As readers of this blog are aware, we’re always thinking about how document generation can improve business, contracts and their related processes. As users of Salesforce.com ourselves, it occurred to us how useful it would be to have sales contracts and other documents related to the sales process integrated into our CRM where we are already managing our sales-related activities.
Telstra has just splurged on promoting how they improve enterprise productivity. They purchased ALL the ad space in the 32-page Budget liftoff in today’s Australian Financial Review. This follows on from the detailed productivity research they commissioned earlier in the year.
A recent McKinsey article entitled Document management: A hidden source of value [PDF] discusses how to improve certain simple document operations. However, it ignores the transformational opportunities afforded by addressing more complicated transactional document processes.
"We're a bank you can bank on." That's Westpac's new tagline. According to their press release, it "communicates Westpac’s message of security, stability and thinking things through", and is part of a new "corporate strategy to put customers at the heart of every thing it does."
If you’re involved in sales, you’ve most likely heard the phrase “Sales 2.0” and are aware how related strategies and technologies are changing the ways companies sell their products and find and nurture their prospects.
Over the past 12 months, everyone’s become an expert on the Global Financial Crisis. And there’s no shortage of commentary about how to fix things in the banking industry.
At Exari we think about contracts all the time. How to make them better, how to make templates smarter, how lawyers and their contracts can benefit from contract automation.
According to a recent survey of in-house legal technology by Chrissy Burns, Director IT & Knowledge at law firm Blake Dawson, when corporate counsel use document automation, they rate it one of their most “indispensable” applications, second only to free online primary legal information. Yet fewer than 23% of legal teams surveyed actually use document automation. Which begs the question: if so many document automation users find it indispensable, why have so few taken the plunge?
Michael Lopp has drafted a FriendDA. It's designed for use by anyone who wants to share a (potentially) valuable idea with a friend, but who thinks an NDA is too much.
The Australian Financial Review (subscription required) reports that a growing number of Australian companies are slashing “their legal spending to offset budget constraints and falling profits.”