Varian is a leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions and is focused on creating a world without fear of cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 7,000 people around the world.
Varian wanted to focus on battling cancer, not complexity in its web technology. The company wanted to create a globalization infrastructure that would show the company that many different departments could all jump in and take advantage of an agile, scalable, centralized platform. Specifically, the Varian team needed to improve its Drupal integration, reduce manual processes, and increase the speed and delivery of localized digital web content.
Varian’s previous website localization efforts required labor-intensive manual processes – and with more than a dozen localized sites, the time quickly added up. Every local business unit was managing in translation their own way, with multiple vendors and unique workflows. Another challenge with their previous platform was that it offered a poor user interface, making it difficult to onboard new users.
Working with Lingotek, Varian moved to the Acquia platform, releasing it from the technical and design limitations of its previous content management system. Lingotek created an end-to-end multilingual site in three months, and translated the website into 11 languages in one year. Additionally, the centralized solution for several business units and faster translation and publishing means that future sites or site updates will take far less time.
Based on their long-standing partnership, Acquia and Lingotek were able to together to help Varian achieve its globalization infrastructure objectives. Varian is using the Lingotek – Inside Drupal 7 Module and Lingotek’s cloud-based translation management system to translate Varian’s website content into eleven languages with the scalability to add more languages in the future. The Acquia plus Lingotek solution makes managing translation of several multilingual websites and several departments more centralized, consistent, and efficient.