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New User Quick Start Guide

New to ContractSafe? Here's a quick way to get started!

Welcome to ContractSafe!  ContractSafe was designed to be able to use without reading anything, but if you're the type that likes to read manuals...this is for you!

ContractSafe was designed to:

- Find what you are looking for quickly, even within scanned documents
- Make sure you are reminded of key contract dates
- Create easy reports with the information you need
- Collaborate with your co-workers

This guide will help you quickly upload and set up your first contracts.

You can also see a quick (12 min) video introduction to the site on this page and get more help by selecting Support under the Settings Icon at the top of every ContractSafe page (top right).   Or feel free to contact ContractSafe directly via chat on the site or at support@ContractSafe.com

And when you're ready to do a deeper dive, here's a link to our Detailed Guide for Admins that gives you a step-by-step approach to setting up your ContractSafe account for your team.

Let’s get started!

1. Set up your password and log into your ContractSafe account

You received an email invitation from ContractSafe to create a user account. Click on the link in this email to set your password. For security reasons, invitation emails expire after 24 hours. If your invitation has expired, please ask your account administrator to re-send you the invitation.

If you do not see the email invitation, please check your spam filter. They can occasionally get caught there. 

2. Upload a contract into your account

There are two ways to upload contracts into ContractSafe,

(A) Login and manually upload them by dragging and dropping them on to the Folder you want them in on the Dashboard, or by selecting Upload Contracts at the top of any page and manually uploading them where indicated; or

(B) Email contracts directly into your account (our favorite!).  Your account’s email-in address is shown at the bottom of the Upload Contracts dialog box (See below).  Any email attachments sent to this address will automatically be uploaded into your account. 

If you have a scanner that can send out email, you can add your ContractSafe email address to the scanner, and then scan and send contracts directly into your ContractSafe account!

3. Find your newly uploaded contract on your Contract List

After logging in, select Contracts at the top of the page to access your Contract List. This is where all your contracts are listed. Newly uploaded contracts will appear at the top of your Contract List and will be highlighted. Select a contract (by clicking on it) for more detailed information on that specific contract. 

You can also use the search bar at the top right of any page to find any contract with a quick, Google-like keyword search.

4. Enter any information you want to track on the Contract Page

From the Contract List, select the newly uploaded contract. If your subscription includes [AI]ssistant, our AI tool, you'll be guided to accept and automatically add key contract data. If not, you will go directly to the Contract Page where you can enter and see all the key information for the contract and the contract itself in the Viewer at the bottom of the page (See image below). Enter the contract Name in the first field and select the appropriate folder under Folder. If you don’t see the Folder you’d like, one of the Admin users for your account can add more Folder options. 

You can also add any other important information, like Parties, Value, Account and Tags.

5. Enter the Effective Date and Termination Date

Enter the Effective Date and Termination Date where indicated. You can also choose "Set reminder" to add email reminders. This will open a new dialog box (See image below) where you can:

    A.  Select whether the contract has an autorenew provision, and

    B.  Easily set email reminders in advance of the Termination Date.  

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And that’s it! With these five easy steps you’ll have your contract set up and ready to go. You’ll get email reminders in advance of the contract termination, so you’ll never be surprised by a contract ending, or renewing!  And you’ll have this information available to you and your colleagues for quick reference whenever and wherever it is needed.