Contract Lifecycle Management. It’s a mouthful. It sounds awfully boring. But if you do it poorly, you might as well just kiss 30% of your negotiated savings goodbye the minute you sign the contract. Poor execution against sourcing plans captured in contracts is the big reason why 30% to 40% of negotiated savings never materialize in an average organization so, if you want to win big, you have to manage the contract lifecycle right.
Why You Should NOT Build Your Own CLM … even though a high-school student with Microsoft Access can build a basic contract management system, a true contract lifecycle management system done right (and done right is the real caveat) takes a lot more work than you think …
Do You Have Your Platform and Process in Place? Be honest!
A series on CLM:
I: Do You Know What It Is?
II: Do You Know Where it Starts and Ends
III: Do You Know Where it Came From
IV: Neither Sourcing Nor Procurement Are Enough
V: Do You Know What The Must-Haves Are
VI: Do You Know What The Should-Haves Are
VII: Do You Know What The Nice-to-Haves Are?
VIII: Are You Ready for the Journey
The Strategic Category Management Lifecycle:
Enterprise Contract Management … more than just an electronic filing cabinet!
Come back tomorrow for the fifth day of X-Mas.