Envision 2021: 3 Takeaways From My Chat With Anna Lozynski

I was lucky enough to sit down for an open Q&A with author, change agent, and influencer, Anna ...

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4 Common Types of Contracts

4 Common Types of Contracts In the not-so-distant past, business owners often confirmed a deal with ...

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A Malbek Milestone: Our Series A Funding Round

Today I am thrilled to announce the closing of our Series A funding round of $15.3 million! As I ...

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Posts by Alice Alfano

Alice Alfano
Alice Alfano is a Marketing Coordinator at Malbek. With a passion for metrics and content creation, she uses her creative mind and outstanding excel skills to support the Malbek team. She is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Marketing and a minor in Human Resources. She was active with the Honors College at Rutgers and spent two years as a client liaison for the Small Business Development Center of New Jersey at Rutgers Camden. When she's not writing killer blog posts, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time in nature.

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    Alice Alfano

    Posts by Alice Alfano

    Alice Alfano is a Marketing Coordinator at Malbek. With a passion for metrics and content creation, she uses her creative mind and outstanding excel skills to support the Malbek team. She is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Marketing and a minor in Human Resources. She was active with the Honors College at Rutgers and spent two years as a client liaison for the Small Business Development Center of New Jersey at Rutgers Camden. When she's not writing killer blog posts, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time in nature.

    October 18, 2021

    4 Common Types of Contracts

    4 Common Types of Contracts

    In the not-so-distant past, business owners often confirmed a deal with a mere handshake. Among some prominent circles, this is still an acceptable way of doing business. Ideally, however, your organization employs the use of contracts to ensure you have the details in writing.

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    September 27, 2021

    The Attendee's Guide to Envision 2021

    Hooray! Envision 2021, Malbek's user conference, is in one week! If you are attending, expect your October 5th and 6th to be jam-packed with content on contract management best practices, thought leadership, success stories, upcoming new product features, and networking opportunities.

    We don't want you to miss out on any of the unique insights that the Malbek community can offer you! So, here is an Envision 2021 attendees' guide for what to expect, where to be, what to do, and more at the Malbek event of the year!

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    September 20, 2021

    Badges to Brag About: Malbek Named Threepeat Winner of G2 Awards

    Each quarter, G2 studies the reviews of hundreds of companies to compile industry-specific reports. In these reports, companies are ranked on everything from user adoption to overall satisfaction, ease of use, and more, and badges are awarded based on the results.

    We believe products are only great if they truly help the people and organizations they are designed to support, and it's the real-world feedback from our customers that made these awards possible. We're so grateful to them for sharing their continued success with us, and it's time to celebrate!

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    August 2, 2021

    5 Essential Contract Management Tools and Features

    As companies work to beat out the competition, taking a deeper look into contract management can be a driving force of success. When contracts accidentally expire or key milestones are missed, it can handicap your business. Effective contract management improves workflow efficiency and leads to a more progressive and well-functioning organization.

    The following 5 contract management tools and features can revolutionize the way your organization manages contracts.

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    February 22, 2021

    Signs of Shelfware: Training Troubles

    “Our solution started failing because we did not know how to grow the tool with our business.”
    – Shelfware Client

    Today we continue our series on Contract Management Shelfware and turn our attention to the topic of how older CLM solutions require so much training to use that they are difficult to use without hours and hours of practice.

    Ask yourself this question. Did you ever have to learn how to use Google or Amazon? Probably not. Both websites are built to be intuitive for any user so everyone can have a pleasant experience and get what they need quickly. Now think about past experiences with technology that was not so intuitive. Having a tool in front of you, like a CLM solution, and not being able to use it can be a nightmare.

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    January 25, 2021

    A Case Study in Making the CLM Switch

    Many people who are on their first CLM solution, sometimes referred to as first-generation CLM users, struggle to take the plunge and switch from their out-of-date current CLM to something modern and functional.

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    December 14, 2020

    Signs of Shelfware: The Three Cs of a Bad User Interface

    “The additional steps and buttons they force you to push are frequently onerous, and it falls significantly short of intuitive.”  

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    November 2, 2020

    Signs of Shelfware: Can You Hear Me!?

    Today we continue our series on Contract Management Shelfware and turn our attention to the topic of customer support and how legacy contract management vendors often fall short.

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