Icertis Contract Management Blog

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  • Icertis Joins the Red Cross “Helping Your Neighbor” Program to Fight COVID-19 in Frankfurt

    Icertis Joins the Red Cross “Helping Your Neighbor” Program to Fight COVID-19 in Frankfurt

    With public health measures to combat COVID-19 requiring us to distance ourselves from each other all over the world, it can be difficult to maintain the strong communities we've built up over the...

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  • We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    We’ll Never Look at Contract Boilerplate the Same Again

    I’ve been attending legal and contract conferences for more than two decades (if you count the greatest legal conference: law school), and I don’t think the following thought has ever crossed my...

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  • 5 Lessons I’ve Learned As a Commercial Lawyer Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

    5 Lessons I’ve Learned As a Commercial Lawyer Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

    I am the General Counsel here at Icertis and, like many of you, I have experienced a steep learning curve regarding considerations such as OSHA, premises liability, HIPAA and adapting to various...

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  • In Public-Private Partnership with Pune Municipal Corporation, Icertis Contributes Critical Personal Protection Equipment to Aid COVID-19 He

    In Public-Private Partnership with Pune Municipal Corporation, Icertis Contributes Critical Personal Protection Equipment to Aid COVID-19 He

    The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven many essential workers, especially those in healthcare, to take unprecedented steps to protect public health. These amazing efforts have strained...

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  • COVID-19 and the Cloud: How Icertis Is Leveraging Azure to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

    COVID-19 and the Cloud: How Icertis Is Leveraging Azure to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

    As a company, we are heavily deployed in the cloud (#MicrosoftAzure), and with most of our infrastructure running on Azure, our business continuity planning (BCP) has been very, very...

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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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  • Icertians Donate 25,000 Meals to Puget Sound Kids to Aid Local COVID-19 Response

    Icertians Donate 25,000 Meals to Puget Sound Kids to Aid Local COVID-19 Response

    As our communities take historic steps to protect public health in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, here in the Seattle area, we are beginning to identify and respond to the secondary...

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  • 5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    5 Contract Questions AI Can Answer in a Crisis

    For many companies, a contract is seen as something to be signed, filed away, and forgotten about until something goes wrong. Yet when that something does go wrong, it is often a mad scramble to...

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  • What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    What the Coronavirus Outbreak Teaches Us About Supply Chain Risk and Enterprise Contract Management

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, first and foremost on everyone’s mind is the wellbeing of those personally affected by the outbreak. But as the disease...

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  • State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    State Legislation Bolsters Case for Smart Contract Enforceability

    Last year, the Governor of Illinois signed into law the state’s Blockchain Technology Act. The act, which took effect on January 1, 2020, attempts to answer lingering questions over the legality...

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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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  • Survey Shows Pharma Companies Are Losing Time and Effort to Inefficient Contract Management

    Survey Shows Pharma Companies Are Losing Time and Effort to Inefficient Contract Management

    Recently, Icertis teamed up with WBR Insights to survey 100 pharmaceutical leaders across the EU about how their companies are progressing on their digital transformation journeys.  As we've found...

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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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  • How An ‘Internet of Contracts’ Will Connect Tomorrow’s World of Commerce

    How An ‘Internet of Contracts’ Will Connect Tomorrow’s World of Commerce

    In the last few years, contracts have started coming out of drawers and filing cabinets to start interacting with their environments. Sales contracts are actively referred to at each milestone and...

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  • Enterprise Contract Management: At the Intersection of Trust, Compliance and Tech

    Enterprise Contract Management: At the Intersection of Trust, Compliance and Tech

    Looking back over my notes from 2019, some of the most interesting conversations I had with fellow legal minds was the growing momentum around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)...

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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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  • Why Visual Contracting Is an Emerging Paradigm in Business

    Why Visual Contracting Is an Emerging Paradigm in Business

    In late 2017, a team of researchers discovered a 4,000-year-old Assyrian clay tablet at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kültepe-Kanesh in Turkey. The researchers were amazed to find that the...

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  • New Survey Reveals the Unrealized Value of Contract Management Software

    New Survey Reveals the Unrealized Value of Contract Management Software

    This year, the Legal Department Operations Survey, conducted in partnership with Above the Law, asked respondents to rate their maturity in various areas of operation, including Contract Lifecycle...

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  • A 3 Step Plan for Bringing Order (and Simplicity) to Your Contract Template Library  

    A 3 Step Plan for Bringing Order (and Simplicity) to Your Contract Template Library  

    When I speak to legal teams about their experiences deploying an enterprise contract management platform, one of the most commonly cited benefits is also one of the most basic: fewer contract...

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  • 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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