Million-Clause Project Update - 330K Clauses Fed To Contract AI So Far

By Sean Heck on 06/30/22

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In April, we announced CobbleStone Software's momentous million-clause initiative to enhance and nourish VISDOM® AI - CobbleStone's proprietary contract artificial intelligence engine with machine learning.  Now, we are excited to share that - in just two months - over 330,000 clauses have been "fed" to VISDOM contract intelligence thus far!  This momentous 1,000,000 contract clause initiative is just one of many reasons that CobbleStone® has been celebrated as the leader in contract management software.

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What is Contract Lifecycle Management?

By Sean Heck on 06/28/22

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Organizations of all sizes face the need to juggle multiple contracts simultaneously, with each contract being at a different stage of the contract lifecycle.  Leading contract management software reduces risk, improves productivity, and maximizes a contract's value.  But what is contract lifecycle management?  Read on to find out!

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The 8 Stages of the Contract Lifecycle

By Jamie Reedy on 06/27/22

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Contracts are legally binding - and thus need to be executed properly.  Organizations should equip themselves with a thorough understanding of the contract lifecycle.  The contract lifecycle is the process under which a contract is authored, reviewed, sent for signature, executed, and - potentially - renewed.  The "lifecycle" is an archetype used to compartmentalize and understand a contract's complex evolution.  The lifecycle begins with contract requests and concludes when these requests are fulfilled - with the possibility of contract renewal.  Let's further explore the eight stages of the contract lifecycle below and how contract management software can help streamline your contracting processes. 

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Artificial Intelligence Contract Analysis - Contract AI for Better CLM

By Sean Heck on 06/23/22

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The contract analysis process is a many-feathered bird.  Between tracking and gaining insights from clauses, tracking contract status, and managing risk variables - there is ample room for mistakes and bottlenecks.  Luckily, organizations can manage contract analysis better with contract artificial intelligence within contract management software.

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What Is a Contract Administration Plan?

By Joshua Hansen on 06/21/22

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Contract administration can be a daunting process when relying on primarily manual tools - such as spreadsheets, shared drives, and disparate emails.  Without accountability, visibility, and a clearly defined contract administration plan, you can find yourself running into compliance issues, minimizing contract value, and encountering other setbacks.  Read on to learn how you can create a strong contract administration plan with the help of leading contract management software.

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How Mass eSignatures Boost Healthcare Compliance & Efficiency

By Jessica Troppello on 06/13/22

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Within the healthcare industry, keeping documents and files up-to-date is crucial to maintaining compliance.  Healthcare agencies, such as the FDA, NHS, and Health Canada, are continually monitoring hospitals, physician's offices, and other healthcare facilities to ensure healthcare professionals, administrators, and providers are keeping up with legal requirements.  The maintenance of healthcare compliance and healthcare CLM efficiency requires significant time and resources invested in signing processes.  With so many documents and versions to sign, there is room for error - and healthcare compliance can be jeopardized.  Luckily, healthcare contract management software can provide mass eSignatures for maximized healthcare compliance and efficiency.  Here's how.

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Your CLM Platform - How to Set Sail Toward Better Contract Management

By Camryn Wolk on 06/9/22

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Navigating your CLM Platform can be difficult if you aren't equipped with a thorough understanding of the contract lifecycle.  The contract lifecycle is the process under which a contract is authored, reviewed, sent for signature, executed, and - possibly – renewed.  The "lifecycle" is an archetype used to characterize and understand a contract's complex growth.  The lifecycle voyage begins with contract requests and ends when said requests are achieved – with the feasibility of contract renewal.  With so many complex processes involved in contract lifecycle management, it can be easy to sail toward the treacherous waters of contract mismanagement.  With a strong sense of how to leverage leading CLM software, however, you can quickly get your legal operations sea legs!  Read on to learn how you can set sail toward better contract management.

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What Is Legal Operations Software?

By Joshua Hansen on 06/8/22

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As a legal operations professional, you hold a tremendous responsibility within your organization – especially in managing internal and external stakeholder processes.  Relying on manual contract management processes such as spreadsheets, emails, and shared drives can create inefficient contract management processes that can decrease revenue, waste time, and increase risk.  Read on to learn how legal operations software and contract management software can empower your day-to-day legal operations.

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What Is Contract Management in Healthcare?

By Sean Heck on 06/7/22

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What is contract management in the context of the healthcare industry?  What steps, tasks, and requirements are involved?  What does your organization need to do to maintain proper healthcare contract management processes?  What tools can your organization use to centralize and streamline healthcare contract management?  Read on to discover better contract management in healthcare with leading contract management software.

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5 Key Advantages of Contract Management Workflow Automation

By Joshua Hansen on 06/2/22

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Managing contracts can be challenging when you rely on primarily manual processes. Managing the contract lifecycle from requests to renewals can prove challenging with spreadsheets, emails, and other disparate tools.  Without accountability, visibility, a clearly defined process, and actionable insights, you can find yourself running into compliance issues, not realizing contract value, and encountering other contract management setbacks.  Contract management workflow requires careful planning, the right technology, and a well-thought-out contract strategy.  Read on to discover five key advantages of contract management workflow automation within contract management software.

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for May 2022

By Sean Heck on 06/1/22

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Did you miss any of our blog posts from May?  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 June by reading the latest CobbleStone® content.

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