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Contract Review Turnaround Time: How to Make it Faster

June 30, 2022

Organizational change is slow, which is why it’s no surprise that working faster and more efficiently has been a priority for legal departments for the better part of a decade. Of 100 corporate legal departments surveyed by Gartner, 40% of managers admit that managing contract risk is a slow process. The average company’s contract review turnaround time adds 10% more time (6.5 days) to the launch of a new product, amounting to $7 million in revenue losses. Companies can’t afford to spend extra time contracting with third parties as it ends up costing the equivalent of three full-time employee salaries.

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Contract Review in Manufacturing Industry: What to Know

June 28, 2022

Contracts serve as a single point of truth for manufacturers, suppliers, subcontractors, and partners. But one contracting error can open up a manufacturer to liability and poor vendor relations. That’s why having a robust review process to identify and rectify pre-execution contracting issues is paramount to a company’s bottom-line success. Increasingly, contract review in manufacturing is taking a digital turn, and businesses are infusing layers of efficiency into the contracting process with artificial intelligence (AI).

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Top Legal Tech Trends of 2022

May 26, 2022

It has never been more important for legal teams to embrace technology. Ernst & Young found that while 70% of organizations have a formal contracting technology strategy, 99% don’t have the data or the technology needed to improve their contracting processes. Further, only 31% of contracts follow a corporate legal playbook and 71% are not monitored for deviations from standard terms. 

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Top Legal Technology Software for Drafting Contracts

May 24, 2022

In an era of rapid digitization, choosing specific software for your business needs can be overwhelming. The legal technology software market is especially difficult to navigate as there is no single platform to date that provides true end-to-end contracting efficiency. More confounding still, each company’s services and capabilities are different, making it nearly impossible to compare apples to apples. 

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AI and Lawyers: The Benefits of Both Together

May 19, 2022

Two impactful market forces converged between 2000 to 2017 that opened the possibility of incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into corporate legal department workflows. First, data storage prices dipped from $12.40 per GB to $0.004 per GB. And then data volume grew from 2 to 26 zettabytes. With this upswing of data came huge advances in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) that brought AI to the forefront of technology today.

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How the Use of AI in Legal Services Can Benefit Your Corporate Legal Department

May 17, 2022

Many corporate legal departments use AI for research, litigation strategy, dispute resolution modeling, and offering basic help online. Any legal team can benefit from the use of AI in legal services, especially for contract review and negotiation processes. With large corporations handling, on average, 350 contracts each week, there is an increasingly urgent need to improve resource efficiency through digital transformation.

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How Legal Document Machine Learning Helps With Contract Analysis

May 12, 2022

Advances in how computers analyze and apply data have trickled down from Silicon Valley laboratories and into corporate legal departments worldwide, denoting a sprint toward the future rather than a slow crawl. One of its most practical and exciting use cases involves legal document machine learning and contract analysis. While there are plenty of reasons to use this technology right now, it is also imperative that companies understand where current limitations exist to avoid blind spots and maximize workflow efficiency.

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How Artificial Intelligence Contract Analysis Is Changing Corporate Legal Departments

May 10, 2022

The members of corporate legal departments work optimally when they are engaged in valuable and meaningful work. Employees want to feel appreciated, recognized, and presented with opportunities for personal growth. In other words, they want to spend more time assessing risk, shaping strategies, and solving complex legal conundrums and less time buried in mundane, repetitive, and simplistic legal work. If they don’t, they’ll leave. By way of example, law firms lost nearly a quarter of their associates last year, and studies show that salaries are not the main culprits anymore.

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Most Common Errors in Law Proofreading

May 5, 2022

Even the most artful contract drafts require careful attention to ensure the grammar is polished, formatting is consistent, and company standards are met. If you’re a legal proofreader, understanding how proofreading mistakes happen and which errors to look for will develop your competencies, but coupling your skills with artificial intelligence (AI)-powered legal contract review technology can improve the quality and consistency of your work even further.

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