The 8 Stages of the Contract Lifecycle

By Jamie Reedy on 05/10/21

Contracts are legally binding - and thus need to be executed properly.  As such, organizations should be 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 - 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 said requests are fulfilled - with the possibility of contract renewal.  Learn about the eight stages of the contract lifecycle below.

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4 Must-Have Contract Management System Features To Look For

By Sean Heck on 04/28/21

2021 has already brought many enhancements and innovations to contract management automation - and contract management technology will not stop enhancing contract management processes any time soon.  Your organization could be missing out on user-friendly and future-minded contract management system tools.  As such, here is a list of four must-have contract management software features for a streamlined, simplified, cost-effective, and configurable process for increased ROI.

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CobbleStone Ranked Among Top 3 in Current Offering Category in CLM Software Report

By Joshua Hansen on 04/22/21

Choosing a contract lifecycle management (CLM) software provider can be challenging, especially if you’ve never worked with CLM software and do not have anything to compare it to.  Fortunately, industry-leading contract management software analysts, including those from Forrester Research Inc., can communicate and showcase their findings - offering you expert advice.  Forrester recognizes CobbleStone® Software as a Leader in their report titled, “The Forrester WaveTM: Contract Lifecycle Management For All Contracts, Q1 2021.”  CobbleStone Contract Insight® received a ranking among the top three CLM software providers in the Current Offering category within Forrester’s evaluation.  Read on to learn why CobbleStone was named a leader, according to Forrester’s expert analysts.

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How Do I Build My Contract Lifecycle Management System?

By Sean Heck on 04/9/21

Companies of all sizes within both the public and private sectors often find themselves maneuvering multiple contracts at once - with said contracts progressing at various stages of the contract lifecycle.  As such, they must build an efficient, organized, and cost-effective contract lifecycle management process that helps with all stages of the contract lifecycle.  Read on to learn how to get started building a strong and centralized contract lifecycle process - as well as how this undertaking can be significantly simplified and improved with the right strategy, rather than the cheapest and most manual.

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