Pootle gives translators and project developers an easy way to see progress on the translation work. Progress is indicated by a coloured graph to easily see how much work is complete, and how much work remains. Pootle can also give detailed statistics about the progress in translation work. Statistics report on both the progress in the number of messages, and in the number of words. The number of words gives a much better impression of how much work is involved, and allows for more accurate time estimation.
Pootle also assists in translation quality assurance, by performing several checks on the translations which can help in review. These quality checks correspond to the quality checks performed by pofilter from the Translate Toolkit.