Irish content management provider pTools (news, site) has just announced that it is to open a new office, this time in Toronto, Canada, after a couple of years making inroads in the very competitive US and Canadian markets.

It seems that interest in their content management system, which they have been steadily expanding in recent years, is paying dividends as the need for the new office corresponds with a customer base that has expanded rapidly in the region since the first tentative steps.

The office will also see the Dublin-based company appointing a new general manager for Canada, Dr. Dee Allott, who is the former president at Lexmark Canada and General Manager of Lexmark Europe.

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The establishment of the Toronto office has been driven largely by the new CEO Keith Wood, who took over the running of the company from its founder, Tom Skinner, last year.

We have in the past made tentative steps in international markets without the commitment in terms of people and resources needed to grow business and gain long term partnerships and customers. This has changed and we are now a company working equally in Toronto and Dublin," he said.

He added that there are plans for other international markets without identifying where they are, but with its methodical development of its company and tools in recent times, we could well be looking at further announcements in this respect soon enough.

pTools CMS

pTools focus is on high value content customers in finance, banking, health, government and security amongst others and already counts Heenan Blaikie, Wolters Kluwer and WatServ ERP Cloud Computing amongst its partners and customers.

pTools has a slick and efficient Enterprise CMS, which is has concentrated on developing slowly as others put out upgrade after upgrade.

At the end of 2009 it added SharePoint and document migration functionality, while in March of last year it added social media functionality.

It also has functionality for multi-language content, accessibility, compliance as well as digital asset management.