What is Contract Lifecycle Management?

    By Sean Heck on 02/19/24

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    Organizations of all sizes face the need to juggle multiple digital contracts simultaneously, with each contract being at a different stage of the contract lifecycle.  Leading contract management software reduces risk, improves productivity, and maximizes a contract's value.  But what is CLM (contract lifecycle management)?  Read on to find out!

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    The 8 Stages of the Contract Lifecycle

    By Jamie Reedy on 12/13/23

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    Contracts are legally binding - and thus need to be executed properly.  Legal teams should equip themselves 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 - potentially - renewed. 

    The "lifecycle" is an archetype used to compartmentalize and understand a contract's complex evolution.  The lifecycle begins with contract requests and concludes when these requests are fulfilled - with the possibility of managing contract renewal.  Let's further explore the eight stages of the contract lifecycle below and how digital contract management software can help streamline your contracting processes. 

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    Turning Evergreen Contract Challenges Into Opportunities

    By Sean Heck on 11/6/23

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    Anyone managing contracts knows about the evergreen contract. Evergreen agreements stand out for their ability to self-renew - offering a blend of convenience and continuity for both parties. However, this same perpetual nature can pose unique challenges in evergreen provisions tracking and management. In this blog, we will explore the intricacies of evergreen contracts; we will examine how sophisticated yet user-friendly tools of leading contract management software can streamline and optimize the lifecycle of these agreements.

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    How to Deal With Unexpected Contract Auto-Renewals

    By Sean Heck on 10/31/23

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    With rapid advancements in our ability to connect and form business relationships, managing contracts has become more challenging than ever. With the increase in the volume and complexity of contracts, the risk of inadvertently overlooking a crucial detail or deadline is on the rise. One such area of potential oversight is the uncontrolled auto-renewal of contracts, which can lead to significant financial and operational implications for a business. In this blog post, we'll explore the negative outcomes associated with uncontrolled contract auto-renewals and how contract management software can provide a much-needed and robust solution.

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