Managing contracts takes a lot of time and effort, especially with the economy booming as we lead in to the year 2020. With this increased workload, contract managers need smarter ways to manage their contracts better. Legal professionals carefully review contracts with a sharp eye for details, excellent reading skills, deep comprehension, business acumen, and sufficient time management skills, but their process can be improved even more with new advancements in contract lifecycle management.
Are you aware that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was enacted by the European Union to help protect consumer information? Yes, the GDPR is a good step forward in safeguarding the data of individuals. In the United States, there have been comparable attempts by both the federal government and states to protect data of consumers including (but not limited to) healthcare privacy data protection (such as HIPAA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and various similar state-enacted consumer protection laws (to name a few).
The federal and state governments are indeed taking noteworthy steps in the interest of protecting consumer data. However, California has notably stepped up the game with the California Consumer Privacy Act. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA for short) creates new consumer rights related to the access, management, and deletion of personal data that is collected by a business.
Today’s procurement, legal, and sales professionals are very busy onboarding new vendors and customers, reviewing contracts, quoting deals, and qualifying leads and suppliers. Those efforts combined with the task of data entry, learning new software management systems, checking e-mails, and other duties leaves little time to accomplish quality work. By implementing simple and easy-to-use software tools, you can allow your staff to become more productive and allot their time to more intelligent work.
Learn how leveraging CobbleStone’s contract management software modules can help you and your organization work smarter when it comes to contract, purchasing, and sourcing processes.
What’s the Deal With Robocalls?
Telemarketing calls – we all get them. We’ve all received unwanted phone calls with someone selling a product or service. Have you wondered how they got your name and phone number? What legislation or regulations are in place to prevent these unwanted calls? According the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC “takes aggressive legal action to make sure telemarketers abide by the Do Not Call Registry” (in accordance to a post by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)).
To date, the FTC claims they filed 134 enforcement actions against companies for violation of telemarketing regulations and recovered over $50 million in penalties.