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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DocuSign study on Contract Management--surprising!

Randy Bishop | September 06, 2019

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 generally only aware of solutions targeted at large companies. This leads customers to believe the solutions are hard to use, hard to implement and expensive. Generally they are not aware of newer, more affordable, easier-to use solutions that have been introduced lately.

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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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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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Your Contract Risk Management Checklist

Randy Bishop | March 20, 2019

Maximizing resources is an overarching principle in business management. Managers get excited, and justifiably so, when they can add a little revenue here and cut an expense or two there. Implicit in this endeavor is the wise and efficient use of human capital, including your own time. One way many successful people accomplish tasks and save time is through the use of checklists.  Some people are even passionate (yes!) about checklists!

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How to Manage Procurement Risk with Contract Management

Ken Button | March 12, 2019

Risk management professionals, in the broadest sense, must concern themselves with anything that can potentially create liability for the company or harm the company’s assets. In addition, managers throughout the organization must consider the management of risk present within their particular departments or areas of specialization.

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Contract Management 101: What is Contract Risk Management?

Randy Bishop | March 08, 2019

The management of risk is so important in business that “risk management” has become a well-respected profession, with dozens of universities producing graduates with business degrees in the field. Broadly, risk managers specialize in identifying and evaluating risks to the company. The risks are then prioritized and addressed in a manner determined to best protect the assets of the organization.

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