When two or more parties in business come to an agreement about a job, they prepare an official document that contains all the details of the service and job they would provide, the scope of the job, the type of job, deadlines, quality standards, Actions on what can be done if they do not deliver on their promises and the total price for the service or product received/delivered. This official document is called a contract.
The idea of entering into a contract is to have evidence or hard evidence that the agreed services and products will be provided. If the seller/party does not fulfill the contractual obligations, legal action can also be taken against the party.
Contracts are diverse. Sales contracts specify that one party will sell a specific product or service to the buyer; A contract of sale is a contract entered into to specify that a specific product or service will be purchased by one party. Then there is an IP contract, short for Intellectual Property Contract, which is a contract between institutions that underscores the rights, duties and responsibilities regarding the intellectual property that results from their collaboration. A real estate contract is a contract made between the real estate seller and the buyer; The employment contract is a contract that a company enters into when it hires an employee. The employee contract contains all of the rules, regulations, salaries and incentives set forth under it. A government contract is a contract made by the government for commercial purposes, emphasizing things like procurement, sales, business, hiring of services, etc. Some other contracts that are not as common as those listed above include trade agreements, partnership agreements, insurance agreements, reimbursement, legal contracts, and management contracts.
It is possible that a large organization or even a small or medium sized organization may have a number of ongoing contracts and agreements and managing them all safely becomes a problem and managing them is fundamental as there is a lot of money involved. So, for effective contract management and security, you need an effective contract management tool/software. Today, thanks to advances in technology, computer programs and software can get the job done effectively and without spending a lot of time in a very cost-effective way. CAFM or Computer Aided Facility Management Software also have tools for contract management. However, thorough training and knowledge is required to operate the CAFM software, as a single mistake can result in all the orders and contracts having to be painstakingly rearranged.
So now the question is, what are the benefits of contract management, why would anyone manage contracts, what good would it do them? The answer is simple: you can organize contracts better, not a single one gets misplaced or lost. Other benefits of contract management include reducing administrative costs, better accountability, and improved forecasting and business prediction. When your contracts are well managed, your customers and clients will be happy too, because that way you make sure you know and comply with the rules and terms of the contract.
Nowadays, when everything is automated and computerized, the tech-friendly management of contracts is the best choice. Using a good and reliable CAFM or contract management software can be of great help to you, your company, your customers, suppliers and customers.