Colleges, universities, and school systems can encounter unique contract management challenges. Academic institutions manage a large volume of contracts, vendor contracts, suppliers, and providers of goods and services - virtually on a daily basis. A disorganized, risk-prone, and slow-moving education contract management system can cause confusion among departments and, unfortunately, widen the gaps between legal, procurement, and contract administrators within academic systems. In order to avoid these issues, we need to first address the question: What exactly is education contract management - and how can it be improved with contract management software?
The COVID-19 pandemic has left educational institutions in a state of disarray. In such unprecedented times, education contract managers - especially when overseeing contract management teams remotely - cannot rely on antiquated education contract management procedures. Amidst such unforeseen circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, education contract managers can learn how to leverage the following key digital contract management processes within a scalable and centralized contract lifecycle management system to maximize their contracts’ value and optimize their workflow.
Institutions of higher education use contracts for many purposes; whether ensuring the delivery of products and services, or fulfilling student, public, or organizational objectives, colleges and universities have a variety of instances where contracts must be utilized. Accordingly, with the overwhelming amount of contracts that these institutions use, it would be beneficial and more efficient for the institution to use contract management software. The benefits of using contract management software are abundant in higher education, but a few key benefits can be highlighted below.