The C2 Blog

Bleeding Edge

Contract management has been around for years; as I’ve written before, most systems are document based. The future- and the bleeding edge- is data-based. Why? Because contracts are becoming more and more operational. Global trade has expanded the complexity and variability of these contracts to the point where they can no longer be filed away. […]

Don’t MacGyver Your Contracts

We all appreciate clever solutions to problems. For those of us old enough to remember, MacGyver was an action-adventure television series whose hero, secret agent MacGyver, solved complex problems via his inventive use of common items like his Swiss Army knife and good old duct tape. These solutions led to the saying “to MacGyver,” which, according […]

It’s Not About Words. It’s About Risk

Every day we talk to companies about their enterprise contract management systems, and every day I hear substantially the same thing. Help us automate the drafting of our contracts and we’ll be all set. Wrong. Contract Management is not about business process efficiency. Sure, you can be more efficient by using a template system, but […]

What’s Your ROR?

Lots of people talk about Return on Investment, ROI. They also say that the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. So what’s your Return on Risk? Most people view risk as a bad thing, but calculated risk can be very rewarding. Without big risks, there would be no great leaps forward. I recently worked […]

Contract Certainty: It’s What We Do

Ask most 7-year-olds what they want to be when they grow up and you’ll get the usual mix of astronauts, firemen, doctors, policemen and nurses. You won’t get too many that proclaim a desire to work with contracts, let alone in the Contract Lifecycle Management space. At Exari we’re obsessed with contract certainty. While that often […]

How to Become an Automation Superhero

So many business processes have been streamlined through automation. We’re all aware of the benefits of automation, we do so much of it! Our network monitoring, backups, integrity and heath checks, spam filtering, intrusion detection, software builds and unit tests are all largely already automated. But pne area that often seems to be left out […]

Webinar: How To Convince Your CEO You Need CLM

You know you need contract management software. As Gartner reported recently, “CLM Is Moving From ‘Nice to Have’ to ‘Need to Have.’” But how to convince your boss? Many good contract management initiatives never get off the ground because the CEO isn’t on board. To convince them, you need to pitch your business case in […]

Responsive Web Design. Who cares? We do.

We’ve listened. We’ve taken your feedback – and the changing landscape – into account.  This fall, we’ll release a new responsive interface in our 7.0 release of Exari DocGen™. Many of you reading this will be on a smartphone or tablet, or have one within reach. In fact, nearly 20% of visitors to our (responsive […]

Eat Your Dog Food

Wikipedia defines eating your own dog food or dogfooding as a way for a company to demonstrate confidence in its own products.   The idea is that if the company expects customers to buy its products, it should also be willing to use those products itself. Hence, dogfooding can act as a kind of testimonial advertising. […]

Business Process Automation and Fast Food

Don’t get me wrong – I love a good home cooked meal. Fresh ingredients and loosely followed recipes mean that no two meals are ever identical. Flavors, textures and intensities always vary. Fast food is exactly the opposite – order a Big Mac anywhere in the world and you know exactly what to expect. Hilton […]