My Translation Manager and SDL Tridion introduction post explains that Translation Manager is the connector between SDL Tridion and one of SDL’s translation offerings, such as Translation Management System (TMS). However, sometimes the default behavior does not quite match your requirements, and that is where Translation Manager's plugable architecture helps.
Below is a very basic example of a Translation Manager plugin, which updates the translation job title to show the plugins' execution. Other things that could be achieved with a Translation Manager plugin include:
- custom restrictions on content sent for translation
- automatically adding additional items to the translation job
- sending progress emails during the translation process
More information on the Translation Manager plugin system can be found here [login required]