2016 was a great year at SpringCM! We introduced several new features to help you work smarter and faster. As we look forward to 2017, we want to reprise some of last year’s highlights - just in case you missed them!
January 22, 2016 SpringCM Product
In the last year, SpringCM has released groundbreaking products to expand its content management platform. After speaking with Steven Jones, VP of Product Development, it looks like SpringCM is poised to have yet another big year.
JD: For this month’s release, you’re not talking about just one product?
SJ: That’s right, this month we’re focused on usability improvements across the board. We’ve ended an incredible year of innovation for SpringCM. For January, we’re moving the platform forward on many fronts, with our new Microsoft 365 Add-In to assist in document creation and clause management, and further enhancements to our products already on the AppExchange, File It and Track It.
It’s in every company’s best interest to save money. But not all companies seem to realize that by saving money in some areas, you could be losing money in other areas.
Brodies LLP, Scotland largest law firm, said in a recent survey that “66% of businesses are putting themselves at risk of missing deadlines, wasting money on outdated commercial agreements, or being forced into expensive litigation because they are not managing their contracts effectively.”
What could be more telling, is that 57% rely on spreadsheets, online calendars and paper filing to keep track of contracts.
We’ve already talked about the dangers of managing contracts with spreadsheets, so now I’ll explain why using online calendars can be deceiving.
The function of an online calendar seems to make sense: allowing you to map out important deadlines and setting up alerts when you need to be reminded to complete a task.
Unfortunately, contract management is not that simple:
It’s a common question we get from legal departments: how can we benefit from a contract management solution? The thought of investing in another software could feel like just another expense. Considering the alternatives, you could hire another employee to manually deal with the contract process, but that’s even more expensive. When you look at the manual process side-by-side with contract management software, you’ll see the benefits don’t only include cost.
Here are four ways your legal department can benefit from a contract management solution:
June 12, 2015 SpringCM Product
SpringCM's June 2015 Release is set to go live tomorrow. I sat down with VP Product Development, Steven Jones, to get the skinny on all the changes our customers can expect to see.
There was a time when almost all computer software was delivered to customers or licensees on disks or some other type of portable media, and then installed on individual computers at the customer’s location. Under this traditional software licensing model, software licenses and usage rights were generally measured and limited by readily identifiable physical parameters (for example, a specified number of sites, servers, workstations, or “seats” ), generally making it relatively easy for the customer (or for the software licensor) to monitor or verify compliance with the license and rights that the customer had purchased to the software.
March 13, 2015 SpringCM Product
On this blog, we shy away from talking about ourselves. The content we share is typically educational with little to no mention of SpringCM. But once in awhile, we do like to give our readers some insight into what's going on behind the scenes.