Across Systems is a translation management platform which has been making a bit of noise lately. Which is understandable - one needs to yak a lot in a recessed market, otherwise you go belly up. But what I don't understand is this bit:
"Across claims that they are the "only major translation technology provider whose core business is software development". Recent mergers and acquisitions within the industry has made Across management even more committed to staying independent. So much so, they decided to back its promises with a money-back guarantee, to prove that independence is central to its strategic business objectives. Should it be acquired by another entity any time within the next five years, it will refund to its LSP customers any license fees they pay throughout 2009, although the licenses would remain in effect."
Ok, I know who they are talking about in the T&I business - all these large agencies suddenly inhaling smaller fry, and TM software providers going into "strategic alliances", etc. etc - but WHY is it so important to them? Why is it a selling point?