5 Steps to Manage Contracts Efficiently – Step 1

In the previous blog we discussed the spokes in managing contracts effectively, that the success of procurement largely depends on how efficiently the contracts are managed.

Let us now discuss step 1 in managing contracts efficiently – AUTOMATE CONTRACT CREATION

Contracts typically have routine clauses and terms & conditions depending on the geographies. The legal team hence should be spending more time reviewing other critical issues rather than looking into routine clauses.

The time taken by legal team to review the contracts and the exposure to risk can be reduced by

  • Defining and maintaining a contract template and clause library that is customized as per geographies
  • Defining mandatory and non-mandatory clauses
  • Standardizing the contract authoring process
  • Constantly updating the clauses to ensure information is relevant
  • Ensuring access to relevant stakeholders to update the clauses/templates

Stay tuned to know about step 2 in effective contract management series.

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Roshnee

Roshnee works with the content leadership team of Zycus. She regularly writes on procurement - trends and best practices, sometimes taking the off beat path to bring in a fresh perspective. She also drives the branding activities of her company. In her free time she enjoys hot cuppa coffee with the latest fiction book. She is an MBA in Marketing and a graduate in commerce.

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