Navigating your CLM Platform can be difficult if you aren't equipped with a thorough understanding of the contract lifecycle. The contract lifecycle is the process under which a contract is authored, reviewed, sent for signature, executed, and - possibly – renewed. The "lifecycle" is an archetype used to characterize and understand a contract's complex growth. The lifecycle voyage begins with contract requests and ends when said requests are achieved – with the feasibility of contract renewal. With so many complex processes involved in contract lifecycle management, it can be easy to sail toward the treacherous waters of contract mismanagement. With a strong sense of how to leverage leading CLM software, however, you can quickly get your legal operations sea legs! Read on to learn how you can set sail toward better contract management.