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Resources From DocuSign

  • DocuSign CLM Accelerates The Contract Cycle, Reducing Legal Expenses While Improving Compliance

    This report outlines how modern legal departments are reducing contract cycles, costs, risk exposure, and reliance on outside counsel by deploying contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions. READ MORE ›

    Legal work makes up some of the highest costs in organizations’ contract processes. Inefficient and manual contract workflows extend the need for legal to review and negotiate non-standard terms for different types of agreements which increases legal expenses per contract and sometimes leads to reliance on expensive outside counsel for contract review. Complex workflows also make contract management and visibility more difficult and increase an organization’s risk exposure in the contract cycle. 

    So how are successful legal teams driving value and ROI across company contracts? DocuSign commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview decision-makers from five organizations and conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with DocuSign CLM.

    Download this report to learn what their interviews and financial analysis identified, including, that a composite organization using DocuSign CLM experiences:

    • 13% reduced reliance on outside legal counsel
    • $40 reduced cost of risk exposure per contract
    • An ROI of 356% legal teams gain from utilizing DocuSign’s cloud-based CLM solution
    • And more!
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Simplifying Legal Contract Management: A Step-By-Step Guide

    Savvy legal teams are looking towards contract management to recognize significant improvements in revenue management, cost savings and efficiency. This guide will help you get started in simplifying how you manage the contract process. READ MORE ›

    As a cost center with an increasingly important strategic role, legal is faced with increasing demand, shrinking budgets and an overextended workforce. This makes improving the customer experience, addressing legal team management, reducing liability and contributing to profits key priorities. Contract management improvements present an immense opportunity to address these challenges and create high-value impact across the company.

    But how do you simplify a set of processes that are complex and tedious?

    Download this guide for a step-by-step process on how to eliminate contracting complexity, and start empowering legal to: 

    • Help the business sell more, procure faster, hire, and stay compliant
    • Reduce contracting friction
    • Drive high-impact change that is magnified across the organization 
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Transform Legal Approvals from a Contract Bottleneck to a Business Catalyst

    The longer it takes to sign a contract, the longer it takes to receive revenue from the deal. Discover five ways that in-house legal teams can streamline contract work to enable a faster time to revenue. READ MORE ›

    Modern legal professionals juggle an incredibly wide range of responsibilities and don’t have resources to commit to manual agreement review and approval. These inefficient processes often involve chaotic requests, duplicate work, labor intensive search and shepherding contracts through multiple versions. While electronic signature technology has done much to speed up and simplify the contract process, many organizations still rely on disconnected systems to negotiate, review and approve a contract before signature. 

    Download this eBook and discover how simple updates to your contract creation lifecycle can free up valuable attorney time and transform legal to a business catalyst, including:

    • 5 challenges and inefficiencies legal faces in the contract process
    • Why it’s imperative for legal teams to address these issues now
    • 5 improvements to streamline your approval process
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Lifecycle Management for the Modern Enterprise

    The contract process is notoriously complex, often with multiple parties and steps to reach agreement on a document. Learn how to tame the complexity of the contract process for every type of contract, user and department in this white paper. READ MORE ›

    Organizations in every industry are digitally transforming business processes to be more agile, efficient and customer-focused. Some organizations have invested in first-generation contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions that came up short on results or, in some cases, have become more of a problem than a solution.

    While electronic signature technology has made signing and executing contracts faster and easier, the steps before and after the signature are usually managed through spreadsheets, emails and other outdated tools. 

    Download this whitepaper that illustrates how a modern CLM solution manages those processes with new workflow efficiencies including:

    • Automation of most manual tasks
    • Orchestration of complex workflows
    • Elimination of unnecessary risks

    Start accelerating the pace of your business today. 

    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Analytics - The Key to Unlocking Business Value within Contracts for All Stakeholders

    Understand the power of contract analytics and how to unlock the business value within those contracts with this whitepaper. READ MORE ›

    Contract lifecycle management (CLM) and contract analytics are inherently intertwined, or are just beginning to converge. Understanding the differences between these solution types is a critical distinction for any business leader because contract analytics are the key to unlocking the business value within contracts.

    CLM systems have basic analytics capabilities which help businesses extract obligations and pricing models so they can be actively managed, but they won’t answer questions like, “Does the termination for convenience clause require a minimum notice period in advance of the termination?”

    Download this white paper to learn the differences between CLM systems and contract analytics, including the unique problems that only contract analytics solutions can solve and the key benefits investing in this technology can bring to businesses. It also covers:

    • 3 key use cases for contract analytics
    • How contract analytics can unlock business value across the entire agreement lifecycle
    • Thetactical and strategic benefits for businesses
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Transform Legal Approvals from a Contract Bottleneck to a Business Catalyst

    The longer it takes to sign a contract, the longer it takes to receive revenue from the deal. Discover five ways that in-house legal teams can streamline contract work to enable a faster time to revenue. READ MORE ›

    Modern legal professionals juggle an incredibly wide range of responsibilities and don’t have resources to commit to manual agreement review and approval. These inefficient processes often involve chaotic requests, duplicate work, labor intensive search and shepherding contracts through multiple versions. While electronic signature technology has done much to speed up and simplify the contract process, many organizations still rely on disconnected systems to negotiate, review and approve a contract before signature. 

    Download this eBook and discover how simple updates to your contract creation lifecycle can free up valuable attorney time and transform legal to a business catalyst, including:

    • 5 challenges and inefficiencies legal faces in the contract process
    • Why it’s imperative for legal teams to address these issues now
    • 5 improvements to streamline your approval process
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Analytics - The Key to Unlocking Business Value within Contracts for All Stakeholders

    Understand the power of contract analytics and how to unlock the business value within those contracts with this whitepaper. READ MORE ›

    Contract lifecycle management (CLM) and contract analytics are inherently intertwined, or are just beginning to converge. Understanding the differences between these solution types is a critical distinction for any business leader because contract analytics are the key to unlocking the business value within contracts.

    CLM systems have basic analytics capabilities which help businesses extract obligations and pricing models so they can be actively managed, but they won’t answer questions like, “Does the termination for convenience clause require a minimum notice period in advance of the termination?”

    Download this white paper to learn the differences between CLM systems and contract analytics, including the unique problems that only contract analytics solutions can solve and the key benefits investing in this technology can bring to businesses. It also covers:

    • 3 key use cases for contract analytics
    • How contract analytics can unlock business value across the entire agreement lifecycle
    • Thetactical and strategic benefits for businesses
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Lifecycle Management for the Modern Enterprise

    The contract process is notoriously complex, often with multiple parties and steps to reach agreement on a document. Learn how to tame the complexity of the contract process for every type of contract, user and department in this white paper. READ MORE ›

    Organizations in every industry are digitally transforming business processes to be more agile, efficient and customer-focused. Some organizations have invested in first-generation contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions that came up short on results or, in some cases, have become more of a problem than a solution.

    While electronic signature technology has made signing and executing contracts faster and easier, the steps before and after the signature are usually managed through spreadsheets, emails and other outdated tools. 

    Download this whitepaper that illustrates how a modern CLM solution manages those processes with new workflow efficiencies including:

    • Automation of most manual tasks
    • Orchestration of complex workflows
    • Elimination of unnecessary risks

    Start accelerating the pace of your business today. 

    READ LESS ›
     

  • DocuSign CLM Accelerates The Contract Cycle, Reducing Legal Expenses While Improving Compliance

    This report outlines how modern legal departments are reducing contract cycles, costs, risk exposure, and reliance on outside counsel by deploying contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions. READ MORE ›

    Legal work makes up some of the highest costs in organizations’ contract processes. Inefficient and manual contract workflows extend the need for legal to review and negotiate non-standard terms for different types of agreements which increases legal expenses per contract and sometimes leads to reliance on expensive outside counsel for contract review. Complex workflows also make contract management and visibility more difficult and increase an organization’s risk exposure in the contract cycle. 

    So how are successful legal teams driving value and ROI across company contracts? DocuSign commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview decision-makers from five organizations and conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with DocuSign CLM.

    Download this report to learn what their interviews and financial analysis identified, including, that a composite organization using DocuSign CLM experiences:

    • 13% reduced reliance on outside legal counsel
    • $40 reduced cost of risk exposure per contract
    • An ROI of 356% legal teams gain from utilizing DocuSign’s cloud-based CLM solution
    • And more!
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Simplifying Legal Contract Management: A Step-By-Step Guide

    Savvy legal teams are looking towards contract management to recognize significant improvements in revenue management, cost savings and efficiency. This guide will help you get started in simplifying how you manage the contract process. READ MORE ›

    As a cost center with an increasingly important strategic role, legal is faced with increasing demand, shrinking budgets and an overextended workforce. This makes improving the customer experience, addressing legal team management, reducing liability and contributing to profits key priorities. Contract management improvements present an immense opportunity to address these challenges and create high-value impact across the company.

    But how do you simplify a set of processes that are complex and tedious?

    Download this guide for a step-by-step process on how to eliminate contracting complexity, and start empowering legal to: 

    • Help the business sell more, procure faster, hire, and stay compliant
    • Reduce contracting friction
    • Drive high-impact change that is magnified across the organization 
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Digital Trends for Legal Teams: Improving Efficiency and Remote Flexibility Across Contract Workflows

    To keep up with the demands on contract work, in-house legal teams are looking for innovations that will improve efficiency and internal collaboration. Download this report, which gathers data from 800+ corporate legal professionals, that highlights key trends and answers to pressing questions about the way legal teams prepare and manage contracts today. READ MORE ›

    As the speed of business and the need for functional remote work increased in 2020, it became critical to solve modern agreement problems in a way that set the stage for sustained, scalable digital transformation. 

    To study how today’s legal teams manage agreement work, DocuSign conducted a survey of more than 800 global corporate legal professionals, focusing on their contracting workflows and technologies. The resulting report also outlines predictions about the future of contracting workflows and the tools today’s teams need to build an effective infrastructure that delivers more value. 

    Download this insightful report to get answers to today’s most important questions, including: 

    • How much of today’s in-house legal workload is related to contracts?
    • What causes problems with internal agreement collaborators? 
    • How did legal professionals modernize during the transition to remote work?
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Readiness Guide: Contract Lifecycle Management

    From contract templates and workflows to organization and rollout timelines, use this guide to ensure your company is prepared for a contract management solution. READ MORE ›

    Implementing a contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution involves players from different departments throughout an organization, each with their own perspective and business requirements.

    Download this Contract Management Readiness Guide, and you’ll gain access to a standard set of questions to help guide your CLM criteria and selection process. Questions include:

    • How would you like contracts to be categorized and tagged?
    • What types of reports and dashboards would need to be created, and how do they vary based on user group and area of interest?
    • What does the clause library structure need to look like?
    • What does the current approval process look like?
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Lifecycle Management 101

    Learn how CLM can drive productivity, visibility, and manage risk in the contract process. READ MORE ›

    Contracts are the foundation to driving revenue, so it’s critical that businesses have a process that ensures contracts are signed in a timely manner, risks are minimized and obligations are met.

    In the newest edition of Contract Lifecycle Management 101, you’ll learn how businesses are leveraging CLM solutions to accelerate the time to revenue by cutting the contract process down by 75%. 

    Download this eBook and you’ll gain insights into CLM best practices to drive productivity, as well as how to:

    • Streamline contract collaboration across all departments
    • Optimize the process and ensure obligations through reporting and analytics
    • Accelerate the overall sales cycle by integrating CLM tools with other selling applications
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Readiness Guide: Contract Lifecycle Management

    From contract templates and workflows to organization and rollout timelines, use this guide to ensure your company is prepared for a contract management solution. READ MORE ›

    Implementing a contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution involves players from different departments throughout an organization, each with their own perspective and business requirements.

    Download this Contract Management Readiness Guide, and you’ll gain access to a standard set of questions to help guide your CLM criteria and selection process. Questions include:

    • How would you like contracts to be categorized and tagged?
    • What types of reports and dashboards would need to be created, and how do they vary based on user group and area of interest?
    • What does the clause library structure need to look like?
    • What does the current approval process look like?
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Digital Trends for Legal Teams: Improving Efficiency and Remote Flexibility Across Contract Workflows

    To keep up with the demands on contract work, in-house legal teams are looking for innovations that will improve efficiency and internal collaboration. Download this report, which gathers data from 800+ corporate legal professionals, that highlights key trends and answers to pressing questions about the way legal teams prepare and manage contracts today. READ MORE ›

    As the speed of business and the need for functional remote work increased in 2020, it became critical to solve modern agreement problems in a way that set the stage for sustained, scalable digital transformation. 

    To study how today’s legal teams manage agreement work, DocuSign conducted a survey of more than 800 global corporate legal professionals, focusing on their contracting workflows and technologies. The resulting report also outlines predictions about the future of contracting workflows and the tools today’s teams need to build an effective infrastructure that delivers more value. 

    Download this insightful report to get answers to today’s most important questions, including: 

    • How much of today’s in-house legal workload is related to contracts?
    • What causes problems with internal agreement collaborators? 
    • How did legal professionals modernize during the transition to remote work?
    READ LESS ›
     

  • Contract Lifecycle Management 101

    Learn how CLM can drive productivity, visibility, and manage risk in the contract process. READ MORE ›

    Contracts are the foundation to driving revenue, so it’s critical that businesses have a process that ensures contracts are signed in a timely manner, risks are minimized and obligations are met.

    In the newest edition of Contract Lifecycle Management 101, you’ll learn how businesses are leveraging CLM solutions to accelerate the time to revenue by cutting the contract process down by 75%. 

    Download this eBook and you’ll gain insights into CLM best practices to drive productivity, as well as how to:

    • Streamline contract collaboration across all departments
    • Optimize the process and ensure obligations through reporting and analytics
    • Accelerate the overall sales cycle by integrating CLM tools with other selling applications
    READ LESS ›