The first best practice in our Contract Management Best Practices series requires leveraging a centralized and secure contract repository. Relying on manual and disparate systems - such as shared drives, emails, and spreadsheets – can cause you to fall into contract mismanagement pitfalls. Discover how contract management software can empower you to leverage a centralized and secure electronic contract repository.
Successful contract management requires you to embrace a centralized and secure process. Manual contract management methods - such as filing cabinets for paper documentation, spreadsheets, emails, and disorganized digital storage – won’t cut it. These methods make it nearly impossible for your organization to maintain version control, keep contracts and data secure, stay on top of key dates and milestones, and enforce contract archiving and retention rules. Your organization can scrap these outdated methods in favor of something better. As such, here are the benefits of a secure contract repository within leading contract management software.
Contracts are a part of doing business. Whether we're referring to a contract with a supplier, an employee, or a business partner, every single contract must be created, recorded, and stored. Before automated contract management software became a viable option, businesses, education institutions, and other organizations had to rely on filing cabinets and other means to store these contracts.