API4client: The convenient and quick way to your translation!

Complex translation projects often demand a lot of time from all parties involved: The files need to be transmitted to the provider so that it can translate them. To do away with this often strenuous and time-consuming process, KERN offers its own, independently developed REST API (API4client™) which allows you to do the following:

  • direct connection of your CMS or PIM system to our portal solution portal4client™ Advanced
  • standardised data transmission and processing
  • flexible and optimised management of large translation orders

Customer-specific solutions - tailored to your requirements

Our team of specialist translation engineers is happy to support you in developing a plug-in or middleware to enable a connection of your system to the API. This way, the manual import and export of individual documents is no longer necessary, guaranteeing a substantial time saving. By directly connecting the REST API to portal4client™ Advanced, it is not only possible to exchange data but also to transmit all relevant project parameters to KERN, thereby automating the created projects by accessing the client’s system. The processing of an order in the API is done in a status-based manner, resulting in increased transparency and process security in the translation process on the one hand and the status-based provision of functions in the API on the other. Once the quality assurance process for the translation is finished and the translation itself is finalised, it can, for instance be “picked-up” using the REST API.

Depending on the system to be connected and its extension capabilities, for example using SDK, it is possible to create a plug-in with which basic information regarding the translation process can be transmitted. This includes, for instance, the project creation triggered in the client system indicating the requested target languages or the transmission of the translation status (enquired, order placed, completed) in real time, a cost estimate or an overview of existing projects.

However, the connection between API4client™ and the client system can also be established without a plug-in. For this purpose, the time of project creation and the languages to be translated into are defined in the middleware. In case of additional requirements concerning the translation process, it is possible at any time to adapt the functions of API4client™ to your needs.

The creation of the middleware can either be carried out by one of your programmers or a programmer of the system manufacturer. Alternatively, you can also rely on our programmers.

Automated translation processes with portal4client™ Advanced

Using portal4clientAdvanced, we guarantee smooth and flexible collaboration, which meets all customer-specific requirements. With its comprehensive workflow component, the integrated translation memory and terminology databases as well as the process automation and data processing capabilities, the portal solution is the optimal foundation for efficient translation management. The API4client™ interface guarantees direct communication between the client system and portal4clientAdvanced, thereby enabling the automated exchange of information.

Consultation and documentation on the REST API

To make connecting to the API interface as easy as possible, KERN provides comprehensive documentation on the REST API. It explains the available endpoints and the correct use as well as the necessary parameters. The REST API specialists of KERN are happy to provide competent advice on the topic of interfaces to interested parties at any time.