Archive: December, 2011

New Corporate Counsel Contracts Survey [On Demand Webinar]

We recently conducted our second Corporate Counsel Contracts Survey at the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting. The survey was a follow-up to one we conducted in 2009, and explores a variety of issues affecting the contracts process, the level of adoption of document assembly software and the most common methods of contract management.

The results were previewed in a recent webinar which is now available on-demand. You can sign in here to view the webinar. During the presentation you will see that the poll responses from attendees at the live webinar closely mirror the survey results.

Edens & Avant Licenses Exari to Optimize Commercial Lease Creation

Edens & Avant, one of the nation’s leading private owners and developers of neighborhood shopping places, has licensed Exari Document Automation Software to automate the various documents and contracts involved in the commercial leasing process.

The leasing group is implementing the solution to help them get their deals done more quickly and respond to a push from the executive level to achieve rent starts more quickly. Exari will be integrated into other systems internally such as ERP and Business Process Management (BPM) to streamline the process, avoid manually rekeying data and errors.

Document Assembly and Contract Management Resources

We have expanded our resource library to provide additional tools and information on document assembly and contract management topics. The latest addition is a set of on-demand webinars. The library also contains whitepapers, case studies, demo videos, and several other free contract automation resources. It’s a place to learn best practices and keep up to date with the latest industry trends.

The webinars are conducted in partnership with industry experts, ranging from Forrester Research to InsideCounsel Magazine. When possible, we have also made the accompanying presentations available for download.

Currently we offer three complimentary webinars with a fourth coming soon:

1. Managing OTC Derivatives Documentation in a Central Clearing Environment

The panel of experts discusses the new documentation requirements of central clearing and explores how financial institutions are changing their documentation management to reduce bottlenecks and avoid increased legal costs and operational risk. View here.

2. Mitigate Risk in Your Sales Contracts

A preview of new data from an InsideCounsel survey on the “state of sales contracts,” discussing how to use benchmarks to compare business process to best practice, and providing strategies for law departments to help improve their sales contracts processes in order to reduce risk. View here.

3. The 4 Stages of Value from Contract Management

Speakers from Forrester Research and Exari discuss insights and lessons learned on how to best evaluate and implement a Contract Management (CM) system. Beginning with assessing your business problems, you will learn different strategies on how to phase in and measure success and ROI. View here.