Over the last year, our clients - legal professionals - have expressed their seemingly increased workload for reviewing contract documents, negotiating agreements, and signing contracts. Recently, I was asked: "When do you know it is time to hire a full-time legal professional for contract management and legal review?" Considering the innumerable times I've been asked this question, I resolved to write a thorough and thoughtful response as a blog that aligns with our audience of contract management software users and prospective CLM users as well. Discover 5 steps to determine if you need to hire a full-time legal reviewer or paralegal.
After dealing with exhausting manual contract management software best practices, you are searching online for a pleasant, relaxing stay in a contract management suite. There are many leading contract management software platforms out there, but only leading solutions offer the amenities you need to kick back and enjoy improved legal operations. To virtually ensure you have the best possible CLM experience, here are the amenities you should look for in your contract management suite.
Contract management teams hold a lot of responsibilities throughout the life of a contract. Streamlined and organized contract collaboration is key to CLM success. Without a clear-cut understanding of how the contract process should occur, contract management teams can encounter unnecessary contract risk, contract lifecycle bottlenecks, and decreased revenue. As such, we have outlined the responsibilities of a contract management team and how these responsibilities can be centralized and organized with leading contract management software.
Introducing a new contract management software solution can be a painless process or a long and difficult one. Taking steps to prepare for the CLM implementation helps ensure the process is efficient rather than arduous and helps guarantee success. The following steps can help lead to successful implementation:
- Determine contract administrators for the project.
- Assess and track contract data.
- Consider contract processes and configure procedures.
- Increase security with contract management permissions.
- Define necessary contract management reports.
- Collect and clean contract management data.
Read on to discover how to leverage the above-mentioned steps to successfully implement your contract lifecycle management software.