Maria Votlucka

    Maria Votlucka is a Marketing Manager at CobbleStone Software.

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    Contract Approval Process: Mastering Contract Management Series

    By Maria Votlucka on 05/25/21

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    The contract approval process can prove challenging for many contract management and contract administration professionals.  Without the proper contract lifecycle management tools in place, bottlenecks and human error can lead to longer contract lifecycle times. Delayed contract approvals may fail to meet business rules, business processes, and business and regulatory compliance standards - potentially leading to missed opportunities for time-sensitive pricing options and special terms.  The challenges and problems of inefficient contract administration are apparent, but what are the root causes of the issues with contract approvals?

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    Contract Lifecycle Management Part 2: Mastering Contract Management Series

    By Maria Votlucka on 04/1/21

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    This blog post was updated on April 1st, 2021

    In our previous Contract Insights blog, Contract Lifecycle Management Part 1: Mastering Contract Management Blog Series,” we discussed common contract lifecycle management tasks and processes that challenge organizations - and how these challenges can negatively impact contract lifecycles.  In this conclusion to that blog, we detail the reasons organizations should implement contract lifecycle management - as well as the core functionality that should be leveraged for the most powerful contract management software experience.

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    Contract Lifecycle Management Part 1: Mastering Contract Management Series

    By Maria Votlucka on 03/30/21

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    This blog post was updated on March 30th, 2021

    Contract lifecycle management requires a thorough strategy, careful planning, and the right technology.  Without all three elements, managing contracts can not only be challenging for contract management, sourcing, procurement, vendor management, and legal professionals; it can prove difficult to maximize contract value.  Contracts require tremendous pre-award and post-award investment.  Without a suitable contract management system in place, you can find it difficult to maximize ROI.  Too many organizations are missing end-to-end contract management that provides a clearly defined process, actionable insights, and accountability - ultimately negatively impacting productivity, profitability, risk exposure, and compliance.  Read on to learn how you can master contract lifecycle management.

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    How Contract Management & Contract Lifecycle Management Differ

    By Maria Votlucka on 03/25/21

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    This blog post was updated on March 25, 2021.

    The terms "contract management" and "contract lifecycle management" may at first seem interchangeable.  However, there are clear differences between the two.  Organizations looking for opportunities to streamline contract processes, increase revenue, improve compliance, and maintain security must develop an understanding of the differences between contract management and contract lifecycle management so that - when the time is right - they can adeptly leverage contracts to achieve organizational goals and reach new heights in contract administration.

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