Contract writing is an essential phase in the contract lifecycle. During the contract writing stage, contract parties put the terms of a contract into written copy. Inefficient contract writing processes often rely on scattered clauses, poor compliance management and version tracking, insufficient line item management, and a lack of unified contracts and subcontracts. These processes can lead to an organization that is hindered by error-prone contracts with missing clauses, missed key dates and milestones, and a decentralized process that impedes the contract lifecycle.
Many different types of organizations can enhance their respective source-to-contract needs with user-friendly and flexible contract management solutions. To that end, we’ve examined five key organizational roles and explore their contract management challenges and how they can empower themselves with leading contract management software.
A Worldwide, Multibillion-Dollar Company Facing Increasing Contract Complexity
CobbleStone Software was approached by one of the leading airplane manufacturers, referred to as Company B (for confidentiality purposes), to help them better manage their contract compliance. The worldwide, multi-billion-dollar company has been managing contracts for decades, but their size, number of contracts, and contract complexity called for a modern contract management software solution.
(This post was originally published April 24, 2017. Updated May 29, 2018)
Managing contract compliance can be tough. It becomes even more difficult when important terms and clauses are buried deep within a contract. Times that by the thousands of contracts a company will manage and you can find yourself more frustrated than ever. Missing compliance can cost an organization much more than hefty fees and fines. Reputations could tarnish and deals could go down the drain. Your organization could be playing catch up for a while. Being able to meet compliance becomes a top priority. It becomes easier with the right contract management software in place.