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MS office file translation

Brian translates your pptx, docx and xlsx files from / to 100 languages within 3 minutes while keeping all your formats!

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File conversion and translation

Brian converts your pdf (native and scanned), png, jpg files into any ms office format and translates it in one step!

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PDF+ to MS Office

You can ask Brian for converting files from pdf (native and scanned), png or jpg into all MS office formats!

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MS Office to PDF

Helpful especially on the go: you can ask Brian via email to convert MS office files to pdf!

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Conversion of Business cards

You can ask Brian for turning pictures of the business cards you receive into a outlook-compatible vcf format!

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Custom icon set

Do you need cool icons in order to increase the attractiveness of your presentation? Brian sends you 50 alternatives for thousands of topics!

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Slide templates

Do you need cool templates for your powerpoint presentation? Brian can send you one of 30 topic related packages with 20-30 slide templates each!

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Country flags

Do you know the situation, where you quickly need a set of equally formatted country flags? Brian can send you the flags of 260 countries in three alternative looks!

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Industry benchmarks

Are you searching for industrial benchmarks? You can ask Brian for a flexible Industry report comprising 80 KPIs for 100 industries!

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Country facts

Brian provides a structured excel dashboard comprising 65+ for more than 200 countries from CIA and further sources!

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Tax rates

Brian tells you 5 different tax rates for 175 countries. You can ask for individual tax rates or for the complete tax table!

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Corona

Brian answers your corona questions and provides information sources to keep you up to date.

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Jokes

Especially in times of Corona we thought it might be helpful to have a source of jokes. Brian provides some:)

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Quotes

Brian helps you upgrade you presentation with quotes on many topics, from many authors.

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SKILL DETAILS

MS office file translation

Brian translates your pptx, docx and xlsx files from/to 100 languages within 3 minutes while keeping all your formats!

Covered languages

Brian translates MS office files to more than 100 languages…  we are not gonna list them here all – but basically Brian translates files to all currently spoken languages.

Please consider that the translation quality depends on the language pair, wording and content domain.

Source

The translation from / to the following languages is performed by deepl: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Russian.

Transformation from / to all other languages is performed by google translate.

If you don’t state the source language, the language detection and translation might be performed by google translate.

Trouble?

Consider the following for troubleshooting:

  • The translation works also if you don’t name the source language, but this might have negative impact on the translation quality
  • If you don’t mention the target language, your file will be translated to English
  • Please attach one document only. If you need the same file translated to multiple languages, send Brian multiple emails
  • Brian translates files up to 6-7 MB – so split your file, if necessary
  • Sometimes there are pictures in the files cousing trouble – usually these are the pictures on the title slide and other weird pictures – you can split the file then or delete the pictures
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use
Make it CUSTOM!

We are able to customize your translation depending on your specific corporate terminology! This is really exciting! Let us talk!

File conversion and translation

Brian converts your pdf (native and scanned), png, jpg files into any ms office format and translates it in one step!

Supported formats
  • Input formats: pdf, png, jpg, jpeg, tif, gif
  • Output formats: docx, xlsx, pptx
  • Note: if you do not provide the output format, Brian converts the files to MS word
Covered languages

Brian translates MS office files to more than 100 languages…  we are not gonna list them here all – but basically Brian translates files to all currently spoken languages.

Please consider that the translation quality depends on the language pair, wording and content domain.

Source

Conversion:

  • The actual Optical Character Regocnigtion (OCR) is provided by ABBYY

Translation:

  • The translation from / to the following languages is performed by deepl: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Russian.
  • Transformation from / to all other languages is performed by google translate.
  • If you don’t state the source language, the language detection and translation might be performed by google translate.
Trouble?

Consider the following for troubleshooting:

  • The translation works also if you don’t name the source language, but this might have negative impact on the translation quality
  • If you don’t mention the target language, your file will be translated to English
  • Please attach one document only. If you need the same file translated to multiple languages, send Brian multiple emails
  • Brian translates files up to 6-7 MB – so split your file, if necessary
  • Sometimes there are pictures in the files cousing trouble – usually these are the pictures on the title slide and other weird pictures – you can split the file then or delete the pictures
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use
Make it CUSTOM!

We are able to customize your translation depending on your specific corporate terminology! This is really exciting! Let us talk!

PDF+ to MS Office

You can ask Brian for converting files from pdf (native and scanned), png or jpg into all ms office formats!

Supported formats
  • Input formats: pdf, png, jpg, jpeg, tif, gif
  • Output formats: docx, xlsx, pptx
  • Note: if you do not provide the output format, Brian converts the files to MS word
Covered languages

Quality of the file conversion depends also on the language of the original document. Basically all main languages are supported.

If you do not specify the language of the file, Brian assumes English, German or French.

Source
  • The actual Optical Character Regocnigtion (OCR) is provided by ABBYY
Trouble?

Consider the following for troubleshooting:

  • The conversion works also if you don’t name the source language, but this might have negative impact on the conversion quality
  • Please attach one document only
  • Please ensure sufficient contrast of the file – also slight differences might have a larger impact
  • Brian converts files up to 6-7 MB – so split your file, if necessary
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use

MS Office to PDF

Helpful especially on the go: you can ask Brian via email to convert MS office files to pdf!

Rationale

Some clients wonder why we have built this skill… because on a PC you can convert any file easily to pdf.

The basic use case is converting MS Files on the go – when you have access to your mobile phone only and you want:

a) to view the files without any changes / difficulties with formatting – especially in case of powerpoint and excel

b) to share a MS Office file with someone, but as a pdf version only

… and we have built it, because Brian was asked for such conversions before:) It is amazing to understand what Brian’s users are expecting.

Supported formats
  • Input formats: docx, xlsx, pptx
  • Output formats: pdf
  • Note: we are considering to create secure PDFs as well. If this is relevant for you – let us know!
Source
  • This skill is completely performed by Brian / via our infrastructure.
Trouble?
  • With this skill we did not experience any troubles so far
  • Maybe just a hint: if you dislike the pdf version of your excel, you will need to adjust the print settings of your sheets – pdf ‘printout’ looks exactly like the physical printout would look like

Conversion of Business cards

You can ask Brian for turning pictures of the business cards you receive into a outlook-compatible vcf format!

Supported formats
  • Input formats: png, jpg, jpeg, tif, gif
  • Output format: vcf
Covered languages

Quality of the file conversion depends also on the language of the original document. Basically all main languages are supported.

If you do not specify the language of the file, Brian assumes English, German or French.

Source
  • The actual Optical Character Regocnigtion (OCR) is provided by ABBYY
Trouble?

Consider the following for troubleshooting:

  • The conversion works also if you don’t name the source language, but this might have negative impact on the conversion quality
  • Please attach one document only
  • Make sure, the background of the business card is neutral / no patterns
  • Please ensure sufficient contrast of the file – also slight differences might have a larger impact
  • Brian converts files up to 6-7 MB – so split your file, if necessary
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use

Custom icon set

Do you need cool icons in order to increase the attractiveness of your presentation? Brian sends you 50 alternatives for thousands of topics!

Covered topics
  • Brian provides icons for thousands of topics
  • Please use one (“efficiency”) or maximum two words (e.g. “full moon”)
  • You can specify the basic color of the icons
Trouble?

If Brian does not deliver, what you expect, consider the following:

  • Please consider, there are thousands of tocpis covered, but there are not icons for every subject imaginable
  • Please ask for maximum 5 icon sets per request only. If you need icons for more topics, send Brian multiple emails
  • Brian provides the custom icon sets in PNG format on a powerpoint slide you can adjust in size and color
  • The 3,000 icons in the basic icon selections are formatted in EMF – allowing to adjust the shape of the icons too
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use
Make it CUSTOM!

We are able to customize your icon set depending on your specific corporate design! Let us talk!

Slide templates

Do you need cool templates for your powerpoint presentation? Brian can send you one of 30 topic related packages with 20-30 slide templates each!

Trouble?

If Brian does not deliver, what you expect, consider the following:

  • Please consider, where are continuously adding new template collections
  • Please ask for templates for maximum 1 area, if you need icons for more topics, send Brian multiple emails
  • We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use
Make it CUSTOM!

We are able to customize the templates according your specific corporate design! Let us talk!

Country flags

Do you know the situation, where you quickly need a set of equally formatted country flags? Brian can send you the flags of 260 countries in three alternative looks!

Covered countries

The flag collection includes basically all countries in the world including country clusters such as European Union.

Make it CUSTOM!

We are able to customize the templates according your specific corporate design! Let us talk!

Industry report

Are you searching for industrial benchmarks? You can ask Brian for a flexible industry report comprising 80 KPIs for 100 industries!

Covered industries

Brian knows 100 industries from 18 clusters:

  • Auto: Auto & Truck, Auto Parts, Rubber & Tires, Retail Automotive
  • Business Services: Advertising, Business & Consumer Services, Environmental & Waste Services
  • Construction: Construction, Building Materials, Construction Supplies, Homebuilding
  • Consumer goods: Consumer electronics, Apparel, Furnishing, Household products, Shoe, Tobacco
  • Financial Institutions: Banks, General insurance, Asset management, Brokerage & Investment Banking, Life insurance, Other financial services, Property insurance, Regional banks, Reinsurance
  • Food & Drink: Alcoholic beverages, Food, Soft beverages
  • Healthcare: Healthcare products, Healthcare services, Heathcare technology, Hospitals
  • IT: Computer, Computer Services, Entertainment software, Information Services, Internet software, IT systems and applications, Semiconductor, Semiconductor Equipment
  • Logistics: Transportation, Air Transport, Packaging & Container, Rail transportation, Trucking
  • Materials: Steel, Metals & mining, Precious metals,
  • Mechanical Engineering: Diversified, General electronics, Aerospace & Defense, Electrical equipment, Machinery, Shipbuilding & Marine
  • Media: Broadcasting, Cable TV, Entertainment, Publishing & Newspapers
  • Pharma and Chemicals: Diversified chemical, Pharma, Biotech, Basic chemical, Specialty chemical, Agriculture,
  • Real Estate: General Real Estate, R.E.I.T., Real Estate Development, Real Estate services
  • Retail: Retail General, Retail Online, Food wholesalers, Retail Building Supply, Retail Distributors, Retail Grocery and Food, Retail Special Lines
  • Telecom: Telecom services, Telecom equipment, Wireles telecom
  • Tourism: Hotel, Recreation, Restaurant
  • Utilities and Energy: Green energy, Power, Coal & Related Energy, General utilities, Oil & gas, Oil & gas distribution, Oil & gas production and exploration, Oilfield services & Equipment, Water utilities
  • Others: Education, Office equipment & services, Paper & forest products, All sectors, Total Market excl financial services
Covered indicators

Brian knows 80 indicators from 8 clusters:

  • Operative Efficiency: Gross margin, SG&A / Sales, COGS / Sales, Net income / Sales, After-tax operating margin, EBITDA / Sales, EBITDAR&D / Sales, EBITDASG&A / Sales, Lease expense / Sales, Margin after-tax Lease & R&D adj, Margin after-tax Lease adj, Market cap / Net Income, Pre-tax Lease & R&D adj Margin, Pre-tax Lease adjusted Margin, Pre-tax Operating Margin, Pre-tax Operating Margin unadjuted, Pre-tax Pre-stock compensation Operating Margin, R&D / Sales, Stock-based compensation / Sales, Tax rate
  • Growth: Expected Sales growth 2Y, Expected EPS growth 5Y, Revenues growth 5Y, Net income growth 5Y
  • Capital Efficiency: Sales / Capital, ROCE, Capital expenditures / Depreciation, Capital spending / Total assets, Net capex / EBIT after-tax, Net capex / Sales, Net PP&E / Total assets, ROE, ROE – COE, Value spread
  • NWC: DIO, DPO, DSO, Inventory / Sales, Non-cash WC / Sales, Payables / Sales, Receivables / Sales
  • Multiples: EV / EBIT, EV / Sales, Cash / EV, EBITDA / EV, EV / EBIT after-tax, EV / EBITDA, EV / EBITDA R&D, EV / Invested capital, Forward Price Earnings Ratio, Market cap / Trailing Net Income, PEG Ratio, Price / Sales, Price Earnings Ratio, Price to Book Ratio, Trailing PE
  • Capital structure: Debt / Capital at book value, Debt / Capital at market value, Debt / debt unadjusted, Debt / Equity, Debt / Equity undadjusted, Equity / Capital at market value, Institutional Holdings
  • Cost of Capital: WACC, After-tax Cost of Debt, Cost of Equity, Pre-tax cost of debt,
  • Risk: Beta, Unlevered beta, HiLoRisk, Standard stock deviation, Unlevered beta corrected for cash
Trouble?

If Brian does not deliver, what you expect, consider the following:

  • If he doesn’t know the industry, Brian provides an excel file, where you can find the most relevant industry and adjust it in the cell C4
  • Hint: If you are not sure about the industry, just check the Peer list for relevant companies and to which industry/industries are these allocated to

We reserve the right to restrict the use of Brian in case of excessive use

Country facts

Brian provides a structured excel dashboard comprising 65+ for more than 200 countries from CIA and further sources!

Covered indicators

The indicators are structured in

  • PEOPLE AND SOCIETY: Population, Median age, Population growth rate, Birth rate, Death rate, Net migration rate, Maternal mortality rate, Infant mortality rate, Life expectancy at birth, Total fertility rate, HIV adult prevalence rate, HIV people living with, HIV deaths, Obesity adult prevalence rate, Children under 5Y underweight, Education expenditures, Unemployment youth ages
  • ECONOMY: GDP purchasing power parity, GDP real growth rate, GDP PPP per capita, Gross national saving, Industrial production growth, Labor force, Unemployment rate, Taxes and other revenues, Budget surplus or deficit, Public debt, Inflation rate consumer prices, Current account balance, Exports, Imports, Reserves of FX and gold, Debt external
  • ENERGY: Electricity production, Electricity consumption, Electricity exports, Electricity imports, Electricity installed capacity, Electricity from fossil fuels, Electricity from nuclear fuels, Electricity from hydro, Electricity from other renewables, Crude oil production, Crude oil exports, Crude oil imports, Crude oil proved reserves, Petroleum products production, Petroleum products consumption, Petroleum products exports, Petroleum products imports, Natural gas production, Natural gas consumption, Natural gas exports, Natural gas imports, Natural gas proved reserves, Emissions from energy consumption
  • COMMUNICATION: Telephones fixed lines, Telephones mobile cellular, Internet users, Broadband fixed subscriptions
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airports, Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Merchant marine
  • OTHER: Military expenditures, Area
Covered countries

While the main indicators are existing for up to 238 countries, some of the indicators are available for key 150 countries. The larger and more relevant the country, the larger data set is available for the country.

Source

CIA as of April 2020. We are adding International Monetary fund numbers soon.

Tax rates

Brian tells you 5 different tax rates for 175 countries.

Covered tax rates
  • Corporate tax rate
  • Individual income tax rate
  • Indirect tax rate
  • Employer social security tax
  • Employee social security tax
Covered countries

Basically all countries you should need are covered. In order to increase the usability, Brian understands also multiple synonyms for the countries – you will get the right answer no matter if you say e.g. USA or United States.

Source

KPMG tax report as of April 2020

Corona

Brian answers your corona-related questions and provides best information sources to keep you up to date.

How it works

The logic:

You can ask Brian about Corona, e.g. ‘What about Corona?’ After that, Brian provides you a list of good information sources for you staying up to date. In addition he sends you a word file with the WHO questions and answers.

As next:

As next, you might forward the attached word file and ask Brian to translate it to one of over 100 languages. This way we believe, he can contribute to fight the corona crisis in an unique way.

Sources

We trust regarding Corona especially the following organizations: WHO, RKI, John Hopkins University and IBISWorld. We might add further sources in course of developing this skill further.

Jokes

Especially in times of Corona we thought it might be helpful to have a source of jokes. Brian provides some:)

How it works

The logic:

You just ask Brian for a joke. This is it.:)

In context:

After Brian have sent you one, you can ask for “another one”. You can ask him as many times as you want.

Disclaimer

We are using multiple sources for these jokes. We do not validate the individual jokes, so sometimes, the jokes might be unappropriate – please excuse this. Jokes ‘made’ by Brian don’t reflect our values and what we find is right.

Quotes

Brian helps you upgrade your presentation with quotes on many topics, from many authors.

How it works

The logic:

You can ask for a random quote (default), a quote from a specific author, about a specific topic or a quote combining both specifications (e.g., ‘I need a quote from Steve Jobs about technology’).

In context:

For the next question, Brian remembers the topic and author you were interested in. This allows you to just to ask for more quotes from the same category.

Covered authors

We have trained Brian to directly recognize 500 of the most known authors. Additionally Brian has access to a database with quotes from more than 100.000 authors – so if you spell the author right you should get your quote anyway.

Covered topics

We have trained Brian to directly recognize 200 most favorite topics. Additionally Brian has access to a database with quotes on almost 20.000 authors – so there is quite a good chance you find the quote you need.

Source

We are using the service of TheySaidSo.

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