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People are asking about NEC contracts – are they appropriate for us? Do they support collaboration? Can we use them anywhere?

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contract management, contracting excellence

We all need to understand the impact blockchain is having on industry and supply chains today.  Not at all futuristic – it’s happening now -- but many people don’t have a clue what it is!

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Topics: contract management, contract /commercial management, supply chain management

Whether you are a customer or a supplier, Speed to Contract (“S2C”) produces benefits. The faster parties come to “yes,” the sooner critical products or services can drive a customer’s business success, the quicker involved personnel can shift to other tasks, and the earlier revenue streams can hit the supplier’s books.

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, contract /commercial management

Imagine a start-up.  It has seed capital and a pristine whiteboard on which to map business processes. With no constraints tying managers to how they operate today, they can design and implement sales tools and systems that reflect their optimal desired state.  

They can deliver these solutions to the organization’s new employees as the only way to manage and conclude a sale. It’s such a nice dream!

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If you know about artificial intelligence (AI), but are doing everything manually, you’re not alone. Although Contract Management (CM) systems and other digital technologies have made CM more efficient, you and many others might be performing time-consuming, error-prone manual processes without realizing it’s costing you time and money.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, technology

At some point, a dispute will spark in one of your business relationships and threaten your business – unless you’re armed with a thorough dispute prevention strategy.

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, organization & people

Sally Hughes, COO, IACCM, responds to a recent study on trust and reveals some surprising results…

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, contract management

An estimated 330 Contract Management practitioners attending IACCM’s 16th annual Americas conference October 11-13 in Toronto gave it rave reviews in an end-of-event survey – saying things like “Outstanding!” “Best Ever!” and “…can’t wait for next year’s conference…!” 

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence

Interview with Piotr Powazka, Internal Control Manager at Xerox Poland 

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Topics: technology, contract management, contract /commercial management, contracting excellence

The following article has been produced by a provider of contract and legal software. It highlights a number of available products, but should not be taken as an endorsement of those products by IACCM. There are currently more than 200 available software products in the contract management field and members seeking advice on these options should contact IACCM.

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Topics: technology, contract /commercial management, contracting excellence

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