How much time do you spend actually completing your primary job duties? On average, it’s 45% of your workday. That means that more than half of your hours at the office are spent doing other things like administrative tasks (including dealing with the back-and-forth of contracts).
This Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t it be great to spend less time on contracts and more time doing the things you love? These slides will tell you how.
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l/ lost relationship problems are a
result of poor communication. Your
relationship with contracts is no
different. If your contracts process is
disjointed (think email attachments
and not being able to answer the
question, "Where is my contract? "),
you've got a communication problem.
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Implement a contract management
solution that provides a detailed audit
trail to follow any and all actions
related to your contracts. With that
level of visibility, you and your
contracts will definitely be happier.
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If you and your sales contracts
haven't argued about money yet, it's
coming. If you've argued about time,
then the money argument has already
happened. Why? Time is money. The
more your contracts get held up in the
sales process, the more frustrated
you'll both become.
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In a word — automation. You'll want to
use a tool that enables you to have an
automated contract worI<flow. This
will streamline reviews and approvals,
ultimately saving you and your sales
contracts time and money.
K CLEARLY DEFINE RESPONSIRILIIIES
Who's responsible for what? Without
a clear definition of who owns what
part of the contract process, it's likely
you'll start playing the blame game
when things start falling through the
cracks. And once the blame game
starts, your relationship with sales
contracts is doomed.
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The key is shared responsibility. In a
healthy relationship, neither you nor
your contracts will solely own one
piece of the contracts process.
Rather, you'll work together. E. g.,
Automated contract generation: You
both play a part, as you have to kick
off the contract generation and the
sales contract does the rest.
PRIORIIIZE YOUR EONIRAEI3
Put your contracts first. We wouldn't
go so far as saying you need a date
night, but it's important to put
cleaning up your contracts process
at the top of your to—do list. If
neglected, your contracts will start to
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We get it, you have a lot on your plate.
However, contracts are an essential
part of every business. Once you
clean up your contracts process, it'll
have a domino effect on your
business—soon you'll see other areas
of your organization adopt similar
processes and you'll see a major
improvement to your bottom line.
Once you've been burned by
contracts — or vice versa — it takes
time to rebuild trust. And trust is an
essential part of any functional
relationship. Rebuilding trust isn't
easy, but it's possible (awwl).
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We hate to play the blame game, but
you're probably the culprit in this
scenario — not your contracts? Why?
Human error. Luckily, there's a way to
fix this problem. Use a contract
management solution that enables
you to automate processes like
round—trip external review with
customers and partners.
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