Contract Management is not just a cost center!

Randy Bishop | September 09, 2019

One of the frustrations that we hear frequently is that it can be challenging to get approval for a Contract Management System since the company views it as a cost center, and most new systems go towards revenue.

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Great article from Sterling Miller

Randy Bishop | August 29, 2019

At ContractSafe we love contracts.  We know...it's kind of weird.  But it's what we do!  Another thing we love is Sterling Miller's blog.  He takes complicated areas of the law and simplifies it into Top Ten lists.  They're interesting, useful and sometimes fun!  Here's his latest which is right up our alley:

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Reposting: 16 Sales Contract Clauses to Balance Risk and Reward

Randy Bishop | August 19, 2019

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 our sales process.  We thought it would be helpful to repost it here. 

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Faster searching is live on ContractSafe

Randy Bishop | April 23, 2019

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 filters and this release is our speedy Easter present for you.

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Three Common Contract Clauses and What You Need to Know About Them

Ken Button | February 26, 2019

Most people have a favorite book or movie, made up of a series of chapters or scenes. Standing alone, these scenes or chapters are important but may be confusing when viewed in isolation. But if well-written, the narrative, like a puzzle, will be revealed in full when all the pieces are assembled. Complicated contracts have some similarities.

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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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Four Supply Chain Risks Good Contract Management Can Squash

Ken Button | October 26, 2018

Business management has always been a complicated undertaking. Managers must define long-term objectives and short-term goals, then implement actions designed to accomplish both. The company must allocate resources to maximize efficiency and return for the organization. Moreover, business enterprises must understand their human resources and act in a way to maximize productivity. And like any organization, business entities are affected by changes in the world around them and must evolve to adapt.

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Six Tips for Negotiating Contracts

Ken Button | August 31, 2018

Movies and novels are full of expensively dressed, sharp-witted lawyers who play “hardball” in their contract negotiations and eventually make the other attorney blink. While that’s great for Hollywood, the truth is you don’t have to exhibit the attributes of a movie star to negotiate a good contract. In fact, hard-working professionals work together productively every day to complete agreements that address the needs of both parties.

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Five Common Legal Mistakes in Business Contracts

Randy Bishop | July 24, 2018

 

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 commercial contract at your next cocktail party. Chances are, even your significant other will abandon you for other party-goers, provided he or she has managed to stay awake.

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