Implement Contract Software Like A Pro

By Connie Egan on 07/27/17

Deploying and implementing a contract software system can be a challenge for any organization. You’ve completed your search for the best system, saw demonstrations, negotiated the best price, and decided on a solution. Now it is time to implement the system. Here at CobbleStone, we focus on relieving the stress of implementing your new contract management system by creating a plan and training schedule with the help of our training specialists.

Although CobbleStone is known to offer the most user-friendly CLM solution in the market, if it is your first time using contract software, we will guide you through the setup process. Throughout the years, we have walked countless users through Contract Insight to help them effectively manage their organizations’ contracts. With a little help and a little planning, you can be on your way to an automated, streamlined contracting environment.

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Lost Contracts? Not Anymore!

By CobbleStone Systems on 10/13/16

Demolishing filing cabinets, ripping out drawers, rummaging through mountains of papers, and scanning your calendars for expiration dates - I’m sure you’ve managed to lose important documents because there was no organization. It has probably caused you a great deal of stress.

Imagine all of your contracts being stored in a singular place – with no problems.

With Contract Insight™ Contract Management Software, this is what you are given.

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Will Authoring Contracts From Templates Benefit Your Team?

By Dylan Bari on 06/8/16

Contract writing and authoring can be the easiest or most complex step of thecontract lifecycle management process. Whether the contract is going to contain a minimal amount of information, or if it is going to contain hundreds of different terms and clauses; writing all of these contracts can be a daunting and time-consuming process. Because of this issue, select providers of contract management software have a solution. By using contract templates, your authorized users can easily author a new contract by using rules-based text and clauses. This feature is beneficial in many ways, but a few of the key benefits can be outlined in more detail below.

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Benefits of a Software Suite with Full Procurement and Contract Lifecycle Management

By George Miller on 05/5/16

Organizations across every industry are responsible for tracking, managing, and storing their contracts and agreements with vendors, clients, and partners.  For many companies with contracts and committals with vendors, tracking the sourcing of those agreements is essential.  Whether agreements with vendors are reached with simple or complicated procurement processes; a software suite with full procurement and contract lifecycle management can be enormously beneficial to any organization.

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SaaS vs. Locally Deployed: Which CLM Option is Right for Your Business?

By Dylan Bari on 04/7/16

You’re in need of contract lifecycle management software. You’ve found a product that is a good fit for your organization. However, some of these products are offered as a SaaS deployment, some products are offered as a local deployment, and some products can be offered as both a SaaS or local deployment option; and you are unsure which option is the most beneficial for your business. Do not worry. Your questions, concerns and uncertainties about which deployment option is right for your business will be answered in the reading that follows. Before you make a decision, the benefits of both the SaaS and locally deployed option should be outlined.

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Are Contract eSignatures Legal? Will eSignatures Hold up in Court?

By George Miller on 03/11/16

Electronic signatures are a must to streamline your contract management process.  They allow organizations to create efficiencies that expedite preexisting processes and reduce financial costs.  However, there are still individuals and organizations that question whether or not contract electronic signatures are legal and whether eSignatures will hold up in court.  The question is valid; potential litigation is a serious threat to any organization.  Judicial decisions and legal precedent in the United States have left very little ambiguity on whether or not contract electronic signatures are equivalent to handwritten signatures.  Organizations that use eSignatures should take comfort knowing that the courts have been on their side since 1869.

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Contract Management Software: Why Colleges and Universities Need it

By Dylan Bari on 02/25/16

Institutions of higher education use contracts for many purposes; whether ensuring the delivery of products and services, or fulfilling student, public, or organizational objectives, colleges and universities have a variety of instances where contracts must be utilized. Accordingly, with the overwhelming amount of contracts that these institutions use, it would be beneficial and more efficient for the institution to use contract management software. The benefits of using contract management software are abundant in higher education, but a few key benefits can be highlighted below.

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Pharmaceutical Contract Management: Sunshine Act Compliance

By George Miller on 12/29/15

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act was passed by the United States in 2010 in an effort to increase the transparency of the fiscal relationships of drug manufacturers, medical device producers, and biological and medical supplies companies with health care providers.  The institution of the Sunshine Act demanded pharmaceutical organizations with relationships to Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to collect and track data relating to their agreements with entities such as physicians and teaching hospitals. 

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Enhance Your Organization’s Procurement Procedures with Contract Management Software

By George Miller on 12/15/15

Procurement processes are crucial to the overall success of an organization. Sourcing goods and services effectively can have a noticeable positive impact on a company’s bottom line. Contract management software can enhance an organization’s procedures by allowing for internal contract visibility, managing rules-based contract requests and requisitions, and ensuring the tracking of vendor performance ratings.

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The Importance of Streamlining Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

By George Miller on 12/2/15

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is great if you don’t work in government and believe that, as a citizen, you should be entitled to knowledge of your government’s actions.  On the other hand, if you are a government contract administrator, complying with FOIA can be a time consuming process.  Especially if you are responsible for tracking the seemingly never ending supply of public records or determining if a contract record is, or is not, exempt to FOIA. 

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