Digital contract management made easy
The whole process in one piece of software
EASY Contract is the modern web-based contract management software that allows you to create contracts, work on them in a team, sign contracts digitally and to ultimately archive them. The entire management and the processing of the contracts takes place centrally from a single source, without media disruptions. Whether it is on-premises or contract management to lease in the form of Software as a Service – you decide.
Digital contract management with EASY Contract means achieving a clear gain in efficiency and transparency in your company. Anytime and any place: Maintain an overview of all the concluded contracts – you will find all the documents associated with a contract, the documents that supplement the contract, emails, notes etc. shown together in the E-file. This way, contract management software can be fun. At the same time, you receive electronic support when creating new contracts using tried-and-tested contract templates and text blocks. The deadline management is also possible in no time with the contract management software: Not only do you receive automatic reminders before the expiry of deadlines – you also have an overview of everything thanks to the deadlines calendar. The digital contract management keeps you up to date, also on your smartphone/tablet. Our digital contract management software automatically backs up changes. Incidentally: EASY Contract 4.2 also implements the new International Financial Report Standard 16 (IFRS 16) concerning the accounting and assessment of operational leasing contracts and contracts from rental agreements.
Modern contract management starts wherever the optimization potential is the greatest: for efficient collaborations between all those involved in the process and for avoiding inconsistencies in media format through intelligent digital solutions. This helps reduce processing times and make the entire workflow more predictable and reliable.
You can create new contracts in an instant by selecting from existing templates, passages of text and parameters, or by uploading new contract templates. This ensures consistency when creating contracts. Automated workflows enable efficient and error-free testing and releasing, and the contract period checks allow you to keep a constant eye on everything.
Whether it’s via Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft Office 365, the new feature in the contract management software makes it possible to work directly on a contract with the entire team on an equal footing, and everything is handled digitally. Do you want to negotiate contractual terms with a new partner? No problem! Simply assign them permissions, upload the contract to the cloud and you’re off, regardless of where your contract partner is.
For collaboration as a team, you’ll need access to collaboration tools in addition to the contract management software. You can find more information on the websites for Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft 365.
By the way, the collaboration feature is now available for all our solutions for document-intensive processes. You can also find out more from our blog, “Collaborative Work & Document Management”.
Deadlines management – visualized perfectly, means: everything in view
A good user experience is based on a good user interface. That also applies to our contract management software. To keep track of all the deadlines and dates, as a contemporary contract management solution, EASY Contract features a deadlines calendar. A simple click on E-files > Deadlines on the left-hand side brings up the calendar, together with all the pending deadlines and dates – and you stay in the picture.
After clicking on a calendar entry, you will find further detailed information on the element on the right side, such as a contract, for example. This information can also be edited, exported etc. on the spot. It’s a useful feature for a quick overview – after all, who wants to spend their whole time making checks? An integrated deadline management, which is an integral part of every modern contract management software package, also includes an automatic notifications function. Therefore, say goodbye to fixed-term contracts, for cellphones for example, extending automatically because you failed to remember them – you will be notified of the deadline automatically! EASY Contract offers all of this and much more.
The E-file – brings the things together that belong together
The E-file is one of the key elements in contract management. During the life cycle of a contract, many documents that supplement the contract are created: from the joint creation of the contract, to the conclusion of the contract with the digital signature, all the way through to subsequent changes to different versions of the contract. In this respect, emails are written, notes are taken, and perhaps even online chats may take place in that context. A colorful hotchpotch of important, contractually-relevant information is created.
At the same time, you also want to maintain an overview of the situation with the contract management software. This is where the E-file steps in: In a freely-configurable document tree, you can find all the information you need at a glance. Of course, that doesn’t mean all content is accessible to any member of staff. A sophisticated authorizations concept assists with the allocation of the rights to access sensitive information.
Sign contracts digitally
Everything is finished, the contract is complete, it just needs to be signed. Collective work on the contract has made the process more transparent and efficient for all involved. When it comes to the signature, though, many reach for a printer and a pen again, thus causing an unnecessary inconsistency in media format. But you can sign the contract in a legal and accountable way directly from the contract management system using an electronic signature.
The market leader in digital signatures, DocuSign, makes it possible for you to create a conclusive digital signature. The signature request goes out by email. The digitally signed document is then uploaded separately and contains all the changes made in a change history. DocuSign is already integrated into the contract management system EASY Contract.
A new feature in the contract management software is the connection to an archiving system. With a click, you can put your finished contracts in revision-proof, automated storage. Afterwards, you’ll be able to retrieve them at any time using full-text search, including a detailed log of all the stages of work carried out on the contract.
Legal certainty is the basis for contract management. Select a provider supporting legal standards such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the GDPdU (principles of data access and auditability of digital documents).
Read our white paper to find out more about how contract life cycles affect your company and the best way for you to manage this.
Whitepaper: Digital Collaboration in Contract Management
Make your contract system fit for the future with modern collaboration tools and electronic signature solutions.
- Get to know the challenges you face when creating, processing and archiving contracts
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- How holistic contract management closes gaps in the overall process, eliminates media breaks and automates workflows
- What to consider when choosing a software solution to turn your digital contract management into a success story
Digital Contract Management
The advantages of our contract management software at a glance
Location-independent management of contracts of any kind; authorized representatives of the responsible departments always have access to contracts.
- Integrated deadline management
Multi-level deadline calendar with escalation mechanisms ensures that missed deadlines are a thing of the past thanks to automatically sent reminders.
- Revision security
Storage of the contract documents in the revision-proof EASY storage system; a detailed logging of the work steps facilitates revision security.
- Fine-grained authorization concept
The authorization concept of EASY Contract stands out thanks to high adaptability while at the same time retaining clarity. This provides a clear regulation of responsibilities.
- Collaboration and digital signature
You work together efficiently and transparently without media breaks and delays.
- Full text search
The EASY contract management software offers high-powered search options and convenient search and filter functions: thanks for one thing to the simple keywording of contracts and also thanks to the full text search option.
Potentials in the process and process flow of the electronic contract management
Why is Contract Lifecycle Management unavoidable?
This white paper provides recommendations for sales, legal, procurement and finance professionals who want to grow their business.
- Learn how the contract lifecycle will impact your business.
- Learn why your company should adopt Contract Lifecycle Management.
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- What questions should your company ask itself when deciding on a solution?
Top features of Contract Management
The dashboard for the overview of all contracts is customizable if desired. That way, you always have your overview of all contracts, all important figures, data and facts available. The best part is that with a simple click on the individual graphic elements, you can drill down into a more detailed view. Even on a smartphone or tablet. And so perfect for when you’re on the way from here to there – or during contract negotiations when speed is called for.
Integrated chat functions
Gone are the days of back and forth by email and telephone. EASY Contract offers a chat function for every contract. Do you have questions about a contract detail? If you’re not in a hurry, just go ahead and start chatting with other colleagues who are authorized in the contract management. The best part is that the context is preserved – and that way there is no annoying and time-consuming communication about which contract the questions refer to and so on.
Contract contents and history – cleanly structured
EASY Contract structures contracts hierarchically. Framework contracts can be defined. In that case, the contract management solution dynamically creates a new tab on which all of the contracts subordinate to the framework contract are listed. Dependencies can be spotted at a glance. Modern contract management is that easy; “traveling” into the past – of your contracts – is that easy.
Simple management of payment series
It has never been so easy to manage a variety of payment types. No matter if there is a one-time payment for the contract or if it is a lease contract with a series of payments. You can set up several payment plans for each contract in no time – and comply with the budget planning using the contract management. Of course, you can also display this graphically through EASY Contract.
Deadline management – keep an eye on deadlines
Of course, deadline management is a feature of EASY Contract. Thanks to multi-level deadline calendars with reminder function and escalation mechanisms, missed deadlines are a thing of the past. Get reminded directly in the contract management or by email. Never lose another advantage to a missed deadline. That pays off!
EASY Contract – ready for enterprise mobility
EASY Contract is ready for enterprise mobility. Use the contract management software as an app on an iOS/Android smartphone or tablet. Or as a responsive web application on any device. A real helper when it counts – even without a working mobile network, if you happen to be sitting in a plane. Every contract in one app. Modern contract management can be that easy.