To gain increased and immediate benefit from contract management systems, it is important to extract and load metadata from legacy agreements. But many find that process costly, complicated and time-consuming. So what is the best answer? “Join Brightleaf and IACCM’s joint webinar on Overcoming the challenge of legacy agreements”  Click here to register Date: September 20, […]

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The old way of capturing essential data attributes from legal documents has been transcended, thanks to technology. we hear about Artificial Intelligence (AI), we hear about Machine Learning software systems and other new technologies for data extraction from contracts. But when we dig into the details, the accuracy of abstraction is not to the standard […]

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Contracts within an organization run like blood in a human body, they dictate every aspect of key business strategies and relationships. Poor contract management can hamper the success of your business and can lead to severe negative consequences. Here are some of the reasons why you need an effective contract management process: To honor your […]

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In contract management, review means critically analyzing the information present in a contract. This information when migrated into a CLM can actually cause a lot of trouble if not properly vetted or clarified. Most of the software solutions run on predefined algorithms and at times fail to recognize errors which might have occurred a) at […]

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It is essential to abstract all the critical elements in contracts if you want to be able to reliably search through required information on a computer. You expect to have all the information, not just some because it’s about accuracy and completeness. You can’t afford to miss even one critical element, as that can be […]

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In our previous blog, we discussed the importance of analyzing contract from a legal perspective. Now let’s discuss what are the major types of clauses an analyst comes across while analyzing a contract: Standard clauses – As discussed in the previous blog, it is the boilerplate provision that occurs frequently. They are generally consistent clauses. […]

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With contracts, always in a state of flux, being renewed or newly negotiated it may seem like a good idea at first to buy software for your in-house system. However, you need to buy, install and train and then maintain that software. And it’s not just one software package, it’s a number of different ones […]

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Contracts come in an endless variety of forms and complexity. Some contracts are dozens of pages long and comprehensible only to those with specialized skills, therefore they are critical. Each and every contract can be different and usually is, therefore capturing information hidden in these contracts is not that straightforward. Clauses can be expressed differently […]

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If you use manual search and data entry for essential contract attributes (i.e. the things you need to search on) how do you know you have them all? The answer is in their semantic relationship, which indicates the meaning of words between different phrases, or between the meanings of different sentences. Semantic data extraction seeks out all […]

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When you go into a contract management system, from what point in time do you start entering contracts? Most think from today because legacy contracts are too difficult. But that can expose you to risk and lost opportunity. Every contract is important, especially if it contains opportunity or risk. Older contracts have the same essential […]

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The larger the company, the more the contracts – that is a given.  The larger the company, the more the divisions.  The larger the company, the more these divisions work in silos.  All companies run on contracts – buy side and sell side.  How can you organize all the contracts?  One way is to put […]

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