Contract management is currently experiencing a revolution.\nFor decades many organizations have relied on manual systems for keeping all of\ntheir contracts and agreements organized. However, because of advances in technology,\ncontract management software has reached the point that it is too risky and too\nexpensive for organizations not to adopt a software-based contract management\nsystem.\n\n\n\nHere are some of the biggest trends in contract management:\n\n\n\nSmarter AI\n\n\n\nMachine learning and AI are more than just buzzwords. These\ntechnologies are at the heart of the contract management revolution. Smarter AI\npowers better search results and allows contract management systems to use less\nbandwidth while delivering better results.\n\n\n\nSmarter AI is making it easier for contract management software to move from being a sophisticated storage and retrieval system to also being a place where parties can collaborate together and where your legal department can draft custom contracts faster than ever. \n\n\n\nEasier Collaboration\n\n\n\nBusiness is a collaborative endeavor. Deals are never truly one-sided. In 2020 more organizations are going to find that collaborating over contracts internally and externally will be easier than ever. Instead of having a network folder with dozens of iterations of the same contract, a smart contract management system will make sure that everyone is always working on the most up to date version of a contract. \n\n\n\nThis will eliminate many mistakes that arise from confusion\nover version changes. \n\n\n\nFaster Workflows\n\n\n\nOne of the biggest bottlenecks in the contract process is\ngetting the right approvals and signatures. In many companies, salespeople have\ntraditionally been the ones to shepherd a physical document from inbox to inbox\nuntil everyone in the chain of command signed off on it. \n\n\n\nBut, contract management systems now automate this entire process. Signatures can be applied electronically. The system sends alerts to remind supervisors to review and sign contracts. A cloud-based system also makes it easy for salespeople to check the status of any of their orders instantly. \n\n\n\nThis results in contracts getting signed and implemented\nfaster, which improves customer satisfaction and increases revenues. \n\n\n\n A Complete Contract Management SolutionSo simple, so powerful and so cost effective, you will wonder why you did it any other way. Schedule a Demo\n\n\n\nGreater Automation\n\n\n\nIn 2020 automation is going to a bigger part of contract management than ever before. Refined algorithms will make it easier for teams to draft similar contracts from templates, or even from scratch, without having to reinvent the wheel. \n\n\n\nNot only will greater automation improve the contract\ndrafting process, but it will also speed up the execution of contracts and make\nit easier for companies to stay on top of critical dates.\n\n\n\nBetter Risk Analysis\n\n\n\nContract management systems are moving away from just being\na better contract storage system and into being a full-service contract system.\nTeams will not only collaborate on contracts inside of contract management\nsystems, but they will also use the smart AI driven reports to perform better\nrisk analysis on contracts.\n\n\n\nOrganizations will be able to see what contracts are most\nlikely to be paid late or go into default with the click of a button. It will\nbe easier than ever to avoid accidental breaches. \n\n\n\nIntuitive dashboards will also allow organizations to start the renegotiation process sooner and will arm negotiators with critical data. 2020 promises to be an important year as more and more companies realize that the right contract management system gives them a competitive advantage.