What is AI-Based Contract Management?

By Sean Heck on 08/26/21

This blog post was updated on August 26th, 2021.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already sharpening professional methods across a variety of industries.  However, advancements in AI can be particularly advantageous as they apply to contract management software systems - if contract intelligence engines built upon a foundation of machine learning are fed a nutritious diet of relevant contract data.

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How To Optimize Your Management of Vendor Contracts

By Joshua Hansen on 08/25/21

Managing vendor contracts with manual and disparate processes can prove challenging.  Without a centralized electronic process, vendor contract management workflow bottlenecks can undermine productivity.  Fortunately, leading-edge contract management software can enhance your vendor management processes by expediting end-to-end vendor management workflow with optimal oversight.  Read on to learn how to optimize your vendor contract management processes.

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The Benefits of a Secure Contract Repository

By Sean Heck on 08/23/21

Successful contract management requires you to embrace a centralized and secure process.  Manual contract management methods - such as filing cabinets for paper documentation, spreadsheets, emails, and disorganized digital storage – won’t cut it.  These methods make it nearly impossible for your organization to maintain version control, keep contracts and data secure, stay on top of key dates and milestones, and enforce contract archiving and retention rules.  Your organization can scrap these outdated methods in favor of something better.  As such, here are the benefits of a secure contract repository within leading contract management software.

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What Is Contract Management in Procurement?

By Joshua Hansen on 08/19/21

Procurement departments can encounter procurement workflow inefficiencies without the proper procure-to-pay tools – especially when implementing inefficient and disjointed contract management processes.  You can avoid risk, unreasonable vendor pricing, and vendor non-compliance by leveraging contract management processes in procurement that centralize processes, technology, and people.  Read on to discover how you can implement effective contract management software in procurement.

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Establishing a More Robust Risk Response Plan

By Sean Heck on 08/17/21

Successful contract management can dramatically increase revenue and organizational growth (among other things)…but unchecked contract risk can be disastrous.  Inadequate contract risk prevention measures can cost your organization money and time and result in costly and damaging instances of contract mismanagement - including negligent clause language and less than legitimate business associations.  To avoid these deleterious situations and more, your organization must forge and implement an ironclad risk response plan and stick to it.  You can get started with your powerful risk response plan with the aid of trusted contract management software.

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How Can Your Contract Management Process Be Improved?

By Sean Heck on 08/16/21

A healthy contract management process should constantly be adapting to technological advancements.  As contract volume and contract complexity begin to grow, organizations must embrace digital transformation to be furnished with the right tools to streamline the contract management process.  Such innovative CLM tools can be found within a trusted contract management software system. Read on to learn more.

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Preparing for a New Contract Lifecycle Management Software Solution

By Nash DeVita on 08/12/21

Introducing a new contract management software solution can be a painless process or a long and difficult one.  Taking steps to prepare for the CLM implementation helps ensure the process is efficient rather than arduous and helps guarantee success.  The following steps can help lead to successful implementation:

  • Determine contract administrators for the project.
  • Assess and track contract data.
  • Consider contract processes and configure procedures.
  • Increase security with contract management permissions.
  • Define necessary contract management reports.
  • Collect and clean contract management data.

Read on to discover how to leverage the above-mentioned steps to successfully implement your contract lifecycle management software.

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What Are the Objectives of Contract Management?

By Jake Luckangelo on 08/11/21

Organizations in both the public and private sectors are experiencing an ever-increasing need to more efficiently manage their contracts as contract volume and contract complexity grow.  Each stage in the life of a contract becomes ever more critical as organizations embrace digital transformation to more effectively manage legal operations.  Before they can even begin to improve contract lifecycle management, organizations need to have a clear understanding of contract management objectives.  In this article, we provide a straightforward examination of the objectives of contract management - as well as how organizations can meet these objectives with user-friendly contract management software.

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How To Navigate the CobbleStone Contract Insight® Documentation Wiki

By Adam Widmeier on 08/5/21

Not every CobbleStone Software user is a master of contract management right away - and that's OK!  Whether you have been using CobbleStone® as your go-to contract management software solution for days, months, or even years, there’s a good chance that you don’t know every last detail the system has to offer.  In a contract lifecycle management system that offers so many robust and user-friendly CLM tools, trying to learn new processes from scratch can become overwhelming.  With the CobbleStone Contract Insight® Documentation Wiki, we try to capture every part of each process, allowing users to follow along for a seamless learning experience.  Read on to learn how to navigate the CobbleStone Contract Insight Documentation Wiki with ease!

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for July 2021

By Joshua Hansen on 08/3/21

Did you miss any of our blog posts from July?  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 and procurement best practices by reading CobbleStone’s latest content.

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Online Contract Signing Made Easy With Contract Management Software

By Joshua Hansen on 08/2/21

Gathering required signatures for contracts can be a challenging task, especially when working with multiple signatories in various locations.  Considering that signatures finalize contracts and propel their execution, this highly anticipated step can be delayed with manual wet signatures that can waste time and paper-based resources - including postage and office supplies.  Moreover, specific signatures can require notarization, which can further delay the signing process.  Read on to learn how contract management software can make online contract signing quick and easy.

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