US network publishing firm Adobe Systems officially opened its Irish office in Dublin's City West Business Campus on Friday.

The facility - which employs 25 people - houses Adobe's sales order management, informational systems, treasury, credit collections, finance, human resources and purchasing facilities for its non-US operations.

'Having made the decision to locate some administrative functions outside North America, we looked at a number of locations and choose Ireland as we have heard about the country's vibrant economy, well educated workforce and its IT infrastructure,' said Bruce Chizen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems.

'The support functions which the Irish office provide so efficiently are essential to the growth and development of Adobe and we greatly value the Irish contribution to the company's overall success,' he added.

Founded in 1982, Adobe builds software solutions for network publishing, including web, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Headquartered in California, Adobe is the second largest PC software company in the US, with annual revenues of over $1.2 billion.