I’ll be in Chicago October 28–31, attending the annual meeting of the ACC (the Association of Corporate Counsel). And I’ll be attending as part of the DealBuilder team.
DealBuilder is the leading logic-based document-assembly software. It’s developed by Business Integrity, a company with an impressive roster of clients.
I’ve long said that only by embracing document assembly will major organizations be able to significantly improve the quality and efficiency of their contract process. (In fact, I’ve been something of a broken record on the subject. Click here for an example of my exhortations.)
Recently I’ve been trading ideas with Tim Allen, the chief executive of Business Integrity. We’ve found that we agree on the current state of document assembly, the opportunities that lie ahead, and what would be required to capitalize on them.
And we agree that DealBuilder and I would seem to fit together perfectly. Unless it’s commoditized, the approach to drafting embodied in MSCD will have limited impact on the problems that afflict the contract process. And if you don’t bring to bear rigorous contract-language expertise, the process of contract automation is more painful, and ultimately much less efficient, than it would otherwise be.
The immediate result of this synergy is that I’ll be manning the DealBuilder booth with Tim and his colleagues. We’ll be at booth 711. I encourage you to stop by.