Ektron Inc. has announced new content management functionality that is designed to reduce the time, complexity, and expense associated with Web globalization projects. An Ektron content management solution is intended to enable organizations to manage their content translation and localization processes in three ways: An Ektron CMS creates a tight integration between a site's native-language content and translated content. The Workflow Suite enables translators to be assigned a task and access HTML content via the Web to conduct translations. Managers can monitor real-time progress and each language version can have a different workflow and approval chain. Ektron's CMS delivers built-in support of XLIFF, an XML-based standard for content localization. Content experts can create content, transform it into an XLIFF file, send it out for translation, and receive back a translated file that can be uploaded, managed, and published using Ektron's CMS. Lastly, Ektron offers a machine translation tool that enables organizations to take advantage of "on-the-fly" translations that support their basic multilingual needs or to get a head start on their translation and localization projects. An Ektron CMS also enables organizations to create and manage additional aspects of a multilingual Web site including language-specific metadata, content collections, search functionality, list summaries, navigation elements, and multilingual forms.