It’s clear what’s required to improve the contract-creation side of a company’s contract process:
- adopt a style guide for contract language, most likely by means of a “statement of style” (here)
- train your personnel in drafting and reviewing contracts consistent with the style guide
- overhaul your templates consistent with the style guide
- automate your templates, to the extent that deal volume, deal value, and the level of customization required would make it cost-effective to automate
That’s easily said, but it involves challenges. I wrote about them in this post, but since then I’ve thought further about what it takes to accomplish change.
Above is part of a post on Contract-Automation Clearinghouse. To see the rest, go here.
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