Icertis Contract Management Blog

Key insights from our leadership team.

  • Enterprise Obligation Management Is Key to Driving Trust and Results

    Enterprise Obligation Management Is Key to Driving Trust and Results

    Contracts establish a working model for a business to reach a future desired state: They define the rules of business and how outcomes will be achieved. Yet until parties fulfill their contractual...

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  • When Should Contract Managers Get Involved in Sourcing? The Earlier the Better

    When Should Contract Managers Get Involved in Sourcing? The Earlier the Better

    I was reviewing my notes from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting and the International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers (IACCM) Americas Conference, both held...

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  • 5 Big Advantages of Contract-centric Sourcing

    5 Big Advantages of Contract-centric Sourcing

    Contract-centric sourcing is an emerging paradigm in which companies use contract management software with robust sourcing capabilities to drive efficiencies, compliance and savings in the buying...

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  • How to Build Visual Contracts That Convey Commercial Value (and Make People Smile)

    How to Build Visual Contracts That Convey Commercial Value (and Make People Smile)

    Image source: IACCM Two years ago, a working group at Airbus called ContractInnovators began investigating how they could design better contracts. As a use case, they set about redesigning a...

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  • What Does the Future Hold for Enterprise Contract Management? A Conversation with Forrester Research

    What Does the Future Hold for Enterprise Contract Management? A Conversation with Forrester Research

    A few weeks ago, Icertis hosted an in-depth conversation about Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) between Forrester Research’s Andrew Bartels, one of the leading analysts covering CLM, and our...

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  • 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.

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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

    As the global pace of business accelerates and becomes ever more competitive, effective contract management will continue to increase in importance.

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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.

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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

    A project manager at major pharmaceutical company was asked about what benefits her company is seeing from its enterprise-wide CLM platform. She responded that it was all about data.

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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.

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

    What Previous Legal Tech Trends 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 GC of Vertiv, joined me on stage at the 2019 CLOC Institute in Las Vegas this May, our objective was to share Vertiv’s contract management journey.

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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.

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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.

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