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With the implementation of a procurement department the business required a central register of contracts. It was important to the firm this central contract repository would support the team to have improved visibility, make alerts and escalations to stakeholders and help them easily share internal data with their wider organisation.
Target’s contract management system, supported Osborne Clarke with a more efficient management process, control and visibility. The system allows the procurement department to keep on top of contracts by helping them better store and manage their contracts, departments and supplier category data in one central location, while also ensuring attachments and document versions are efficiently controlled. The system is improving visibility throughout the wider organisation to help drive savings through improved data management and generating longer negotiation times.
Robert Beel, Procurement Manager at Osborne Clarke, said: “When we were setting up the team and scoping out objectives we could see there were issues around overall visibility of contracts. A full tender for a contract management system was carried out, where Target were clear winners.”
"The Accord Contract Management System has certainly made a difference in the short time we have been using it. The forward-look report provides an instant view on our contracts, helping us plan ahead, while navigating budgets and spending. We would not hesitate to recommend Target’s very smart contracts management solution."
“This was further backed up after speaking with another law firm using the system, where we could immediately see the benefits. The system has provided the perfect solution for our team, improving how we share data and making it so much easier to control our contracts and supplier data in one central repository.”
He continued: “The Accord Contract Management System has certainly made a difference in the short time we have been using it. The forward-look report provides an instant view on our contracts, helping us plan ahead, while navigating budgets and spending. We would not hesitate to recommend Target’s very smart contracts management solution.”
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