Contracts are legally binding - and thus need to be executed properly. As such, organizations should be 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 - 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 said requests are fulfilled - with the possibility of contract renewal. Learn about the eight stages of the contract lifecycle below.
Do you manage contracts in a small to mid-size organization? Or, do you manage a large amount of contracts and need a basic yet streamlined contract management solution for optimal control and oversight? Regardless of the position or size of the organization you are a part of, contracts are integral to your organizational processes. From client contracts to employee contracts - among many others - your organization’s contract management KPIs can be hindered by contract non-compliance, disorganized pre-award contract processes, missed contract renewal opportunities, and more without the proper contract management system in place. Read on to to learn how CobbleStone’s Contract Insight Express Edition can streamline your contract administration processes with a user-friendly and highly-configurable interface.
Companies of all sizes within both the public and private sectors often find themselves maneuvering multiple contracts at once - with said contracts progressing at various stages of the contract lifecycle. As such, they must build an efficient, organized, and cost-effective contract lifecycle management process that helps with all stages of the contract lifecycle. Read on to learn how to get started building a strong and centralized contract lifecycle process - as well as how this undertaking can be significantly simplified and improved with the right strategy, rather than the cheapest and most manual.
This blog post was updated on March 30th, 2021
Contract lifecycle management requires a thorough strategy, careful planning, and the right technology. Without all three elements, managing contracts can not only be challenging for contract management, sourcing, procurement, vendor management, and legal professionals; it can prove difficult to maximize contract value. Contracts require tremendous pre-award and post-award investment. Without a suitable contract management system in place, you can find it difficult to maximize ROI. Too many organizations are missing end-to-end contract management that provides a clearly defined process, actionable insights, and accountability - ultimately negatively impacting productivity, profitability, risk exposure, and compliance. Read on to learn how you can master contract lifecycle management.