Managing contracts can be challenging - especially when primarily relying on outdated tools such as spreadsheets, emails, and shared drives. Without accountability, visibility, a clearly defined process, and actionable insights within a contract management software platform, you can find yourself confronting contract management bottlenecks. Contract lifecycle management (CLM) requires careful planning, the right technology, a well-planned contract strategy, and robust contract lifecycle management processes. To gain the most out of contract lifecycle management, you need to ask key questions in order to find the right answers. Read on to discover seven key questions to consider when implementing contract lifecycle management, including key features to look for when leveraging a CLM software platform.
This blog post was updated on March 14th, 2022. Its original publication date was January 29th, 2019.
Manual contract management processes involving disorganized spreadsheets, sporadic emails, internal billing systems, emailed reminders, and wet signatures may suffice for organizations with low contract volume and contract complexity. Unfortunately, when organizations manage thousands of different contracts of ranging contract types, challenges can arise due to a time-consuming, error-prone, and inefficient manual contract renewal process. Moreover, such an outdated contract renewal strategy can increase risk and decrease opportunity realization. It's time to take control of contract renewals. Read on to learn how to leverage contract renewal process best practices for increased ROI, decreased risk, increased revenue, and better opportunity oversight with contract management software.
Contract creation management plays a vital role in the contract lifecycle, where contract contributors band together to form a cohesive contract. However - inefficient contract creation management can stem from unorganized contract templates, obsolete contract language, and subcontracts divorced from original contract versions. Read on to discover how leading contract management software can help streamline contract creation management in three steps.
As a contract management professional, you must be able to cook up a deliciously low-friction contract negotiations process. However, without a centralized and organized system for contract negotiations, you can end up burning the meal for all contract lifecycle management stakeholders at the table. But fear not: leading contract management software can be the secret ingredient to a savory, delectable contract negotiations process. Read on to learn how.