– Ninety-four per cent of thebigword’s customers value its services so highly that they’d recommend it to other companies, a survey has found, and their decision is based on quality of product and service.

thebigword, the global technology-enabled language service provider, approached more than 4,000 of its customers to ask what influenced their decisions when buying translation and interpreting.  The resounding answer was ‘quality’, with more than half citing that as their key reason for choosing their language service provider.

The questionnaire was completed by customers worldwide.  Sixty-eight per cent of respondents use thebigword as their sole language services provider, for translating (written word) or interpreting (spoken word).  A further 15 per cent use two providers with the reminder using multiple companies.

Customers reported that thebigword adds value through a quality service, saving time and solving its customers’ problems as well as providing an expert service that is cost-effective.

Kevin Anderson, Global Marketing Director at thebigword, says:  “It’s fantastic to get feedback like this but we’re not complacent.  We know that on-time delivery of a quality product at the right price will drive our success in the highly-competitive language services marketplace.  We’ll achieve that through constant improvement and strong investment in technology.”

thebigword has just launched Solution Designer, an innovative online tool within its new website to make it easier for everyone to get started with their translation projects.

thebigword is a global technology-enabled language service provider that provides translation (written word) and interpreting (spoken word) services for a wide range of public and private-sector clients. thebigword employs nearly 500 people based in 12 offices in nine countries, working with more than 10,000 linguists worldwide. Every month, thebigword interprets over the telephone around 2.5 million minutes of speech in 235 languages and its linguists carry out 14,500 face-to-face interpreting appointments. thebigword translates 35 million words a month in and out of more than 400 languages.