSP or a corporate customer, please contact your local sales representative to discuss the best option for your business. 

If you are freelance translator, Trados Business Manager Essential can be purchased through the online shop.

What is the upgrade path for existing Trados Business Manager customers?

Customers of Business Manager Team and Online 5 with an SMA contract will automatically receive an upgrade to Business Manager 6. 
 
Customers of Business Manager Team and Online 5 without an SMA contract can contact your local sales representative to discuss upgrade options.  
 
Customers of Business Manager Lite can upgrade to Business Manager Essential via the online shop
 
Customers of Business Manager 4 will receive an automatic upgrade to Business Manager 6. 

Can I continue to use Business Manager 5?

If you choose to not upgrade to Business Manager 6 yet, you can continue to use Business Manager 5.

Business Manager 5 is a maintained RWS product, however, there are many benefits for moving to Business Manager 6. You can find out more from the version 6 release notes and the launch blog.  

Is there a new version of Business Manager Lite 5?

Currently Business Manager Lite has not had a version 6 release, however, this may happen in the future. You can continue to use Business Manager Lite 5, which is an invoicing and quotation plugin for Trados Studio. More information is available here.  
 
There is an upgrade option from Business Manager Lite 5 to Business Manager Essential 6, which is our new offering for individual translators.