ContractExpress Document Automation Software

Used by the world’s leading law firms and corporations

Document Automation That Works ™

Our document and contract automation software (ContractExpress) is trusted by the world’s leading law firms and corporations to generate standard legal documents from automated templates, reducing or eliminating the delays, costs, bottlenecks, and risks inherent with manual drafting. With automated contract drafting, lawyers are freed to work on higher value negotiations, non-standard matters, and realizable matters. The result is a faster, more efficient, more consistent, more compliant legal service. Everyone wins.

Partners and GCs trust ContractExpress contract automation because their lawyers are able to quickly and accurately automate and update their legal templates in Word without requiring IT specialists to convert their legal templates into computer programs.

Unlike all other document automation products, ContractExpress document automation understands lawyers’ “square bracket” legal markup notation. There’s no programming notation, no XML markup, no hidden codes or fields, no questionnaire scripting, no use of proprietary editors, and no need to reapply styles to generated documents.

This capability is unique to ContractExpress contract automation software and protected by twelve granted US patents with more pending. It’s the ContractExpress difference, and the reason why ContractExpress automated drafting is the solution of choice for leading law firms and corporations worldwide. Try it yourself for free for 28 days.

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Generating documents from automated templates

Mobile-first design of ContractExpress 5 document assembly

Business and legal users generate documents by filling out dynamic, web-based forms – also called ‘questionnaires’ – created automatically from your templates.

ContractExpress 5 contract automation is mobile-first. The questionnaire looks great on smartphones and tablets of all sizes. “ContractExpress on a tablet is an excellent example of the productivity improvement that can be achieved with document automation software.” – Andy Wishart, CTO Business Integrity, Inc.

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ContractExpress changes the game, enabling us to automate documents easily and quickly, but above all with complete accuracy.

Partner, Linklaters

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Sales can create a contract at one in the morning, one in the afternoon or on a weekend, whenever they want. You don’t have to go through my department, and we’ll never slow you down.

Seth Weissman

Vice President and General Counsel, SolarCity

Contract automation shouldn’t be rocket science…

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It should be easy!

Our intuitive & patented template automation tool for MS Word, ContractExpress Author, enables lawyers to quickly automate and update even the most complex legal documents without needing programmers. Document automation without programmers means automated legal processes you can trust. That’s the ContractExpress difference!

Sign up for a free trial of ContractExpress contract automation to automate and run your own contracts, agreements and other legal documents.

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Why Law Firms Use ContractExpress Document Automation

Law firms use ContractExpress document assembly to win new clients, retain key clients, and increase partner profits:

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Client collaboration tool

Enable clients to complete an intelligent online form  and have the generated Word document automatically sent to an associate for review.

Volume assembly engine

Manage volumes of employment claims on behalf of large corporate clients on-shore and at a price that satisfies the client and makes a healthy profit for the partnership.

Client portal

Provide clients with user specific “dashboards” to enter new deal information, roundtrip answers into newer versions, and generate locked PDFs or automatically route to a lawyer for review depending on the client’s answers.

Client document generator

Associates and paralegals can rapidly and accurately create client draft documents for subsequent negotiation by the firm’s lawyers, optionally aided by ContractExpress Drafter. Easily generate repetitive “secondary” deal documents such as bondholders’ memos.

Engagement letter generator

Create consistent and compliant engagement letters, ethical wall memos, and other firm administrative documents where speed, consistency, compliance, integration with other systems, and cost reduction are important.

Document automation with Preview Mode

Document assembly is sometimes regarded as a “black box”. Questions are answered and documents are generated, with no visibility as to what is happening inside the document. ContractExpress Preview changes this by enabling lawyers to observe changes in the document in real time as they answer the questionnaire.

Preview enables senior lawyers to confirm that the automated template is behaving as expected. Preview enables junior lawyers to better understand how the options in the questionnaire relate to different clauses in the document. Test-drive Preview for yourself using our automated software license agreement.

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The benefits are deep, really, including efficiency, consistency, quality, transparency, increased predictability, and yielding cost savings. Andrew M. Baker

Seyfarth Shaw

Why Corporations Use ContractExpress Contract Automation

Corporations across all industries use ContractExpress contract automation to:

Reduce delays

Eliminate the drafting bottleneck in Legal

Reduce costs

Improve efficiency and better utilizing lawyers’ time

Reduce risk

Improve compliance by standardizing contract language and approvals

Trusted Self-service Contract Creation

ContractExpress Trusted self service contract creation

By combining automated contract drafting with approval workflows, ContractExpress contract automation software enables business users to initiate contract requests and receive signature-ready, locked PDFs when their request is complete and compliant. We call this trusted self-service contract creation, or “PDF or Lawyer”.

Business users complete an intuitive, business-oriented online questionnaire. The PDF-or-lawyer approval workflow enforces compliance by only allowing a business user to access a signature-ready and locked PDF version of the agreement when their answers are complete and compliant, as established by Legal. Incomplete or non-compliant requests are automatically routed to the appropriate lawyer for review.

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Robust approval process

Incomplete, non-compliant, or non-standard answers, including any request by the counterparty for changes or the Word version, are routed with an alerting email to defined legal and/or business approvers. Approvers can view and edit the user’s answers, and approve, reject, or reassign to another approver. Lawyers can access fully styled and versioned Word documents generated from the user’s answers for negotiation with the counterparty’s lawyers.

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Improving client service and law department efficiency

Law departments use ContractExpress automated drafting for the creation and approval of business development agreements including NDAs, license agreements, sales agreements, and procurement agreements. Business clients receive approved contracts more quickly, while the lawyers are able to focus on non-standard, high value matters.

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Compliance and audit

Every step of the process is logged for audit and management reporting. Executed contracts with the associated high-integrity contract data are exported to a contract management site for searching, alerting, and reporting.

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If the questions are answered in such a way that it does not create the need for an external review, a Cisco account manager can sign up a distribution partner in an hour or less.

Steve Harmon

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Cisco

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The ContractExpress Difference

Our intuitive & patented template automation tool, ContractExpress Author, enables lawyers to quickly automate and update even the most complex legal documents without needing programmers. Automation without programmers means automated legal processes you can trust.

Sign up for a free trial of ContractExpress to automate and run your own contracts, agreements and other legal documents.

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