2.5.1 Expense Factor
The financial advantage of machine translation systems is that the expenses are usually nonrecurring whereas human translators have to be paid for hours and effort. If the translation is only used as a draft or if the source text is of a specific topic you can buy a language and topic package for, you will prefer a software because it is cheaper in this case. But to gain translations which are worth publishing or called “market-ready translations”, correctors are necessary for post-editing. That’s why the users are in danger of losing all their cost-savings and why both companies and single users have to think twice which kind of translator they prefer.