Once your company is ready to be sold your whole focus is shifted on restructuring a whole new business system. It includes certain activities which need to be taken care of such as what company is buying and what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the target company’s liabilities, contracts, litigation risks […]

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Data Extraction from contracts The old way of capturing essential data attributes from legal documents has been transcended, thanks to technology. It is difficult to achieve very high accuracy from software and consistency from manual methods. Yet we hear about Artificial Intelligence (AI), we hear about Machine Learning software systems and other new technologies for […]

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Contract Management The role of contract management is evolving now. It’s not simply filing documents anymore; contract management entails understanding each facet of a contract’s lifecycle to extract purposeful insights. Business with contract lifecycle management efforts in place is able to serve their clients better, resulting in more revenue opportunities from existing and potential clients. […]

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Wow…what a concept!!  Finding money to add to your bottom line that you didn’t know you had.  How can that happen?!?  Vendor/Supplier contracts, as with many other types, have performance penalty clauses.  Often times, these are forgotten because contracts are drafted and filed away and these clauses often times, are forgotten and lost! If you […]

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Getting key data elements extracted from contracts is not an easy chore.  Done manually, you would need to open each and every contract (which in itself is a time-consuming task), search through the full document for many different types of language, and copy and paste into a tool like Excel.  Time studies have shown that […]

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In my earlier blog, I had given 5 steps to choosing a CLS.  Not all CLS’s are created equal.  You may first want to see what you require to manage your contracts.  What salient information do you really have in your legacy agreements? How does it vary? What’s important to you? Do you want to […]

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In my last blog, I mentioned how current laws have not kept current with advances in technology. Let’s now focus how new technology is playing an increasingly important role in Big Data. In the corporate world, timely, accurate and secure access to critical business information is crucial to success. But there is so much unstructured […]

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As part of our contract intelligence launch, we just published a new white paper entitled “Automated Contract Abstraction – How new technology enables fast, affordable contract abstraction”.  We’re getting a lot of kudos from readers. Check it out: http://www.brightleaf.com/contract-abstraction/ It teaches how automated contract abstraction helps keep contract management systems up-to-date; reduces risk by ensuring […]

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