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Wyeth Research (Europe) selects SDL technology

Global Information Management solution from SDL to enable timely submission of labeling and product materials for EU conformity

Stuttgart, Deutschland, 06.12.2007

SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced today that Wyeth Research Europe (Wyeth) has awarded SDL a significant contract for technology and consulting services to implement a system that meets the new Regulatory Translation Management requirements in Europe, particularly in view of the emergence of PIM the new XML based standard for the EMEA centralized procedure.

Wyeth Research Europe expects to see significant business advantages by reducing the time and effort necessary to pass the regulatory processes through the deployment of the SDL Global Information Management solution. A key decision factor was SDL’s ability to support and enhance the process of creating multilingual content compliant with the upcoming EMEA XML based Product Information (PIM) standard while providing immediate benefits to existing Microsoft Word based processes.

The SDL solution will be used to optimize and automate the translation processes across the 23 European Union official languages. Wyeth will leverage SDL’s centralized Translation Memory to maximize re-use of previously translated content, while SDL translation management system collaborative workflow capabilities provide efficient translation change management across the network of affiliates during the revision cycles with the regulator. SDL Enterprise consulting services will integrate EMC²/Documentum’s CMS where XML product information will be stored into the unified GIM solution.

“The multilingual dimension of Product Information Management is a critical element of any successful labeling initiative given the synchronous nature of multilingual submissions” said Daniel Gissinger, Senior Director European Research Information Services at Wyeth. “SDL has demonstrated thorough understanding of the technical and business issues involved and we anticipate significant business advantages once this new solution is fully deployed.”

“SDL’s expertise in multilingual XML content management and domain knowledge of the Life Sciences industry will enable us to efficiently implement the new integrated GIM solution for Wyeth” said Patrick Baudouin, Vice-President Life Sciences solutions at SDL. “The breadth and depth of our solution will guarantee the highest quality standards, minimize risks, and speed up product submissions, thus improving the profitability of new products.”

For more information on Global Information Management and Life Sciences see www.sdl.com/pim

Über SDL
SDL ist der führende Anbieter im Bereich Global Information Management (GIM) und bietet Technologielösungen, mit denen Unternehmen die Bereitstellung qualitativ hochwertiger mehrsprachiger Inhalte für internationale Märkte beschleunigen können. Die Unternehmenslösung und Services von SDL werden in bestehende Unternehmenssysteme integriert, um globale Informationen von der Erstellung bis hin zur Veröffentlichung über den verzweigten Lokalisierungs-Workflow zu verwalten. Marktführer wie ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems und Virgin Atlantic beauftragen SDL mit der Bereitstellung von Unternehmenssoftware oder Hosted Services für Prozesse im Bereich Global Information Management. SDL hat bereits über 500 Unternehmenslösungen für Global Information Management implementiert, weltweit sind mehr als 170.000 Softwarelizenzen im Einsatz, und das Unternehmen bietet 10 Millionen Kunden pro Monat Zugriff auf On-Demand-Übersetzungsportale. Im Rahmen einer globalen Infrastruktur, die über 50 Niederlassungen in 32 Ländern umfasst, bieten mehr als 1.000 Experten Beratungs-, Implementierungs- und Sprachdienstleistungen an. Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie unter www.sdl.com.

About Wyeth
Wyeth, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies brings to the world pharmaceutical and healthcare products that improve lives and deliver outstanding value to customers and shareholders. For further information, visit www.wyeth.com .
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