November 02, 2009 09:00 ET

SpringCM Placed in Visionaries Quadrant in 2009 Enterprise Content Management Analyst Report

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - SpringCM announced today that it has been included in the Gartner 2009 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). The report was released October 15, 2009. SpringCM was listed as a "Visionary" company in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant rates companies on two major criteria: ability to execute and completeness of vision, as well as several sub-criteria. SpringCM is the first SaaS-only ECM vendor named to the Quadrant.

By fully utilizing the Software as a Service (SaaS) advantage, the SpringCM platform enables rapid and low-cost deployment of enterprise content management applications. SpringCM is the first vendor to deliver enterprise-class, easy-to-configure content management (CM) services via the cloud, by integrating 25 ECM and related technologies in a single platform spanning capture, document and records management, workflow, e-forms, fax and email management greater speed, flexibility and agility than traditional deployed software. Commercial enterprises, government agencies, systems integrators and ISVs can easily create and operate subscription-based content applications on the SpringCM platform to quickly automate hundreds of business processes such as accounts payable, logistics, contracts, proposals and compliance.

As the report states, "This Magic Quadrant represents a snapshot of the ECM market at a particular point in time. Gartner advises readers not to compare the placement of vendors in prior years as this market is changing -- vendor acquisitions, partnerships, solutions development and alternative delivery models are evidence of this -- and the criteria for selecting and ranking vendors continue to evolve. Our assessments take into account vendors' current product offerings and overall strategies, as well as their planned initiatives and product road maps. We also consider how well vendors are driving market changes and adapting to changing market requirements. This Magic Quadrant will help CIOs and business and IT leaders who are developing ECM strategies to assess whether vendors have the right products and enterprise platforms to support them."

According to Dan Carmel, SpringCM CEO, "We are pleased to be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. As organizations struggle to manage an ever-growing volume of unstructured business information, they need to develop a strategy for effectively automating content -- centric processes across the enterprise -- not simply a one-size-fits-all ECM approach. SaaS-based ECM platforms enable companies to configure applications for most business processes in a fraction of the time and cost, and with greater agility than traditional, deployed ECM platforms."

The SpringCM platform enables a company's IT organization or resellers, VARs and other partners to configure templates for popular business processes. Once developed, these templates may be "cloned" and redeployed in minutes to different divisions or customers leveraging best practice process knowledge in ways not possible with deployed software. SpringCM offers comprehensive integration to ERP platforms, and SharePoint, enabling composite applications to be built that extend and enhance these existing systems with rich content management functionality. SpringCM and its fast-growing list of solutions partners develop and offer applications based on SpringCM through its Solutions Central marketplace (

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

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted October 15, 2009 by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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