As per a study by the Institute for Supply Management, a typical Fortune 1000 company manages anywhere between 20,000 to 40,000 active contracts at any given time. Additionally, there are legacy contracts to add to the number. Keeping track of all of these contracts can be a nightmare if done manually. Using Natural language processing [...] Read More →
Welcome to the Brightleaf CEO blog series on Legacy Contract Migration/Extraction. Explore why your business needs to extract and migrate its legacy contracts. Companies that are embarking on getting a handle around their contracts, tracking the salient terms and data points, creating templates for contract types and clause libraries, workflows, etc. often ask Brightleaf similar [...] Read More →

Not sure where to start?  We’ve curated the best legacy contract migration/data extraction practices to get you started It’s important to cover the best practices, partially covered in the previous blogs. 1.     Decide which contracts you want to migrate 2.     Decide what data points you want to report on across a set of these legacy contracts 3.     Set […]

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Again, a frequently asked and pertinent question This is the fifth of a ten-part series on contract migration and related data extraction, which will help your legal teams gain a better understanding of the information included in all of your contracts. The first reaction is that EVERY document and EVERY data point needs to be […]

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To kick off the series, let us first start with the simplest question – What is legacy contract migration and why do I need to do it? You are looking to install a Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) system to get a handle on your contracts, what good is having a great CLM without any data? […]

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When people plan a contract management system, their immediate concerns tend to focus on finding their contracts and reporting on standard metadata, including contract owner, contract status, and renewal date. A centralized repository takes care of the first need. Configured reports set up for specific contract metadata address the second need. But beyond standard contract […]

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To continue operating profitably is always the primary focus of any enterprise. In today’s competitive corporate environment, the ability to effectively manage contracts is essential to surviving in the marketplace and achieving success. At different points in our lives, each of us would have or will, without exception, sign a contract. However, have we ever […]

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Contracts are an integral part of any business relationship and staying on top is critical. Automated abstraction gives legal, contracts, and procurement professionals the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively abstract key information from their contracts and improve how they manage contractual obligations. Contract data abstraction means extracting important data points which include clauses, dates, and […]

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Once your company is ready to be sold your whole focus is shifted to restructuring a whole new business system. It includes certain activities which need to be taken care of such as what the company is buying and what obligations it is assuming, the nature and extent of the target company’s liabilities, contracts, litigation […]

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Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming an essential part of the technology industry, helping solve many challenging problems. AI is the ability to make a computer program or software think smartly and intelligently as humans think. It revolves around the use of algorithms, a set of defined instructions that a mechanical computer can execute. It is […]

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Have you updated the Force Majeure clause with COVID-19 in your existing contracts? If not, this is the best opportunity to modify the existing clause in all your legacy contracts and include it in future contracts. Force Majeure clause is one of the important clauses to include in a contract that relieves the parties from […]

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