Managing Vendor Contract Spend – A Government Agency Case

By Mark Nastasi on 10/22/18

Cobblestone Software is commonly approached by leading organizations, and government agencies, in search of a better solution to track contract spend (contract expenditures) in addition to their contracts.  Tracking contract spend makes contract, procurement, and vendor management more complex and requires a process, or software, to do more than just provide basic contract management.

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Prepare for 2019: 3 Useful Tips for Managing Contracts

By Rosemary Shields on 10/15/18

New Year Goals

The new year is hastily approaching, with resolutions swarming the office, and employees thinking about the months ahead.  For contract and procurement managers, there are most likely processes within your organization that you and your team hope to improve.  Whether your focus is compliance, communication, or overall better management processes, 2019 will be here before you know it, so why not be proactive with your new year goals and start preparing now? 

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6 Ways to Maximize Procurement Productivity with a Contract Database

By Bradford Jones on 07/31/18

Although an essential facet of running a business, managing contracts without a contract database can be a time-consuming headache. With so many different contracts with vendors and service companies, it can be challenging to keep track of them all without reliable contract software. The right solution can help you reduce the amount of time you spend searching through spreadsheets or shared drives so that you can work on growing your business. Here are just a few of the ways that a formal contract database can help your team maximize productivity:

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5 Ways Better Contract Management Improves DBE Vendor Tracking

By Jamie Reedy on 07/30/18

DBE supplier tracking becomes easier when the right tools are in place.

Whether you’re a local municipality, city, state, or federal agency, chances are you have a goal defined for awarding contracts to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE). Government agencies operate on “good faith” that they will make the conscious effort to consider these businesses when awarding new contracts. The problem, like managing any other contract, is the work involved to ensure that all criteria is being met and certifications are processed.

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