The combo of e-signatures and AI makes this a propitious time to adopt a contract management solution, according to ContractWorks’ co-founder Albert Oaten. In this interview with CCBJ, he explains how law departments can help their companies save money, mitigate risk, and boost revenue through successful contract management.
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Joe Skalski, director of consulting services for engagement management at FRONTEO, discusses the firm’s unique e-discovery capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, from its technological skills to the importance of having boots on the ground.
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Mature corporate law departments use e-billing technology to manage outside counsel spend without sacrificing results. According to ELM Solutions’ director of legal operations and industry insights, Nathan Cemenska, however, e-billing can’t do everything. In a previous post to In-House Ops, he discussed other solutions that help meet these challenges. Here, he talks about what form that help can take.
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Ryan Drimalla, managing director at FTI Consulting, discusses the importance of process-driven contract lifecycle management, including ways technology can make corporations more efficient in this area. 
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Work within the law department goes way beyond strictly legal matters. According to Aaron Pierce of CounselLink, information related to that work can be invaluable in optimizing your team’s performance. In this interview with CCBJ, Pierce, an industry veteran, provides insights on how to broaden data capture and analysis to improve performance.

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For ContractWorks co-founder Albert Oaten, AI is not an abstract future; it is the concrete means to help law departments save money, save time and mitigate risk – right now.
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Nathan Cemenska, director of legal operations and industry insights at Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions, says that complex billing guidelines coupled with the mounting workloads of in-house professionals erodes the effectiveness of e-billing solutions. Here, he provides some useful advice on maximizing e-billing ROI without dumping more work on law departments already slammed with too much to do. 
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