Self-service Contract Creation
Contract Creation Software
Salespeople are always under pressure to close deals faster, especially as the quarter-end approaches. But they often have to wait in line for a lawyer to find time to draft and approve their contracts. Corporations use ContractExpress contract creation software to eliminate this legal bottleneck and shorten the sales cycle by automating the creation and approval of contracts. To request a contract in ContractExpress contract creation software, business users answer a web-based questionnaire that guides them through the interview process. If their answers are complete and compliant, ContractExpress generates a document that is ready for wet signature or E-signature through our partnership with DocuSign. Incomplete, non-compliant, or non-standard requests are routed for review to lawyers that are now freed to focus on these contracts instead of drafting routine documents.
Contract creation that is trusted by Legal and loved by the Business.
As you’ll see from the diagram below, ContractExpress contract creation software not only increases the productivity of the sales and legal teams but it also reduces risk by standardizing and centralizing contract templates and improves compliance by centralizing the storage of generated contracts and their associated metadata and approval processes. Many solutions offer some kind of self-service contract creation or kiosk approach to contract creation for business users but almost none of those solutions are engineered to ensure that the process is legally trusted. On the other hand, ContractExpress’ document automation and relevancy engine is the subject of 12+ US and international patents and is at the core of why the world’s leading law firms and corporations rely on our solutions for contract creation, approvals, and management.
Trusted Self-service Contract Creation
Free 28-day TrialOur 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. Automation without programmers means automated legal processes you can trust.
Contract Creation for Any Standard Business Agreements
‘ContractExpress has enabled our salespeople to close some sales before buyers’ remorse sets in. It undoubtedly has played a big role in enabling our sales force to keep up with the growing demands for our product as reflected in our revenue growth’. Seth Weissman, Vice President and General Counsel SolarCity.
Service & Product Agreements
“Through this solution, it is easy to make changes across our product literature, whilst maintaining consistency and accuracy across documents.” Stuart Wilkes, Head of Technical Services, AXA PPP.
“With a daily shipping service to Asia, there isn’t time to agree complex Consignment agreements. With ContractExpress we can conclude them in minutes, not hours.” General Counsel, Maersk Line
“For us, the key advantage of ContractExpress is the flexibility that it affords to change the template on a provision-by-provision, paragraph-by-paragraph basis depending on the user inputs.” Joeseph Secondine, AGC, Life Technologies.
“Automating our lease agreements allows us to manage our retail units with a minimum of Legal resource”. General Counsel, Copenhagen Airports
“The time it took to create a NDA has been cut in half. In our business, where it is essential to get critical information exchanged quickly between the parties, that efficiency is key.” A major global technology company.
Make ContractExpress part of your everyday
Contract creation with ContractExpress is a seamless process. Work directly from the intranet, SharePoint, Salesforce, or by logging in to ContractExpress online. Users can even create contracts on the move from mobile devices.
Everything in one place
The ContractExpress dashboard provides users with an easy way to keep track of their Work in Progress. Users can create new contracts, check on the status of pending approvals, and download their (pre)approved contracts for signature.
Creating contracts is easy as 1 2 3!
ContractExpress presents business users with an intuitive self-service, business orientated questionnaire. Dynamic guidance walks the user through the logic behind each question, ensuring accurate responses.
The right terms and the right price
Business users are automatically alerted when approval is required as a result of their input. Approvals aren’t only restricted to the Legal team: sequential workflows enable multiple teams to have approval rights on agreements, for instance commercial and finance.
The all-important signature
If the completed questionnaire results in a contract with pre-approved terms i.e. no approvals required, the user can download a PDF copy of the completed document to send for signature. Once the signed copy has been received the document can be uploaded back to the customer’s account.
Traffic lights: Getting the green
Once a contract is approved, the business user that requested the contract is notified via email. The user can then download the locked PDF version from their dashboard and send it off for signature. The ContractExpress traffic lights give users an overview of contract status at a glance.
360° visibility and audit trail for Legal
Legal and power users have a complete overview of contract activity within the organization. Users designated as Legal or commercial approvers also have a “tasks” dashboard from which they can review contract requests.
Revenue Recognition and Compliance With Automated Contract Creation
Standardize contract language
Documents generated through the contract templates in ContractExpress will always have the same wording, enforcing consistency across the business. Improve risk management by making sure that only legally-approved wording can be issued by any business user.
Set it and forget it – contract alerts
Pre-configured automatic alerts track contracts and their terms. Alerts can be set on any key data within the contract enabling both Business Users and Legal to receive alerts on key dates such as approaching contract expiration.
Draft, completed, and executed documents are all stored in ContractExpress along with their metadata. our contract software’s enterprise search enables legal users to find contracts by specific meta data, clauses or language.
Each action, modification and approval to a contract request is logged in ContractExpress to ensure that legal management have a complete picture of how a contract was executed.
Remain compliant by always keeping your contract templates up to date
ContractExpress’ Authoring tool makes contract maintenance simple. React instantly to regulatory changes by implementing amendments right across your template bank swiftly and efficiently direct from Microsoft Word.
Secure document generation
Only approved documents can be sent out for signature. Documents awaiting approval will be draft watermarked until approved by Legal. Locked PDF documents ensure the final document cannot be altered.