Contract Lifecycle Management Part 1: Mastering Contract Management Series

By Maria Votlucka on 03/30/21

This blog post was updated on March 30th, 2021

Contract lifecycle management requires a thorough strategy, careful planning, and the right technology.  Without all three elements, managing contracts can not only be challenging for contract management, sourcing, procurement, vendor management, and legal professionals; it can prove difficult to maximize contract value.  Contracts require tremendous pre-award and post-award investment.  Without a suitable contract management system in place, you can find it difficult to maximize ROI.  Too many organizations are missing end-to-end contract management that provides a clearly defined process, actionable insights, and accountability - ultimately negatively impacting productivity, profitability, risk exposure, and compliance.  Read on to learn how you can master contract lifecycle management.

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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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A Winning Contract Strategy with Contract Automation

By Sean Heck on 10/7/20

The strength of an organization’s contract lifecycle hinges on a healthy contract strategy.  An ironclad contract procedure helps departments within an organization come to a universal adoption of contract processes that improve contract performance.  A contract strategy that leverages leading contract management software equips organizations with advanced tools for organized, cost-effective, and efficient contract management.  As such, here is how organizations can employ a winning contract strategy for future-minded, AI-based contract management.

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Contract Intelligence: Embracing Smarter Contract Management

By Sean Heck on 09/18/20

Artificial intelligence (AI) is positively impacting organizations across a vast array of industries.  Developments in AI are proving incredibly valuable as they apply to contract management software systems.  Contract management AI can transform static documents into dynamic assets for better contract lifecycle management.  Here’s how to step into the future of contract management with powerful contract intelligence.

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