CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for August 2022

By Sean Heck on 08/31/22

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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 software and procurement best practices in September by reading the latest CobbleStone® content.

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What Is a Contract Amendment? How Can Contract Amendments Be Managed?

By Sean Heck on 08/30/22

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A contract amendment is a modification of the terms and conditions of a contract or subcontract.

Though we will explore contract amendments more in-depth, it is worth noting that changing the structure, duties, obligations, or rights of a contract requires increased oversight.

To that end, let's explore contract amendments and how disparate, important, and sensitive information can be managed, and contract amendments can be executed smoothly for effective contract management.

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6 Elements of a Contract - An Easy-to-Understand Overview

By Sean Heck on 08/25/22

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Business relationships power various industries within the public and private sectors. At the crux of virtually every business relationship is a contract. Contracts serve to cement the obligations, duties, and expectations of two or more engaged business parties.

But what are contracts really? How do they work on a fundamental level?

Let’s explore six key elements of a contract that are widely applicable to almost every business relationship – and why they matter for effective contract management.

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5 Contract Drafting Tips To Invigorate Your Legal Operations

By Sean Heck on 08/23/22

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Contract drafting is essential in helping capture the purpose of a contract in written form. Haphazard drafting of a contract can result in pushing outdated contract versions to collaboration and negotiation. Additionally, the lack of a centralized and informed process can result in incorrect language being introduced into the review process. Unfavorable terms, missed obligations, and legal disputes can follow.

To help you avoid these consequences and more, here are five practical contract drafting tips for more effective contract management.

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The CobbleStone University Certification Program

By Tyler Holzer on 08/18/22

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CobbleStone Software is proud to introduce the CobbleStone University Certification Program (CUCP)! The program will strengthen and verify our Partner Network’s expertise in CobbleStone Contract Insight® Enterprise. The program is comprised of a series of live training sessions and videos with accompanying documentation, and culminates in assessments to earn your certification. Read on to learn more!

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Contract Risk Management - Breaking Down the Basics

By Reshaun Timmons on 08/17/22

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Proper contractual risk management is critical for the preservation of a healthy contracting process. Failure to adequately manage risk can be disastrous. Harmful risk oversights not only affect legal teams – but organizations as a whole.

Your organization should work to avoid a breach of compliance, violation of contract terms, lost revenue, wasted time, lawsuits, and a damaged company reputation. As such, let’s break down contract risk management and how it can be maximized with contract management software.

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The 3 Contract Management KPIs for Success

By Maria Votlucka on 08/15/22

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Contract managers are under increased pressure to deliver value with reduced contract risks, decreased contract costs, and improved contract performance.  When you regularly measure the success of contracts against contract management KPIs, you can proactively readjust your contract strategy to ensure goal alignment drives critical and positive organizational impact.  Read on to learn how contract management software can help maximize three important contract management KPIs for success.

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What Is Contract Management? Here’s What You Need To Know.

By Sean Heck on 08/11/22

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Contracts are legally binding agreements that define and govern the exchange of goods or services. A contract’s journey – from creation to fulfillment and completion – is complex and leaves room for errors and oversights. As such, a process has been generally agreed upon for the handling of contracts. This process is referred to as contract management.

But what is contract management, and how can it be approached? Here’s what you need to know.

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CobbleStone Software Blog Recap for July 2022

By Joshua Hansen on 08/10/22

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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 software and procurement best practices in August by reading the latest CobbleStone® content.

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6 Contract Compliance Mistakes You May Not Know You’re Making

By Sean Heck on 08/9/22

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Contract compliance is crucial for the success of a contract – and sets the stage for contract renewals. Unfortunately, many organizations are (sometimes unwittingly) exposing themselves to financial risk, breaches of contract, and legal penalties. Contract compliance mistakes can lead to contract failure, data leakage, a shattered reputation, lawsuits, and more.

Contract managers need to know their mistakes in order to correct course. As such, here are six contract compliance mistakes you might not know you’re making.

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Not Using Contract AI? Contract Process Failure May Be In Your Future.

By Sean Heck on 08/4/22

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Digital transformation is the future of contract management – whether legal operations professionals like it or not. Organizations not leveraging contract intelligence may very well encounter a bleak contract lifecycle management future.

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