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What is contract management?

Contract management is a systematic process of managing contracts to minimize operational and functional risks and optimize vendor performance. It involves contract creation, execution, and analysis. Depending on the business operations, it also consists of termination of contracts. Generally, contract management is time consuming, but automation systems are greatly simplified for organizations. It can help your organization to improve contract management efficiency by as much as 50%.

Digitizing contract management allows organizations to store contracts in a central repository for use by different stakeholders. Legal and compliance departments can quickly fetch contracts for review at any time. Implementing access control ensures that only authorized users across the organization can view and edit any contract, thereby increasing security.

Automated alerts for expiring contracts will allow decision makers to take appropriate action to avoid getting locked into contracts automatically. Digitization makes reviewing current spending against the supplier easy, and detailed information helps reduce operational costs. Modern-day solutions are enabled your organization to uncover untapped savings potential with data analytics and detailed reporting.

Contract management automation benefits:

  • Streamline contract approval
  • Standardize contracts with consistent contract lifecycle management (CLM) process
  • Monitor and track contract changes automatically
  • Fast search to find your contracts quickly
  • Integrate e-signature to expedite contract approval
  • Use custom templates to automate authoring contracts
  • Identify contract process bottlenecks with detailed analysis and review
  • Get automated reminders to review contracts
  • Establish KPIs to align with business goals
  • Ensure compliance with a standardized contract management procedure

Learn more about contract management software and contract management services.

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