Contract Management Research & Reports

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  • 11/07/2016

    Report

    APAC League Table October 2016

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Contract Management | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking top M&A advisors and deals in APAC, including Japan. Get your copy now.

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  • 10/14/2016

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    APAC League Table September 2016

    M&A, Reorganizations & Exchanges | Capital Transactions | Contract Management | Regulatory Disclosure for Investment Management Companies | Regulatory Disclosure for Corporations | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation has partnered with Thomson Reuters to produce a monthly league table, ranking top M&A advisors and deals in APAC, including Japan. Get your copy now.

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  • 04/28/2016

    White Paper

    Reducing Costs with a Contract Management Solution

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill Corporation outlines the additional strategies General Counsels can use to reduce costs, discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and provide an overview of the unique opportunities presented by technology solutions, especially for contract management.

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  • 03/17/2016

    White Paper

    Top 5 Urgent Problems in Contract Management

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Gain insight with the in-depth explanation of the top five urgent situations that companies experience in contract management.

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  • 01/23/2016

    Brochure

    Extract Greater Value While Reducing Risk when Managing Your Contracts

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Use Merrill DataSite to manage your contracts more flexibly and cost-effectively, with unmatched ease. Securely access relevant data, eliminate unwanted renewals and unforeseen terminations, and mitigate risk through tracking and automatic alerts.

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  • 01/22/2016

    White Paper

    Focus More Proactively on Contract Management to Successfully Extract Value

    Contract Management | Other | Merrill DataSite®

    Eliminate financial risk due to contract oversights and uncover hidden opportunities to capture unrealized revenue with proactive contract management.

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  • 01/22/2016

    White Paper

    Top 10 Contract Management Pain Points among US Companies

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    View the results of an online survey conducted by an independent research consultant with Merrill that outlines the challenges of implementing a contract management system.

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  • 05/06/2015

    Article

    Evaluating contract management security by conducting a detailed review with IT

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    In this concluding post regarding the accessibility of contract management systems, and the process in which to screen and evaluate potential investors, we will discuss the final step in a four-step process to achieving alignment.

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  • 05/01/2015

    Article

    Evaluating contract management security by assessing vendor capabilities with your information technology (IT) department

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    In our recent string of blog posts, we’ve been discussing security breaches, and how they affect the security protocol in regards to a contract management system.

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  • 04/29/2015

    Article

    Evaluating contract management security by determining vendor capabilities

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    In the previous post, the topic of security breaches was discussed, which led to the introduction of a four-step process necessary to secure a contract management system and to achieve alignment.

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  • 04/24/2015

    Article

    Evaluating contract management security by identifying your company’s access needs

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Recent data breaches of large companies are shining a light on the issue of security, and in the world of contract management — where the data at stake is highly critical — the security of your contract management system is crucial.

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  • 04/20/2015

    Article

    Understanding security and contract management systems

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Are you considering a new contract management system? With security breaches making headlines around the globe, it is important to evaluate each potential vendor’s security program and determine whether it aligns with your own company’s requirements.

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  • 04/06/2015

    Article

    Negotiating with Stakeholders – Session 3 Q & A

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Last week we completed our final session in our webinar series “Negotiating with Stakeholders: Turning a potential ‘no’ into a definite ‘yes’. As with the last two sessions Jeannette Nyden has taken the time to answer/respond to questions that came up during the webinar.

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  • 03/24/2015

    Article

    Post-merger integration: Make it successful

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Acquisition International (AI) recently interviewed Bryan Brighton, Regional Director at Merrill DataSite, regarding his insight into post merger integration for their upcoming March 2015 publication.

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  • 03/18/2015

    Article

    Are you ready to make the case for smarter contract management?

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    As a contract management professional, you understand how your organization will benefit from a new and more effective way of managing contracts.

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  • 02/27/2015

    Article

    Negotiating with Stakeholders – Session 2 Q&A

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    On Wednesday we completed the second session in our webinar series “Negotiating with Stakeholders: Turning a potential ‘no’ into a definite ‘yes’. As with the last session Jeannette Nyden has taken the time to answer/respond to questions that came up during the webinar.

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  • 02/19/2015

    Article

    Getting stakeholder consensus is difficult

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Trying to bring new products or services into a company continues to become harder and harder to accomplish. This is certainly true for those in corporate legal departments.

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  • 02/17/2015

    Article

    Negotiating with Stakeholders – Session 1 Q&A

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Last month we launched our three part webinar series “Negotiating with Stakeholders: Turning a potential ‘no’ into a definite ‘yes’. For this series we partnered with Jeanette Nyden, J.D., Commercial Contracting Coach, to help contract managers, and those in corporate legal departments, build effective negotiation skills.

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  • 02/11/2015

    Article

    What does your organization need from a new contract management solution?

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    As a contract management professional, you know that managing contracts effectively is more complicated than it has ever been. You also now that a new contract management solution could help, but with so many options to consider, choosing the right one can be complicated.

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  • 02/06/2015

    Article

    Before you negotiate – understand your audience

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    As a contract management professional, you know that managing contracts effectively is more complicated than it has ever been. You also now that a new contract management solution could help, but with so many options to consider, choosing the right one can be complicated.

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  • 01/21/2015

    Article

    Getting buy in for a new contract management solution is no easy task

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Before you make your case for a new and better contract management system, it is important to understand the dynamics your situation.

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  • 01/15/2015

    Article

    Negotiating your way to a better contract management solution

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Change is never easy. Organizations have their own established way of doing things and are set up to maintain that status quo – even when it is not the best way to get the work done and meet company objectives.

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  • 01/13/2015

    Article

    Avoid the integration nightmare in contract management

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Whether close up or from a distance, you have probably seen the challenges of an ERP (enterprise resource planning) software implementation. Consultants all over the place, technologists building things out, and training being developed and deployed.

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  • 02/03/2011

    Article

    Identifying what you need from a contract management solution

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    You understand that your contract management system is not performing to the levels it should be and you know what your pain points are. Differentiating between the numerous solutions the market has to offer, however, can be an overwhelming task without first completing an honest assessment of what it is you really need.

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  • White Paper

    Pros and Cons of Contract Management Systems Explained

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Keys differences among the five basic systems—from internally built to ERP integrated systems—are covered in Finding the Right Contract Management System.

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  • Brochure

    Enable Highly Effective Contract Management with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill DataSite delivers a turnkey solution with all the built-in functionality and dedicated support you need to ensure no critical information is overlooked and no potential revenue is lost when managing contracts.

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  • White Paper

    Four Core Business Needs Drive Decisions on Contract Management Solutions

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Alignment with core business needs makes the case for contract management solution upgrades as discussed in Contract Management and Business Needs.

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  • White Paper

    Warning Signs That Contract Management Is Approaching Crisis

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Five needs demanding immediate executive attention are covered in Urgent Problems Requiring Contract Management Solutions.

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  • Video

    Simply and Securely Manage Contracts with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Secure and manage company contracts with Merrill DataSite, a fully searchable contract repository with alert functions and dedicated client support.

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  • White Paper

    Survival Guide to Post-M&A Contract Management

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    How to proactively handle and prioritize the influx of legacy contracts post-merger is explained in Acquired Contracts Create Urgent Needs.

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  • Brochure

    Safeguard Your Contract Data with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data with Merrill DataSite, which is fully accredited with ISO/IEC 27001—the industry gold standard for security certification.

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  • Brochure

    Implement Merrill DataSite for Contract Management with Ease

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Maximize the value of automating your contract management with Merrill DataSite, which comes with all the functionality you need and includes a dedicated project management team to ensure quick, effective, cost-efficient implementation.

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  • White Paper

    Set Realistic Budgets for Effective Contract Management Solutions

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Learn how to get what you pay for and better understand vendor  pricing models, laid out in Budget Needs for Contract Management Solutions.

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  • Brochure

    Optimize Your Contract Management Process with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Reduce risk and cost while capturing unrealized revenue and improving productivity for a measurable return on investment using Merrill DataSite for all contract management needs.  


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  • White Paper

    Go from Reactive to Proactive when Upgrading Your Contract Management System

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Systemic costs are itemized and course corrections outlined in Implementing a System Can Be Easier Than You Think.

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  • Brochure

    Handle Urgent Post-Deal Contract Data Fast with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Get your company’s merger or acquisition contracts reviewed and the data uploaded quickly and efficiently to your Merrill DataSite solution for contract management, using our customized data extraction service.

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  • Brochure

    Manage Your Post-Deal Contract Data Effectively with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    A merger, acquisition or other deal means an increase in the data you will need to manage. Leverage the functionality and flexibility of virtual data room (VDR) solution, Merrill DataSite, to mitigate the risks associated with document management.

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  • Brochure

    Take Complete Control of Your Contract Data with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Stay on top of your data using Merrill DataSite, a simple and flexible solution with the features, security and capabilities that help contract managers reduce compliance risk and legal exposure.

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    Merrill DataSite Stops Contracts from Disappearing into a Bureaucratic Black Hole

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Merrill DataSite keeps critical contract data organized and accessible in a secure, central contract management hub.

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  • White Paper

    Drive Your Company’s Growth with a Proactive Contract Management System

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Breaking the Bottleneck: Enabling Growth with a Solution for Contract Management explains how a contract management system can impact sales, renewals, customer experience and company reputation.

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  • Brochure

    Reduce Contract Management Risks with Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Reduce risks and costs while ensuring the security of contract-related data with ISO 27001certified Merrill DataSite, which has an intuitive interface and key functionality like customizable reporting.

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  • Brochure

    Transition Your Contract Management Tasks Painlessly to Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Ensure swift deployment, increased productivity and greater profitability by making a seamless transition—one that’s completely transparent for your users—to your new Merrill DataSite for contract management.

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  • Brochure

    Improve ROI with Smart, Simple and Secure Solution: Merrill DataSite

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Store your contract data in a secure, Web-based, data room with Merrill DataSite and receive unmatched support services that include a dedicated 24/7/365 project management team, unlimited user training and contract scanning services.

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  • White Paper

    What You Need to Know to Select the Right Contract Management Solution

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    The best solutions depend on seven criteria including workflow integration and security, as described in Contract Management Requirements Guideline.

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  • White Paper

    IT Issues to Address before Choosing Your Contract Management System

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Six key questions around hardware, software, integration and more are covered in Technical Feasibility of Contract Management Systems.

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  • Report

    Choose the Optimal Contract Management Solution and Get It Approved

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Hear from your peers about how to identify and implement the best system for your company in the State of Contract Management Merrill DataSite 2014 Annual Report.

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  • White Paper

    Cost Savings Offset Contract Management Solutions

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Time and cost savings are key drivers for updating your contract management system, according to Building a Business Case for the Right Contract Management Solutions.

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  • Brochure

    Get Up and Running Quickly with Merrill DataSite for Contract Management

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Expedite your Merrill DataSite implementation by leveraging our decades of experience with data organization, custom tagging and tracking. Tap into our customizable implementation and adoption methodology and free Web-based training sessions.

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  • Video

    Secure Contract Management with Merrill DataSite Spares Companies Expense and Potential Litigation Costs

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Companies managing contracts with Merrill DataSite see instant ROI, with built-in alerts and monitoring tools preventing litigation and revenue loss.

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  • White Paper

    Four Steps to Balancing Contract Data Security with Accessibility

    Contract Management | Merrill DataSite®

    Striking a balance between access and security is essential when considering the right solution in Merrill DataSite for Contract Management: Assessing Security in Contract Management Systems.

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    Manage Documents Efficiently with Merrill’s Enterprise Solution

    Contract Management | Data Warehousing | Merrill DataSite®

    Secure and easy to use, Merrill DataSite includes enterprise features such as advanced filters that help increase the visibility of key documents. Effectively manage multiple contracts in order to maximize the value of your business.

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