November 16, 2009 09:00 ET

SpringCM Announces Newest Version of Cloud-Based Content Management Service

New Features Designed to Create and Improve Content-Centric Applications

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - SpringCM announced today the newest version of its award winning Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise content management (ECM) platform. SpringCM 5.4 has dozens of new features and upgrades designed to make SpringCM even more powerful and easier to use. Most of these enhancements are the direct result of input from SpringCM customers. Highlights of the new release include:

--  Enhanced Automation of Key Records Management (RM) Activities: Version
    5.4 enables organizations to automatically set the retention period on a
    record based on a date field inside a document (e.g. hire date, contract
    expiration date, etc.). This is not only helpful for ongoing document-
    driven processes but also when importing existing documents into the system
    through back-file conversion. In addition, users can now automatically
    classify a document as a record from within a SpringCM Advanced Workflow or
    a document rule, enabling business logic to drive records definition.
--  Flexible, Customized Dashboards and Reporting: SpringCM's reporting
    has been enhanced to provide more standard reports and easier to design
    custom reports. Custom dashboards introduced in Version 5.3 have been
    expanded with more dashboard layout options, tabbed dashboards and
    dashboards that are easy to customize to the user role in any SpringCM-
    based application.
--  Extensible, Plug & Play Design and Deployment: SpringCM 5.4 enhances
    an organization's abilities to update applications with new features.
    Previously, whole application templates could be cloned to distribute an
    instance of a SpringCM application to different departments or customers.
    Version 5.4 extends this capability to allow any SpringCM object such as a
    workflow, report, metadata model etc. to be exported and then imported into
    any other SpringCM application. This allows application developers to
    publish new features as updates, and opens the door for end-user
    organizations to exchange applets that automate discrete functions critical
    to their business needs.

Other enhancements in SpringCM version 5.4 extend the view and markup functionality, improving the functionality exposed through Web services and PDF manipulation capabilities of the platform.

According to Dan Carmel, SpringCM CEO, "Version 5.4 of the SpringCM platform enhances our support for compliance and records management, gives customers new ways to gain insights into content-centric processes and enables partners to better develop, enhance and deploy applications built on the SpringCM platform. By rapidly incorporating dozens of customer and partner enhancements and automatically upgrading all customers to this release on the day it is available, we continue to demonstrate how SaaS transforms the user experience with content management -- for the better."

All SpringCM functionality is delivered as a quick-to-deploy Web-based service for a low monthly fee -- with no hardware to buy, no software to install and no annual maintenance contracts. Companies can deploy multiple applications on one technology infrastructure leading to:

--  Lower Costs: one platform means that all SpringCM applications have
    the same intuitive user interface, use the same Web services to lower
    integration costs and use the same SAS 70 certified data center
--  Consistency of Processes Across Operating Units: key business
    processes like invoice processing, contract management, new employee on-
    boarding, and compliance certification can be captured once in a SpringCM
    template and then deployed to multiple operating groups
--  Increased Compliance: since all SpringCM applications are running in
    one data center on a single instance of software, content is centralized,
    enabling consistent enterprise-wide records management, and streamlining e-
    discovery processes

About SpringCM

SpringCM is the recognized market leader in enterprise-class, on-demand content management. Led by enterprise content management (ECM) industry veterans, SpringCM delivers affordable, easy-to-deploy document management and workflow solutions in a completely Web-based environment. SpringCM's award-winning ECM service eliminates software installations, hardware maintenance and prolonged customization cycles associated with on-premises applications. The breadth of functionality combined with personal attention to clients enables SpringCM staff to offer tailored solutions to organizations of all sizes and industries. Leading US and international companies like Avon, Comcast, Health Net, National Australia Bank and Cox Communications trust SpringCM with their mission-critical document management and workflow needs. SpringCM partners include Microsoft,, WebEx, Kodak and Toshiba. For more information, please visit

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