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.
Manual drafting processes, unsystematic document and contract storage, and workflows involving emails and phones lead to contract lifecycle bottlenecks, wasted time, and squandered opportunities. Contract management software can help alleviate these issues so that education professionals can take control of their contracts and “ace” contract management best practices.
The Challenge: Missed Renewals and an Inefficient Process
CobbleStone’s award-winning contract management software, Contract Insight™, is a fully configurable system, able to meet any industry’s needs with a few configurations. Both large and small educational institutions, from community colleges to leading universities, use Contract Insight as their preferred education contract management software. Learn from this real-world example how one of Washington’s largest higher education institutions chose Contract Insight as their contract management system and utilized the user-friendly software’s configurability to set up the system to meet their needs.