Looking for a SMART tool for your translation project? The Translation Performance Monitor is a very useful SAP R/3 transaction for almost all system translation projects. It details precisely how many strings were translated within a system translation project while matching the value against pre-existing content. It offers a fair and just pricing model based on the real translation effort and not the estimated overall volume in the SLLS transaction (statistics). True, some older ERP releases do not offer this transaction, but the TPMO is usually available, and if it is, it is highly advisable to use it. It is generally available from the NetWeaver release 7.0 upwards.