Vivek Bharti

Vivek Bharti serves as a general manager in product management for Icertis.

  • The Path Forward: The Role of Contracts in Responding to Crisis

    The Path Forward: The Role of Contracts in Responding to Crisis

    While the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic took the entire business world by surprise, it has also brought to surface the value of properly managing the most important assets of your business. In...

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  • Three Contract Concerns to Focus on Beyond Supply Chain Risk

    Three Contract Concerns to Focus on Beyond Supply Chain Risk

    Recently, my colleague Bernadette Bulacan noted how valuable enterprise contract management software is for companies that want to gain visibility into their supply chain amid the COVID-19...

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  • Without Best-in-Class Contract Management Software, Sourcing Organizations Are Leaving Money on the Table

    Without Best-in-Class Contract Management Software, Sourcing Organizations Are Leaving Money on the Table

    Imagine this: A Fortune 100 company deploys an enterprise contract management system across its buy-side operations. With all its contracts in a single system, the company identifies the suppliers...

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  • Think a Source-to-Settle Suite Can Meet Your Contracting Needs? Think Again

    Think a Source-to-Settle Suite Can Meet Your Contracting Needs? Think Again

    According to researchers at the British Library, the written word dates back to the fourth millennium B.C.E., when contracts between buyers and sellers became too complex to recall simply by...

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  • What Agile Development Techniques Can Teach Us About Building Better Contracts

    What Agile Development Techniques Can Teach Us About Building Better Contracts

    When designing a new widget, experienced product managers know that they can’t slap a quality control process at the end of the design process and expect a good output. Rather, QC must be designed...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why Contracts Are Key to Executing Your Sourcing Category Strategy

    Why Contracts Are Key to Executing Your Sourcing Category Strategy

    For procurement organizations, “category management” is considered a best practice for sourcing.

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  • Bringing Contracts to the Center of Sourcing: A Paradigm Shift for Procurement Professionals

    Bringing Contracts to the Center of Sourcing: A Paradigm Shift for Procurement Professionals

    Today’s procurement organizations are being asked to move faster than ever to source the materials needed by their companies. It’s a difficult position to be in. Under the current sourcing...

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  • Reducing Supply Chain Risk with Better Contract Management

    Reducing Supply Chain Risk with Better Contract Management

    Preventing reputational and brand damage caused by poor supplier practices should be first on the executive agenda, according to Pierre-Francois Thaler.

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  • Sourcing Organizations Are Gaining Strategic Advantage With Enterprise Contract Management Software

    Sourcing Organizations Are Gaining Strategic Advantage With Enterprise Contract Management Software

    Sourcing and procurement departments play a strategic role in controlling spending and managing risks.

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  • Get Smarter about Sourcing with Enhanced RFP and RFI Management

    Get Smarter about Sourcing with Enhanced RFP and RFI Management

    Managing supplier relationships, obligations and risks in the source-to-contract and the procure-to-pay processes is a significant challenge for procurement organizations.

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  • Your Contract Management Software Is Really a Supplier Relationship Building Tool

    Your Contract Management Software Is Really a Supplier Relationship Building Tool

    When you hear the word ‘contracts’, what do you think of? Closing deals? Generating revenue? Committing to obligations? Managing risk? Contracts are involved in nearly every aspect of operating a...

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  • Supply Chain Risk Near All-Time High

    Supply Chain Risk Near All-Time High

    Is Your Contract Management System Helping You to Get Ready? According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s Risk Index, supply chain risk is near an all-time high.

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