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The blog for how-to's, industry updates, and more on the topics like intelligent contracting, AI-powered contract operations, and the next evolution of contract lifecycle management

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November 29, 2022

A Roadmap to Contract Intelligence for Banks and Financial Services Companies

Banking and financial services companies need insight into their contracts, now more than ever. Facing the combined headwinds of economic uncertainty, evolving customer expectations, and changing regulations, banks and financial services companies are under increased pressure from both competitive and compliance perspectives.
November 15, 2022

How Contracts Can Help IT and Professional Services Companies Weather Inflation

Inflation is the story of our time, and it is hitting IT and professional services companies particularly hard. The United States economy has experienced its highest rates of inflation in 40 years, pushing wages alone up between 4-7% since the start of the pandemic.
November 9, 2022

What LIBOR Sunset Taught Us About Contract (Mis)Management in Financial Services

Banking and financial services organizations operate in a marketplace defined by disruption. Economic turbulence, evolving customer expectations, and new technologies have placed increasing pressure on banks and financial services to ensure compliance enterprise-wide.
October 31, 2022

5 Critical Questions Financial Service Organizations Must Ask About Their Contracts

New technology, economic uncertainty, market volatility, evolving regulations, and high expectations from customers are increasing competitive and compliance pressures that banks and financial services companies must manage.
October 27, 2022

Sprints & Marathons – Three Helpful (and Healthful!) Tips for Nailing an Ambitious CLM Implementation

During a session I helped lead with representatives from Baxter and Deloitte, we talked about how legal departments can move fast to achieve quick wins during CLM implementation (the sprint) while continuing work toward their more ambitious contracting goals – enterprise-wide, structured, and connected contract data (the marathon).
October 12, 2022

More Intelligent Spend: It’s In Your Contracts

Imagine bottling your most effective contract writers and always bringing your best clauses and language to the negotiating table. 
September 26, 2022

Driving Change: Creating a Strategy for Legal Transformation

As legal departments strive to do more with less, there is ever-increasing pressure on department leaders to utilize technology and strategically manage work and contract flow.  One of the most powerful technologies helping legal teams work smarter and digitally reimagine manual processes is contract lifecycle management (CLM) software.
August 29, 2022

Enterprise Contract Intelligence, Powered by Azure, Is Accelerating Customer Value Across Organizations

By Nick Parker As President of the Industry & Partner Sales (IPS) organization, Nick Parker leads Microsoft's multi-billion-dollar global sales business spanning industry, partner ...

August 25, 2022

4 Fast Insights into the State of Contract Management in Manufacturing: WorldCC Survey

World Commerce & Contracting recently released its highly anticipated "Benchmark Report, The Benefit of Focus, the Cost of Neglect," representing data from over 800 ...