Increase Firm Profitability
ContractExpress is used by some of the world’s most prestigious law firms to drive document drafting efficiency and reduce unrecoverable hours, increasing partner profits. Law firms are under intense pressure to provide high quality service at lower cost. ContractExpress is used widely as a client draft generator enabling law firm partners, associates and paralegals to rapidly and accurately draft client documents for subsequent deal negotiations. The potential for increasing profits by saving time in fixed fee engagements is substantial, as document assembly can reduce the time to draft client documents from hours to minutes. When generating multiple sets of documents the time savings can be even greater; answering one questionnaire can generate a complete set of documents, including schedules and attachments.
ContractExpress not only improves partner profitability, but helps win new clients and retain existing clients by making possible the compelling combination of better service at lower cost.
Easy Template Set-Up
Our proven Word based template creation tool eliminates the delays, errors, loss of trust, costs, and overall lack of feasibility that occur when attorneys are forced by the limitations of their document assembly technology to work with programmers to automate their legal templates. ContractExpress is a scalable solution that can be deployed across the entire firm.
Benefits of Document Assembly
Using document assembly enables quicker first draft generation and the option to create a suite of documents from only one questionnaire.
ContractExpress saves both time and human resource required to generate the first draft of a document, enabling law firms to respond quicker to their clients’ demands.
Our user-friendly template creation tool for Microsoft Word is designed by lawyers for lawyers. ContractExpress Author eliminates the delays, errors, loss of trust, costs and lack of feasibility associated with limiting solutions that require working with programmers to automate templates.
Guaranteed accuracy & consistency
Ensuring first draft consistency and accuracy secures document quality across all practice areas. Through document assembly, firms can set the level of excellence for their documents, ensure consistent style and protect the firm’s brand image.
Retain domain knowledge & expertise
Protect the law firm against vulnerability from lateral moves by harnessing the expertise of the firm’s attorneys in document assembly templates.
Focus fee earner time:
Streamlining the document creation process makes better use of fee earner time by removing the more laborious aspects of contract drafting. This in turn frees up lawyer time to dedicate to more challenging, higher value work, resulting in a more satisfied workforce and better service delivery to clients.
Fully styled documents
Generated documents will be one or more fully compliant .doc, .docx or locked PDFs. Each document is meaningfully named and fully styled, with numbering, cross references, pagination, headers/footers, footnotes, and table of contents – all as determined by the Word template using standard law firm Word styles and tools, and all without requiring any post assembly intervention to apply or correct Word styling.
Win & Retain Key Clients
Internal document assembly can offer firms a lot of advantages. However, to win and retain key clients firms must offer something truly innovative. Today's most competitive law firms differentiate their services by offering document automation directly to their clients. To attract new clients law firms leverage document assembly to showcase their capabilities on their websites. Learn more about how you can plug into your clients' business.
The ContractExpress Difference
Better by Design
ContractExpress was designed and developed in conjunction with some of the world’s leading law firms and is built on the requirements of the lawyer, not the IT team. It is designed to overcome the shortcomings of legacy document assembly tools, which are often complex to use and time consuming to deploy.
Easy Template Creation
While other document assembly systems require templates to be created in a complex proprietary or XML based computer language, ContractExpress Author provides for intuitive, natural language mark up in Microsoft Word. All set up is done from within Microsoft Word by lawyers, enabling templates of any complexity to be set up more quickly than with any other system.
Quick and Easy to Learn
Document template authors can be up and running in hours, using either self paced user training on our YouTube channel or our onsite training workshops. With ContractExpress your training costs will be minimal and your user adoption rapid.
ContractExpress Author Features
ContractExpress Author our template creation tool for Microsoft Word makes possible the automation of a wide range of documents regardless of document length and complexity. Learn more about ContractExpress Author and how it delivers advanced document assembly.
ContractExpress Free Trial
With our free 30 day trial you can see how intuitive our Author tool really is. Simply fill out the form to try ContractExpress template authoring on your own documents.
Roundtripping the Safe Way
Combining manual and generated changes in negotiating documents
ContractExpress Drafter assists lawyers to safely and intuitively roundtrip and combine existing manual edits of the Word document with generated changes made by updating the answers within the ContractExpress questionnaire (such as changing a commercial credit
agreement from a term loan to a revolver loan).