Spend Matters – IWD: Women in Procurement share their voices

March 10, 2020

In support of International Women’s Day on March 8, we have been talking with Carina Hoogeveen, senior director of marketing EMEA at contract lifecycle management experts Icertis. Carina has published a story of her career in procurement on LinkedIn, where she outlines the importance of championing women in the industry and of course in technology. Read More

India Times – Farmers’ Kids Build App That Saves All Farmers From Insurance Fraud, And We Are Proud Of Them

March 6, 2020

A group of engineers (who call themselves Blockchain Megaminds) emerging from the farmlands of Aurangabad and Sangli have created a solution to this problem, and have won a hackathon held by Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, with a Rs 5 lakh cash prize. The team included three members — Dattatray Jadhav, Bhausaheb Galande and Sandeep Kakde. Read More

CRN – Icertis named a leader in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management

March 3, 2020

Icertis, a provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has announced it has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) for its ability to execute and completeness of vision. The Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform manages the “world’s largest portfolio” of contracts with a total contracted value of over $1 trillion. Read More

Live Mint – Click Moment | ‘You either create a wave or ride a wave to succeed’

February 12, 2020

Icertis has had a number of “click” moments in our journey to become the first contract lifecycle management (CLM) firm valued at more than $1 billion. By the time Monish and I came together to create Icertis in 2009, we had already led a couple of successful start ups. We knew that to be successful, you either had to create a wave or ride a wave. Cloud computing was just starting to emerge and we recognized right away that it was going to be a huge wave. That was our first “click”. Read More

Business Insider – The 18 hottest Seattle enterprise startups that investors say to watch in 2020

December 27, 2019

Seattle-based startups brought in a record $3.51 billion in venture capital funding in 374 deals as of mid-December, according to venture capital database PitchBook. While the Bay Area is unlikely to be knocked off its perch as the top tech hub in the world, early Amazon investor and cofounder of Seattle’s most prolific venture firm Madrona Venture Group Tom Alberg said, Seattle is a clear No. 2.

Icertis is the cloud-based software large companies including Microsoft use to manage their contracts. The startup’s valuation surpassed $1 billion this year when it raised $115 million as it takes on competitors such as DocuSign-owned SpringCM and made Forbes’ recent Cloud 100 list. Read More

Business Insider – 47 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2020

December 19, 2019

At Business Insider, we cover a lot of startups all year long, talking to everyone from founders to employees to investors to market researchers. Every year, we review through our coverage of startups that made waves during the year and analyze data from other sources such as PitchBook, the deal-tracking database. From this, we choose our slate of startups that we believe are headed for success. Read More

AiThority – Icertis Named to Deloitte’s Elite 2019 Technology Fast 500

November 12, 2019

Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, announced it was named 192nd on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Icertis, which recently closed its Series E funding round and became the first contract management software company valued at more than $1 billion, achieved 571% growth from 2015 to 2018, making it the highest ranked contract management company on the prestigious list. Read More

Livemint – 52 startups in India are potential unicorns

November 5, 2019

India’s newest unicorns include Delhivery, a logistics startup; Icertis, which provides cloud-based enterprise contract management; Dream11, a gaming startup; Druva, which provides cloud data protection and management; Ola Electric, the electric vehicle arm of cab hailing firm Ola; and Rivigo, a logistics firm. Read More

Chemical Engineering – The New Era of Sustainable Supply Chains

November 1, 2019

Another key element in assuaging supply-chain concerns is the collaborative management of relationships between suppliers and customers. “Enterprise contract management provides supply-chain visibility by tracking what a firm’s worldwide obligation, entitlements and business relationships truly are. It gives a firm grasp on the supply chain, key suppliers, the composition of the products purchased and the locales in which they operate,” says Neal Singh, Chief Operating Officer at Icertis. Read More

Economic Times – Desi demand spices up the Indian SaaS story

November 1, 2019

Indian Software as a Service (SaaS) companies are seeing demand for their products grow locally, following years of focus on the United States and European markets.

The demand for SaaS from India is not only fuelling growth at companies like Druva, Knowlarity, Icertis and Zoho — which have traditionally focused on the West — but it has also given rise to SaaS startups focused on serving the Indian market. Read More

Bloomberg – Billionaire Families Reshape Silicon Valley’s Venture Terrain

October 31, 2019

If you’re a startup, tech entrepreneur or venture capitalist there’s a good chance you do business with Silicon Valley Bank. The Santa Clara-based bank isn’t just courting tech whizzes. It’s increasingly focusing on the mega-wealthy family offices that are reshaping the landscape of venture investing. More than 1,500 direct venture deals were done by such outfits over the past five years, according to data provider Fintrx. Prominent examples in recent months include Tony James of Blackstone Group Inc. investing in fintech startup Alto and India’s Azim Premji leading a $115 million funding round in enterprise software maker Icertis. Read More

Spend Matters – Icertis Analysis Assesses Exposure of Global 2000 Firms to Brexit-Related Contract Risk

October 14, 2019

Icertis, experts in cloud-based enterprise contact management, has undertaken a survey using advanced machine learning looking at a sample of its 6.5 million-strong database of contracts managed within its Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform. The reason: to identify the level of exposure of companies to Brexit-related contract risk and the implications of non-compliant contracts in a post-Brexit world. Read More

Supply Management – UK revises no-deal Brexit import tariffs

October 8, 2019

An analysis of 6.5m contracts on the Icertis Contract Management platform has found that, for enterprises with operations spanning the EU, more than 10% of contracts may be impacted by regulatory, freedom of movement, tariff, customs and other jurisdictional issues associated with a no-deal Brexit. Read More

Forbes – The Cloud 100

September 11, 2019

Tech’s hottest category is transforming how we communicate, collaborate at work and protect our identities in the digital age. For the fourth consecutive year, the Forbes Cloud 100, produced in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, recognizes the best private cloud companies in the world. Read More

Business Insider – Daimler will use a blockchain platform to track the value of used cars in real time

September 4, 2019

Blockchain in supply chain. In February 2019, Daimler announced a partnership with enterprise contract software company Icertis to implement blockchain in its supply chain. Daimler intended to use blockchain to keep track of whether suppliers were meeting the control standards it requires from suppliers, particularly surrounding working conditions and ethics standards. Read More

AiThority – Industry Leading Travel Services Provider Retains Icertis for Its Contract Management Digital Transformation Journey

August 30, 2019

Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, announced Flight Centre Travel Group – The Americas (FCTG-The Americas), an industry leading travel agency group, has retained the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform as its contract management solution across its Americas operations, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. The travel services provider expects the platform to accelerate contracting and optimize its commercial relationships with the company’s thousands of travel partners. Read More

GeekWire – Contract Management Startup Icertis Hits $1B Valuation with Massive $115M Funding Round

July 17, 2019

“Icertis, welcome to the unicorn club. The Bellevue, Wash. contract management startup today announced a whopping $115 million investment, the second-largest funding round for a Seattle-area startup so far this year, to push its valuation past $1 billion. The 10-year-old company has now raised $211 million to date as it aims to fend off an ever-growing list of competitors.” Read More

Bloomberg – Billionaire Premji Helps Create India’s Newest Tech Unicorn

July 17, 2019

“Billionaire Azim Premji has helped create India’s latest tech unicorn: a fast-rising software startup that symbolizes the growing investor interest in the Asian nation’s enterprise technology space.

Icertis, which competes with SAP SE and Oracle Corp. to help businesses manage contracts in the cloud, has raised $115 million, propelling it to unicorn status as investors flock to enterprise software makers.” Read More

European Pharma Review – Brexit-tech: Overcoming post‑Brexit challenges by driving operational and cost efficiencies

July 1, 2019

“As 31 October draws closer, organisations across all sectors are putting contingency plans in place for whatever the impact of Brexit may be. However, for pharmaceutical organisations already operating in a heavily regulated, highly competitive landscape, the future looks a lot more uncertain than for most. Here, Neal Singh discusses digital initiatives that could help companies to get ahead of the curve.” Read More

MSDynamicsWorld – Icertis launches Blockchain Framework for Azure to coordinate systems

July 1, 2019

“Enterprise contract management company Icertis announced that it will collaborate with Microsoft to extend its Icertis Blockchain Framework for Azure. The offering is intended to help coordinate blockchain systems, ensuring that data reads and writes to the right places. Out of the box, it supports Ethereum and Hyperledger, with the option to build adaptors for other blockchain systems.” Read More


CoinTelegraph – Microsoft to Collaborate With Icertis in Enhancing Blockchain-Based Contractual Offering

June 14, 2019

“Major enterprise contract management service Icertis will collaborate with Microsoft to expand its blockchain-based contract solution, the company announced on June 11. By entering the collaboration, Microsoft will help Icertis to extend its Icertis Blockchain Framework, which is designed to enhance the transparency and efficiency of contractual frameworks using smart contracts technology.” Read More

GeekWire – Multicloud is here, and it will level the playing field for everyone, according to Seattle cloud CEOs

June 14, 2019

“Three prominent Seattle-area CEOs — Kristina Bergman of Integris Software, Samir Bodas of Icertis, and Arif Kareem of Extra Hop — discussed a wide variety of topics during a session on our business track last week at the GeekWire Cloud Summit. Just before piercing the hype around artificial intelligence, they also discussed how tech infrastructures spread across multiple cloud providers and on-premises infrastructure are what customers want from their services.” Read More

Enterprise Times – Icertis, with Microsoft, expands its Blockchain Framework

June 13, 2019

“The Icertis Blockchain Framework was built on Azure, Blockchain Workbench, Cognitive Search and Cognitive Services. As such Icertis believes the Blockchain Framework is the first to connect blockchain and distributed ledger systems (like Ethereum and Corda) to an enterprise CLM system in ways that have a broad-based and productive effect.” Read More

AiThority – Icertis Ranked Number One in Washington on Power List of AI Startups

June 6, 2019

“Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, announced it has been recognized by CB Insights, a technology market intelligence platform that analyzes startup data, as the most well-funded startup in Washington State developing products infused with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. Icertis’ $96 million in funding led to top billing in the state-by-state analysis.” Read More

Spend Matters UK/Europe – In Case You Missed It … P2P Market Roundup

May 10, 2019

“Enterprise cloud-based contract lifecycle management specialists, Icertis, have been on a tear lately. Over the past few months, they have been announcing new wins and new products at an accelerating pace. The recent slew of announcements include new customer wins with Centennial Coal and Treasury Wines in Australia, Lantmännen and Bertelsmann in Europe and Norfolk Southern in the US.” Read More

Railway Gazette – World Rail Freight News Round-up

May 6, 2019

“Norfolk Southern has selected the Icertis Contract Management platform as its contract management system. Icertis said this offers the ability to automatically create contract amendments when business conditions change, enabling the railway to respond to fluctuations in the market.” Read More

The Engineer – Daimler Turns to Blockchain for Procurement Prudence

May 3, 2019

“Consisting of more than 400,000 suppliers, Daimler’s supply chain is a complicated beast. Throw in creaking procurement software that’s a quarter of a century old, and supply chain management can start to look like the stuff of nightmares. As one of the world’s biggest automotive forms, Daimler knew it needed to modernise.” Read More

Progressive Railroading – Rail Supplier News from Fluor, Icertis, STV, Pandrol, Transplace, Bourque Logistics and Gannett Fleming

May 1, 2019

Icertis recently announced that Norfolk Southern Corp. has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to serve as its enterprise-wide contract management system. The ICM platform will help NS modernize its contract management processes to accelerate contract velocity, protect against risk and better optimize commercial relationships, Icertis officials said in a press release. The platform will standardize contracting for several thousand enterprise users in all contracting scenarios across the railroad. ICM is designed to automatically create contract amendments when business conditions change, enabling NS to respond to market fluctuations. The platform can integrate with other enterprise systems and automatically update contracts based on pre-defined business rules.” Read More

Computer Weekly – Microsoft Aims to Coax AI Developers

April 10, 2019

“Microsoft is fleshing out its AI platform for developers creating AI-enabled applications. The platform includes open source machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow and Pytorch, integrated with an Apache Spark service called Azure DataBricks.” Read More

IT-Kanalen – Lantmännen Väljer Icertis för Kontrakthantering i Molnet

April 17, 2019

Icertis, den ledande leverantören av lösningar för kontrakthantering i molnet, berättar idag att Lantmännen, en av norra Europas ledande aktörer inom jordbruksprodukter, bioenergi, och livsmedel, har valt Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform för att digitalisera all administration och hantering av kontrakt. Read More

Medium – The Imminent Evolution of ‘Augmentation’ in Accounting and Finance

March 25, 2019

“The first step to augmentation for a CPA is to shift the mindset from one of a compliance and process emphasis to one of seeing the benefits of automation and data

One example of this is Icertis, a company that Ignition has been an investor in since Leap Day of 2016. Icertis provides an intelligent Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) platform that allows enterprises to turn their contracts into valuable corporate assets by increasing contracting velocity, mitigating risk, and managing vendors.”

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Forbes – Life After Facebook: The Untold Story Of Billionaire Eduardo Saverin’s Highly Networked Venture Firm

March 19, 2019

“Ganguly’s and Saverin’s big idea was to provide much of the benefit with no strings attached. BCG is a passive investor in B Capital, meaning they only call in the consultants when founders ask. “It’s the cherry on top of the cake,” says Samir Bodas, CEO of Bellevue, Washington-based Icertis, a contract management software maker that has signed at least three multimillion-dollar deals from connections made by senior partners at BCG.”

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Enterprise Times – Icertis Goes Deep Down Under

March 15, 2019

“For Icertis this is a good win for two reasons. The first is that it will be able to gain specific domain knowledge of the Australian mining industry. As one of the key industries in the country it will then be well poised to take more market share. Especially if it can demonstrate success and business success at Centennial.

The second is that the wider Banpu group will watch this project with interest. One of the parent companies key strategies is to get smarter. If Icertis delivers at Centennial this may open up further opportunities in the wider group.”

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Compare the Cloud – Smart Contracts: Where Blockchain Will Prove its Value

March 14, 2019

“For businesses looking for Blockchain projects that can offer real value, contract management offers fertile ground to use this new technology to accelerate the business, protect against risk and optimize commercial relationships. For any company managing multiple contracts, contract management makes perfect business sense – especially in today’s highly regulatory, compliance-heavy and high-risk environment.”

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Mining Magazine – Centennial Coal Selects Icertis for ECM Work

March 13, 2019

“Icertis said the platform will be a driver in progressing the operator’s buy-side contracting, which will in turn boost Centennial’s compliance and optimise the on-site performance of its commercial contractors.

It is also focusing on driving efficiency and transparency in the effort. Increasing transparency into the contracting process will improve Centennial’s efficiency by flagging contract expirations and giving the company the ability to properly plan for upcoming projects, it said.”

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Future of Sourcing – Sourcing a New Contract-Centric Approach

March 9, 2019

“The business world is changing. It’s no longer enough for procurement organisations to balance risk with accelerating business; they need to find ways to actually reduce risk and accelerate the pace of business themselves. Contract-centric sourcing provides a new approach that drives value and improves efficiency of the sourcing process.”

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Supply Management – Mercedes Tests Blockchain to Improve Supply Chain Transparency

February 25, 2019

Mercedes and software company Icertis teamed up to create “a consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain”. The carmaker said it “requires its direct suppliers to vigorously pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.”

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Logistics Manager – Mercedes-Benz Cars Test Blockchain in Supply Chain

February 25, 2019

“Mercedes-Benz Cars is testing a prototype blockchain project with strategic partner Icertis focusing on consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain.

It said: “Daimler requires its direct suppliers to vigorously pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.”

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Supply Chain Digital – Mercedes-Benz Cars Partners with Icertis to Implement Blockchain and Create Sustainable Supply Chain

February 25, 2019

“Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Icertis, a leading provider of enterprise contract management solutions, to implement a blockchain solution for consistent documentation of contracts in the supply chain.

The partnership is part of Daimler’s supply chain visibility initiative, which requires direct suppliers to “vigorously pass on and control standards and contractual obligations with regard to working conditions, human rights, environmental protection, safety, business ethics and compliance within the supply chain.”

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Built in Seattle – 50 Tech Companies in Seattle to Know 2019

December 11, 2018

“If your only knowledge of Seattle tech came from reading the national news, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a two-horse kind of town. And yes, with employee counts and square footage to rival a small European kingdom, Amazon and Microsoft cannot be ignored.

But while the world trains its eye on two of Puget Sound’s most famous exports, a galaxy of growth-stage companies are developing cutting-edge technologies all over the city, transforming the worlds of cybersecurity, gaming, cannabis, business operations and the Internet of Things — among many, many other verticals. The scene here is characterized by smart people quietly working to solve incredibly difficult problems.”

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Contract Management – How Airbus and Sanofi Went Digital

December 10, 2018

“The ICM product portfolio, consisting of the platform and dedicated applications, enables companies to achieve this goal by more effectively connecting business opportunities with their supply chain, filling one of the biggest gaps in companies of the digital age,” says Samir Bodas, co-founder of Icertis.

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Information Age – Artificial Intelligence for the Lawyer – Transforming the Legal Industry

December 7, 2018

“But using technology to optimise previously complex, time consuming processes is not a new concept. However, employing artificial intelligence (AI) for the analysis and management of traditionally unstructured information, has the potential to not just unlock more value for users but also provide insights that have not been possible before. That is why artificial intelligence for the lawyer or for legal workers is beginning to gain traction. Indeed, the future of legal profession may well be AI and the impact of technology on legal profession will be significant indeed.”

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Levvel Blog – Levvel Research Announces Winners of 2018 Innovation Awards

December 4, 2018

“Levvel Research, formerly known as PayStream Advisors, is proud to announce the winners of its ninth annual Innovation Awards.

In this year’s selection process, Levvel Research judged leading software providers’ ability to meet organizations’ top back-office transformation goals using emerging technology. The team evaluated over 90 providers and used product demos, customer testimonials, and in-depth interviews to help identify the most innovative companies.”

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Geekwire – Tech Moves: New CFOs at Crowd Cow, Echodyne, and Icertis; Olis Robotics Taps Scientist

November 5, 2018

“Curt Anderson, who was CFO of startup Chef Software and had a long career at Microsoft prior to that, has come onboard as chief financial officer of Icertis. Icertis, which is based in Bellevue, Wash., provides enterprise contract management in the cloud. The company said Anderson will lead all financial operations including strategic planning, financial analysis, accounting and compliance, and core business systems and processes.”

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YourStory – Here’s How Icertis Achieved a $500 Million Valuation in 4 Years

October 28, 2018

“Derived from French for ‘beautiful view’, Bellevue is the second largest city centre in Washington state with 1,300 businesses and 45,000 employees. Home to many large and small businesses, this is where Samir Bodas and Monish Darda built a global organisation over the past few years.

The journey of Icertis – from a company that built multiple cloud-based applications to a leading enterprise contract management platform in the cloud – has been serendipitous. It took a chance meeting to put the founders on this track.”

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CIOReview – Transforming Enterprise Contract Management with Icertis Contract Management in the Cloud

October 24, 2018

“Contract management systems are slowly becoming ubiquitous in organizations and are helping them to invigorate sales, increase cost-efficiency, and in adhering to the ever-changing regulatory compliance rules. Albeit contracts are foundational to commerce, the contracting process is often unorganized, which makes it tedious to execute and increases downtime when multiple owners and departments are involved in a deal. Often, lengthy contract cycle times slow down revenue recognition, and in many cases, companies lose revenues due to poor contract management.”

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The Economic Times – Icertis doubles down on APAC business driven by India; to scale revenues to 20% in 3-5 years

October 23, 2018

“Software firm Icertis which provides enterprise contract management in the cloud to enterprise businesses is doubling down on the Asia Pacific region driven largely by India.

The firm which counts IT giants like Infosys, Wipro, Genpact, Cognizant as also Lupin and Mindtree amongst its clients in India is looking to widen its clientele in the country for which it is in talks with leading firms in the banking, manufacturing and pharma industries.”

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Supply Chain Matters – Another Example of Investing in Supply Chain Digital Transformative Process Capabilities

October 20, 2018

“The Supply Chain Matters blog continues to highlight current signpost examples in the deployment of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and other advanced technologies in the evolution toward supply chain digital transformative process capabilities.

As an end-to-end supply chain management blog focused on business process and technology, we field a lot of questions related to viability of machine-learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) or overall digitally based information architecture strategies applied to enhancing various supply chain decision-making processes. Some rightfully question whether this is more vendor hype or whizz-bang technology seeking a solution.”

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How Technology and AI are the Key to Fast Tracking Drug R&D

October 19, 2018

“The pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a period of rapid change. Merger and acquisition activity is high, regulations are becoming more stringent, and companies are forced to be evermore focused on cost. Regulation challenges were recently made more complex by the introduction of GDPR and uncertainty in Europe around Brexit.”

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Icertis: What Makes It Great (Contract Lifecycle Management SolutionMap Analysis)

October 17, 2018

“As of Q3 2018, Spend Matters SolutionMap provides functional and customer satisfaction benchmarks for more than 50 software providers within the procurement, finance and legal technology sectors. To date, we have rated 13 providers for the contract lifecycle management (CLM) benchmark. Not every provider, however, has yet appeared in the CLM SolutionMap ranking charts and SolutionMap Insider subscription publications, because some are simply too far off the functional mark to make the cut.”

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Supply Chain Digital – Airbus selects Icertis for digital transformation of its supply chain

October 16, 2018

“Bellevue-based Icertis announced on 17 October that it has been selected by Airbus to implement its digital transformation solutions across the aerospace manufacturer’s global supply chain
The firm, a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise contract management, will leverage the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform and the ICM Sourcing application to develop Airbus’s source-to-contract solution across its various divisions.”

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Enterprise Times – Icertis wins Australia’s oldest mutual

July 30, 2018

“Icertis has announced that Australian Unity has selected Icertis to transform the management of its contracts. Australian Unity is a leading national health, wealth and living mutual company founded more than 175 years ago. It offers a diverse range of services and signs a large volume of contracts every year.
Australian Unity selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to shift the focus from signing and storing to actively using contracts for greater benefit. As companies are realising, contracts should be living documents that can help generate both insights and income. Instead, they are often left languishing in a filing system or cupboard and only referred to at the renewal stage.”
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Computer Weekly Microscope – You know what’s over rated? Artificial intelligence

June 27, 2018

“With all this overuse the general public is becoming AI intolerant now, says Monish Darda, CTO of Icertis. He’s a purist who offer genuine artificial intelligence based on a deep process of machine learning and data science. Understandably, he’s appalled at all the posers parading around these days, showing off their unearned medals.
Darda’s intelligence (he attributes it to serendipity) is obviously the genuine article because people keep buying the companies that he’s involved in. Websym Technologies was ahead its time, Storability was bought by Sun Microsystems and Blade Logic provided the server management leader that BMC Software had to acquire.
At Icertis Darda and co-founder, Samir Bodas seem to have anticipated the next big wave and put aboard in place in anticipation of a massive swell of energy in enterprise contract management”
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Enterprise Times – Icertis AI brings contracts to life

May 22, 2018

“Icertis has announced two new applications powered by Artificial Intelligence for the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform: ICM DigitizeAI and ICM DiscoverAI. The new applications leverage the Microsoft AI services from the Azure platform to leverage the data found in contracts.

ICM DigitizeAI imports legacy contracts and maps attributes and clauses contained therein. This allows better analysis of contracts, mapping similarities and identifying variations between clauses.

ICM DiscoverAI analyses the data collected and matches clauses and attributes found in every clause to common clause libraries. It enables business to identify non-standard and key contract clauses during the contract review process.”

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ComputerWorldUK – GDPR compliance tools: How regtech can help companies prepare for GDPR

April 30, 2018

“The ICM GDPR Compliance App automatically identifies contracts that are not GDPR compliant, creates the appropriate Data Protection Addendums and routes them for approval.

It also assesses whether new contract drafts fall under the regulation before inserting the appropriate data privacy terms and clauses, monitors contractual commitments and tracks data processor obligations.”

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Drive top-line growth with a connected field service strategy

April 17, 2018

“Whether through custom configuration solutions like PROS Configure Price Quote (CPQ), or streamlined contract management through Icertis Contract Management, these opportunities enable businesses to get the most from their IoT investment and customer interactions.”

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Technology Round-up

February 15, 2018

“Icertis, the Seattle, Washington-based provider of contract management solutions in the cloud, received $50 million in Series D funding from Meritech Capital Partners, as well as PSP Growth and Cross Creek Advisors. The latest investment brings their total investment to $96 million. With its Series D Funding, Icertis plans to invest in integrating AI capabilities within its Icertis Contact Management (ICM) platform’s risk management, compliance, and revenue optimization tools in order to enable end users to become more agile, proactive vis-a-vis contract and supplier risks.”


Icertis raises $50M, looks to become the Salesforce of contract management

February 8, 2018

“Samir Bodas, co-founder and CEO of Bellevue-based Icertis, thinks the contract-lifecycle management industry his company serves could become as large as the customer-relationship management industry that propelled Marc Benioff into the Salesforce Tower. He just raised $50 million in additional funding to prove that theory.”
– Tom Krazit, GeekWire


AirPlus Selects Icertis

December 20, 2017

“Business travel payments provider Lufthansa Airplus announced Wednesday it had selected Icertis to manage the contracting foundation of its global sales operation, according to a press release. ‘The Icertis Contract Management platform will accelerate a process that used to take weeks thereby improving revenue recognition, gaining efficiency and delighting our customers,” said Spencer Hanlon, chief operating officer at AirPlus International. “The ICM platform equips our team with an intelligent, enterprise-wide solution that allows us to optimize our commercial relationships and speed time to revenue.”
– Nick Heinzmann, Spend Matters


Bellevue tech company Icertis pulls in $50 million

February 8, 2018

“Bellevue software company Icertis has pulled in $50 million from investors and added a board member who previously invested in Facebook and Salesforce. The latest financing round brings Icertis’ total funding to $96 million since it was founded in 2009. Icertis develops cloud-based software that helps companies manage contracts — letting them create, sign and validate contracts with suppliers, from large vendors to caterers.”
– Rachel Lerman, Seattle Times


Cloud-based SaaS startup Icertis scores $50 million in fresh funding round

February 8, 2018

“Cloud-based enterprise technology startup Icertis has mopped up $50 million (about Rs 321 crore) in its fourth round of fund raising, as the Seattle and Pune-based contract management software provider looks to expand its presence across the globe and delve further into artificial intelligence.

The latest round has been led by Meritech Capital Partners, the growth-stage investment firm that has also backed social media and technology giant Facebook and software powerhouse Salesforce, among others, with PSP Capital Partners and Cross Creek Advisors also participating.”
– Biswarup Gooptu, Economic Times


AirPlus International chooses Icertis to transform contracting foundation

December 27, 2017

“Icertis, the provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has announced that Lufthansa AirPlus, a provider of payment solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel, has selected the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform to serve as the contracting foundation for AirPlus´ digital transformation of its global sales operations. Because contracts are foundational to commerce, the ICM platform is a core element of AirPlus´ effort to transform its lead-to-cash process to more aggressively compete in the rapidly moving financial services market. The ICM platform will increase contract velocity for the company´s field sales team, decrease operating costs, ensure global compliance, and speed time to revenue.”
– Gulli Arnason, Financial News


Icertis app keeps new and old contracts GDPR compliant

November 17, 2017

“Icertis, provider of enterprise contract management in the cloud, has released an app that ensures contracts between data controllers and data processors meet Europe’s strict new information security guidelines. ICM GDPR Compliance app works with legacy contracts, using AI-enabled tools to identify problems with contracts and provide the appropriate Data Protection Addendum (DPAs) and routes for approval and execution. As new contracts are drafted, the app assesses if they fall under GDPR regulations, and appropriate European commission-approved data privacy terms and clauses based on predefined rules.”
– Kat Powers, CabinetM


CLOC survey shows in-house legal departments cost less, but external still getting big piece of budget

November 17, 2017

“There were 33 different vendors cited as those used by the 84 companies that said they do have a contract management system. Six vendors account for 58 per cent of the market share among respondents with a contract management system. In the top five were Apttus, Ariba, a custom or homegrown system, SpringCM and Icertis with Salesforce in sixth spot.”
– Jennifer Brown, Canadian Lawyer


10 Companies Making Enterprise Software Actually User Friendly

November 13, 2017

“Icertis is a contract management software designed to make project management an automated process. Companies operating on a contractual basis with their clients have thousands of moving parts. With some contracts spanning an entire year, managing and fulfilling all obligations is a huge task. Icertis automates that all by tracking crucial elements of the contract and syncing it with project management information. Instead of scanning through page after page of data, it’s all itemized with Icertis’ platform.”
– James Paine, Inc.


Vendor Summary Report: Buy-Side Contract Lifecycle Management SolutionMap℠ Q4 2017

October 30, 2017

“Spend Matters tracks CLM solution providers today — primarily from the “buy side” (i.e., procurement and supply chain), but also select best-of-breed enterprise CLM providers that can meet complex buy-side needs and broader enterprise requirements. This inaugural solution analysis features many of the largest providers, including source-to-pay application suite vendors BravoSolution, Determine, GEP, Ivalua, Jaggaer, SAP Ariba, and Zycus — as well as two best-of-breed CLM leaders, Exari and Icertis. This report provides details on the key CLM requirements and buying considerations for this critical area.”
– Analyst Team, Spend Matters


Tech Moves: Icertis adds Tami Lamp as Chief People Officer

October 26, 2017

“Icertis, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup that offers cloud-based contract management services, announced the addition of former Microsoft group health leader Tami Lamp, who will serve as the company’s Chief People Officer. Lamp spent over nine years in Microsoft’s HR leadership and also most recently served as the EVP of human resources at Group Health.”
– Clare McGrane, GeekWire


Your Contract Management Questions From Recent Icertis Webinar

October 5, 2017

“We recently participated in a webinar with Icertis, the contract life-cycle management (CLM) cloud solution provider. It was titled “Accelerating Time to Value with Icertis Contract Management”, but really it provided an overview of CLM thinking, the latest technology developments and the benefits that can be obtained through a structured approach to CLM. If you missed it live, you can catch the webinar now on demand here.”
– Peter Smith, Spend Matters


Daimler Moves Toward Digital Transformation in Contract Management

September 18, 2017

“Icertis announced that global automotive and vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG recently went live with the Cloud-based application in what is described as record- time. We were informed that this deployment was characterized as 80 percent faster than Daimler’s historic software installations. A legacy Lotus Notes software technology supported the former contract management processes. The new Icertis-based application leverages the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and integrates to the auto manufacturer’s other backbone customer support systems. The new application also leverages cognitive analytics to speed the migration of contracts.”
– Bob Ferrari, Supply Chain Matters


Digital Manufacturing Technologies a Challenge for ERP

September 6, 2017

“As the manufacturing sector undergoes digital transformation, poorly integrated ERP systems will soon be a thing of past, driving ERP vendors to reinvent…Nagi Prabhu, chief product officer at Icertis, a provider of contract management software in Bellevue, Wash., said that to determine if ERP systems are meeting the digital transformation needs of manufacturers, it’s important to first figure out why digital manufacturing is happening in the first place.”
– Linda Rosencrance, SearchERP


Contract Management Webinar with Icertis – Accelerating Time to Value

September 5, 2017

“What are you doing next Wednesday (13th September)? Well, if you have any interest in contract management, you might like to spend the first hour of your working day from 9 am to 10 am (for UK readers anyway) taking part in a webinar with Icertis and Spend Matters. It is titled “Accelerating Time to Value”, and will look at how organisations can get real benefits – and quickly – from contract management technology solutions.”

– Peter Smith, Spend Matters


Countdown to New FASB Rules

August 4, 2017

“New revenue recognition rules issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) are scheduled to take effect over the next two years. But with just a few months to go until public companies are required to make the switch, the majority are dragging their feet. The 2016 PwC Revenue Recognition Survey revealed just how unprepared some businesses are.”
– Samir Bodas (Icertis), Today’s General Counsel


BASF selects Icertis ICM to modernize its global contracting process

July 26, 2017

“According to the company, global healthcare leaders including Abbvie, Roche, and BD are also using its Contract Management (ICM) platform to help consolidate and manage contract lifecycles. ‘Icertis’ pharmaceutical customers are using the ICM platform to accelerate contracting velocity, increase visibility through a single, easy-to-use enterprise wide contracting system and ensure compliance,’ said Prabhu.” – Melissa Fassbender, Outsourcing-Pharma

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

July 4, 2017

“We are half-way through 2017 and it’s time to take stock of the hottest startups so far this year. For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups…No. 18: Icertis, 2.88X more valuable.” – Julie Bort, Business Insider

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