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Benefits of sourcing a Contract Management System

By ContractRoom on Sep 17, 2018 1:24:02 PM

Contract Management is a process that is usually defined as the execution and monitoring of the contract to maximize its potential while minimizing risks. With contract management, you can track all your purchases and/or sales related to contract. You can also easily search your contract repository and find related metadata to take quick action. The main importance of a quality contract management is to provide a systematic platform, offering several tangible benefits to a corporation, such as:

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4 ways to overcome resistance to New Tools in your Company

By ContractRoom on Jul 26, 2018 11:40:39 AM

In our technology driven world, we’ve developed a new branch of humor dedicated solely to technology “hold-outs” that invariably includes our grandparents, rotary phones, and foot stomping resistance to anything that disrupts the status quo. The same is true for companies that introduce, on a large scale, a new tool or new process that will require employees to pivot and follow an unknown course.  These new ideas can be met with disdain, fear, and even outright defiance. So how can we ease resistance and encourage full participation, particularly when there’s clear evidence that the new tool or platform will make them more productive?  Here are 4 ways to help the transition toward progress.    

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Basic Terms You’ll Encounter during the Contracting Process

By ContractRoom on Jun 13, 2018 9:55:06 AM

Contracts vary in their structure, complexity and goals, but they can safely be defined as legally binding agreements between two or more parties made voluntarily.  They are frequently multi-layered and subject to endless back and forth negotiations before they are finally executed, but they share a similar language that helps streamline their creation.  It is important to always read and understand exactly what is expected of you before signing a contract, but with a handy glossary of basic contracting terms, you can get know at a glance the terms you’ll see more than once during the contracting process. 

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Smart Contracts or Smarter Contract-ing?

By ContractRoom on May 31, 2018 1:06:24 PM

We’ve got smart phones and smart houses.  The way we live and work has become immeasurably more interesting and efficient because of our technology.  The same is true for contract negotiations and the future is looking even smarter.  With emerging technology like Blockchain, contract lifecycle management (CLM) can be further revolutionized through self-execution, transparency, and mass collaboration.

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Smart Contract Operations – Faster, More Accurate Way to Process Agreements

By ContractRoom on May 11, 2018 12:54:42 PM

In a perfect world, business and legal activity would flow smoothly, employee productivity would be peak levels, and work/life balance would be mandatory.  But, since the world is far from perfect, corporations and their employees must do their best with imperfect environment. However, much of the business world is seeking a transformation of internal operations to achieve greater efficiencies and outcomes. With respect to the operation of business transaction contracting, there are several success stories of corporations embracing technology to help foster and achieve success – the key though is to lay the proper foundation which in some cases requires re-engineering process flows.

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Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Modules: Drafting Faster, Safer

By ContractRoom on Apr 6, 2018 10:50:48 AM

In every society throughout history, legal contracts have played an important role in day-to-day business activity. The concept of a voluntary and binding written or expressed agreement between two or more parties to provide a product or service for some type of compensation was as familiar to the citizens of ancient Rome as it is to us today. The difference between contracts long ago and now was perhaps the higher percentage of “handshake” agreements, as well as with 'much' less legal complexity.

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Various Commercial Contracts – which is right for my situation?

By ContractRoom on Dec 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Legally speaking, contracts can be interpreted in vastly different ways. From verbal contracts, called express contracts, to implied and quasi contracts, project managers need to plan for all possibilities.

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Things to watch out for (and avoid) in contract consulting agreements

By ContractRoom on Dec 13, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Traditional contracts can have several pitfalls that can be avoided through the use of technology. Think about what a contract traditionally has been: a single, lengthy, paper-based document that is time consuming to create and, therefore, does not get updated regularly.

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Things to watch out for (and avoid) in contract consulting agreements

By ContractRoom on Oct 17, 2017 7:07:17 AM

Traditional contracts can have several pitfalls that can be avoided through the use of technology. Think about what a contract traditionally has been: a single, lengthy, paper-based document that is time consuming to create and, therefore, does not get updated regularly.

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How effective is collaboration in negotiations with contract lifecycle management software?

By ContractRoom on Sep 13, 2017 6:03:29 PM

Most general counsel and procurement officers would probably agree that collaboration in contract negotiations is a challenge even when all parties are in the same room. So what happens in our virtual world where the new normal is that people are spread across multiple locations and time zones? What does virtual collaboration look like?

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