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Randy Bishop

Randy Bishop is Co-Founder, President and Chairman of ContractSafe. He previously started and ran businesses in software and cleantech. Randy was the CEO of Verengo Solar, which he and Ken Button grew from a start-up to over $100 million in sales. Randy is a member of Young Presidents Organization, and he serves on the board of KIPP Los Angeles. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

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You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT... It’s an AI language model that can answer questions, create blog posts, and even write code. And now, it’s taking over contract management…kind of. AI in contract...

Ever heard the phrase “as busy as a cat on a hot tin roof?” Well, that's the life of procurement professionals. They're experts at multitasking. They're natural negotiators. They're contract...

We've got some big news to kick off the new year. We are thrilled to announce that ContractSafe has received a $27.5mm strategic growth investment from Five Elms Capital. This is our company's first...

Do you love motivational quotes and posters featuring adorable kittens “hanging in there”? Then you might appreciate this little gem: You can’t spell “challenge” without “change.” Ponder that for a...

Everything has a lifecycle, from the water on Earth to the forgotten Greek yogurt still sitting in your fridge. But what if we told you that contracts went through a cycle, too? Mind blown. The...

We know — contract management is kind of like weeding your garden. It may be tedious while you’re at it, but having a clean yard is well worth the work. Contract lifecycle management (CLM) is a...

Behind every great hospital, there’s a team of administrative wizards keeping the whole ship afloat. Back-office teams may not be the stars of the show, but they’re definitely the ones running it....

When you’re charged with making data-driven decisions regarding whether or not your company is earning a return on investment (ROI) from your current contract management process, it’s critical to...

As an in-house general counsel, you have a lot to keep tabs on — from new and changing laws (and how best to navigate those laws) to contract renewal opportunities. In this article, we’ll cover how...

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Contract management reports provide data for analyzing everything from compliance, budgets, and finances — to project bids, vendor relationships, and contract task management. To make the most out of...

Introduction On average, companies lose 9% of their revenue due to poor contract management. It’s true. According to International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) research,...

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You already know how important it is to keep on top of contracts. As a healthcare facility, getting contracts properly signed and implemented is essential to staying in business. Perhaps even more...

Just like balancing the books, the developing, signing, and ongoing management of contracts are important parts of running your business. Even more important and often overlooked? Keeping those...

Death and taxes are certainties in life. Regulatory compliance and paperwork are certainties in healthcare. Keeping it all organized so your healthcare facility is always audit-ready? Now that’s a...

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Your business needs contract management software. The only problem? Not everyone sees the same writing on the wall as you do. The solution? Building a business case stronger than the loudest...

Every contract management software in the market is unique in its own way and so is each software’s search. If speed, ease of use, and accuracy are all important qualities you’d like from contract...

Contract management software has the potential to save companies hundreds of thousands of dollars by improving the operational efficiency of the contract lifecycle, but those savings will hardly...

Contract management is like flossing … you know you should be doing it more often and probably be doing a better job. But … there always seems to be other things that get in the way. Your dentist may...

Like many technical terms, optical character recognition – or OCR – actually describes a fairly straightforward concept. It’s important to understand what it means for contract management because...

Happy New Year everyone! To help you start the year off right, we have: Added a new type of Custom Field for tracking spending Improved AI for Effective and Termination Date Boosted Search &...

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Summer is here! And with it, some great new ContractSafe features . Keep reading for more information about SubFolders, an improved Dashboard, User reports, and more. Let's dig in! SubFolders For...

Over the last several years, companies have started to pay closer attention to internal contract management and the impact it has on growth and revenue. In an effort to reduce contract lead times,...

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Just because we're all working from home doesn't mean we're slacking off! We're excited to announce a bunch of exciting new features for you this month. You can now generate redlines, convert scans...

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Wow! Our development team has been busy. Tons of great new features were just added to ContractSafe. From better document handling to better search...it's another release focused on ease of use and...

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DocuSign just conducted an interesting study. It seems that more than two thirds of companies still do not have a contract management tool in place. The general theme seemed to be that companies are...

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We often post content here that can be helpful to our customers (or others) and this article on the Andreessen Horowitz website was well written and addresses a lot of concerns that we deal with in...

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We just released a new feature that will save you a lot of time. Advanced Search is here. Also, bulk edits have been updated so that you can bulk edit any field in ContractSafe. Add in some improved...

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Easier Filters Easier Column Changes Easier Deleting Easier Edits We've got some great St. Patrick's Day presents for you! Lots of new features, all designed to make your life easier. Let's take a...

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We're proud that LegalSifter selected ContractSafe as part of their new, full service contract management solution called Sifter Concierge. This exciting new service is for companies that want to...

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technological innovation with important business applications. In essence, the technology allows a software program to analyze text and convert it into a...

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Questioning (unquestionably) plays a big role in society. Socrates believed that questions, not answers, drive thinking, and law students have paid the price ever since! The scientific method is...

The arrival of the new year is an exciting time pretty much around the world. In America, many eat special foods for luck, drink champagne, and party late into the night. In Denmark, people collect...

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...

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...

Independent Audit Verifies ContractSafe’s Internal Controls and Processes ContractSafe today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type I audit. This attestation provides evidence that...

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According to Merriam-Webster, “life cycle” was first used in 1855 to refer to the “series of stages in form and functional activity through which an organism passes between successive recurrences of...

People sometimes complain that we live in a world of instant gratification, where patience is no longer a virtue. But it’s probably closer to the truth to say that today’s managers and employees work...

Some people might view a discussion of the insurance industry as the perfect antidote for insomnia – but not us. While we appreciate that reading and enjoying an insurance policy from cover to cover...

The rate of technological growth around the world is truly transformative, and shows no signs of slowing down. According to Moore’s law, computer processing speed will double every 18 months, which...

Top concerns for today’s business leaders continue to include the storage, management, and safety of data. That’s not surprising, given that every time we pick up a newspaper (o.k., every time we...

In today’s era of rapid technological evolution, you’d better stay plugged in or you will quickly lose track of the development of important business products and solutions. Moreover, with society’s...

A quick update about exciting new features on ContractSafe! ContractSafe [AI]ssistant Introducing your brand new [AI]ssistant. We’re really excited to announce that our new AI setup feature is live....

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The importance of the nonprofit sector in America cannot be overstated. Every day, nonprofits and their dedicated employees perform important service roles throughout society, affecting health,...

Here’s a story we have heard a million times from managerial personnel at organizations in many industries: Business is booming and everyone is working to capacity. Thus, the company needs help....

It’s an unfortunate fact that we can have regrettable periods of boredom in both our business and personal lives. Perhaps this is due, at least in part, to the fact that in the grand scheme of...

Contracts serve many purposes for the business organization. Companies memorialize agreements with employees, vendors, customers, and numerous other third-party stakeholders. Importantly, while the...

For some, nothing sounds more tedious than drafting business contracts. If you don’t believe it, start discussing the importance of including a liquidated damages or force majeure clause in a...

Some years ago, the concept of contract management could be summed up quite simply. For some, it meant little more than compiling and filing paper contracts in the correct cardboard file folder in a...

Anyone dealing with contracts on a routine basis knows how complicated contracts and the legal system that shapes them can be. Needless to say, the substantive content of a wide variety of provisions...

While we have no idea how many contracts are created daily across the United States, the number would certainly be staggering. Truthfully, most of those contracts will lead dull, boring lives. They...

In today’s society, more so than ever before, business managers are bombarded with technological products and concepts, and must make sound decisions on behalf of the organization. Hardly a day...

Many professionals deal with contract management and its many benefits on a daily basis. However, some people have had less exposure to the concept, and “contract management” is a term that has...

If you’ve signed many contracts in your life, chances are you’ve seen some real doozies. Some contracts can be dozens, or even hundreds, of pages long. Think about a lease agreement you signed, or...

The concept of security is ubiquitous in our lives. We lock our homes and cars, and sometimes add electronic security monitoring systems to them. We keep cash, smart phones, and other valuables close...

Unless you're a contract law attorney, you probably don't lie awake at night asking yourself what a contract is. But in our modern economy, we live in a world that is, in many ways, defined by...

Do you sometimes feel like you’re falling further and further behind the technological revolution as the rest of the world speeds up? Certainly, for a lot of us, technological innovation seems to...

Data is a hot topic these days, and often in a bad way. Think about all the massive breaches, like at Yahoo, where 3 billion accounts were compromised or Equifax which yielded up the Social Security...

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