CobbleStone Software’s User Conference was on November 7th, 8th, and 9th in Philadelphia, PA. CobbleStone clients and other attendees enjoyed three days filled with demo sessions, small group Q&As, inspirational guest speakers, and engagement with CobbleStone representatives. Clients collaborated with other Contract Insight™ users to leverage ideas for optimizing how they use the system. It was an information-packed experience our clients were able to take back to their team to improve their organization’s contract management strategy.
Understanding the Challenges of IP
Cobblestone Software is commonly approached by leading companies asking how to better track their creative works, such as patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and other intangible creations, formally referred to as intellectual property (IP).
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A Worldwide, Multibillion-Dollar Company Facing Increasing Contract Complexity
CobbleStone Software was approached by one of the leading airplane manufacturers, referred to as Company B (for confidentiality purposes), to help them better manage their contract compliance. The worldwide, multi-billion-dollar company has been managing contracts for decades, but their size, number of contracts, and contract complexity called for a modern contract management software solution.
Cobblestone Software is commonly approached by leading organizations, and government agencies, in search of a better solution to track contract spend (contract expenditures) in addition to their contracts. Tracking contract spend makes contract, procurement, and vendor management more complex and requires a process, or software, to do more than just provide basic contract management.
New Year Goals
The new year is hastily approaching, with resolutions swarming the office, and employees thinking about the months ahead. For contract and procurement managers, there are most likely processes within your organization that you and your team hope to improve. Whether your focus is compliance, communication, or overall better management processes, 2019 will be here before you know it, so why not be proactive with your new year goals and start preparing now?
A new school year brings a new wave of contracts, leaving contract administrators and procurement professionals juggling hundreds, or in some cases thousands, of contracts annually. This sheer volume of contracts brings tough challenges for community colleges such as lost contracts, lack of version tracking, and minimal visibility.
Contracts can play a crucial role in running your organization. Contract management expertise alone isn’t enough for organizational success if your team is left wading through spreadsheets and time-consuming, error-prone, manual document management processes.
Introducing a new enterprise contract lifecycle management solution can be a painless process or a long and difficult one. Taking steps to prepare for the implementation helps ensure the process is efficient rather than arduous and helps guarantee success. At CobbleStone Software, we've found that the following steps help lead to successful implementation: