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Cybozu and DeepL: enabling global communication with Language AI

What you need to know about Cybozu Inc.:

  • Tokyo-based software company Cybozu Inc. provides web-based groupware solutions, such as Kintone and Mailwise
  • Cybozu has recently expanded to new global markets and needed a translation tool that allowed for communication "anytime, anywhere, with anyone"
  • With DeepL’s AI translations, Cybozu has seen a positive impact on communication and collaboration across the company

Founded in 1997, Cybozu Inc. develops and provides team-driven groupware to support collaboration, based on its corporate philosophy: "Building a society brimming with teamwork."

Recently, we sat down with Shuichi Suzuki, Cybozu’s Head of IT, to learn more about the company’s global market expansion and vision for the future—plus, how Cybozu leverages DeepL’s AI translation to improve company communication and collaboration.

Can you tell us about yourself and the company?

I’m the general manager of the Information Systems Department of the Operations Division for Cybozu Inc. The main duties of the Information Systems Department include internal system design, construction, and operation. Specifically, the Information Systems Department consists of three teams: 

  • The team that arranges PCs and smartphones, arranges equipment, and responds to requests from users
  • The team that introduces cloud services, such as DeepL, and operates their account management
  • The team that is mainly in charge of development

My role is to organize all three teams.

Cybozu has two businesses: groupware products and teamwork enhancement solutions. For groupware, we develop, sell, and operate four products: Kintone, Garoon, Cybozu Office, and Mailwise. As a developer of groupware used for sharing information among teams and organizations, we are committed to our purpose: "Building a society brimming with teamwork."

Shuichi Suzuki sitting at a desk with a laptop

Can you tell us about your recent global market expansion?

We’re developing Kintone for overseas markets in various countries and regions, including the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

We’re also hiring people regardless of their nationality or mother-tongue—recruiting overseas members in Japan. This is based on the idea that, if we’re going to create a product that will be used in diverse markets, we need to understand them. For some development teams, whether a candidate is a Japanese national or speaks Japanese doesn’t matter anymore.

What were the areas where you felt the use of AI translation and machine translation was necessary?

We have a global presence, with offices in Vietnam, China, and the USA.

At each location, there are more members from each country than Japanese-speaking members. So the language of communication differs depending on the location.

In Vietnam, communication is in Vietnamese—in the US, it’s English; in China, it’s mainly in Chinese; in Japan, it’s Japanese. However, when viewed as a whole, the proportion of Japanese-speaking members is inevitably high. Therefore, much of the communication on the groupware is conducted in Japanese.

Thus, many non-Japanese team members weren’t able to read documents and found it difficult to participate in discussions. This is why we started to consider translation tools, as we felt that we needed to provide support that would remove any language barriers.

There were many options available, including AI translation tools and machine translation. What made you choose DeepL?

The most important thing was that we knew from ‌publicly available data that DeepL’s ‌security standards would be high. I think it was more than four or five years ago that we first considered introducing a translation tool. However, most tools at the time were using the input data to improve their translation systems.

DeepL, on the other hand, has always stated that it promptly deletes input data and handles it securely. As an Information Systems Department, we’re more concerned about security and ease of operation than usability. We started considering DeepL as the tool that seemed to be the best in terms of security.

Shuichi Suzuki standing in his office

How do your users rate DeepL?

Many users say that the translation results from DeepL are more natural-looking than those from other companies.

Other translation tools are said to provide translations that seem blunt or sentences that sound like example sentences. Another problem was that users were unable to judge whether they could use the translation results without editing, and they had to be careful. 

For example, they needed to translate back or look up each word. DeepL has a high reputation for translation accuracy, and the translation results can be used as they are. As a result, many of our employees now use DeepL. The other thing people say is that the desktop application is very easy to use. It seems that everyone uses the shortcut keys to immediately start a translation.

We have a lot of engineers involved in development, so it's also good that there are shortcuts and that it's easy for developers to use.

What do you usually translate and what are the most common situations where translation is needed?

I use DeepL to translate specifications and email enquiries.
At the moment, we’re providing support for products for overseas markets, so we use it for some of those translations as well.

In our company, all internal communication is basically done on Kintone.
We also use DeepL to translate manuals and FAQs created in Kintone into English.

Additionally, we use the browser extension to translate entire pages.

You already had many people using DeepL across Cybozu. What challenges did you face during the implementation process?

Before company-wide implementation, we had several teams using paid DeepL subscriptions. Additionally, almost everyone knew what DeepL was, so there were not many major challenges regarding implementation.

Our internal rules required us to use the paid subscription DeepL for security reasons, but we left account management and contracts to the users. This time around, the Information Systems Department put together a company-wide rollout with a policy of granting licenses to members who wished to use them.

In terms of management, we were able to introduce the system in a way that reduces the burden on the Information Systems Department while also providing significant benefits to the users. This was a major point of the project. For example, SSO allows users to self-sign up and create their own accounts, and when the account limit is reached, the system automatically deactivates unused accounts. 

Shuichi Suzuki standing in front of Cybozu sign

We sometimes hear that it’s difficult to use tools that do not measure ROI, but did Cybozu consider ROI when implementing DeepL company-wide?

Rather than ROI, DeepL is being introduced this time as a solution to a visible challenge.

In this case, the language barrier is an issue that is increasingly being felt within Cybozu. As the number of members whose first language is not Japanese has increased, there are people who cannot understand the message unless it is written both in English and Japanese when it is posted to the entire company. 

Also, there are cases in everyday communications where discussions cannot be conducted unless English is used. The Information System Department is introducing tools to provide support so that everyone can understand communications.

In terms of ROI, I think it's not impossible to show how much time spent on translation and communication has been reduced. I certainly feel the effects.

However, what I feel is the other effect of the introduction of DeepL is that, at the moment, it has made it easier for overseas team members to reach out to me. When my comments are written in the member's native language, the content is understandable and the nuances can be conveyed. 

It makes it easier for everyone to consult with me, and I often feel that the so-called language barrier has decreased. It’s difficult to know whether this is true or not, but I think that DeepL provides a positive impact on our communication that cannot be quantified.

What are the results of removing language and communication barriers, and what is your vision for the future?

From an IT perspective, we want to reduce information and location disparities as much as possible. When a company is trying to compete globally, it’s often said that it’s important to be able to work anytime, anywhere. However, what I feel recently is that "with anyone" is also becoming more important for our company.

After the Covid-19, many companies began working from home, and it’s no longer unusual to be able to work anywhere, anytime. So what comes next in importance at Cybozu is “with anyone.” The first problem that arises when working with a diverse group of people with different ways of thinking is the language barrier. I think that if that barrier is eliminated, a new way of working will become visible.

By sharing information and communicating globally, we can develop new ideas that we would not be able to come up with if we only communicated in Japanese. Cybozu is entering the phase of "anytime, anywhere, with anyone." I think the first step towards promoting this setup is to enable people with different languages to communicate with one another.

Want to learn more about how DeepL’s AI translations could take your global communication to the next level? Talk to our Sales team to find out more. 

Meet DeepL’s PROUD-AI group: championing diversity throughout the year

Meet Amber Janko and Juan Cortés, the dynamic leaders behind DeepL's “PROUD-AI” Employee Resource Group (ERG). Juan, based in Cologne, Germany, and Amber, based in the UK, share their valuable insights into creating an inclusive workplace where every individual is valued. Join us as they shed light on the mission and activities of DeepL's Pride ERG.

Now, let's hear from Amber and Juan about their backgrounds and roles at DeepL.

Amber: I'm Amber, and I've been part of DeepL since April 2022. It's been quite a journey, especially with our rapid growth; it feels like I've been here forever! 

Working in the Talent Acquisition team, my focus is on bringing the best software engineers across different areas to our company. But for me, it's more than just matching skills—it's about being the friendly face of DeepL to our applicants. I take every opportunity to share our diversity initiatives and inclusive culture and aim to leave a positive impression wherever I go.

Juan: Hey there! I'm Juan, originally from Spain and now happily settled in Cologne. I joined DeepL at the beginning of 2023 and currently lead a team in the Support department. 

Whether it's driving positive change within our Employee Resource Group (ERG) or fostering a supportive team vibe, I believe in leading by example. My principles revolve around open communication, mentorship, and collaboration. I wholeheartedly believe in the power of diversity to fuel innovation and success. That's why I'm dedicated to ensuring everyone feels valued and empowered to excel, both personally and professionally.

Juan, could you provide some insight into the formation of the PROUD-AI ERG? What motivated its creation, and what is its overarching mission?

The PROUD-AI ERG at DeepL was established in 2023 with a clear vision of cultivating an inclusive workplace environment where LGBTQ+ individuals can authentically thrive. 

The driving force behind its formation was the recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion, not just as buzzwords, but as fundamental elements of a healthy organizational culture. Our mission was to create a platform where LGBTQ+ employees could connect, support each other, and advocate for positive organizational change.

Amber, what inspired you to take on the role of ERG Pride Lead this year, and what are your aspirations?

My involvement with diversity initiatives at DeepL dates back to its early stages, from modest beginnings, like a Slack channel, to the initial online endeavors for events like International Women's Day and Pride last year. 

When we transitioned to a more structured ERG framework at the beginning of 2024, I was eager to be part of it. While DeepL is undeniably one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly companies I've worked for, I believe there's still more we can do to showcase this inclusivity, both internally and externally. There's immense potential for us to implement social initiatives, educational programs, and foster a supportive professional community. 

I'm enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead and eager to contribute to our journey towards greater inclusivity.

Juan, could you share an experience from your time at work where you felt particularly supported as an LGBTQ+ individual and how it impacted you?

Throughout my interview process at DeepL, I felt it was a safe space where I could authentically be myself—even before I officially started my journey within the company. 

The team of colleagues I interacted with were incredibly supportive, fostering an environment that not only celebrates diversity but also embraces my professional identity. This sense of support has remained constant, especially with the personal connections formed daily at our headquarters in Cologne.

How would you both characterize the inclusivity of DeepL's culture?

Juan: Through my day-to-day interactions, I can truly tell that DeepL's culture places a strong emphasis on inclusivity across the board. From leadership initiatives focused on diversity to the use of inclusive language in our communications, there's a conscious effort to ensure that every individual feels respected and valued for who they are. 

The company actively seeks feedback from employees to continually refine its policies and practices, demonstrating a sincere commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. While there's still work to be done, we're confident in our team's ability to drive progress.

Amber: From what I see, diversity is in many ways ingrained in DeepL's DNA, given our presence in the language industry. We're an exceptionally international and multicultural company that fosters an atmosphere of "warm curiosity" about each other's backgrounds. 

At DeepL, different perspectives and backgrounds are not viewed as obstacles, but rather as opportunities for mutual learning and growth. This inherent openness and acceptance contributes to the richness of our culture and the strength of our community.

Amber, could you give us a sneak peek into some of your initial plans or ideas for celebrating Pride Month at DeepL?

For this year's Pride festivities, we're focusing on breaking barriers and sparking meaningful conversations within our community. Instead of sticking to the more academic approach we took last year, we want to create a space where everyone feels comfortable sharing their personal experiences and discussing the hurdles they face as LGBTQ+ individuals, regardless of where they fall under the rainbow. 

We're hosting "lightning talks'' both online and in person, where team members can learn from their peers. We're also pursuing partnerships with external LGBTQ+ professional networks, charities, and NGOs to not only show our commitment to inclusion but also provide some tangible support to causes aligned with our values.

As we dive into Pride Month, what's a message you'd like to send out to allies and supporters, both within DeepL and beyond?

Juan: I'd say to our allies and supporters, both here at DeepL and out there in the wider world, a big thank you and keep it going! Let's use this month as a springboard for more learning, more questioning, and more collaboration towards a world where everyone can truly be themselves and bring their whole selves to work—no matter who they love or how they identify.

Amber: It's easy to forget sometimes that Pride has its roots in protest. LGBTQ+ folks all around the globe are still facing big challenges, especially our trans and non-binary friends. 

So, it's crucial for all of us, whether we're part of the LGBTQ+ community or allies, to stand up and speak out for equality. Let's make sure their voices are heard loud and clear, and let's keep pushing for a society that's truly inclusive.

As the ERG leads, can you share a personal experience that shows why celebrating Pride Month at work is so important?

Juan: I have fond memories of past experiences where ‌visibility has helped others to understand how diverse we are as a team. They're a chance for us to learn from each other, to celebrate each other, and to have some really important conversations. And, most importantly, they remind us that we're not alone—we've got a whole community behind us.

Amber: In my previous jobs, it was hard to be the only LGBTQ+ person in the room. It felt like I was always hiding a part of myself, and that's never a good feeling. But here at DeepL, we've got such a diverse bunch of people working together and that's something really special. 

I'm excited to be working on some real, concrete programs and initiatives that reflect our values and show the world what we're all about. It's important that we celebrate that diversity, not just during Pride Month, but all year-round. 

And for me, that's what makes DeepL such a great place to work—we celebrate who we are every single day.

As we embrace the spirit of Pride Month and look to the future, let's be inspired by the unity and acceptance that define DeepL's culture. With Juan and Amber leading the way, we're not just celebrating diversity—we're striving to shape a workplace where every voice matters and every individual feels valued. 

Ready to become part of something bigger? Explore our opportunities and join us as we champion diversity, equality, and inclusion at DeepL. Visit our BEDI page and take the first step towards a more inclusive future today!

Meet DeepL: how we create inclusive workplaces and experiences at DeepL

In the workplace, inclusivity is a key factor in fostering a sense of belonging and community. We recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Ryan Cantal, who is part of the driving force behind DeepL's commitment to creating spaces where everyone feels valued and empowered.

His journey began with a leap of faith from Vancouver to Berlin, driven by a simple yet powerful belief: that every individual deserves a workplace where they can truly belong. 

Can you please tell us more about yourself and your role at DeepL?

Yes, with much pleasure! I'm Ryan, and I've just relocated to Berlin from Vancouver. Originally hailing from Baguio City in the Philippines, I am responsible for Workspace Experience, stepping into a role that's new to the company.

With a background in this domain, I'm thrilled about the opportunity to weave the principles of Workspace Experience into the fabric of DeepL, fostering an inclusive atmosphere that grows alongside us.

Why is ensuring accessibility a top priority for DeepL, and how does it align with the company's values and mission?

As a company that aims to break down language barriers, making everything accessible is a huge part of that mission. It's all about creating a space where everyone can feel safe, bring their true selves to work, and be super productive. That's the target we’re aiming for.

Could you share DeepL's journey in fostering accessibility within its workplace environment over the years?

Over the years, DeepL has been dedicated to fostering an office environment that is not only welcoming and accessible to all, but also neurodiverse friendly. We address everyday challenges by incorporating features such as accessibility ramps, height-adjustable desks, ergonomic chairs, and washroom facilities designed for inclusivity. 

Our offices offer a variety of seating options to accommodate different working styles and comfort preferences, including standing desks, traditional desks, and areas with soft furnishings for relaxed seating. We also prioritize making all areas of the office accessible, such as quiet zones, breakout areas, and meeting rooms. And, in some spaces, a dedicated kitchen area to ensure they support the needs of neurodiverse employees and promote a productive and inclusive workplace.

This commitment extends beyond our physical spaces, with support for employees to customize their home offices, ensuring that everyone has the tools they need to succeed in a flexible environment. While we are proud of our progress, we recognize that the journey to full accessibility is not complete. We're actively working to make further improvements. 

What specific initiatives or strategies do you plan to implement to enhance inclusivity within DeepL's workspace over the coming years?

I'm actively involved in DeepL's Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, known within DeepL as BEDI. In line with DeepL's core mission, our commitment extends to dismantling barriers of inequality and bias as well. 

We are committed to diversity and representation, cultivating an environment where the voices of all are not only heard, but are an integral part of our culture. Our collective goal is to drive meaningful change and ensure that our actions resonate throughout the company. The BEDI initiative is more than a committee—it’s a cornerstone of our daily operations and a shared experience, ingraining DeepL's values into every aspect of our communal ethos.

On a personal level, I am focused on transforming our office environments. I'm working to ensure that they are not only physically accessible, but also equipped with the right technology and culturally welcoming. It's about creating spaces where everyone feels truly supported, where our people can collaborate and learn together, and where they are free to be their authentic selves. This holistic approach helps us build not just a workplace, but a caring community.

How do DeepL's future goals and vision regarding accessibility in the workplace align with broader company objectives and values?

We're dedicated to creating workplaces where our employees can thrive. Currently, my efforts are channeled into reimagining our global office spaces. This involves making them not just physically accessible but also technologically advanced and culturally welcoming.

These initiatives we're implementing aren't just temporary fixes; they're designed to grow with us and remain effective over the long term. I'm also focused on ensuring that our actions are timely and appropriate. Furthermore, DeepL's diverse community continuously enhances my ability to devise inclusive solutions that benefit everyone, reinforcing our collective efforts to work seamlessly together as a cohesive “One Team”.

As Workplace Experience Manager, how do you ensure that feedback from employees regarding accessibility concerns or suggestions is effectively addressed and implemented over time?

My recipe for success is simple: empathy, transparency, and prompt action. At DeepL, we prioritize creating a culture where everyone feels heard and valued. For example, we recently launched an employee engagement survey to gain critical insight into the feelings and experiences of our employees.

This initiative helps us to better understand their needs and to tailor our initiatives to effectively improve their job satisfaction. By actively listening to feedback and rapidly implementing solutions, we foster a workspace where meaningful change isn't just possible—it's a constant reality.

Ryan's work beautifully demonstrates how dedication and empathy can inspire change and lead the way to a more inclusive future. His commitment, shared by many at DeepL, helps us move steadily toward a world where everyone feels included.

Interested in our approach? Visit our culture page to learn more about what makes DeepL a great place to be.

Daiwa Securities Group and DeepL: the role of AI translation in digital transformation

What you need to know about Daiwa Securities Group Inc.:

  • Japanese investment group Daiwa Securities uses DeepL’s AI translation to communicate with international audiences 
  • DeepL’s document translation is Hiroshima’s favorite feature, as well as the glossary 
  • DeepL has allowed Daiwa Securities to do more work in-house, saving on costs and reducing workloads

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest securities brokerages. Offering a multitude of services, from ​​online trading to asset management, Daiwa Securities Group boasts both corporate and institutional clients around the globe.

Recently, we sat down with Kazuki Hiroshima, to learn more about how Daiwa Securities is accelerating digitalization and leveraging DeepL’s AI translation to expand internationally.

Could you tell us about your company, department, position, and career to date?

Within Daiwa Securities Group Inc., I belong to the Digital Promotion Department, which was established in October of 2023. Created with a strong desire to accelerate digitalization, this department is under the direct supervision of the CEO.

Daiwa Securitie’s main areas of business are investment and financial services, with security at its core. Lately, we’ve been expanding our business not only in Japan but also in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

As for my own career, after having worked as a project manager at a foreign-owned IT company, I joined Daiwa Securities in 2016. During my previous career, I worked on projects with overseas stakeholders implementing and integrating systems in various countries, such as Europe, the U.S., and Asian countries. Because of this background, bringing Japan to the level of efficiency of such countries has become my mission and main area of research.

Thanks in part to my overseas experience, when I joined Daiwa Securities, I was involved in global regulatory projects. I’ve also been involved in the field of risk management, as well as corporate systems, such as human resources and finance. 

Most recently, I’ve been involved in a wide range of advanced technologies and business reforms in digital transformation. Since October 2023, I have been a member of the Digital Promotion Department. 

Photograph of Kazuki Hiroshima in front of a logo on a wall

Since the launch of the Digital Promotion Department, how have the first few months been?

A few months have passed, and while some things feel the same as they did at the beginning, there are other aspects that feel different now. I had assumed that the Digital Transformation initiative was mainly about IT technology. But as I started this new role, I began to feel that the initiative was more of a push-back against existing culture and history.

Most IT technology originates in Silicon Valley and other cutting-edge places around the world. So, what we as Japanese companies need to do is to take the technology that has been created or is being created and apply it to our own operations.

In doing so, we need to consider which parts of our business we deliver impact for, how we deliver impact, and how we make decisions. This is where I feel we often face the barriers of the unique Japanese culture, for better or worse.

One of the characteristics of Japanese companies, in terms of employment, is a culture of collective hiring of new graduates and generalist training. There’s also a high degree of difficulty in adjusting the payroll. Thus, IT functions are often outsourced rather than done in-house. 

There’s still a mindset of buying IT functions rather than creating them ourselves. I also sense that Japanese companies have a distinct way of thinking about quality. This is largely due to the fact that Japan's postwar recovery was centered on the manufacturing industry. 

Japanese manufacturing has thrived thanks to a culture that places an overwhelming emphasis on the "Q" (quality) and "C" (cost) of QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery). However, it doesn’t place much importance on speed of delivery.

That makes sense in manufacturing, since many things are related to safety. On the other hand, in software, the "D", or speed of delivery, is important. I think it’s necessary to increase the number of people who understand the importance of speed.

What is the status of your company's transformation in the digital domain?

Many employees feel that the world is moving toward digital technology and that it’s appropriate to move in this direction. This department has been set up with the support of the CEO and the management team. 

Nevertheless, we are a regulated industry, and we’re not in a position to change anything for our own interests. We need to think about how we can use digital technology to be competitive within the scope of existing regulations and are constantly working to improve this issue.

Currently, we’re also making moves to focus on specific areas, for example, translation and speech-to-text. This is something we’re thinking about every day—looking at both the big picture and specific activities.

Photo of Kazuki Hiroshima sitting at a conference table

Can you tell us about any technology or trend that is currently attracting your attention?

 Few IT and business companies can talk about technology without talking about generative AI. When I was in Silicon Valley last year, every IT company talked about generative AI—even if we didn't ask for it. I felt this was definitely the center of the technology trend.

In terms of how to use it, while we currently have generative AI as a core technology, the scope of its use is still limited with its current functionality. We’re working on how to utilize the functionality of generative AI as it continues to develop by linking it with our internal and external data as it grows.

You are deploying ChatGPT to 9,000 employees, but how are you‌ integrating it into the operations of your employees?

 We cannot say that all of them use it, but we have created an environment where they can use it. The reality is that some people use it frequently and others do not—depending on the nature of their work. About 10% of our employees use it at least once a day.

As an example, when planning a project, you can ask ChatGPT questions such as, "I want to take this kind of initiative, but what is the approach we should use?” I also asked, “what aspects should we consider to streamline our digital transformation work?” It gave me about five answers, including organizational structure and technology. I was impressed. 

Also, since we are a financial institution, programming is done onsite. We use it for coding, and it works well. When we do data analysis, we give ChatGPT instructions like, "I want to cleanse the data, so write the code.”

Photo of Kazuki Hiroshima looking off to the right with hands folded

You also use DeepL’s AI translation tool. What were your internal needs that led you to adopt the product?

Since our company is expanding internationally, we have a lot of communication with our overseas offices. Even within Japan, for example, there are wealthy Chinese customers, and the company has sales staff who deal with them. To communicate, we have to overcome language barriers.

There have been translation tools available to translate words and sentences, but with DeepL, I can translate whole document files. I find great value in that, as it’s led to a considerable increase in my own productivity.

With all the different translation tools available, could you tell us what made you choose DeepL?

There are two main reasons. The first (and most overwhelming) reason is the ability to translate on a file-by-file basis. The other is the glossary feature. In terms of being able to do both of those things, DeepL was the best choice we could find.

We also compare tool accuracy. It’s a qualitative point, but we often hear within the company: "DeepL is highly accurate and easy to use."

You’ve been using DeepL’s services mainly for file translation. Have there been any specific business impacts?

DeepL has directly contributed to improved productivity. For example, when we need to publish Investor Relations (IR) materials in both English and Japanese at the end of our business year, the effort to publish the English version has been reduced. As a result, ‌speed has also increased.

After releasing IR materials, we need to post the Q&A sessions we had with investors and analysts on our website. We use DeepL to create Japanese and English versions simultaneously, which has helped speed up this workflow. 

Before using DeepL, there were cases where we had to outsource the work to a contractor. The introduction of DeepL has enabled us to produce the work in-house, which, I heard, has reduced our workload, including costs. 

Photo of Kazuki Hiroshima in a hallway

What message would you like to share with companies considering DeepL?

The ability to translate files is by far the best and the translations are highly accurate. Also, the ability to set up glossaries is very practical. The future outlook is also very good, as DeepL is planning to expand into the audio domain.

If your company needs language support for its own global expansion, you can chat with our Sales team for more information on DeepL's AI translation solution.

Document translation upgrades: edit mode, Excel on desktop apps, and more

What you need to know about our document translation improvements: 

  • Edit mode lets users ‌change translated files before downloading, allowing for increased control across supported file types via our web browser
  • Advanced and Ultimate subscribers can now translate Excel files on our desktop apps
  • Our mobile apps can now scan and translate text for PDF, HTML, and TXT files

We’re thrilled to share some exciting new improvements to DeepL’s document translation features: edit mode for web, Excel for desktop apps, and file translation on mobile apps.

Each of these updates enhances the document translation experience and provides our users with more control and flexibility.

To learn more about our document translation improvements and the additional value they provide, read on. 

Edit mode: save time and streamline workflows

Illustration of a document being translated into a new language and edit mode

Edit mode is a straightforward addition to the document translation experience. For the most part, the process remains unchanged. However, with edit mode, you now have the option to edit your translation before downloading it.  

To use edit mode, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Click Translate files in the web translator 
  2. Drag and drop a file, or click Select from your computer and choose a file to translate 
  3. Choose a language for your file translation 
  4. Optionally apply the formal/informal feature or a glossary 
  5. Click Edit translation 

From here, a new window will open—displaying your file’s original text on the left side and the translation on the right. To edit your translation, simply apply any changes directly to the text field on the right side. 

After you’ve finished editing your translation, click Done at the bottom of the window to download your edited file translation. 

If you’d rather download your translated document without edits, you can do that, too. Simply click on the arrow next to the Done button and a menu will appear with two options:  

  • Download without edits 
  • Download with edits 

To download without any of the changes you made, choose “Download without edits.” 

What features can I access within edit mode? 

That’s a great question! When using edit mode, you can also use the following features:  

  • Alternatives: simply click on a word and choose from various alternative options from the drop-down menu. 
  • Dictionary: to better understand the context of a translation, click on a word to see definitions, examples, and potential synonyms. 
  • Undo/Redo: quickly undo any changes made by clicking the arrow on the left at the bottom of the source text field. Or click the arrow on the right to redo changes. 

To experience the full flexibility of edit mode, be sure to test out these handy features and further customize your translated files. 

What are the capabilities of edit mode? 

Edit mode is available for DeepL Pro subscribers (Starter, Advanced, and Ultimate) with files that contain less than 50,000 characters. 

Additionally, edit mode currently supports .docx, .pptx, .pdf, .html, .txt, and .XLIFF files. We’re working hard to improve and expand edit mode’s capabilities, and we’ll provide updates when anything changes. 

For a more detailed look on how you can edit translations, check out our Help Center article: “Edit mode for document translation”. 

What are the benefits of edit mode? 

With edit mode, our document translation experience has reached new heights. Not only does it allow you and your team greater control over your translated documents, but it also helps save time and resources on translations. 

Instead of having to download files and then make changes to the translated text elsewhere, you can edit your translated files directly in our web interface—making DeepL a one-stop shop for high-quality document translation. 

Offering increased customization and flexibility, edit mode makes it easier than ever to translate documents with accuracy and speed while respecting your company's distinct, individual needs.  

Excel support for desktop apps: work with a wider range of content

Illustration showing example of Excel documents on desktop app

Excel joined the DeepL document translation lineup last November and has since become a user favorite. 

Now, DeepL Pro Advanced and Ultimate subscribers can translate Excel files within our Mac and Windows desktop apps. With this update, Advanced and Ultimate subscribers can work with a wider range of content types—all without ever leaving the DeepL desktop app.

For a deeper look, check out our Help Center article: “Translating Excel files”. 

File translation on mobile apps: translate files on the go

With file translation now available on our iOS and Android apps, all DeepL users can easily scan text and translate it into their desired target language. Currently, ‌supported file formats include HTML, PDF, and TXT files.

This update allows all mobile app users to translate files on the go, enhancing the mobile app experience.

Supercharge your document translations with our latest improvements

If you’re keen to boost your team’s productivity and enhance your DeepL experience, give our latest document translation improvements a try today. 

And if you’re a Free user who’s interested in edit mode or translating Excel docs on our desktop apps, consider leveling up to a DeepL Pro subscription.*

*Edit mode is currently available for all DeepL Pro subscribers (Starter, Advanced, and Ultimate). Excel support on desktop apps is only available for Advanced and Ultimate subscribers.

DeepL Write Pro: better ideas, better writing, better business

What you need to know about DeepL Write Pro:

  • Write Pro is your creative companion: powered by Language AI and LLM technology, it helps you develop your ideas and express them on the page 
  • Unlock your best writing: automatic writing improvements increase your productivity, so you and your team can communicate with confidence 
  • Trust the writing process, trust your AI: you can rest assured that your company’s data is secure and never shared with third parties. DeepL adheres to the highest privacy and security standards.
  • Write like a Pro in English and German: with many more languages on the horizon

Words matter. This is the belief on which DeepL is built and the reason we’re launching Write Pro. Language is the lifeblood that runs through your business. Done well, it can inspire investors, help teams align, and cut through the noise. Done poorly, it costs businesses precious time and resources. Office workers spend an estimated 20% of their time at work typing. How can companies make sure that time is well-spent?

How much of your work day do you spend on written communication? And what kind of impact do your words have on your business? Whether you’re composing emails, messages, or reports, every word takes time. Language may be your business’ most valuable currency.

We’ve all experienced the struggle of searching for the perfect word or the hesitation before hitting “send” on an important email. In moments like these, your team needs more than a spell-check. They need a fast, efficient way of finding the right expression that can help them craft the perfect tone.

And that’s exactly what DeepL Write Pro is here to help you do.

Powered by generative Language AI, Write Pro is a one-stop shop for developing better ideas, crafting better content, and improving business communication. Integrated wherever you work—from Gmail to Microsoft Word—Write Pro’s real-time corrections, suggested alternatives, and writing style and tone options will help your team take their writing and creativity to the next level.

As of today, DeepL Write is officially available for purchase in all the countries where DeepL Pro is available. Our AI writing companion can inspire your teams to think—and communicate—differently. Keep reading to explore Write Pro’s exciting features and benefits.

Heard all you need to hear? Jump in and give DeepL Write Pro a try now.

What is DeepL Write Pro?

DeepL Write Pro is an AI assistant that helps businesses improve communication, increase productivity, and save costs. Powered by advanced neural networks, this is AI fit for business: providing the accuracy known to hundreds of millions of DeepL users and always adhering to the highest privacy and security standards.

Write Pro is already available in English and German, with more languages on the horizon. Currently, Write Pro is available via our web browser, desktop and mobile apps, browser extensions, and many integrations, including:

  • Gmail
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Slides
  • Google Docs
  • . . .with more to come!

With Write Pro, your company can cut down on editing time, improve writing quality, and increase overall productivity. It’s time to make language your team’s competitive advantage.

What can Write Pro do for your business?

1. Improve communication

Illustration showing Write Pro styles and tones with example

Thanks to various generative AI-powered word and sentence alternatives, Write Pro helps your teams adjust their writing so they can say exactly what they mean—and avoid frustrating and costly misunderstandings.

With real-time corrections for grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, Write Pro makes your team’s writing clearer and more precise. This, in turn, ensures consistency and polish across your organization’s internal and external content. 

Your team can also fine-tune their writing by choosing from our writing styles, which currently include:

  • Business
  • Casual
  • Academic
  • Simple

And tones:

  • Friendly
  • Diplomatic
  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic

By tailoring your written communication to any situation, your business benefits from more impactful writing. DeepL Write Pro helps your teams communicate with greater clarity, which leads to better collaboration.

2. Increase productivity and cost savings

Illustration showing Write Pro integrations with web, apps, and extensions

DeepL Write Pro’s automatic improvements save teams time and resources. 

Unlimited real-time corrections and suggested alternatives save hours of manual proofreading and editing, boosting your teams’ productivity and allowing them to focus on more strategic tasks.

And with Write Pro’s integration with major applications, including Gmail, Microsoft Word, and the Google Suite, it’s easier than ever for your teams to improve their writing wherever they work.

3. Keep your data secure

Illustration of Write Pro security with data protection badges

Let’s face it: your teams may already be using generative AI in their work. But by using non-compliant providers, they can expose the business to data breaches. One non-compliant event can cost your business an average of 5.37 million Euros (5.87 million USD) and the cost to your reputation can stretch much further. Just like DeepL’s Translator subscriptions, DeepL Write Pro protects your company’s data with strict privacy and security standards. 

Write Pro includes:

  • Data storage: your texts are never stored without user consent and never used to train our AI models—keeping your company’s IP safe
  • SSO-enabled login: available via the DeepL website, browser extension, desktop and mobile apps, and integrations, SSO allows your employees to use Write Pro securely via multiple platforms
  • Owned data centers: DeepL Pro servers are owned by DeepL SE and operated in a co-location model in ISO 27001-certified European data centers
  • Data encryption: all data transferred between DeepL Write Pro subscribers and DeepL infrastructure uses transport layer security (TLS) encryption
  • Certification and compliance: DeepL Pro has secured ISO 27001 certification, as well as a SOC 2 Type II report and GDPR compliance
  • Admin control: you can easily control DeepL accounts and usage through a centralized administration center

Data protection and privacy are vital for security-conscious companies. DeepL’s dedication to world-class security is one of the key reasons for businesses to choose DeepL Write Pro.

Make every word count with DeepL Write Pro

DeepL Write Pro empowers business professionals everywhere to think differently and write with full confidence.

From everyday interactions to high-stakes work scenarios, DeepL Write Pro elevates your writing—boosting the quality and efficiency of your business communications globally.

Ready to communicate with impact, clarity, and confidence? Try DeepL Write Pro today.

Meet DeepL: bridging linguistic divides with empathy and technology

In the evolving landscape of technology and communication, individuals like Yukiko Yamakura are at the forefront of facilitating connections across cultural and linguistic divides. As a Strategic Sales Development Representative (SSDR) on DeepL’s Revenue team in Japan, Yukiko joined DeepL in April 2023—and her journey is a testament to the transformative power of language and empathy. 

In this conversation, Yukiko shares insights into her role, the supportive culture at DeepL, and her personal achievements that highlight her contribution to the company's mission. 

Can you please tell us more about yourself and your role at DeepL?

Yes, absolutely. I'm Yukiko, part of the Revenue team in Japan. I stepped into the role of SSDR in April 2023, coming from a background as an Account Executive at HubSpot. 

The SSDR position at DeepL is pivotal, as it involves identifying strategic sales opportunities and serving as the initial touchpoint for target companies. It's a role that places me right at the intersection of marketing and sales, allowing me to contribute to DeepL's mission in a collaborative environment.

What has been your experience growing up and how has it influenced your career?

I was born and raised in Tokyo, in a multi-cultural family with a Japanese-Brazilian father and a half-Korean mother. Growing up in such a diverse environment, I developed a passion for experiencing different cultures. 

This led me to study abroad and travel extensively during my college years. Overcoming language barriers has been challenging, but the joy of mutual understanding is immeasurable. 

These experiences have deeply influenced my belief in the power of language to foster empathy and understanding—regardless of cultural differences. That was also the moment I fell in love with DeepL! 

When thinking about DeepL’s culture, what aspects do you find most supportive and encouraging?

I really admire that DeepL's culture is transparent, humble, and empathetic—placing a high value on both the team and the individual. I especially enjoy the sense of unity among my team and other SDRs, regardless of geographic location. 

Getting together with colleagues at company events, even if only a few times a year, keeps me motivated and makes me feel like we are all part of the same team. At the same time, I feel valued as a contributor, which ultimately creates the bond between me and my team.

How does DeepL's culture support diversity and inclusion?

At DeepL, we understand and embrace that everyone is unique, with diverse circumstances and backgrounds—bringing their own perspectives, thoughts, feelings, strengths, and weaknesses to the table. We value this diversity and recognize the importance of fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates individuality. 

That diversity is what makes us strong. It's why we can support each other, come up with fresh ideas, and ultimately thrive together. The differences among us aren't just important—they're critical to our collective success. That's why it's so important to embrace our diverse backgrounds and experiences.

At DeepL, the option for remote work and flexible schedules means we can choose to work in whatever setting suits us best each day, without being constrained by location or strict office hours. However, this flexibility comes with the understanding that we coordinate with our entire team across locations and time zones to ensure smooth, efficient collaboration. 

What's more, DeepL encourages us to explore any role we're passionate about, no matter our age or gender. I especially appreciate how supportive management is, offering Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) and other resources tailored to my personal growth and development. This supportive environment motivates me to strive for excellence in my career.

Could you share a success story or accomplishment from your time at DeepL?

Oh yes, absolutely! One of my proudest moments was receiving the Culture Award at the 2023 Company Event in Dresden and being named Top SSDR at the winter SKO in Berlin. 

These moments were not just a recognition of my efforts but highlighted the collaborative spirit between the Marketing team and Account Executive members. It underscored the importance of teamwork in achieving success.

If someone among your network would like to join DeepL, what advice would you give them?

For me, DeepL is definitely a great place to work! Joining DeepL has been a truly enriching journey for me, especially because I deeply connect with the mission the company stands for and have a genuine passion for languages and exploring diverse cultures. 

It's a place where being a self-starter is highly valued and we find joy in taking the initiative to make things better—even when faced with challenges. Experiencing the thrill of creating something from scratch has been incredibly rewarding. 

What stands out most, though, is the team spirit—everyone here is cooperative, humble, empathetic, and simply wonderful. It's not just a workplace; it's a community where you're supported and encouraged to grow.

Yukiko's story is a powerful reminder of the role empathy and cultural understanding play in today's global landscape. Through her dedication and the supportive work environment at DeepL, she exemplifies how technology can be a force for good—connecting people across the globe and uniting them under a larger purpose. 

Yukiko's journey illustrates that overcoming barriers, whether linguistic or cultural, begins with empathy and a shared commitment to understanding.

And if you’re looking for a new opportunity at a company that values diversity, empathy, and growth, check out our open job positions.

A guide for retailers: selecting the right AI translation tool

What you need to know about AI translation tools and the retail industry:

  • Retailers should select a AI translation tool that suits their unique business needs
  • Expanding to new markets requires a scalable localization solution
  • From internal systems to product descriptions, there are many customer touch points where localized content is a must

Globalization, market expansion, multinational growth—no matter what you call it, it’s something no retailer can escape. To stay competitive in today’s high-pressure retail industry, companies need to expand into new markets efficiently. And that requires localization at scale.

Why? To truly connect with potential customers, retailers have to speak their language. From websites to customer service chats to social media, there’s so much communication between retailers and customers—and each touch point matters.

According to DeepL’s own research, 75% of marketers agree that localized content significantly boosts customer engagement. And it pays off—96% reported a positive ROI (return on investment) from localization efforts.*

Clearly, localization can boost companies’ globalization efforts, but how do you find the right localization solution for your business—one that balances accuracy, efficiency, and costs? This is where an AI-powered translation tool can help.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss what to consider when choosing an AI translation tool to support your retail company’s localization efforts. We’ll also share some lessons learned from our own research and explore how DeepL has helped international retailers with their bottom line. 

To see how DeepL can support your retail company’s localization efforts, check out our DeepL for retail page.

What should you consider when choosing a retail translation solution?

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Based on our own industry research, we identified some important evaluation criteria for retailers to consider when selecting a machine translation service.

Consider the following questions when making your choice:

  • Does it address your current challenges? You need to know if the tool will effectively solve your existing translation-related problems.
  • Is it future-proof? It’s vital that the tool can adapt to ever-changing retail and technological landscapes.
  • Is it easy to use? All ‌teams should find the tool user-friendly and easy to understand, not just the technical ones.
  • Is it dependable? A good machine translation tool will be reliable in different operational scenarios.
  • Does it have an API? It’s important to know if the tool has a flexible API integration available, which can work with various systems.
  • What are its capabilities? Make sure to explore all the features and languages supported to see if they match your needs.
  • What kind of security does it offer? Complete compliance with top-notch data protection and privacy standards is a must for security-minded companies.
  • What’s the technical integration process? It should be easy to integrate the tool with your existing systems.
  • What’s the price and cost model? Of course, you need to consider affordability and value for money.
  • What location and language availability does it have? Depending on which global markets your company serves, the availability of the tool in certain geographic locations and languages is required.
  • How good is the customer support and technical expertise? Having high-quality on-going support and technical assistance is a must.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it’s a great place to start when exploring and evaluating available machine translation solutions.

Who should be involved in the decision-making process?

Selecting the right machine translation tool for your business will involve many people. However, there are a few roles that should always be involved:

  • IT Director or CTO: this is someone who traditionally oversees the technical feasibility and integration of potential tools
  • Business team leads: they would assess the impact of the tool on areas like operations and customer experience
  • Technical team leads: they would evaluate the tool’s compatibility and performance 
  • Budget approvers: often a CFO or Director of Finance would assess the cost-effectiveness

How are retail companies using AI translation to conquer global markets?

Illustration showing ecommerce localization process for a target market or target audience

Different teams use AI translation for different reasons. But, ultimately, AI translation tools help retailers reach global customers with localized content. 

Let’s explore a few use cases from DeepL’s own research.

1. Localization of campaign assets for new product lines

Team: Marketing

Products: DeepL Translator and DeepL Write

Many companies use DeepL to localize their promotional materials and assets for global marketing campaigns, allowing them to better connect with their target audiences. DeepL’s document translation feature is especially useful here.

2. Translation of internal systems for international organizations

Team: IT

Product: DeepL API

Many businesses use DeepL API to integrate our AI translation directly into their websites and customer support platforms—helping increase efficiency and scale localization efforts.

3. Translation of website and product information

Teams: E-commerce, IT

Product: DeepL API and DeepL Translator 

Many use DeepL API and DeepL Translator to translate product names, descriptions, and pricing for their websites, allowing them to speak to customers in their own language.

4. Translation of customer service applications

Team: Customer Service, IT

Product: DeepL API and DeepL Translator

Using both the API and DeepL Translator, retailers can enhance communication in all customer interactions, from phone calls to ticketing systems to emails.

How has DeepL impacted the bottom line?

When choosing a machine translation vendor, retailers should be looking for tools that provide a positive ROI and make their localization efforts more efficient.

Recently, DeepL commissioned a Total Economic Impact™ study from Forrester Consulting, which analyzed global enterprises as a composite organization to measure the impact of DeepL’s technology.

This 2024 study found that DeepL delivered a 345% ROI and €2.8 million in efficiency savings. Additionally, DeepL reduced internal translation time by 90% and translation workloads by 50%. In short, DeepL supported prompt, easy translation that inspired such confidence, the interviewed businesses spent less time reviewing their results.

Based on these findings, it’s clear that DeepL enhanced decision-making processes and served as a strategic investment.

Scale your global localization efforts with AI translation

Selecting the right machine translation tool for your business isn’t easy. From ease of use to dependability to accuracy—there are plenty of boxes you need to tick before making your choice. 

DeepL’s AI translation tool supports accurate, reliable localization at scale. To learn more about how DeepL Pro can help your business streamline global localization, check out our DeepL for retail page.


*With Regina Corso Consulting, DeepL surveyed marketers in the United States, France, Germany, and Japan—specifically targeting those responsible for translation and localization. 

Meet DeepL: living our values with the Go-to-Market team

At the heart of DeepL's success lies a secret ingredient that goes beyond cutting-edge technology and breakthrough innovation: the power of its people. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Mara, Mehdi, Lynn, Christopher, and Ryo—five remarkable individuals whose stories are not just narratives of personal achievement, but vibrant illustrations of DeepL's core values in action.

Together, they embody a culture where empathy flows, strategic thinking leads, actions speak louder than words, humility is the foundation, and teamwork drives—transforming DeepL’s ethos into the lifeblood of daily interactions. Dive into their journey and discover the human heartbeat of DeepL, where values are not mere words but the very pillars of our collective story.

“We care” with Mara Saphörster, Sales Enablement Manager

Mara is the kind of person who lights up a room, not just with her presence, but with her genuine care for those around her. In her Sales Enablement role, she doesn't just focus on numbers—she focuses on people. 

"Whenever I hear concerns or sense a certain vibe, I try to be present and actively listen," she says, underscoring her commitment to creating a supportive environment. Her approach is strongly influenced by leaders who embody gratitude and openness. "Be open about your struggles—you might be surprised how much that resonates with others!" Mara advises, a reminder of the power of vulnerability in forging deeper connections. 

When asked how she plans to continue fostering a culture where everyone at DeepL feels cared for, Mara says, "We all do our best when we're challenged in a respectful and kind way. Paying attention to what's on our teammates' minds not only makes us work better together, but also helps our company grow in a healthy way.” 

“We build for scale, quality, and think long-term” with Mehdi Hamsi, Customer Onboarding Manager

Mehdi has the rare ability to see both the forest and the trees. As he guides new customers through DeepL's offerings, he's always thinking about how to scale quality and vision for the long term. 

"I make progress in phases and include opportunities for colleagues to share their feedback. This is an essential part of the process and allows you to achieve initial impact faster and then adapt the project through various iterations to unlock even more value," he explains, illustrating his methodical approach to expanding capabilities. 

His curiosity and forward-thinking nature are contagious, inspiring those around him to constantly seek improvement and innovation. "Every little bit helps! The path to scale, quality, and future-proofing isn't just about big changes or brand-new processes. It's often the little things that add up to make a big difference for our teams and our customers," says Mehdi, underscoring his belief in the incremental benefits of small, consistent actions.

“We are decisive, move fast and act as owners” with Lynn Nguyen, Customer Success Operations Lead

Lynn's story is one of clarity and purpose. She has transformed Customer Success Operations with decisive action and a deep sense of ownership. 

Reflecting on a significant change she implemented, Lynn shares, "When I joined, the CSMs were fielding requests for customer introductions through various Slack channels, DMs, casually during a call, and we weren't able to track these conversations. I decided to streamline them into a request form that would be reviewed weekly by the Customer Success leadership team and then prioritized and routed to the CSMs for customer outreach. With that one decision, we were able to reduce the noise for the CSMs," demonstrating her ability to cut through complexity to find effective solutions. 

Her guiding principle? "How much positive impact can a decision have vs. how much risk/cost will there be in making it," a balance that underpins her thoughtful yet decisive leadership style.

“We are humble, open, and value collaboration” with Chris Redmore, Account Executive

Christopher's approach to teamwork resembles a perfectly orchestrated symphony, where every element contributes to a unified and pleasing outcome. He’s generous in sharing knowledge and recognizes the team's joint efforts as the cornerstone of their success. 

"Being part of a team that values collaboration is rewarding, and it's a true case of what you contribute, you receive in return," he says, capturing the spirit of reciprocal support and open teamwork. 

When asked about the source of his collaborative ethos and any advice he can offer for fostering effective teamwork, Christopher emphasizes, “The principle of psychological safety plays a pivotal role in team dynamics—ensuring that every team member feels confident to express their thoughts without fear of judgment is crucial. I attribute our ability to cultivate such an environment to our team leader, Lewis Fowler!”

Living all DeepL’s values with Ryo Koshirakawa, Account Executive

Ryo's narrative weaves together all of DeepL's values, creating a rich tapestry that showcases the interconnectedness of these principles. 

"For me, DeepL's values extend beyond the workplace and are applicable to everyday life. The principles of caring for others, seeing the big picture, making quick decisions, valuing teamwork, and humility guide my daily choices and important decisions. They also influence how I build and strengthen relationships, not only within the team, but also outside of work” he shares. 

“Building trust is critical because it affects both work outcomes and the overall atmosphere at work. These values provide reliable support when facing new challenges or unfamiliar situations," he observes, emphasizing the universality of these guiding principles. 

When asked what advice or insights he would share with team members on how to incorporate these values into their daily lives, Ryo suggests, "While all values are important, I personally prioritize proactive collaboration. DeepL's diversity enriches creativity and innovation through the exchange of new knowledge and perspectives.

“I believe that continuous learning is essential for skill enhancement and career growth, with intellectual curiosity serving as a powerful motivator. I also think learning and understanding more at work fosters personal growth and collectively improves our expertise.” 

These narratives showcase the essence of DeepL, proving that the heart of any organization is its people—those who live out its fundamental values every day. Through their stories, Mara, Mehdi, Lynn, Christopher, and Ryo demonstrate the critical role that our values—such as thoughtful planning, impactful decision-making, humility, and open collaboration—play in the workplace. These are the true drivers of meaningful change.

Interested in seeing how we put our values into action? Follow us on LinkedIn to dive deeper into the lives of our team. Through their personal experiences, you'll get a glimpse of how empathy, strategic foresight, decisive actions, humility, and collaboration aren't just concepts but active practices that inform our work culture daily. 

DeepL is selected for the Forbes AI 50 list as one of the world’s most innovative tech companies

Language AI leader DeepL recognized by Forbes as a top innovator in the field as it revolutionizes communication for 100,000 businesses globally

Global leader in Language AI, DeepL, has been named to the Forbes AI 50 list for 2024. This year’s list shines particular light on the companies powering higher productivity for both enterprises and consumers. Companies across the globe are rapidly adopting the latest AI technology to supercharge their operations and to scale their growth. DeepL’s recognition further cements its place in the AI landscape as a trusted and indispensable partner for over 100,000 global businesses to communicate across borders. The annual Forbes AI 50 list is a benchmark of the current state of AI. The unprecedented growth of AI is transforming productivity at scale while substantially reducing costs for enterprises. DeepL's suite of Language AI products accomplishes precisely this: businesses can communicate accurately across languages and borders—reducing the barriers to market entry that once stood in their way. For established global enterprises, accurate AI translation allows them to solidify their market hold, grow their customer base, and further secure brand recognition and loyalty.

Coming on the heels of its 2023 Forbes Cloud 100 list inclusion, DeepL continues to push the boundaries of AI technology. The inclusion of DeepL in this year's AI 50 list reinforces its fundamental growth trajectory as well as the innovative path it has forged as a pioneer in the AI space. DeepL trains its AI models on high-quality data, while incorporating human editors that further curate the quality of its products—which are  powered by DeepL Mercury, the world’s 34th fastest supercomputer. The company’s unique approach combines the expertise of world-class researchers and engineers with that of leading linguists to achieve top-notch translation accuracy that outclasses the major tech giants.

DeepL is empowering companies to establish a global footprint—quickly becoming the AI of choice for global businesses across verticals. Its enterprise-level security further differentiates it from the competition, as the company owns its own tech stack and operates within a rigorous security framework, making it a trusted partner for businesses to protect their data. To find out more about how DeepL can revolutionize your team’s communication, visit