No Advanced Electronic Signature Software? Here’s What You’re Missing.

By Sean Heck on 04/28/22

An antiquated contract signing process can be exhausting and overly complicated.  However, tedium and headache are not the only consequences.  Organizations relying on paper-based printing, signing, wet signatures, drawn-out mailing times, and costly postage fees are essentially guaranteed to lose out on revenue, opportunity, and timeliness.  But why?  What's so good about a more modern contract signing solution anyway?  Read on to learn about what you are missing if you lack an advanced electronic signature software solution within contract management software.

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6 Contract Analytics Software Tools for Strong CLM Oversight

By Joshua Hansen on 04/26/22

Tracking contract management data with manual and disparate processes throughout the contract lifecycle can prove challenging.  Without readily accessible contract analytics software tools for contract financials, workflows, budgets, KPIs, vendors, compliance, and other essential contract metadata, you can waste time and energy.  Fortunately, leading contract management software can provide you with contract analytics software tools for robust source-to-contract lifecycle management oversight.

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CobbleStone® Pioneers Million-Clause Initiative to Enhance Contract AI

By Sean Heck on 04/21/22

There is an almost limitless abundance of wildlife within the animal kingdom.  And yet, some zoologists can recognize thousands of species, along with how they function within their ecosystems, how they behave, what they eat, where they obtain shelter, etc.  But how do zoologists come to know so much about the creatures around us?  The answer is through repeated exposure to and study of such beasts.

Similarly, contract artificial intelligence within contract management software can come to recognize almost countless different types of clauses within contracts - if said contract intelligence engine is fed a "nutritious diet" of various contract clauses and terms.  Such is the idea behind CobbleStone Software's million-clause initiative to nourish and enhance its proprietary contract artificial intelligence engine with machine learning - VISDOM® AI.

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4 Fundamental Contract Management Software Features To Get You Started

By Sean Heck on 04/19/22

It is easy to make your case for contract management software and its ability to positively transform contract lifecycle management processes.  With so many user-friendly contract management software features at your disposal, it can be overwhelming to plan precisely how to utilize contract management software for your organization's needs.  But it does not have to be.  To that end, here are four fundamental contract management software features to get you started with better contract administration in the age of legal operations digital transformation.

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6 Vital Government Contract Management Tools for 2022

By Sean Heck on 04/18/22

This article was originally published on October 14th, 2020 and updated on April 18th, 2022.

As a government contract manager in 2022, it would behoove you to explore the most up-to-date tools to streamline government contract management, purchasing, and sourcing processes - especially as the industry keeps evolving. To that end, here are six user-friendly government contract management software tools you can leverage to streamline your source-to-contract lifecycle management processes.

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Enforce Contract Data Archival and Retention Easily With CLM Software

By Joshua Hansen on 04/14/22

Archiving and retaining contract data can prove challenging without the proper tools and procedures.  Contract data archival and retention processes can vary based on categorization, legality, and compliance variables.  Fortunately, leading contract management software can help sort through noise with the help of a secure contract repository, automated workflows, and timely notifications.

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The Top 3 Contract Management Technology Trends of 2022

By Sean Heck on 04/12/22

This blog was originally published on September 15th, 2021.

The world of contract administration has evolved drastically in recent years.  Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the embrace of digital transformation over obsolete legal operations methods, organizations must embrace automated contract management software tools that support remote contract collaboration and intelligent workflow automation.  As such, here are the top three contract management technology tools that organizations should leverage.

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for March 2022

By Sean Heck on 04/11/22

Did you miss any of our blog posts from March?  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 software and procurement best practices in April by reading the latest CobbleStone® content.

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Enhance Corporate Compliance and Risk Management With CLM Software

By Sean Heck on 04/7/22

Corporate compliance and risk management are critical for the success of a contract.  Organizations need to be aware of potential exposure to financial risk, legal penalties, breaches of contract, and other risks while adhering to industry laws, government regulations, internal policies, and other compliance rules.  Failure to do so can result in a lack of corporate compliance, contract failure, lawsuits, a compromised reputation, data leakage, and worse.  Luckily, organizations can leverage leading contract management software to enhance corporate compliance and risk management.  Here's how.

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6 Problems Faced in Contract Management (And How To Solve Them)

By Sean Heck on 04/5/22

As contract management is a multi-faceted process with numerous steps and moving parts, it is easy for your organization to face problems.  This risk of contract management issues is significantly increased if your organization leverages manual or antiquated contract management tools.  To elucidate the CLM hardships you face and encourage growth - here is a list of six problems you might encounter in contract management.  After that, we can note how to solve such issues with contract management software.

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4 Important Contract Management Performance Metrics

By Bradford Jones on 04/4/22

When managing contracts, performance monitoring is one of the most important ways to measure success.  With a large variety of contracts, all with different terms, it can be difficult to know how you should assess contract management performance.  Luckily, you can boil down the success of each contract, no matter the complexity, to four key contract management performance metrics. Read on to discover how contract management software can help you optimize four key contract management performance metrics.

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