June 25, 2018
Enact: Custom Translations with Language Labels
Quality Intelligence platform is groundbreaking in many ways. It’s a cloud-based quality solution; it was created directly from listening to years of customers’ feedback and focusing on how they work; you can use it on any device, from anywhere; it’s the only
solution we’ve seen that employs process models—a unique way for manufacturers to envision the ways in which components combine to make their products; and Enact’s dashboard enables a new way of looking at data, propelling businesses toward a higher level of quality knowledge that produces real results…fast.
And that’s just a few of the exceptional features and functions of the Enact quality solution.
That’s why I’m happy to talk to you about a new Enact software feature that is exclusive and groundbreaking: Language Labels. If your company owns multiple sites, in which your employees speak various languages, and you want to make sure operations go smoothly—without hiccups due to language difficulties—then this blog is for you.
What are language labels?
So, what exactly are “language labels?” Well, they’re sort of what you’d expect: they’re a way in which your employees can view the entire Enact interface in their own language. Language labels essentially comprise the details
of the interface translation, above and beyond the standard, built-in interface translation provided by InfinityQS. Think of language labels as additional “customizing” of the SPC software to your native tongue and your unique manufacturing environment.
The standard translation comes with the software; it includes the basics, the terms specific to Enact like “dashboard,” “part,” “process,” “feature,” and more. These are the terms that are used throughout Enact and help define your business and its specifics. In the example below, you can see the same menu in English and in German—this is part of the standard translation.
The standard translation is easy to select in Enact, and each user can select the language that works best for them. It’s the first thing you do to move the interface into your native tongue. It’s as easy as selecting My Settings
from the User
menu at the top right of the interface, and then selecting a Preferred Language
from the Settings
Two steps; language selected. Now just Save & Close
. That’s how easy Enact is to use. Now your interface is translated into your native language and you can quickly and easily translate your unique part names, processes, and more into that same language with Language Labels
to make the entire interface operator- (and user-) friendly.
So, what gets a language label?
Language labels are created for the elements of your manufacturing enterprise—the names of
parts, processes, sites, features, and instructions—that are specific to your business, what you call things, the ways in which you do things.
Why is that important?
When users, particularly operators, can view the interface in their own language, it increases comprehension; misunderstandings and errors that might occur if the interface were in a language with which they weren’t comfortable or familiar are eliminated.
And in some countries, it is required for safety. The safest manufacturing environment is the one in which the operators and other workers do not have to guess what the software is telling them. They know at a glance.
Make a language label for a part
Like everything in Enact, it’s easy and only takes a few steps to create a language label. Let’s walk through it. Let’s say you’re working in German…that’s your native tongue. So, starting again at the User
menu at the top right, first you select Part
(“Teil” in German).
screen displays. Here you select the ellipsis, then the Language Label
option, for the part you wish to rename.
The naming screen for the selected part displays. Notice the default (English) part name at the top. Simply select the appropriate language from the Languages
list at the right, rename the part in your native language, and Save & Close
SPC software doesn’t get much easier to use than Enact.
You can create language labels for any or all of the languages Enact supports. If you have multiple plant sites, and your employees speak, say, English or Spanish depending on the site at which they work, this can be invaluable. In the example below, you can see that we've select four language choices: German, UK English, US English, and Vietnamese.
Who creates language labels?
What I would call “super users”—administrators—would create language labels, setting up the system ahead of time for the operators and other users: part names, features, instructions, and more.
It’s a little bit of “housekeeping,” but well worth the time invested.
The goal of language labels
The goal of language labels is to get the quality software to a point at which every aspect of your users’ interaction with Enact is in their native language. A point at which there is no confusion, no questions about what they are supposed to do, no compromise on their (and your customers’) safety.
That requires the standard translation that comes with the software
combined with the language labels you create.
At InfinityQS, we’re determined to make our quality software solutions the best (and the easiest and safest to use) in the marketplace today. Language labels are another way in which we go the extra mile to make manufacturing quality software that works for your organization’s unique circumstances and enables you to operate at your optimum efficiency. When everyone is on the same sheet of music, using software they understand and that works the way they do, success is within your grasp.
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