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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What Are the Stages of the Contract Lifecycle?

Randy Bishop | November 15, 2018

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 a specified primary stage.” Wow, that’s certainly a mouthful. The point is that the term clearly originated to describe the stages of an organic life form.

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The Best and Worst Automations in Contract Management

Ken Button | November 12, 2018

It seems like “best” and “worst” lists pop up everywhere these days – especially since anyone with a computer, a blog, and an opinion can add to the fun. A quick survey of the internet turns up an interesting variety of such “bests” and “worsts,” ranking everything from cars to starting baseball pitches to states for beer to fighter jets. If you can dream it up, you can find someone online who’s judged it mercilessly.

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Crucial Repository Features to Look For in Contract Management Software

Ken Button | November 09, 2018

Have you ever wondered about all the belongings you actually lose over a lifetime? When was the last time you saw that brown bomber jacket or prom photos from 12th grade, for example? After all, we do seem to have quite a lot of “stuff” to keep up with.

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Six Ways Poor Contract Management Slows Down the Contract Process

Randy Bishop | November 02, 2018

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 in a time that has been profoundly affected by technological innovation. Where we once sent letters or faxes, and checked our messages when we returned to the office, we’re now accessible 24/7 by computers and mobile devices.

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