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ContractExpress 5

ContractExpress 5 Overview

In today’s rapidly evolving legal sector, law firms are under increasing pressure to offer innovative and cost-efficient services. ContractExpress 5 document automation software, the next generation of ContractExpress DealBuilder, is an enterprise class, web-based document automation (also known as document assembly) solution designed for fast and accurate document drafting and client collaboration. Capable of scaling from simple letters and precedents to the most complex legal contracts, it is proven to meet the exacting needs of premium global law firms and their clients.

Client connectivity and online client services are central to ContractExpress 5. From document automation extranets that make the premise of fixed fee arrangements profitable to marketing showcases that establish client relationships from the earliest stages; ContractExpress enables law firms to better engage their clients.

The ContractExpress difference

It is essential that lawyers are able to create and update automated templates without the help of the IT department or other external resources.

The ContractExpress authoring tool delivers fast and easy template automation for even the most sophisticated documents right inside Microsoft Word, without the complexity inherent in traditional document assembly tools. The template authoring process involves surrounding optional text with brackets and can be likened to marking up a document with a red pen. Finished templates can go live to end users with just one click.

With ContractExpress 5 we have combined our leadership in simplicity of template authoring with a new, mobile-first user interface and new client connectivity features. With the most competitive pricing on the market, it is a world class solution for law firms wishing to embrace modern digital, document drafting.

Andy Wishart

CTO, Business Integrity

Let ContractExpress do the heavy lifting

ContractExpress has a world-class, patented relevancy engine that determines which questions need to be asked to create a complete and trusted document. The questionnaires used to generate documents are created automatically from your marked-up templates, eliminating the need to create complex scripted dialogs and forms as with other document assembly solutions.
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Mobile-first Design

The new, beautiful user interface in ContractExpress 5 was designed to work perfectly on mobile devices, whether it’s a smart phone or a tablet, the features will adapt to the screen size available for drafting and review on the go.

Built for speed and accuracy

Our Javascript engine ensures questionnaires are fast, responsive, and compatible with multiple devices and platforms.

Integration with other systems

ContractExpress document automation software provides first class integration with SQL Server data sources and SharePoint Web Services, to provide connectivity with your organization’s line of business systems such as client, matter, billing and accounting systems.

Custom client site in ContractExpress

Client Sites

Collaborate with clients in their own private sites. Share templates and review documents created by the client in a customized, branded environment. You are able to control exactly what the client has access to, and at what level of permission, all from within the user-friendly user interface of ContractExpress.

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More Features and Benefits of ContractExpress Document Automation Software


Everything at Your Fingertips

Simple, clear and easy to navigate dashboard with tabs that direct you to where your documents or templates are stored, where other have shared documents with you and where you create customized sites.

Multiple Output Formats

ContractExpress supports the generation of .docx, .doc, .rtf, .pdf and .html.


Customize ContractExpress 5 according to your own branding, and create unlimited client sites, each with the relevant branding and color schemes.


Intelligent Questionnaire

ContractExpress automatically produces web-based questionnaire forms for each template. Simple, clear and easy to navigate web screens show progress information, alerts and on-page guidance. Dependencies between questions on the same page of the questionnaire are automatically created and derived from the natural structure of the underlying template. This unique approach dramatically speeds up the automation of complex document sets that traditional systems can’t manage.

Preview Mode

In Preview Mode, users can see updates to the document as they are made in real-time. The ability to associate changes in the questionnaire with their effects in the document makes drafting a more fluid and efficient process. Preview Mode also simplifies training for new users and allows for greater document ownership.

Document Sets

ContractExpress supports the creation of sets of documents from a single interview, or the creation of a single document from multiple templates. The ContractExpress relevancy engine combines business rules and relevancy information across sets of templates to ensure that users are presented with a consistent and consolidated questionnaire.

Flexible Deployment options

Whether you are delivering a document assembly solution to internal users or connecting with your external clients, ContractExpress can be deployed either on your servers or in the cloud.

External Dictionairy

Effortlessly update multiple templates from one central location. The external dictionary simplifies mass updates of templates with shared definitions.

Multiple levels of complexity

There is no limit to the complexity of a ContractExpress template. Business Rules can be deeply embedded to the word or character level, and the ContractExpress rules-engine will ensure that a question is only asked on the questionnaire when it is relevant.

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