Contracts are legally binding - and thus need to be executed properly. Legal teams should equip themselves 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 these requests are fulfilled - with the possibility of managing contract renewal. Let's further explore the eight stages of the contract lifecycle below and how contract management software can help streamline your contracting processes.