Vendor COI Tracking Is Easy With Vendor Management Software

By Sean Heck on 11/25/20

Is your current vendor COI tracking (certificate of insurance tracking) process time-consuming?  Ununified?  Tedious?  Error-prone?  Well, you can leave tiresome and detrimental COI tracking methods in the past by leveraging leading vendor management software to easily track and manage vendor data and vendor contract data on a centralized, user-friendly, and organized platform.  Read on to learn how.

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Why Your Software Provider Needs To Be SOC 1 Compliant

By Joshua Hansen on 11/18/20

Why do you trust your software provider?  Is there any specific criteria by which you measure a software system’s trustworthiness in protecting sensitive and confidential data such as PCI (payment card information), PII (personally identifiable information), employee information, client details, vendor data, and vital contract data?  With increased risk of data and security breaches, especially during such uncertain times as these, you should be confident that your information is stored on a trusted platform.  Read on to learn how to use such a trusted platform, along with the importance of SOC compliance.

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CobbleStone PC Helper App Part 2: MS Word

By Sean Heck on 10/28/20

As was detailed in our recent blog on CobbleStone’s PC Helper App for MS Outlook, contract generation is a multi-faceted process.  A unified procedure for contract collaboration, contract writing, and contract negotiation can be hard to come by.  The “track changes” feature that comes with MS Word out of the box can help make the contract negotiation process easier with redlining.  However, version control issues can arise when contract stakeholders work on different computers in disparate locations.  In turn, documents that are saved locally can easily get lost – potentially resulting in more work for involved contract stakeholders.

To avoid issues such as lost document versions and contract lifecycle bottlenecks, CobbleStone Software’s latest release of its celebrated contract management software – Contract Insight® 17.7.0 – offers a PC Helper App that seamlessly integrates with MS Word. Here’s how to use that functionality.

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CobbleStone PC Helper App Part 1: MS Outlook

By Joshua Hansen on 10/23/20

Many times, contract managers work in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines.  When dealing with an influx of emails containing a plethora of documents, the lack of integration between an email platform and a contract management system can cause important documents to fall through the cracks - thus increasing contract workflow inefficiencies. Thankfully, a user-friendly contract lifecycle management software system integrated with MS Outlook can streamline the contract lifecycle.  This, in turn, helps contract managers, legal teams, procurement professionals, and sourcing professionals save more time and reduce contract workflow bottlenecks.

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