There is one word everyone loves to hear, and that word is "free." SpringCM has decided to appeal to customers who love that word -- the company is giving away its records management solution to existing customers who are already taking advantage of SpringCM's document management and workflow platform capabilities. The catch: well, this offer only lasts until 2011 comes around.Only around two months ago did the latest release of Spring CM version 4.4 enable records management capabilities, and now the company is giving this functionality away for free. Is it because the product isn't selling well? Probably not. On the contrary, it is probably doing admirably, but -- as we all know -- times are rough.What better time to give things away than in a time of economic instability? Surely the SpringCM folks, being the trendsetters that they are, can take advantage of the times to bring in as many new customers as possible.Dan Carmel, CEO of SpringCM, understands the situation businesses are in:"As economic conditions have deteriorated, companies are challenged with improving business productivity without sacrificing compliance. Software-as-a-Service is a proven model for these times because it enables companies to deploy software solutions faster and at dramatically lower cost than traditional, installed software. We are offering our integrated records management at no charge because we want to make it possible for every SpringCM customer to achieve both cost efficiencies and records management compliance."