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Is your team managing all incoming contract requests in a streamlined manner? Are people within your organization asking your legal team to work on contracts even before a budget has been approved for the project? Are you having a tough time tracking all of the requests for that are coming in to the team, ensuring they are prioritized? Its time to take control of the contract requests. A excel spreadsheet is okay but a well structured electronic form with a contract management software will take you to the next level.
Whether its an attorney needing to review a Non Disclosure agreement, or a team that needs to work on a contract together, it is important that all of the right people are brought in at the right time.
Where is the contract in the life cycle? Has someone gone on vacation and the contract is stuck waiting for them? It is important to have a way to monitor and get real time statuses on all of your contracts
The people working in your company are busy. Contract reviews and approvals fall through the cracks. What should have taken a couple of hours often takes a couple of days or months. This is why you need a system that is proactively monitoring tasks on contracts and alerting people at the right time during the lifecycle on their involvement. If they have forgotten or not completed the task, the system should send them additional alerts while also giving other people who are in charge a heads up.
Not being able to find the contract you are looking for can be extremely frustrating. You need a system with an advanced search engine that can search the content of the documents as well as search for specific metadata like vendor name or contract name. Remember to ensure that only the right users with the right permissions have access to the appropriate documents.
Are vendor contracts renewing automatically without your knowledge? Customer contracts expiring and no one did anything about it? These can be very costly mistakes for your company. It is important that your system have access to canned reporting and ad-hoc reporting capabilities that automatically alert on you contract aging, upcoming renewals, and other data goals you might be interested in.
Multiple shared drives are not fun and are not the way to store contracts. Make sure that all of your contracts are in one where people with the right permissions can look for and quickly find. Once you have all of the contracts in one place, ensure that the contracts have the correct metadata like contract type, contract classification, vendor name, date signed and expiration date, etc.
After investing time and resources creating these policies, make sure employees read, understand and apply them to their daily job responsibilities! How? Read the Guide on How to Ensure Employee Accountability & Compliance through Effective Policy Management.
Manage employee and teacher contracts, sponsorship deals, city and state regulations, and partnerships.
Manage supplier and vendor contracts, employee and staff contracts, distribution contracts, and facility leasing and ownership contracts.
Comply with HIPAA, HITECH, ICD 9, ICD 10, and FDR CFR regulations for contract management, and handle active directory contracts for your organization.
Comply with SEC, FDIC, FINRA, OCC, CFTC, and Federal Reserve regulations on contracts, handle employee contracts, and partnership deals
Create and manage employee contracts, improve organizational transparency, reduce risk factors, and mitigate lawsuits.
Abide by local, regional, state and federal regulations, manage contractor information, develop third-party outsourced contracts, and handle facility agreements.
Comply with FAA, DOT, FMCSA, FRA and FTA regulations for contracts, outline contracts for drivers and vendors, and reduce potential risks.