Program

Two days packed with passion & expertise

Room PAUL

Room LEITER

19:00

The official unofficial Plunet Summit warm-up

On the eve of the Plunet Summit, we will open the doors of our new office for a small, personal warm-up event. All Summit participants are kindly invited to join us. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, May 31, 19:00-21:00

Location
Plunet Office
Dresdener Str. 15
10999 Berlin

Room PAUL

Room LEITER

09:00

Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

10:00

Welcome by the CEO & Plunet Progress Report

Presentation Room PAUL

11:00

Speed Networking

Networking Room PAUL

12:00

Lunch Break

13:15

Strategic Decision-Making with Plunet

Presentation Room PAUL

Sophie Halbeisen, Plunet Inc.

13:15

Pimp My Pricelist

Workshop Room LEITER

Rosa Lopez, Plunet

Oh mon amour the price lists. How often are prices not inserted automatically into projects or jobs because the price lists don’t have the right price units or because the CAT interfaces haven’t been set up correctly? Can you remember the last time when you made any changes to your price lists?

For all the users who have been working with Plunet for years and haven’t made any changes in the price lists for a while: Discover how to convert words into hours, how to group different fuzzies into one price unit or how to work with several price lists for different properties.

14:00

Strategy Talks 360° – The Business Panorama Session

Presentation Room PAUL

Ralf Van den Haute, Scripto Sensu & Joaquim Alves, JABA Translations & Francois Filandre, RWS Deutschland GmbH

During the Summit Strategy Talks, Ralf van den Haute (Scripto Sensu), Joaquim Alves (JABA Translations) and Francois Filandre (RWS Deutschland GmbH) will give short motivational talks on their strategic approaches, experiences, planned actions and recommendations. The individual topics are all very different and offer a variety of perspectives on what characterizes a successful translation company.

14:00

All About Workflow Templates

Workshop Room LEITER

Peggy Grafe, Plunet

So many templates but it all starts with Workflow Templates. You will learn how to create your own workflow templates, from simple ones with only a couple of steps to very complex workflow templates with multiple jobs at the same time. Do you charge your customers based on words and without fuzzy matches but pay your resources using the fuzzy match grid? You will also learn how workflow templates can help you to automate the process of handling different pricing structures for customers compared to resources.

14:45

Coffee Break

15:15

Plunet Unboxed! New Automated Workflows in Plunet 7.2

Presentation Room PAUL

Jasna Korent, Plunet

15:15

Working with Plunet Templates for Small Projects

Workshop Room LEITER

Peggy Grafe, Plunet

Do you receive  a lot of very small requests on a daily basis and have the feeling that it takes you too much time to prepare these projects in Plunet? This workshop will help you to understand the options and also the difference between order, item and job templates, and how you can use either one or all of them together to manage your small projects.

16:00

Short Break

16:15

Connecting the Dots – The Plunet API Track

API Room PAUL

Sufian Reiter

More and more customers and technology partners use the Plunet API to integrate external software solutions with Plunet. What is the best method here? What is possible and what should be kept in mind? These are just some of the exciting questions that will be answered in the API Track. The highlight will be a showcase session, presenting the current API connections to tools such as WordPress, Drupal, SmartQuery and to a CRM/CEO Dashboard app. That will definitely give you an appetite for more!

16:15

CAT(ch) Up: Hidden Automation Potential in SDL Groupshare & Plunet

CAT Room LEITER

Fleur Schut, SDL & Doris Langenberg, Plunet

16:30

Part 1: WordPress & Drupal

API Room PAUL

Ira Frimere, Acclaro Inc.

17:00

Part 2: smartQuery

API Room PAUL

Jakob Dirisamer, Kaleidoscope GmbH

17:00

CAT(ch) Up: Hidden Automation Potential in Across & Plunet

CAT Room LEITER

Lena Sarbacher, Across & Doris Langenberg, Plunet

17:30

Part 3: CRM & CEO Dashboard

API Room PAUL

Joaquim Alves, JABA Translations

18:00

Raffle

Session Room PAUL

20:00

Plunet Party

This year‘s Plunet Party will take place at the infamous Crack Bellmer Club, less than 10 minutes away from the Spreespeicher. Culinary delights will be provided and we’ll be popping corks all night. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! No dress code – come as you are!

Room PAUL

Room LEITER

09:00

Breakfast, Coffee & Aspirin

10:00

From Transaction to Transformation – Tracking Social Impact with Plunet

Presentation Room PAUL

Veronica Costea & Luisa Cano, MCIS Language Solutions

MCIS is a non-profit organization that facilitates access to critical information and services for vulnerable persons in their respective languages. The organization was originally created to help victims of domestic and sexual violence overcome language barriers with the aid of high-quality and responsive interpreting services. MCIS uses Plunet to track all activities, from financial processes to critical services and their impact. Find out how for-profit companies can learn from a non-profit’s experiences and way of working in this exciting best practice presentation.

10:00

Working with Plunet Templates for Complex Projects

Workshop Room LEITER

Peggy Grafe, Plunet

Multiple language combinations, preparing source files, customer approval and other additional quality steps, finding resources – some projects require at lot more attention and preparation by the Project Manager. This workshop will teach you how order, item and job templates can help you to ensure quality and reduce administrative work in complex projects.

10:45

Let's Go ISO with Plunet! First Hand Experiences on the ISO 17100:2015 and 9001:2015 Evaluation Process

Presentation Room PAUL

Christine Kamer, SwissGlobal

Many translation service providers nowadays are becoming ISO certified or plan to do so in the near future. Christine Kamer is responsible for analyzing complex requirements and the successful implementation of the ISO certification at Swiss Global. In her presentation, she will demonstrate how companies using Plunet can quickly and easily overcome the challenges of certification.

10:45

CAT(ch) Up: Hidden Automation Potential in memoQ & Plunet

CAT Room LEITER

Katalin Hollósi, Kilgray & Doris Langenberg, Plunet

12:00

Lunch Break

13:15

Extending Plunet Features and Workarounds – The Tips & Tricks Session

Presentation Room PAUL

Biraj Rath, Braahmam Net Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Every company is unique and so are its customers and internal processes. But what if you want to really extract the maximum benefit from your Plunet BusinessManager? Biraj Rath from Braahmam Net Solutions will give you an exclusive insight into how his company works with Plunet. He will show you some advanced Plunet features and workarounds to get the most out of your translation management system.

13:15

CAT(ch) Up: Hidden Automation Potential in Memsource & Plunet

CAT Room LEITER

Josef Kubovsky, Memsource & Doris Langenberg, Plunet

14:00

A Customer Case Study: Plunet in High Security Environments

Presentation Room PAUL

Randi Groenbaek, European Investment Bank

The Linguistic Services Division of the European Investment Bank has been using Plunet as its central business and workflow management system since 2012. In this exclusive user presentation, you will find out how the language service of the EIB incorporated Plunet into its own IT infrastructure. This took place under consideration of the existing high security aspects, sensitive processes and requirements within the company. The presentation will also include useful recommendations about this process for other Plunet users.

14:00

CAT(ch) Up: Hidden Automation Potential in XTM & Plunet

CAT Room LEITER

Grant Blackburn, XTM & Doris Langenberg, Plunet

14:45

Coffee Break

15:15

With a Little Help from My Friends - The Plunet Support FAQ Track

Session Room PAUL

Michael Sterr & Sylvester Weise, Plunet

What does the Plunet support team actually do all day? What happens to my tickets once I’ve sent them? What are the most common issues faced by Plunet customers and how are they solved? And how can I successfully solve problems myself? Our support gurus Michael and Sylvester will answer these questions and many more exclusively on stage in the Plunet Support FAQ Track.

15:15

Balanced Resource Management – Hard Skills and Soft Skills

Workshop Room LEITER

Susan Blomberg, Plunet

Plunet not only enables you to make sure that your resources are working on the right projects at the right time, but also gives you the opportunity to provide your resources with feedback and exploit their optimization potential.

But what could be some modern ways of measuring resource skills? What could be equally as important as the common hard skills in the translation industry? And, last but not least, how can Plunet efficiently support the balance between hard and soft skills? That’s what we will explore in this workshop.

16:00

Short Break

16:15

Striving for Perfect Quality Translations – Panel Discussion on Vendor Management Best Practices

Panel Discussion Room PAUL

An Stuyven (Alpha Translation Service), André Fachada (L10N), María Carolina Li Gambi (Stillman Translations), Jörgen Danielsen (Eule Lokalisierung)

17:00

Closing Session & Raffle

20:00

It’s Ain't Over ’Til It’s Over – The Post-Summit Farewell Dinner (not included in the ticket)

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