In order to get started with improving contract lifecycle management, there first needs to be an understanding of what exactly the contract lifecycle is - as well as how it progresses. To that end, we have provided an illustration that shows the stages in the life of a contract - as well as descriptions that give more insight into how each stage involves and can be managed with contract management software!
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.
In-house counsel, paralegals, and other legal professionals are eager to streamline legal operations with lower cost and increased ROI. As such, they should be happy to know that there is a way to optimize and centralize spend management, efficiency and productivity, communication, contract lifecycle management processes, contract data analytics, and more. Here is how to improve legal ops with leading contract management software.
As General Counsel, you hold a tremendous responsibility within your organization – especially with managing internal stakeholders and maintaining efficient processes with external stakeholders. Relying on disparate and manual contract management processes such as spreadsheets, filing cabinets, emails, and shared storage drives can create an inefficient contract management process that can waste time, decrease revenue, and increase risk. Read on to learn why CobbleStone Software’s acclaimed contract management software platform – Contract Insight® - is the top choice for your processes.