If you are a professional in Contract & Commercial Management, committed to achieving the best possible outcomes from negotiations with all your trading relationships, then ‘Commitment Matters’ is the perfect source of regular articles and posts dedicated to helping you achieve that goal.
Sep 19, 2019 6:17:28 PM
Aug 31, 2018 6:33:00 AM
At a recent IACCM roundtable, participants discussed the seemingly insoluble issue of maximising value from supply relationships. It was widely agreed that loyalty and collaboration are important characteristics, since they support more open communication and opportunity evaluation. Yet loyalty and collaboration depend on levels of long-term trust and integrity that are rarely achieved. The key issues – especially for buyers – are ‘How do I stop suppliers taking advantage of me and how do I ensure I’m not overpaying or missing out on innovation?’
May 22, 2018 11:10:00 AM
When it comes to cutting costs, spend on external counsel is the primary target for in-house legal teams. In a current IACCM survey, 74% of participants say they are using fixed fee arrangements, detailed billing reviews and panel discounts.
May 18, 2018 10:58:00 AM
Organizations that institute greater controls over invoice payment achieve, on average, a benefit of around 4.3% of invoice value. That represents a lot of money – so it is worth reading on!
Apr 17, 2018 7:15:00 AM
There is a lot of buzz about digital reinvention (a term popularized by McKinsey consultants), digital transformation and digital disruption. By whichever name you call it, it’s importance cannot be understated.
Feb 4, 2018 9:35:53 AM
There is extensive discussion about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing and blockchain, with wide acceptance that they will have significant impact on contracts and contract management.
Jan 22, 2018 7:24:44 AM
As we enter 2018, the divide between today’s outdated contract management practices and tomorrow’s technology-enabled reality is becoming starkly obvious. It was Warren Buffett who segmented the business world into innovators, imitators and … the rest.
Nov 30, 2017 3:11:20 PM
IACCM’s recent study of the state of contract management automation revealed low satisfaction ratings and poor levels of adoption. While there are some very successful instances of implementations led by the Legal function, in general systems selected by Law Departments were especially prone to failure – in fact more than 40% more likely to be underperforming.
Aug 31, 2017 3:06:18 AM
We have all heard the demands for simpler, shorter contracts. Most of us sympathize with the view that plain language and thoughtful structure assist with interpretation and understanding.
Aug 16, 2017 3:05:35 PM
Contract management technology has been around for almost 20 years – and has had remarkably limited impact. While some administrative tasks are now widely automated, the bulk of contract management still depends on human intervention and knowledge.