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Are Your Contracts GDPR Compliant?

Enforcement of the European Union’s sweeping privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins May 25. Unfortunately, many companies remain unprepared. Gartner estimates that 50 percent of companies affected by GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements on the date of implementation. Organizations need to move quickly...
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How Blockchain and Smart Contracts Will Change Contract Management in 2018

The term “programmable economy” was first coined in 2014 by the research firm Gartner Inc. to describe the radical changes occurring in the global economy due to technological innovations. In 2018, the programmable economy will be powered by disruptive technologies including blockchains, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts. These technologies will...
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Is Your Manual Contract Management Process Putting Your Business at Risk?

Manual contract creation, review, and approval often results in missed commitments, compliance mandates, possible discounts, and other milestones. This puts the business at risk. The contract management process changes for the better when buy-side, sell-side, and corporate contracts and workflows are aligned. Contract lifecycle management (CLM) addresses the critical issues...
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The Right Contract Management System Can Boost Your Company’s Productivity

According to the American Psychological Association, multitasking—when someone tries to perform two or more tasks at the same time or in rapid succession—can diminish a worker's productivity by as much as 40 percent. For business decision makers, this means that enterprise software can’t just be judged on its functionality, but...
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How Contract Management Software Can Protect Banks from Bad Vendors

The issue of vendor risk assessment by banks has gained more attention in recent years as the U.S. federal government tightens the rules around what a bank must due to ensure critical vendors don’t pose a serious risk to their operations. In 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the...
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Evolution of Contract Lifecycle Management

Ineffective contract management processes consume valuable time and resources and increase business risk. If contracting is holding back your business performance due to a lack of standardization, controls, or access, you may need rethink your current contract management process. Optimizing contract lifecycle management improves efficiency, visibility, and profitability. It also...
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Is Your Contract Management Process Giving Your Legal Team a Headache?

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the average Fortune 2000 company now holds 20,000-40,000 active contracts. Global supply chains, multi-jurisdictional businesses, and changing regulations have also made contract management more complex. Unfortunately for legal teams, contract management processes have not kept pace with marketplace changes. Manual contract management is still a common practice,...
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