SpringCM: Providing a Clear Paper Trail Of Contracts

Greg Buchholz, Founder and CEO
Major investments in Big Data and data analytics are helping companies to make better business decisions today. However, there are tons of business processes that follow these decisions. Though companies have made investments in areas like CRM and marketing automation, they have often overlooked these business processes. “Very few of them realize that by addressing the document side—an underserved side of the business process, they can witness tremendous improvements in time saving and productivity,” says Greg Buchholz, Founder and CEO, SpringCM.

Chicago, IL headquartered SpringCM is an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) organization offering cloud contract and document management, and workflow solutions for businesses. “Most of the cloud companies today are data-driven cloud technologies and not unstructured document technology. Very few have integrated workflow automations related to contracts, compliance, HR records, applications, and documentation for on boarding channel partners,” explains Buchholz. With the majority of the company’s customers being Salesforce customers, SpringCM has built four major applications: File It™ for Document Management, Get It™ for Marketing Collateral, Manage It™ for Contracts and Track It™ for Deal Visibility. Manage It™ for Contracts is a prolific solution in Salesforce for contract management. “Your teams can control every step of your contract lifecycle from generating new agreements using the most up to date templates to staying on top of back and forth negotiation and ultimately through to contract execution,” says Buchholz. “With our platform, one can Improve productivity, increase visibility, and reduce risk around their organization’s contracts.” SpringCM has also rolled out Track It™ for Deal Visibility, with which sales teams working in the field can have real time visibility into a contract’s status on Salesforce1. Using SpringCM apps for desktop, web and all mobile platforms, clients can access the content from anywhere, whenever they require.
With advanced conflict resolution, versioning and metadata, SpringCM teams collaborate and are productive in managing the entire Contract Lifecycle including proposals, quotes and contracts through the close of the deal. “Right from iPhone/iPad, Android phone, Mac Finder or Microsoft explorer, SpringCM users could take advantage of our document driven platform and initiate powerful workflows,” asserts Buchholz.


With our platform, one can Improve productivity, increase visibility, and reduce risk around their organization’s contracts


In an insightful example, SpringCM benefitted Thermo Fisher, a $10 billion global leader in manufacturing and distribution of laboratory equipment with speedy configurable process, enabling the line of business to make system changes without chartering an IT project. The firm was struggling with the approval process across eight functional areas including 25 steps which would take up to six weeks. SpringCM enhanced their workflow to provide visibility and timely review/approval processing. It gave the client a centralized location to get the work done, which eventually resulted in faster time to market. In another example, NCR, a global leader in point-of-sale self check out and ATM technology took aid from SpringCM to standardize and streamline global contracting and partner on boarding experience. For the client, SpringCM reduced the time frame required to onboard a new partner for channel operation and contract management solution from three weeks to three days.

And in the coming years, SpringCM plans to continue working with cutting-edge technology companies, helping them to resolve crucial business issues. “Whether it’s a company of 100 people solving their contract process, or a Fortune 50 company, we’re scalable and could work with anyone,” concludes Buchholz.

Company
SpringCM

Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Management
Greg Buchholz, Founder and CEO

Description
The company provides unparalleled visibility in managing contracts through its cloud based platform.