Icertis Contract Management Blog

Key insights from our leadership team.

  • 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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  • Down to the Wire: Last Minute Brexit Uncertainty a Reminder of the Value of Enterprise Contract Management Software

    Down to the Wire: Last Minute Brexit Uncertainty a Reminder of the Value of Enterprise Contract Management Software

    “Brexit” has been all over the news recently. If you aren’t up to speed or you haven’t been following closely, the deadline for Britain to leave the EU was March 29th, though the UK government has...

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  • Enterprise Contract Management and the ‘Business of Trust’

    Enterprise Contract Management and the ‘Business of Trust’

    Almost 20 years ago, I attended a presentation by the then-GC of General Electric. He asked the audience a question that has stayed with me. We were all asked to introduce ourselves and explain...

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  • Icertis Partners with Mercedes-Benz Cars to Create a More Ethical, Sustainable Supply Chain

    Icertis Partners with Mercedes-Benz Cars to Create a More Ethical, Sustainable Supply Chain

    For enterprises with complex, global supply chains, the risk associated with sourcing materials from unethical suppliers has never been higher. The risk may come in the form of a hefty fine...

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  • Unsure Where to Start with Digital Transformation? Try the Foundation

    Unsure Where to Start with Digital Transformation? Try the Foundation

    In a previous blog, I noted that the GCs I meet generally fall into three categories of tech adoption: those that have adopted very little technology, those who are in the process of implementing...

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  • GCs Are Getting a Seat at the Table with Digital Contracts

    GCs Are Getting a Seat at the Table with Digital Contracts

    I recently joined 400 people from the legal fraternity at the CLOC 2019 London Institute, to take part in a great discussion about the future of the law, lawyers, legal operations and the big role...

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  • Contracting at the Edge: How AI and Blockchain Are Changing the Rules of Business

    Contracting at the Edge: How AI and Blockchain Are Changing the Rules of Business

    Think about the last time you rented a car. If your experience was like mine, you did not sign your contract until you got to the counter. There was no question about when exactly you’d need the...

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