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Contracts, Work from Home, and COVID-19


Matt Patel

March 17, 2020

It’s a crazy moment in our lives right now. At the time that this post is being published, there are nearly 100,000 active Coronavirus cases worldwide. Markets are in free fall and entire countries are under lock down. Here in the US, schools are closed and curfews are being encouraged in many of the states. This is something we have never experienced and hopefully never will again in our lifetime. We are all learning new ways to deal with the COVID-19 global pandemic and doing our best to survive through it.

As most offices have closed for the safety of their employees and are promoting work-from-home, we face new business challenges like never before. Working from home provides flexibility, but what if critical documents, content, and contracts are physically in the office and hard to access? Many workers may find themselves in this exact situation, and it will definitely impact productivity, if not bring it to a complete halt.

At Malbek, we think a lot about contracts all day, every day. When it comes to contract management, wouldn't it be ideal to have your contract information in a cloud-based CLM solution during circumstances where getting at physical documents in the office isn't possible? Imagine being able to access all your contracts and documents remotely at the click of a button. Imagine e-signing agreements without the need for printers and scanners. Imagine being notified of renewals and other key events automatically without requiring physical proximity to your contract records sitting in an office somewhere.

Hope for the best and plan for the worst is sound advice at times like this. If you are still relying on outdated contract management systems and physical files in an office, you are not alone. It's probably time to start a conversation with your colleagues about a better way to manage your contracts. See how Malbek can quickly help you get all your agreements organized into an online searchable repository that can be securely accessed from anywhere you are located. While we all hope to never experience anything to this level again, sometimes things pop up and you need to work from home. Wouldn't it be ideal if next time you are snowed in or a child is home sick, you can still be as productive as ever?

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