Contract Management 2.0: why AI and RPA will boost outsourcing results

17 August 2019 by Kelly Turenhout

The world is changing in a fast pace due to the overwhelming developments in technology and operational models. Just like any market, also contract management is subject to the influences of digital transformation. Technologies like artificial intelligence and robotic process automation are slowly entering the contract management market. How will contract automation impact contract management? Technology evangelist Arjen van Berkum wrote an interesting article on these topics. We are happy to share his vision with our readers.

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CM Partners kicks off its international network with partnership Paustian Consulting

15 August 2019 by Kelly Turenhout

More and more organisations from other European countries are exploring the contract management method CATS CM®, which has become the standard method for contract management in the Netherlands. Its our pleasure to announce that Paustian Consulting has adopted our method and will be our service partner for the Danish market.

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Five success factors for contract management implementation

1 October 2018 by Waldo van Suchtelen

Proper implementation of contract management is very complex. You have to take a lot of dimensions into account, including promotion, process-based work, influencing, representing interests, resistance, culture, systems, etc. Often, insufficient attention is paid to the pitfalls of contract management implementation. Too many projects get stranded due to insufficient support or a hastily considered approach. How does one achieve successful implementation?

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Four decisive responsibilities for successful contract management

by Redactie

The CATS CM® approach to contract management recognises a number of important responsibilities. It is crucial to incorporate these responsibilities unambiguously and in the correct place in the organisation. What to keep in mind? How do you make sure that responsibilities for successful contract management are assigned to the most logical person or department?

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Supplier management versus contract management

by Redactie

Despite the fact that there are quite some differences within some organisations in terms of tasks and responsibilities, one can say that vendor and supplier management involve managing the supplier. So, let’s equate both these terms with supplier management. Then two areas are left for comparison: supplier management versus contract management. 

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Starting up contract management in 6 steps

by Redactie

The usefulness and value of contract management sometimes takes a while for this realisation to dawn within organisations. Then all acquired insights fall into place: we do definitely need contract management. Where to start? Implementing contract management involves specific actions. How do you get from zero to proactive contract management in six steps?

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What is the different between contract management and contract administration?

29 September 2018 by Redactie

Contract management and contract administration are hot. The two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, although they differ significantly. To make sure that there are no misunderstandings and to clarify who does what, good agreements are a must. This is the only way to work together effectively and efficiently. Contract management versus contract administration: what’s the difference and how do they complement each other?

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From contract to partnership: Examining VESTED and CATS CM

7 September 2018 by Kelly Turenhout

The landscape of contracts displays increasing diversity. An increasingly common development is that more attention is paid to different forms of contracts. The most common types are the transaction-based and performance-based contracts. The newer types of contracts are much closer to real partnerships. They are more about the effect that the services generate or the […]

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