Icertis Contract Management Blog

Key insights from our leadership team.

  • Brexit Will Have a Massive Impact on Contracts. Is Your Company Ready?

    Brexit Will Have a Massive Impact on Contracts. Is Your Company Ready?

    Last week, Icertis released new research that suggests Global 2000 companies doing business in the European Union can expect to have 1 in 10 contracts impacted by Brexit. Given that the average...

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  • Three Ways To Ensure Your Company Gets Blockchain Right

    Three Ways To Ensure Your Company Gets Blockchain Right

    Let me start by saying you can never get blockchain right—you have to get your business case right to make practical use of the technology. For many people, blockchain today is what artificial...

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  • New Survey Finds Procurement Is Getting More Strategic with Contracting

    New Survey Finds Procurement Is Getting More Strategic with Contracting

    As the global economy adapts to a period of long-term uncertainty, procurement teams are being tasked with diversifying the supplier base of the organization in order to maintain business...

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  • AERO: A Maturity Model for Managing Obligations in the Enterprise

    AERO: A Maturity Model for Managing Obligations in the Enterprise

    Managing the obligations enshrined in contracts is central to controlling risk in an organization. Obligations are legally binding commitments made by one party to another, and missing these...

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  • New Report: Contract Delays Cost the Average Clinical Trial Millions. Contract Management Software Can Help.

    New Report: Contract Delays Cost the Average Clinical Trial Millions. Contract Management Software Can Help.

    Today’s pharmaceutical and biotech companies are grappling with complex drug trial processes, highly regulated promotional programs, and complex supply chains. At the heart of all these challenges...

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  • New Report Shows Embrace of Contract-Centric Sourcing, Investment in Contract Management Software

    New Report Shows Embrace of Contract-Centric Sourcing, Investment in Contract Management Software

    Contract management is an increasingly important part of procurement. As the global pace of business accelerates and becomes ever more competitive, effective contract management will continue to...

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  • 5 Views of Enterprise Contract Management from the Corporate Legal Department

    5 Views of Enterprise Contract Management from the Corporate Legal Department

    Whether you are a Legal Operations professional or a Chief Legal Officer at your company, contracts undoubtedly play a role in your corporate counsel responsibilities. Maybe you’ve been tasked...

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  • Contracting Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

    Contracting Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

    This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. How many times have you looked at a contract (NDA, employment agreement, SOW, merger agreement, etc.) and asked, "Why isn't this in a language I can...

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  • The Top 8 Contract Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them with Contract Management Software

    The Top 8 Contract Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them with Contract Management Software

    While every company is unique, certain contract management challenges are common across all industries, geographies and business roles. Below are the eight most common contract management issues...

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  • Crawl, Walk, Run: A Roadmap to Understanding and Leveraging Contract Management Metrics

    Crawl, Walk, Run: A Roadmap to Understanding and Leveraging Contract Management Metrics

    Recently, a project manager at major pharmaceutical company was asked about what benefits her company is seeing from its enterprise-wide contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform. She responded...

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  • Visual Contracting: The Next Frontier of Contract Management Software

    Visual Contracting: The Next Frontier of Contract Management Software

    Let's face it: Unless you're a lawyer, contracts can be extremely difficult to understand. And yet contracts need to be understood, as they enshrine business rules, capture risk and reward and...

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  • What Previous Tech Trends in Legal Can Teach Us About Contract Management Software

    What Previous Tech Trends in Legal Can Teach Us About Contract Management Software

    During my legal and legaltech career, I’ve witnessed firsthand a number of digital revolutions impacting legal departments.

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  • Exceeding Expectations: How One GC Used Contract Management Software to Become More than ‘Just a Lawyer’  

    Exceeding Expectations: How One GC Used Contract Management Software to Become More than ‘Just a Lawyer’  

    When Colin Flannery, the worldwide General Counsel of Vertiv, joined me on stage at the 2019 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Institute in Las Vegas this May, our objective was to...

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  • The 5 Ws of Enterprise Contract Management for Legal Ops

    The 5 Ws of Enterprise Contract Management for Legal Ops

    For legal departments, contracts have long been the forgotten piece of a company’s digital transformation puzzle.  An attorney in the department might be asked to enter the contract process for...

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  • Five Big Procurement Challenges Addressed by Enterprise Contract Management Software

    Five Big Procurement Challenges Addressed by Enterprise Contract Management Software

    Procurement is a complex part of global business that carries serious commercial and regulatory risk. These risks are especially pronounced when a company does not have an effective way to...

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  • Contract Management Software vs. A Contract Management Platform: A Matter of Value

    Contract Management Software vs. A Contract Management Platform: A Matter of Value

    The first question every business asks when considering a new technology is: What value will it deliver for our enterprise? But if your company is selecting a contract lifecycle management (CLM)...

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  • Why It’s Time to Ditch Email for Contract Collaboration

    Why It’s Time to Ditch Email for Contract Collaboration

    In complex business environments, partner, supplier, and customer relationships are critical. Contracts form the foundation of these commercial relationships, yet many companies continue to rely...

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  • Icertis Partners with Women in Data Science (WiDS), a Part of Stanford University’s Global Initiative

    Icertis Partners with Women in Data Science (WiDS), a Part of Stanford University’s Global Initiative

    In March, I had the honor of representing Icertis at the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held in Pune, India. WiDS is an exclusive platform blending two very specific topics: Women...

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  • An Alexa for Contracts? Five Ways AI Will Drive New Value in Contract Management Software

    An Alexa for Contracts? Five Ways AI Will Drive New Value in Contract Management Software

    As Artificial Intelligence continues to get mindshare and generate interest with many real and some exotic applications, it also presents major opportunities for how enterprises manage their...

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  • A Very Easy Way to Test Your Contract Management Software’s Ease-of-Use

    A Very Easy Way to Test Your Contract Management Software’s Ease-of-Use

    In most cases, we at Icertis prefer solutions in the cloud over their manual, paper-based analogs. After all, we are in the business of helping companies realize the full value of their contracts...

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