Reaping the Rewards With Better Post-Award Contract Management

By Maria Votlucka on 08/28/19


Government contracting is divided into three stages: procurement or acquisition planning, sourcing, and post-award contract management.  The first two stages have had the most focused time and financial investment for improvement.  This approach leaves post-award management as a secondary duty for contract officer representatives (CORs) who are then left unsupported andpositioned for ineffective compliance, risk management, and opportunity realization.  Arguably, the contract management process after acquisition and sourcing is the most crucial stage for government agencies but has notoriously been given low visibility and insufficient resources.  This article will address the challenges and present an actionable post-award contract management solution.

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The Key to Creating an Infallible Contract Process

By Rosemary Shields on 08/26/19

An infallible contract process has two variables: a trustworthy team and reliable contract management software.  Although one of these variables can perform without the other, having both will result in the best performance.  

Managing contracts effectively can be difficult without the right resources.  Your team can be well-versed in contract management best practices, but without a contract management system to track their actions and process workflows, bottlenecks could be occurring, tasks may be overdue, and you have no way of knowing if you are losing out on opportunities. How do you know what’s going on within your team’s processes?  If you’re not sure, it may be time for an upgrade to contract automation.  Learn how to create an infallible contract process for your organization.

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5 Reasons to Choose Contract Data Extraction Services

By Rosemary Shields on 08/23/19

When implementing contract management software, organizations often have copious amounts of contract data that needs to be searched, analyzed, and populated into their new contract management system.  Data extraction is a tedious task that can be time-consuming and overwhelming for contract management professionals.  Leaving this task to software professionals who are familiar with data extraction, and who use AI technology to streamline data extraction processes, will allow for a better, faster implementation process.  Discover five reasons why your organization should choose contract data extraction services.

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Dashboard Launch Pads Improve Contract Insight's® User Experience

By Rosemary Shields on 08/21/19

Upon the release of Contract Insight Version 17.3.1, the contract management software is now available with Dashboard Launch Pads that take apps and taskbars to the next level with a better user experience within CobbleStone’s Contract Insight® Enterprise SoftwareContract Insight is a robust system with configurable functionality to help users navigate through the system fast and easily.  System Dashboards are full of functionality and are designed to provide a better user experience.  Learn how CobbleStone’s Dashboard Launch Pads can help users navigate through Contract Insight easily while gaining insights into key contract data right from their system Dashboard.

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From Plight to Flight: Finding the Right Legal Filing System

By Maria Votlucka on 08/13/19

Legal teams face ever-increasing volumes of legal work and struggle to achieve goals without enough in-house resources to complete the evolving complex demands of the legal function.  General Counsel is now acting as an internal business advisor and strategist, leaving paralegals and legal assistants to lead the charge in a legal operations role that improves productivity and legal services quality, leverages technology to gain new insights, drives efficiency through automation, increases security, and decreases risk.  When it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to reach your organization’s goals, the path to better document management can be found with the right legal filing system.

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A Quest for Better Contract Management at World Congress 2019

By Maria Votlucka on 08/9/19

CobbleStone Software recently exhibited at NCMA’s World Congress 2019 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.  Despite a heat index of over 100° F, committed contract management professionals showed up to this eagerly anticipated contract management conference ready to learn and network.

I exhibited on behalf of CobbleStone with Michael Donnelly, one of our seasoned account managers.  We spent an immersive three days learning about the challenges contract professionals are facing in 2019 and demonstrated how CobbleStone’s award-winning contract management software could help them provide more value to their organizations by positioning them to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

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Why Purchase Contract Management Software Through GSA?

By Rosemary Shields on 08/6/19

What is GSA?

Discover GSA and its many benefits to government organizations. 

When investing in contract management software, discuss with your chosen provider the option of purchasing through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).  GSA provides eligible agencies (often government) with the option to purchase products and services, such as contract management software, through a schedule, which is an approved and maintained contract through GSA.  Using this method to purchase contract management software eliminates the need for negotiations and makes the purchasing process much more efficient for all parties involved. 

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for July 2019

By Rosemary Shields on 08/1/19

 

Did you miss any of our blog posts from July?  Don’t worry, we’ve outlined each of them for you.  Stay up-to-date with industry topics, real-world case studies, and contract management best practices by reading CobbleStone’s latest content. 

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