pTools Launches Embedded WCM for Microsoft SharePoint

pTools today announced that it has further developed its content management software (CMS) as an embedded application for Microsoft SharePoint.

Organizations can now use the enhanced web content management (WCM) capability of pTools directly within the SharePoint interface and framework.

The latest release will be launched at Microsoft's worldwide SharePoint conference in Las Vegas this October 19th to 22nd, where pTools will also link up with partners and customers from the North American market.

Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, commenting on pTools participation at the conference, says: “pTools has very successfully developed their web content management software on the SharePoint platform. Through participating in the SharePoint event the company will gain access and exposure to a vast number of customers and partners interested in connecting, sharing and collaborating on some of Microsoft's fastest growing product lines – including SharePoint Server, SQL Server and Office 2007.”

The development is part of the ongoing extension of pTools suite of CMS products and alignment to Microsoft's .NET applications framework.

Key enhancements delivered by pTools embedded WCM for SharePoint include:

  • Enterprise level out-of-the box WCM functionality
  • Seamless SharePoint-to-web replication and publishing
  • Guaranteed accessibility web content compliance
  • Multi-language web content management
  • Multi-channel web content personalisation
  • Rich media web content applications
  • Improved SEO web optimisation
  • Linked-up social networking and web content syndication.

Commenting on the development Tom Skinner, Managing Director of pTools says: “Continual product development based on customer and partner expectations is a key strategy for pTools and this extension puts our software at the leading edge with Microsoft SharePoint and web content management. Not only is our software now better integrated with
SharePoint, but the out-of-the-box capabilities of pTools web content management are now greatly improved. This development of an embedded application gives an over-the-horizon view of what's coming in web and enterprise content management for pTools and pTools customers on the SharePoint platform.”

pTools embedded WCM for SharePoint gives the flexibility, rapid deployment and enhancements necessary for rich web
content management initiatives within the overall SharePoint application architecture. Organisations can extend content management functionality to enhance SharePoint web content management deployment and integrate content management tasks easily within a single application user interface.

Furthermore it allows seamless interoperability between pTools, SharePoint and other Microsoft server and desk-top applications. pTools content element architecture allows presentation of content across multiple delivery channels from a single repository, while maintaining all the necessary workflow and compliance rules demanded of enterprise level initiatives.

Content compliance within pTools uses sophisticated audit trail functionality that allows pTools customers to validate all events in the life of the content developed. pTools deploys to Microsoft SQL database and enables content management professionals to use the pTools application programming interface and development tools to deliver solutions for Intranets, Extranets and Internet applications.

Key features include: advanced workflow and content compliance; rapid deployment and in-built Web 2.0 features; Microsoft SharePoint integration; clean code accessibility standard; pTools ‘content element model'; content security marking; SEO
optimisation; and multi-site content syndication.