The healthcare sector consists of a multitude of different businesses – from medical services, manufacturers of medical equipment, drug makers, companies who provide medical insurance as well as all other companies that facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients. They tend to be grouped into either 4 or 6 categories with the latter, more exhaustive list including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, equipment, distribution, facilities, and managed healthcare. As you might imagine, the list of companies who participate in these categories is not only endless but increasingly growing. It includes for-profit businesses, nonprofit companies, and not-for-profit organizations.
The various types of companies serving the Real Estate marketplace is extensive and while all of them in one capacity or another use contracts, there is a heightened need for Property Management companies to have a comprehensive and well-managed contracting process. Broadly, Property Management companies usually concentrate on either Residential and Commercial properties and at times, the Property Managers will also serve as investor in addition to managing the properties.
Accountability in higher education institutions has been an on-going national issue over the past decade. Control of costs, elimination of duplication, and evidence of other inefficiencies are the focus for legislatures and higher education regulating and coordinating agencies. Spurred by rising college costs, higher debt service, diminution in quality and productivity of higher education, and questions about higher education institutions’ mission and its relative value, policy makers are shining a spotlight on this topic.
It’s February 9th, and as it happens every year, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (dare we suggest, lurking? ☺). For some of us, this holiday is one that we look forward to as we anticipate sending or receiving flowers and candy, getting gussied up, and heading out for a romantic night in town. For others, the emotional response may not be as rewarding. Regardless of your relationship status - or your relationship with the holiday - Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to take stock of the important connections in your life.
Over the past year, the term blockchain is one which is garnering much attention. The concept of a cryptographically secured chain of blocks, however, is not of something new. Dating back to 1991, Stuart Haber and Scott Stornetta questioned the prospect of time-stamping on digital documents. So, why does this matter and what is the impact on the world of contract management?
Welcome back – it's been a while! As we're heading out of the dog days of summer, we wanted to get right back on the horse and tackle a more challenging topic - not the management of your contracts, but rather the management of the many supporting documents which are either part of the initial contract or subsequently impact your contracts.
Welcome back! Our focus this week is on Line of Business or LoB integration and the role that this topic plays in contract management. As a provider of contract management software, a question frequently posed to us is: "Can you integrate with our LoB system?" As the leading provider of a contract lifecycle management software powered by the SharePoint and Office 365 platforms, the answer is "yes". However, before removing this item from your checklist, let's review some important considerations.