CobbleStone’s contract management software, Contract Insight, provides system users with a searchable contract repository that makes finding information easy. When contracts and related documents are stored on shared drives it becomes difficult to find the correct document version and contract details because of limited searching capabilities and no audit trails. A searchable contract repository provides full transparency into document versions, updates, and related documents.
Intelligent contract workflows help accelerate the contract lifecycle but must be used in combination with workflow escalations to achieve a completely streamlined process. You and your team may be 90% compliant with getting contract management tasks completed in a timely manner, but sometimes workloads change, and you may not get to complete that assigned task by its due date. Contract workflow escalations can help eliminate this challenge by having a back-up individual who can complete the task instead.
If you’re frequently encountering delays or bottlenecks at a particular step in your contract process, contract management workflow escalations can help eliminate the slow down.
What is of Value to Your Organization?
You’ve come to the realization that, with the technology available today, you need contract management software in order to exceed contract management expectations and increase productivity. There are many solutions on the market and you’ll need a plan for how to evaluate them. Before starting your contract management software assessment, identify what is needed within your organization’s current contract management process. Do you have trouble locating document versions? Are there process bottlenecks because no one knows when tasks are due? Schedule a meeting with your team to discuss the challenges you’re facing so that you can be sure the solution you choose meets all your needs.
Whether you’re getting ready to attend your first work seminar, or you’re a long-serving conference attendee, be sure to follow this pre-conference checklist to get the most out of your next contract management conference experience. A week-long seminar in an unfamiliar place can either result in an undesirable experience or the best experience, depending on whether you prepare in advance.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for the best contract management conference experience…