Irish company impresses at Microsoft conference


10 Jul 2007

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Software for content management, developed by Irish company pTools is among the world’s first to provide .net 3.0 compatibility, and will be launched at Microsoft’s World-Wide Partner Conference in Denver today.

The new software by pTools is their latest release which integrates the form processing used by many organisations into a single user interface.

This pTools Intranet service is now being used by the Irish Stock Exchange.

“The technology fits our IT strategy and pTools allows users to manage content for their area of business and in the interaction with other departments, utilising Exchange data as a business resource,” said Mark Scully, head of IT at the Exchange.

PTools will be the only European Content Management Solutions (CMS) developer attending the conference today that has developed .net 3.0 compatibility.

Tom Skinner, managing director of pTools said: “Presenting a product at Microsoft’s World-Wide Partner Conference is a significant milestone. We are the only Irish ISV releasing a software product at the event and one of the first CMS firms in the world to have a .net 3.0 compatible product available.

“This release puts us in a strong position to work with Enterprise Ireland to extend into international markets and to win customers who want powerful content management software that is proven in enterprise environments.”

The SMS software from pTools is used to manage and deploy information to Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases, and has in-built Web 2.0 features as well as Vista integration.

The company was formed in 1997, and its customer base includes AXA Insurance, the Department of Transport and the Department of the Taoiseach.

By Marie Boran