How to Improve Vendor Relationships through Contract Management

Ken Button | April 19, 2019

Let’s face it – life and business are both all about relationships, and most of those relationships require hard work and negotiation. At home, we seek common ground with partners, parents, friends, and other family members. Sometimes, it seems like a remarkable accomplishment just to convince a child to take a bath or eat one more chicken nugget (a vegetable is out of the question)!

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What Makes a Good Contract Manager?

Randy Bishop | April 01, 2019

Top executives and managers have long realized the importance of hiring the right person for a particular job. Recognizing this fact, author and business consultant Jim Collins once said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

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Everything You Need to Know About ContractSafe’s [AI]ssistant

Ken Button | March 26, 2019

Americans have long been fascinated by automation and the concept of artificial intelligence. In that vein, science fiction books and movies have long captured the attentions and imaginations of audiences with stories about robots, androids, spaceships, and self-driving vehicles. For those of us who have been around for a while, the transformation of some of these ideas from fiction to reality has been amazing, and the rate of innovation is only increasing.

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Construction and Contract Management: What You Need to Know

Randy Bishop | March 15, 2019

The construction industry arguably goes hand-in-hand with human civilization itself. In fact, anthropologists, scholars, and other scientists often study our ancient construction to better understand us, both then and now. From ancient Mayan pyramids to Stonehenge, our structures tell fascinating stories, and sometimes create new and mysterious questions.

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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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CMS Cloud Security Terms and Standards, Defined

Ken Button | November 20, 2018

 

The concept of security is nothing new, and has long captured the American imagination. In many popular books and movies, whether set in the old west or in a modern office building, someone has something of value that someone is trying to take.

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The Most Important CMS Features & Integrations for Your Industry

Ken Button | November 05, 2018

All contract management software is designed to streamline the contracting process while reducing costs, but a good CMS is not one-size-fits-all. Certain CMS features, such as a digitized repository or automated tracking and alerts, are useful virtually across all industries, while other bells and whistles may not be worth what they cost (or even necessary at all).

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Key Security and Storage Features to Look For in Your Contract Management Software

Randy Bishop | October 12, 2018

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 open an electronic device and click on a news story), there seems to be a headline about hackers, ransomware, or another data breach. Heck, even the government is not immune, with investigations into election interference resulting in federal indictments against Russian nationals.

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How Technology Can Make Your Contracts Smarter

Ken Button | October 08, 2018

Technological innovation seems to be making everything smarter these days. From smartphones to talking speakers, one can’t help but sometimes wonder what the future holds. Perhaps even more amazing is the mind-boggling pace at which things are changing.

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What is OCR, and Why is it Important in Contract Management?

Randy Bishop | October 04, 2018

The following blog was originally published on G2 Crowd.

Like many technical terms, optical character recognition – or OCR – actually describes a fairly straightforward concept.

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