Challenges Businesses Face Without Contract Management Software
By employing stable, feature-rich contract management systems, businesses can reduce their potential risks and challenges. Before exploring why any company can benefit from a contract management system – lets discuss the typical challenges and WHY you may require a complete contract management system.
Below are some of the main challenges businesses face, as related to their contracts and agreements.
- No standardized way of storing contract documents and data. Contracts are in paper format, locked away in file cabinets or other non-visible locations
- Missed milestones, tasks, dates and renewals
- Duplication of data entry due to having multiple systems to manage contracts throughout the enterprise – without connectivity to other Systems
- No enterprise wide standards for contract review, approvals and escalation processes
- Heavy emphasis on performance, compliance & quality, but no proper business or commands/controls in place to monitor
- Increased financial terms & risks
- Global competition for targeted markets and channels
- Customer retention
- Staffing requirements
- Industry consolidation
- Product competition and performance and sales channel success
Depending on the business, other challenges may also be faced.
As you can see, these challenges can put a great amount of stress on any business, regardless of size and current market strength. And yes, while many of these are part of the business process and some may not be only related to contracts – they ALL can be reduced and mitigated with the proper contract management system in place. Please keep in mind most businesses use contracts to obligate both parties to enforce and reduce these potential problems. If the business can’t track or manage these, however; they don’t realize and can’t enforce any of the terms.
The best way to experience the powerful features is to setup a free contract software demo. Contract Logix can help you explore the entire contract management process so that you can take control of the contract process to reduce costs and improve risk management. Full-featured analytical tools represent new levels of visibility into sales, value, trends, and historical performance, and if you need it in an Excel spreadsheet, that functionality is part of our standard package.