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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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    February 15, 2021

    Can You Help Me Better Align Sales and Legal?

    Welcome to another installment of our series "You ask. We answer" where we answer some of the most common questions that come from people like you. So, let's get started!

    Can You Help Me Better Align Sales and Legal?

    When I think of opposition I think of a few scenarios: a fox versus a hound, a parent versus a toddler angling for more dessert, Don Lemon versus Sean Hannity, and, ultimately, Sales versus Legal. Let’s face it. The goals of Sales and Legal are in natural opposition, but that isn't always a bad thing. Just like we don’t expect Sean and Don to have a nice balanced give and take when discussing politics, we expect organic friction between Sales and Legal in the course of getting a contract to signature.

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    February 9, 2021

    What Contract Metrics Can Say About Your Organization

    There was a time not that long ago when contracts where simply an instrument of agreement between two or more parties and lived happily in a shared folder without any visibility; but that is no longer the case today. Contracts sit at the heart of business.

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    February 1, 2021

    Cakes and Contracts: Migrating Contracts

    Outside of my day job at Malbek, I have a side hobby making cakes. As I was sorting through some of my cake pictures, I realized there’s a lot of similarities between making a fancy cake and configuring software.

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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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    January 19, 2021

    How Are We Different from Our Competitors

    Welcome to another installment of our series "You ask. We answer" where we answer some of the most common questions that come from people like you! So, let's get started!

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    January 11, 2021

    Cakes and Contracts: Working in Layers

    Outside of my day job at Malbek, I have a side hobby making cakes. As I was sorting through some of my cake pictures, I realized there’s a lot of similarities between making a fancy cake and configuring software.In this three part series I want to talk about those similarities. This is part two and it's all about building your layers.

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    January 4, 2021

    A Look Ahead into 2021 from the Malbek Perspective

    And just like that 2020 is over. As I look back at my blog post from a year ago about our 2020 goals, one of the goals I listed was to “Travel More” and I can confidently say that we accomplished that.

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