Technological implementation is a hot topic at legal departments the world over, and few tech tools are as highly prized by legal operations chiefs as contract lifecycle management software, which automate and streamline contract processes for overwhelmed legal departments.

At this week’s CLOC Global Institute conference in Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of vendors offering CLM solutions to in-house legal teams. But a seminar hosted by Mary O’Carroll, chief community officer at the CLM software provider Ironclad, made clear to attendees that action steps toward implementation are often a gateway to serious missteps.