SpringCM Inc., the leader in on-demand
document management and workflow, recently announces SpringCM 5.0, the first
SaaS platform that allows companies to easily deploy multiple
content-centric applications across different enterprise workgroups and
enables value added resellers (VARs) to build repeatable, cost-effective
applications to deliver to their customers.
SpringCM provides an innovative solution that reduces the cost of
development and speeds the implementation of applications that primarily
deal with content such as documents and document images. SpringCM has
integrated 22 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies spanning
imaging, document capture, search, version control, business process
automation, fax, e-mail and records management, that are needed to automate
hundreds of business processes such as accounts payable, logistics,
contract, proposal and records management and compliance.
Solutions partners use the SpringCM platform to configure application
templates complete with customized menus and toolbars, folder and metadata
models, workflow templates, custom reports and eForms. The SpringCM 5.0
platform also enables integrations with third-party systems such as
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management
(CRM). Once an application is tested and approved, the complete application
can be cloned to any SpringCM user account, thereby enabling broad access to
the same identical application.
"Business planners, architects and developers are looking to a new class of
applications, devoted mainly to 'anytime, anywhere' context-sensitive
interactions with teams, customers and partners who need access to content,
infrastructure and applications through whatever interface serves them
best," said Toby Bell, research vice president at Gartner. "Content-enabled
vertical applications (CEVAs) help to automate complex processes that
previously either required workers to sort through paper manually or review
other forms of content inefficiently. CEVAs help reduce the cost of
exception handling and optimize the rest of the work by applying better
process controls and analytics. CEVAs are a mix of content, process, and
domain expertise that results in repeatable and reusable models and
solutions. This will be very attractive to business buyers of technology."
The SpringCM 5.0 platform is already being used by SpringCM Solutions
Central ecosystem partners to explore market opportunities and develop
specific applications. Clickability, Conversion Technologies International,
Harding Group Document Management Solutions, MACH 2 Solutions, Pitney Bowes
Government Solutions, Ricoh Netherlands, Ricoh Belgium, Ricoh Luxemburg,
Security Compliance Advisors, US Archive & Imaging Services, and Waypoint,
LLC have all announced the development of compelling, repeatable,
content-centric applications on the SpringCM platform.
"Until now organizations had to integrate and customize off-the-shelf ECM
systems with additional third-party technologies for each departmental
application, which often led to expenses that could run two to five times
more than the cost of the initial licenses," said Dan Carmel, CEO of
SpringCM. "The traditional approach of taking an installed system and
spending significant sums on customization and integration is cost
prohibitive, especially given the current economic conditions. The SpringCM
platform allows applications to be developed once and deployed many times,
with all the SaaS advantages of low cost, rapid user adoption, and full
integration with other systems via Web services."
The SpringCM 5.0 platform enables unique opportunities for a variety of
- Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can use the SpringCM platform to
create an on-demand version of their offering, thereby entering the SaaS
market with minimal capital and time investment.
- Consulting organizations that understand key business processes can use
the SpringCM platform to create repeatable sources of revenue and new
services without the cost and distraction of developing and managing
- Document services organizations such as Business Process Outsourcers
(BPOs) and scanning bureaus can now build value-add applications that reduce
cost of delivery and tie services to process automation.
- Manufacturers of scanners, printers, fax and copy machines can develop
applications that link these devices to SaaS-based document management to
deliver repeatable applications, and create higher-level value propositions
and market differentiation, while increasing user retention.
SpringCM is the recognized market leader in enterprise-class, on-demand
content management. Led by Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry
veterans. SpringCM enables the development of affordable, easy-to-deploy,
content-centric applications in a completely Web-based environment. The
award-winning SpringCM SaaS platform eliminates the need for software
installations, hardware maintenance and prolonged customization cycles.
Leading international companies like Avon, Comcast, Health Net, National
Australia Bank and Cox Communications trust SpringCM to automate
mission-critical content-centric processes across multiple departments.
SpringCM Solutions Central is the partner ecosystem where leading companies
develop and showcase content-centric applications built on the SpringCM
platform. For more information, please visit www.springcm.com. Information
on SpringCM Solutions Central may be found at