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CLM Glossary

From contract initiation to execution, this guide is crafted to assist contract professionals in grasping the nuances of contract lifecycle management.

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Research involves the systematic investigation and study of relevant information to inform decision-making during various stages of the contract lifecycle. Research may include market analysis, legal considerations, and industry best practices.

Resource Requirements

Specifies the resources required for the project in a SOW, including personnel, equipment, materials, and any other necessary resources.

Return on Investment (ROI)

The measurement of the financial gain or benefit derived from investing in CLM software and processes.

Return or Destruction of Information

Addresses the actions the receiving party must take upon the conclusion of the agreement, such as returning or destroying the confidential information.

Revenue Recognition

Revenue recognition is the accounting principle that determines when and how a company recognizes revenue from its sales transactions. Revenue recognition principles, as outlined in accounting standards such as ASC 606 or IFRS 15, require companies to adhere to specific guidelines when recognizing revenue. CLM helps ensure that contracts and revenue recognition practices comply with these standards.


Review involves the critical examination of a contract or document to assess its accuracy, completeness, and compliance with legal and organizational standards. It is a crucial step in the contract lifecycle to ensure quality and mitigate risks.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment is the process of evaluating potential risks associated with a contract or a business decision. It involves identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing risks to make informed decisions and implement risk mitigation strategies.

Risk Management

Risk management is the identification, assessment, and mitigation of potential risks associated with contracts and business activities.