Hours spent reviewing contracts with legal?
We can’t remember how many hours we spent with legal ensuring their redlines were use case appropriate and having them raise commercial decisions for approval in meetings and on calls.
It was not fun. So we wanted to build a better way with a tool specifically built to help teams collaborate with legal while unlocking the data in contracts.
Legal should raise commercial decisions
If you’re meeting with your legal team as a decision maker and they are reviewing every change with you then there is a lot of wasted time.
Data shouldn’t be trapped in PDF contracts
Most early stage companies file a contract once it’s been signed. The data gets trapped in PDF’s and may differ from what’s in your CRM.
Sales teams should outline use cases
To review and redline contracts faster and more effectively one of the most useful things you can do is outline customer use cases for contracts.
There should be a structured source of truth
At the end of the day your contracts are the most reliable source of truth. Extracting & structuring this data will make your legal ops a key business driver.
We’ve built enterprise B2B companies from seed to unicorn
The Contract Sent team has built and scaled teams in USA, Europe, UK, Asia and Australia focusing on putting in place legal operations and scaling processes. The biggest learning was to start early and get a legal operations process in place that feeds data back into the business.
The first twenty customers can be handled manually
When you’re getting started things are all about closing deals. Your first twenty customers are an amazing achievement and just getting those contracts signed is a great start to getting your company off the ground. Your naming convention of ‘final final.V2’ will have worked for now but it’s time to get organized.
Above that your business will struggle with contract data
As you grow you’ll find that unless you’re tracking the data that is trapped in your contracts you’ll start to face growing pains. Understanding when to recognize revenue, having a reminder for early renewal motions or simply building data for your potential investors starts to get difficult. Time to chat with Contract Sent.
Where we implemented contract data
So you’ve started to pull out the data stuck in your PDFs, so what next? There are a lot of areas in your business to put this data to work.
A source of truth for the contracts won and their ARR dollar values. Drive renewals off the contract end date so you don’t miss revenue recognition.
SalesCommissions & Renewals
Once you’ve structured data you can build your cohort analysis & MRR on top of reliable data, not several sources that don’t align with each other.
Track how often you deviate from your standard contract and what levels of liability you agree to. Understand when you use your own contract template.
Want to learn more about how to use your data?
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