CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for September 2021

By Joshua Hansen on 09/30/21

Did you miss any of our blog posts from September?  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 the latest CobbleStone® content.

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8 Key Contract Management Functions to Automate With CLM Software

By Joshua Hansen on 09/29/21

Managing contract functions can prove challenging when primarily relying on spreadsheets, shared drives, and other siloed platforms.  Without efficient contract functions, organizations can find themselves in a quagmire of inefficiency. Contract management functions require careful planning, the right technology, and a well-thought-out contract strategy.  Discover how you can automate eight key contract management functions with contract management software.

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Supercharge Your Clause Library for Advanced Legal Operations

By Sean Heck on 09/27/21

Clause libraries have proven incredibly useful for advanced legal operations and contract lifecycle management – if appropriately implemented.  Unfortunately, your organization can mismanage your clause library with antiquated technology, manual clause tracking and clause storage, and the lack of an expeditious way to leverage clauses during contract authoring and contract negotiation.  Luckily, you can supercharge your clause library with user-friendly and robust contract management software.  Here's how.

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The Responsibilities of a Contract Management Team

By Sean Heck on 09/22/21

Contract management teams hold a lot of responsibilities throughout the life of a contract.  Streamlined and organized contract collaboration is key to CLM success.  Without a clear-cut understanding of how the contract process should occur, contract management teams can encounter unnecessary contract risk, contract lifecycle bottlenecks, and decreased revenue.  As such, we have outlined the responsibilities of a contract management team and how these responsibilities can be centralized and organized with leading contract management software.

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Contract Compliance Oversight With Contract Management Software

By Joshua Hansen on 09/21/21

Tracking and retaining contract compliance can be challenging when leveraging primarily manual methods, such as spreadsheet management – especially when tracking multiple contracts with varying compliance standards.  Fortunately, contract lifecycle management (CLM) software tools can empower you to achieve contract compliance success.  Read on to discover how you can optimize contract compliance oversight with leading contract management software.

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What Is Contract Review?

By Sean Heck on 09/20/21

Contract review is one of the most critical stages in the life of a contract.  Unfortunately, many organizations are using obsolete contract management methods.  Manual and entirely paper-based contract review methods can lead to missed key dates and deadlines, missed opportunities, costly and damaging contract language oversights, and other harmful consequences and contract lifecycle bottlenecks for your organization.  Luckily, this blog post will examine the contract review process – as well as how one can improve contract review with AI-based contract management software.

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What Does a Contract Manager Do in Construction?

By Joshua Hansen on 09/16/21

A contract manager in construction is tasked with managing various construction contracts from requests through renewals – which can include sourcing and coordinating with construction vendors for project-based or long-term services.  Without a streamlined and organized process, construction contract managers can find themselves overwhelmed.  Read on to learn how construction contract management software can centralize people, processes, and technology.

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Self-Serve Data Migration Services With Contract Management Software

By Sean Heck on 09/13/21

Traditional contract data migration services can afford your organization tremendous headaches – to put it lightly.  Hidden expenses regarding aftermarket technology and labor costs, evolving storage requirements, questionable data security, poor data recovery measures, and low scalability involved with locally stored and manually implemented data migration can be detrimental.  Leave the tedium, risk, high costs, and wasted resources in the past in favor of web-enabled, self-serve data migration and export with contract management software.

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Efficient Contract Data Extraction With Contract Intelligence

By Sean Heck on 09/9/21

Does your organization have a high volume of contracts of ranging complexity?  Do you need these contracts searched, have important contract data extracted, and be stored within an easily accessible contract data repository?  Don't leave your team overwhelmed with manual contract data extraction and legal discovery processes.  Instead, leverage intelligent contract data extraction with the help of powerful contract intelligence within a leading-edge contract management software system.

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for August 2021

By Joshua Hansen on 09/8/21

Did you miss any of our blog posts from August?  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 the latest CobbleStone® content.

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3 IT Contract Management Best Practices To Streamline Your Process

By Sean Heck on 09/7/21

If you work within the IT industry, you may find that the management and oversight of a high volume of IT contracts of ranging complexity can require many moving parts.  If your organization is taking on IT contract management with manual contract management methods - such as those involving many filing cabinets, decentralized spreadsheets, and scattered emails - your team runs the risk of facing wasted time, squandered revenue, costly mistakes, and missed opportunities (among other harmful consequences).  Leave obsolete and damaging IT contract management methods in the past; tackle the following three IT contract management best practices with centralized and user-friendly contract management software.

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Track HITRUST and More With Leading Vendor Management Software

By Sean Heck on 09/2/21

Managing third-party compliance standards - including HITRUST - can be challenging without a robust and centralized compliance management system in place.  Outdated and disorganized compliance management methods can result in leaked data, breaches of contract with detrimental legal consequences, and excessive amounts of lost revenue - among other things.  Luckily, integrated vendor management and contract management software can help you easily track HITRUST and other compliance standards in an efficient, organized, and secure manner.  Here's how.

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6 Healthcare Contract Management Tools for Stronger Contracts

By Joshua Hansen on 09/1/21

Healthcare contract management relying on manual processes can reduce efficiency for healthcare contract stakeholders, decrease revenue, and increase liability – among other things.  Contract lifecycle management bottlenecks can decrease the efficiency of resources, compromise contract security, and disorganize crucial data.  Read on to learn how to leverage six healthcare contract management software tools for stronger contracts.

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