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DocuSign Contract Lifecycle Management

A better way to manage your contracts

Contracting processes can be complex, inefficient and costly. Whether you’re closing the next big deal with a customer or purchasing something your business needs, DocuSign CLM makes the process easier, faster and less risky.

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  • Do business faster

    Automate tasks, manage complex workflows and remove blockers to work more efficiently.

  • Strengthen compliance

    Standardize processes and increase oversight while saving your legal team time.

  • Drive business intelligence

    Speed review, uncover trends and opportunities and find answers to critical business questions.

Guide to Contract Lifecycle Management

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Create contracts with ease

Generate documents with the click of a button. It's quick and easy with templates and a clause library.

  • Auto-populate new agreements with data from systems like Salesforce

  • Set conditional rules for things like review of non-standard terms

  • Allow Legal to define a library of pre-approved clauses

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Collaborate and negotiate faster

Keep everyone on the same page and bring teams together to get contracts done faster.

  • Automate contract routing for internal and external review with detailed version control

  • Complete reviews fast with comments and tasks that notify users and let them take action via email and Slack

  • Speed up contract reviews with AI-assisted negotiations capabilities

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Automate contract workflows

Remove bottlenecks and blockers with automated workflows that keep contracts moving.

  • Use a drag-and-drop editor to design contract processes

  • Use 100+ pre-configured workflow steps to generate, review, approve, send for signature, store contracts, and more

  • With pre-built connectors and rich APIs, use CLM with the tools your team is already using

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Manage contracts in one place

Store all your contracts in a searchable repository with permission controls.

  • Provide a central, accessible source of truth for your legal department and other users

  • Manage obligations, renewals and more with agreement reports

  • Search and filter agreements by keyword, concept and meta-data

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Use AI and analytics built for contracts to save time, reduce risk and make contracts more discoverable.

  • Extract, analyze and report on key contract data points and legal topics with over 100 pre-trained AI models

  • Conditionally drive workflows with analytics, risk scores and contract content for faster contract cycles

  • Surface insights that help close sales deals faster, reduce procurement costs and speed legal review

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The DocuSign CLM Difference

  • Vendor Trust and Track Record

    Feel confident in your purchase with DocuSign’s trusted brand and history of leadership across all major CLM analyst reports, including the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CLM.

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  • Best-in-Class Integrations

    Maximize existing investments and simplify your tech stack by integrating with the tools you already use, including Salesforce, SAP Ariba, NetSuite and more.

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  • Fastest Path to Value

    Realize a return on investment faster and with less effort with easy-to-adopt CLM capabilities and introductory offerings like CLM Essentials.

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  • Advanced AI Capabilities

    Automatically identify and extract common legal concepts and contract terms, accelerating document review and generating better business intelligence.

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  • Seamless Upgrade Path

    Seamlessly move across CLM editions as your business needs evolve with solutions built on the same platform and backend, designed to grow with you.

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  • Robust Services and Support

    Improve your digital transformation process and accelerate adoption with services and support capabilities from the world’s largest ecosystem of agreement experts.

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CLM Toolkit

Get up to speed on everything you need to know about contract lifecycle management.

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    Keep up with key trends shaping contract management.

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    How to know if you need CLM

    Determine how your business can benefit by investing in a CLM software.

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    Building a business case for CLM

    Learn how to make a compelling case for why CLM is a worthwhile investment.

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Trust your CLM to an industry leader

  • Gartner CLM Magic Quadrant

    For the fourth year in a row, DocuSign was named a Leader in the Gartner 2023 CLM Magic Quadrant report.

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  • The Forrester CLM Wave™

    This independent report highlights DocuSign CLM as a leader in contract lifecycle management.

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  • The Total Economic Impact of DocuSign CLM

    Forrester Consulting’s analysis of CLM demonstrates how a composite organization can realize an ROI of 356%.

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Editions of DocuSign CLM

Pick what’s right for your organization

  • DocuSign CLM Essentials

    Get started with CLM: Organize workflows and automate contract busywork.

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  • DocuSign CLM

    Scale CLM across your organization: Customize contract processes and connect to more applications.

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  • DocuSign CLM+

    The complete contract lifecycle solution: Analyze risk, uncover insights and increase the value of your contracts.

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The World's Best Brands Use DocuSign CLM

  • Improve contract velocity

    Learn how icims shortened contract processing time

    Read their story
  • DocuSign customer consor logo and customer story.

    Accelerate service delivery

    Consor achieved greater efficiency and control over the end-to-end contract process and has seen better adherence to policies.

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  • Read the Flexential customer story

    Shorten your sales cycle

    Learn how Flexential shortened sales cycles by 25% by automating contract processes.

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Learn more about contract lifecycle management

  • Considering CLM solutions

    Find out how to choose a contract management software for your business.

  • Contract lifecycle management 101

    Understand how CLM systems work and learn about implementation best practices.

  • Tips for integration

    Learn about best practices for integrating other systems with CLM.