Say This, Not That: Getting Your Team On Board

Randy Bishop | January 07, 2019

We’ve all grown up hearing the idiom, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But can you always convey everything you need to with a single photograph or drawing? Of course not. Pictures are great communication tools, but conveyance of some ideas requires the additional level of precision or subtlety that only the written or spoken word provides.

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Five Contract Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

Ken Button | January 03, 2019

From the time we wake up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night, we exist in a world of contracts. We can turn on the lights and catch up with the morning news on television thanks to our contracts with the electric utility and cable company. We live in our homes, probably with a lease or mortgage contract tucked away in a drawer or safe deposit box. We drive a car to work that was leased or purchased with a written contract. And our employers have even more contracts.

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The Most Common Types of Contracts in Business Today

Ken Button | December 28, 2018

The business world is in a constant state of evolution. Certainly, many changes, such as high-tech machinery, precision manufacturing, and automated contract management software - just to name a few - result from improved technology. In fact, many American companies focus almost entirely on technological innovation.

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The Future of Contract Management Software

Randy Bishop | December 27, 2018

Bold predictions for the future have long captured American imaginations, and there’s no shortage of people willing to share their opinions, especially at this time of year. Serious prognostications are needed to help formulate future strategies in government, business, education, and other endeavors. On the other hand, some predictions are less earnest, designed to entertain or excite the imagination.

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Contract Management 101: Who Uses Contract Management Software?

Ken Button | December 20, 2018

Most would agree that we live in a world full of conflict. As always, politics, religion, economic policy, and even armed disputes can pit one nation against another. Within our own country, we’re often so divided that it’s tough to find consensus on issues of the day.

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Contract Compliance Audits: What They Are and What You Need to Know

Ken Button | December 11, 2018

Have you ever blindly accepted your take-out order at a restaurant, only to later be disappointed at home? Perhaps you ordered a sandwich and onion rings (because you’ve been craving rings for a month now), only to discover at your kitchen table that the (clearly incompetent and hateful) server gave you the sweet potato fries instead. Or perhaps you ordered the house pizza with explicit instructions to hold the black olives, only to learn that a cook (probably with impaired taste buds) put them on there anyway. In both of these instances, a quick “order compliance” audit before exiting the restaurant certainly would have been helpful!

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ContractSafe Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation

Randy Bishop | December 10, 2018
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Your End-of-Year Contract Management To Do List

Randy Bishop | December 05, 2018

Everyone absolutely loves the end of the year, right? After all, holiday songs play non-stop on the radio. With our non-existent free time, we sprint through stores and stand in line to purchase gifts we neglected to order online by the final shipping date. There are turkeys to cook and parties to attend. And with a little luck, you can run into a visiting in-law as you both approach the bathroom in the middle of the night. Plus, just to keep it interesting, at work there are year-end reports to run, quotas to meet, and customers screaming that their accounts must be handled by the end of the year.

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Contract Management Best Practices for Smarter Contracts

Ken Button | November 26, 2018

Running a business is more complicated than ever before. Customers demand high-quality products and services for the cheapest price possible. Moreover, competition comes from everywhere, both domestically and internationally. Thus, the pressure has never been greater for enterprises to examine their business from top to bottom, to analyze every cost, and to streamline every process.

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Contract Management 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Randy Bishop | November 24, 2018

Would you consider yourself a trendsetter, always wearing the latest fashions or the newest hair styles? Or perhaps an innovator or early adopter, always surfing at the front end of the technology wave. If so, congratulations – you’re in rarefied air. But most of us need a little coaxing (or even convincing).

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