Digital Signatures vs. Electronic Signatures: What's the Difference?

By Sean Heck on 05/29/20

What is a digital signature?  Is it not that the same thing as an electronic signature?  In an ever-evolving technological landscape in which new and updated terminology and functionality are incessantly presented to a myriad of industries, it can be confusing to know the differences between the two terms mentioned above.  However, those differences are actually quite simple!  Get familiar with these two terms and discover how to utilize both E-signatures and digital signatures to establish a secure, user-friendly, compliant, and rapid signing process.

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Increase Contract Management Software ROI with Training

By Nash DeVita on 05/26/20

Contract management software is an investment that can help organizations to gain control over their contracts, drive more value through contracting, and increase productivity and efficiency.  Additionally, it can improve transparency, reporting, compliance, and oversight - driving the the most value through comprehensive contract lifecycle management.  User-friendly solutions can be implemented quickly, and with leading providers like CobbleStone Software, implementors act as guides to help system administrators configure their Contract Insight® system to meet their organizations’ needs. In this article CobbleStone's Training Manager, Nash DeVita, explains the importance of continuing contract management software education.

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OFAC Search Made Easy with Contract Management Software

By Sean Heck on 05/22/20

Vendor, customer, and employee compliance management are essential for organizations to maintain adherence to compliance standards, mitigate risk, and uphold their reputation.  However, as contract volume grows, it can be difficult for organizations to track the records of vendors, customers, partners, and employees regularly.  To achieve and maintain compliance, it is paramount that organizations, regardless of industry, remain aware of violations committed by entities they are performing business with.  Such violations include failure to adhere to economic and trade sanctions under The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Contract management software with intelligent national sanction compliance checks and risk analysis snapshots can help organizations to avoid these issues by providing them with a comprehensive and centralized OFAC search process.

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Smarter Contract Management with Contract Insight® 17.6.0!

By Sean Heck on 05/19/20

CobbleStone Software’s latest release, Contract Insight® Enterprise Version 17.6.0, has arrived with many new features and enhancements to improve your eSourcing and contract management software platform!

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Contract Termination: A Simple, 3-Step Approach

By Sean Heck on 05/13/20

Contract termination involves a contract party ending a contract before its obligations are fully performed by both parties.  The cancellation of a contract should involve crucial financial analysis, contract performance data analytics, and the creation of a notice of termination.  As such, organizations need a strategy to identify contracts that are not meeting contract KPIs, to write notices of contract termination, and to ensure proper contract closeout.  This article will show you how to easily implement this strategy.

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Contract Negotiations with Contract Insight® - A Plan for Victory

By Sean Heck on 05/7/20

The chess-like, back and forth nature of contract negotiations can create confusion and contract lifecycle inefficiencies.  Without a centralized and well-organized system, organizations on both ends of the contract management chessboard become trapped, halted, and unsure of where they should move their next piece.  A centralized, well-organized process can get the match moving again.  Discover how contract management software can streamline contract negotiations.

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for April 2020

By Maria Votlucka on 05/6/20


Did you miss any of our blog posts from April?  Don’t worry; we have 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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