Canto Software

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Canto Software is a publisher of digital asset management (DAM) software.

Canto was founded in 1990, in Berlin, Germany. In 1992, the company released Canto Cumulus digital asset management software, which remains the company's flagship product line today. Cumulus is a client/server system used to organize, find, share and track digital files. Canto also sells a number of optional products for Cumulus, and additional enhancement products are available from third-party developers.

Canto's first product release, Canto Cirrus, was flatbed scanner software for the Apple Macintosh.[1]

Canto’s worldwide headquarters are in Berlin, Germany. The company's United States operation is managed from an office in San Francisco, California. The company remains privately held by its original owners.

Strategic partnerships for product development are maintained with Apple Inc., Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Quark, Inc. and others.

Target markets include Brand Management, Corporate Communications, Manufacturing, Advertising/Design, Government, Publishing, Retail and Prepress/Print.

Canto's executive officers are CEO Jack McGannon, CFO Hans-Dieter Schaedel and CTO Thomas Schleu.[2]

The company reports selling more than 14,000 Cumulus servers, and distributing more than 1,000,000 user licenses since the product's initial release.

Canto Cumulus inventor, Thomas Schleu, won the "DAMMY of the Year" award at the 2011 Createasphere DAM Conference in New York City.[3][4]


  1. ^ Our History,
  2. ^ Canto Leadership,
  3. ^ "Thomas Schleu, Canto Software Nominated for DAMMY of the Year". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  4. ^ "The DAMMY Awards 2011". 2014-12-19. Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 

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