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Picture the board room at our biannual business meeting:  our senior management team faced costly problems involving the Major Surface Ships Branch within the Australian Department of Defence. 

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Topics: contract management, performance management, organization & people

If you are frustrated with using contract management automation, you’re not alone. 

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Topics: contract management, organization & people, performance management

At a conference recently, an overheard comment went like this: “Why bother to measure contract efficiency? We know what good contract management is when we see it!” 

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Topics: contract management, performance management, contracting excellence

By Güenther Bader, SAP SE

Is contracting key to value creation in your organization? These Key Performance Indicators can demonstrate the big difference you’re making.

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Topics: organization & people, performance management, contracting excellence

IACCM's Contracting Excellence Awards provide global recognition for individuals whose leadership has resulted in exceptional business or social benefits. The results of the 2017 contest were announced at the IACCM Europe conference in Dublin on May 8th.

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, organization & people, performance management

Business seems to be going well, but are your processes really performing as well as you think? Could there be bottlenecks you’re not aware of, or milestones you’re missing? And can you be sure you’d spot the ‘rogue contract’ that could spell serious trouble down the line?

Our Top Ten Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will save time and cost – and keep you in control.

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Topics: performance management, all posts

Don’t deal with the “what ifs” later … find out now

How can you ensure your applications and data are protected if something happens to your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider? Our author, John Boruvka, uncovers big contract risks hidden in the cloud - and the vital things you need to think about before you sign the deal.

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Topics: risk management, performance management

Is your contracting playbook an information manual or a dynamic tool that can evaluate negotiation options? This article shows how interactive intelligence can boost the power of your playbook, helping you achieve better negotiated solutions – and more collaborative contracts.

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Topics: performance management, all posts

Most oil exploration projects are located in regions that are difficult to access and dangerous to supply, adding to the “many unquantifiable sources of instability” that large oil and gas exploration and production projects must contend with. Heading that list:

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Topics: performance management

Cloud offerings known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)1 present several advantages over on-premises delivery of software, such as bundled charges, reduced time to implement, flexibility, and scalability on demand. However SaaS is generally licensed differently, and as a service model poses some challenges of its own in terms of data security and portability between providers. You should consider such differences before selecting delivery platforms for application workloads.

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Topics: technology, performance management

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