Better Procurement: From Tedium to Innovation

By Sean Heck on 08/28/20

Antiquated procurement processes can prove cumbersome, and may, unfortunately, reduce the value, efficiency, and innovation of procurement.  In addition to being ineffectual, the manual management of vendors, bids, contracts, and purchase orders may prove challenging and damaging.  It's time to change the perception of procurement from a tedious function to a beneficial process that is reimagined, value-adding, and streamlined.  Here's how to leverage eProcurement software for a winning procurement process!

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6 Tips for Vendor Management Excellence

By Sean Heck on 08/26/20

Process, unity, and efficiency are essential for proper vendor management.  A vendor management process that relies upon disorganized documents, emails, and spreadsheets for vendor key data, contract data, certificates of insurance, and vendor performance data may not be enough.  These methods may lead to failed compliance, missed deadlines, agreement breaches, overlooked volume discounts, insufficient payments, and poor vendor selection.  These manual and time-consuming processes should be replaced in favor of an organized and streamlined one.  Thus, here are six tips for better vendor oversight with vendor management software.

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NIGP Forum: See CobbleStone's Government Contract Management Software

By Joshua Hansen on 08/24/20

NIGP (The Institute for Public Procurement) will be hosting its annual forum virtually August 24th – 28th, 2020CobbleStone will be exhibiting its leading-edge government contract management, sourcing, bid management, and procurement software in NIGP’s virtual exhibit hall.  CobbleStone’s software experts will answer questions from attendees and demonstrate how contract management software can help solve government purchasing challenges.  NIGP’s celebratory 75th Annual Forum will feature procurement-focused sessions, a virtual exhibit hall, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, inspirational keynote speakers, a virtual happy hour, and other engagements.

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7 Vital Legal Contract Management Software Tools for 2021

By Sean Heck on 08/19/20

As 2021 draws ever nearer, the truth remains that general counsel and paralegals continue to encounter growing contract complexity and volume.  An ineffectual legal contract management process makes obstacles for legal departments tough to overcome.  Here’s how to leverage seven legal contract management software tools for a streamlined legal contract lifecycle, reduced risk, and minimal contract lifecycle bottlenecks and delays.

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6 Key Procurement Tools to Confidently Finish Out Fiscal Q3

By Sean Heck on 08/14/20

As the end of the third fiscal quarter draws nearer, the fact remains that the manual management of contracts, vendors, bids, and purchase orders can prove difficult and ineffectual.  Methods that involve paying per solicitation can grow quite costly.  Here's how to unlock six key eProcurement software tools for procurement prosperity through the third fiscal quarter and beyond!

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The 7 Signs of Outdated Supply Chain Contract Management

By Sean Heck on 08/12/20

Outdated supply chain management processes can prevent organizations from navigating the supply chain contract lifecycle easily.  When organizations rely upon processes that become inefficient as they evolve and grow, they may face various challenges and risks that bog them down and prevent growth, efficiency, a strong reputation, and increased ROI.  Don’t let obsolete supply chain contract management processes hinder your organization’s evolution; discover 7 signs that you’ve outgrown your supply chain management process and need to upgrade!

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Developing a Contract Playbook with Contract Automation

By Sean Heck on 08/7/20

Proper contract management is vital for the health of an organization’s contract lifecycle.  Despite the importance of forming a solid foundation for contracting, most organizations do not use a contract playbook.  Considering that these tools for contract procedure establishment are instrumental in helping many departments within an organization to share a universal understanding of standard contract processes and improve contract performance, this is surprising.  When a contract playbook is paired with leading contract management software, organizations are equipped with powerful tools for efficient, cost-effective, and organized contract management.  Given the importance and under-use of contract playbooks, here is how organizations should establish them for next-level, automated contract management.

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Enhance Retail Property Contract Management with Contract Automation

By Sean Heck on 08/5/20

Retail property management organizations often need to handle many different types of requests and contracts – including construction contracts, leases, rental agreements, retail management contracts, vendor contracts, maintenance agreements, property management contracts, and more.  With the need to handle numerous of contracts per year and support updated lease accounting standards, manual contract management processes may prove insufficient – potentially leading to contract lifecycle delays, missed key dates, lost revenue, unsatisfactory lease accounting, and wasted time.  These organizations need to leverage integrated contract management software for enhanced retail property contract management.  Here’s how.

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