The 3 Core Components of an Enterprise Contract Management Strategy

By Thomas Schneck, DocuWare – Misaligned and poorly constructed contracts create both increased cost and increase risk for many organizations.  According to the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management:

  • 77% of companies “frequently” suffer from misaligned contract scope and goals.
  • 55% experience confusion in contractual responsibilities.
  • 48% experience have challenges tied to price changes and delivery terms.

All of this is a direct byproduct of a manual and adhoc approach to contract management.  Getting rid of the paper through digital contracts represents a key discipline to maximizing financial and operational performance, effective subcontractor management and minimizing contract risk (e.g., letting contracts that are not valuable auto-renew, continuing to pay on cancelled contracts, letting valuable contracts lapse).

There are three main elements in an effective enterprise contract management strategy: 

1. Getting from idea to agreement

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