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.
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.