The 5 Pillars of the Contract Lifecycle

Considering that the majority of revenues for most businesses are tied to contracts with vendors and suppliers, improved contract management might be one of the simplest ways companies can grow revenues. From paper documents that can’t be readily found and referenced resulting in poor compliance to missed deadlines, contract management in the enterprise is typically rife with problems that can erode value.

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Customer Success Profile: Ampla Health

ContractWorks helps businesses in the healthcare industry by giving them the ability to reduce risk across their organization by giving them an easy-to-use and secure way to sign, organize, track, and report on the information critical to their success. For Renee Leduc-Pereira, Patient Navigator at Ampla Health, choosing the right option for her team included finding a solution that was easy to use and quick to implement.

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A Guide to Contract Management Software Implementation

Most of the time, sticking with the status quo makes sense: familiar systems and protocols are time-tested and easy to follow. In fact, upending traditional workflows or introducing new tools can trigger fear and frustration, and sometimes a new option isn’t always the best fit.

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Understanding the Impact of a Records Management System

Knowing what to do with high volumes of paperwork and digital files is a key challenge in the enterprise. Within contract management, records management is an even bigger challenge: between employment agreements, customer and vendor contracts, NDAs and a host of other agreement types, enterprise contract portfolios can consist of tens of thousands of contracts, both current and archival.

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Contract Management Year-End Highlights and 2019 Trends

As 2018 draws to a close and we look to the future of contract management, it's important to review some of the significant changes and innovations we've seen over the last year. We expect many of these trends to continue and grow into 2019, with contract management becoming more automated and convenient for all different types of businesses.

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Leverage Contract Management Best Practices to Reduce Risk

Effective contract management processes are an important way to ensure that your relationships with vendors and suppliers and other parties function and provide value as intended. But contract management best practices play another important role – they can help to reduce your company’s exposure to a variety of potentially costly risks.

Follow these best practices to reduce your chance of experiencing problems throughout the contract management lifecycle.

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Choosing the Right Contract Management Software

When it comes to contract management, many legal departments still rely on an ad hoc set of solutions that combine filing cabinets, spreadsheets, emails, and a shared drive - and for a lot of teams, those solutions work just fine. But holding on to spreadsheets and other low-tech options for too long can be equally costly.

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4 Critical Ways to Approach Contract Management Services

Encompassing all of your agreements with employees, vendors, suppliers and customers, contracts are arguably one of the most important tools in business today. As legally binding and mutually-agreed-upon roadmaps for guiding all of your business relationships, it’s worth taking a look at your contract management services to ensure that your approach is efficient, helps you to maximize the value you derive from your contracted agreements, and will minimize your risks to the greatest possible degree. There are countless approaches to contract management services: outsourcing, dedicated internal departments, manual processes, dedicated software, and so on. And though these approaches to contract management services can vary tremendously, there are some common ways to improve success. Here are four critical ways to successfully approach contract management services in your organization.

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Developing a Contract Risk Response Plan

Risks arise whenever a contract is created. You can safeguard your contracts by developing a risk response plan that identifies the goals, techniques, and challenges associated with your assessment. Once you’ve created your response plan you will also want to identify which risks can be avoided or eliminated, which can be transferred, and which need to be actively managed.

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IT Contract Management: 4 Keys to Successful Implementation

When you consider how many business functions take place online these days, it’s no surprise that IT-related contracts are some of the most important to businesses. From video-conferencing with clients to e-commerce to apps that enable key finance and marketing functions, businesses are more reliant than technology than they ever have been in the past.

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