SpringCM Gifts Salesforce.com Customers with Free Content Management The season of giving is upon us! Today SpringCM announced a free content management service for salesforce.com customers.

SpringCM VIP Edition

Available through Salesforce.com’s AppExchange or the SpringCM website, the new SpringCM VIP Edition offers customers over 15 ways to include secure file sharing, document management and collaboration services.

Features include:

  • Managing documents within standard or custom salesforce.com objects
  • iPad access and sharing
  • One click to begin editing in Microsoft Office
  • Full check-in/check-out
  • Uploading multiple documents at a time
  • Emailing documents into a folder
  • Powerful search capabilities
  • Expiration notifications. 

“With basic document sharing becoming so commonly available, we see this as a tremendous way to help salesforce.com customers solve some of the really basic challenges they have to store and collaborate on content,” said Christopher Junker, CEO SpringCM. “Since SpringCM can do so much more to put content to work with capabilities like approval workflows, sales contracts and proposals, we know many customers will eventually want to take advantage of our paid editions.”

Cloud Content Management

The offering falls in line with a target SpringCM has made no secret about supporting: Content management in the cloud. Earlier this year, Gartner predicted that only 10% of enterprise content will be cloud-hosted by 2015. Enterprise content management vendors however, are shooting much higher.

(For a more in-depth look, check out expert contributor Palash Ghosh's Enterprise Content Management & Business Process Management in the Cloud)

Today, a virtual ton of ECM providers are working feverishly to have “cloud” somewhere as a bullet point on their feature data sheet. While it's a welcome change, organizations are going to have to make sure they are doing what it takes to decipher what that bullet point actually means.

Simply “running in the cloud” isn't to hard to check off. Actually maximizing the value of the cloud in an ECM infrastructure that wasn’t designed to take advantage of it is another story. 

Is your company considering performing ECM in-cloud? We would love to hear your thoughts.