Contract Insight Enterprise Version 17.7.0 – is here, bringing with it many new features and enhancements to enrich your contract management software platform.

Advantageous features such as AI and machine learning innovations, expedited request approval, streamlined record creation, eSourcing bid tabulation reports, easier contract type administration, enhanced spend analytics, user-friendly date validation, increased visibility for planned bids, better signing and document collaboration and the PC Helper application can equip your organisation with the tools to meet and exceed contract management, procurement and vendor management goals.

Get started today with the powerful improvements to our acclaimed contract lifecycle management software suite.  Here’s what you should know about the new features.

AI and machine learning innovations

Contract Insight 17.7.0 features clause identification and extraction for an expansive machine learning process.  Built-in contract management AI supports machine learning that locates common clauses within a document when it’s added into the system.

In addition to being able to extract clause text to a field on the contract’s record or to their clause library, you can now also add text from contract clauses to training data for machine learning – specifically, the improvement of future clause recognition.

This functionality is advantageous because it can assist in enhancing data entry speed and accuracy; It can be used for reporting or workflow purposes as well.  For clauses recognised by the system during the addition of a contract, the system can intelligently categorise the clause into an established clause type.  It also presents the percentage of confidence in that categorisation.

CobbleStone Software offers clause extraction and machine learning.

Integrated PC Helper application

Contract Insight 17.7.0 offers a PC Helper application that integrates with MS Word.  Users can leverage the word plugin to:

  • upload documents to Contract Insight from MS Word
  • find clauses and copy clauses into documents
  • access their system clause library
  • add and update records for the core areas of their Contract Insight software system
  • link documents to records
  • send emails
  • access customer/vendor/partner documents
  • PDF and MS Word file format conversion
  • compare documents
  • intelligently summarise tracked changes
  • find lowercase usage of terms.
Leverage the integrated CobbleStone Software PC Helper application.

Simplified record creation

Creating records for contracts, requests, purchase orders, vendors, companies and more is simplified with Contract Insight 17.7.0.

When creating a new record within their system, authorised users can enter new reference data in real-time while making that record.  This means that, instead of needing to configure a new piece of reference data in another area, users can do it on the add record page.

For example, say Tom is creating a new contract record for a services agreement.  He needs to assign his organisation’s consulting department to the contract record, but, when entering the new contract, he realises that a consulting department is not available.

Luckily, Tom can quickly create the department type using the convenient in-line information add feature.

CobbleStone Software features simplified record creation.

E-sourcing – bid tabulation reports

With Contract Insight’s sourcing bid tabulation reports, users are equipped with a better way to evaluate and compare vendor bid responses.  These user-friendly reports can be leveraged to easily compare pricing line items, Q&A, scoring, and more for a rapid bid overview process.

Users can also easily run survey-specific pricing line item bid tabulation reports.

Please note that eSourcing is an optional, licensed add-on module.  Please contact your Account Representative today for a demo and pricing.

Easier contract type administration

Contract Insight 17.7.0 makes bulk field assignment a breeze.  Users can assign “all” contract fields to a record type with the click of a button.  This functionality significantly expedites field management when all fields or all but a few fields need to be assigned to a specific Record Type.  Create record types for contracts, requests, vendor, employees and solicitations etc. with this helpful feature.

CobbleStone Software simplifies contract type administration.

Enriched spend analytics

System administrators of Contract Insight 17.7.0 can run an instant analysis of contract spend metrics against other contracts within their organisation’s system – straight from the Contract Details page.  This useful contract financials analysis tool is easy-to-use – with contract spending metrics appearing at the click of a button.

CobbleStone Software enhances spend analytics.

Proactive date validation

Contract Insight 17.7.0 users with permissions to add or edit information to a contract will receive a clear message if attempting to save a contract record where the expiration date comes before the effective date.  This display enhancement promotes a contract record creation process with fewer errors and increased control.

CobbleStone Software helps with proactive date validation.

Streamlined request approval

Contract Insight 17.7.0 enables organisations linking a request record’s files with a corresponding contract record’s files to choose whether to transfer all files when approved or to permit the user to select the appropriate attachments to be transferred individually.

If the option to choose files individually is put in place, then it becomes available for the creation of a new contract from a request record.  Once the user initiates a new contract, they’ll be prompted to select files to copy straight from the request record to the new contract record.

CobbleStone Software offers streamlined request approval.

Better visibility for planned bids and opportunities

Contract Insight 17.7.0 provides vendors and the general public with the specifics to promote upcoming opportunities prior to posting an active bid.

A new option to search upcoming solicitations on the Vendor Gateway allows potential vendors to proactively view configured public opportunities prior to the bid open date.

When creating a public bid, simply set your bid to show pre-release to prospective vendors.

CobbleStone Software allows organizations to display bids and opportunities pre-release.

Available bids for pre-release viewing are displayed and, once clicked, users can see information on that bid.

CobbleStone Software offers pre-release bid and opportunity details.

Please note that eSourcing is an optional, licensed add-on module.  Please contact your Account Representative today for a demo and pricing.

IntelliSignSM and document collaboration user experience enhancements

Contract Insight 17.7.0 offers UI enhancements to IntelliSign eSignature and document collaboration processes.

For increased accountability and awareness, users can now easily view who created an approval or signature process.  You can see this information at a glance when viewing a list of approval processes and signature processes.

Further increasing visibility and transparency is an enhancement to the viewing experience when merging document templates with contract record data.  Users can easily view a list of template options for streamlined, intelligent contract creation.  Users can also view the last time a document template was updated in the interest of ensuring that all document templates are relevant and up-to-date.

Please note that IntelliSign is an optional, licensed add-on module.  Please contact your Account Representative today for a demo and pricing.

Explore these features and many more…

In addition to the robust, scalable, and user-friendly tools mentioned above, CobbleStone’s Contract Insight Enterprise 17.7.0 also offers:

  • more robust user permissions classification options.
  • API enhancements.
  • better field manager auditing.
  • etc/

Get started with Contract Insight 17.7.0

Contract management, sourcing, and procurement professionals need to be stocked with the tools to succeed.  Get started with Contract Insight 17.7.0 to use the exciting new features and enhancements that it offers for source-to-contract management prosperity.

Contract Insight from Four

 Used by many Fortune 500 companies, Contract Insight gives you real time visibility into your contracts. It doesn’t just shore up your security; it will help you meet contract compliance regulations, centralise your contract management and improve your overall contract administration process.

For more information, contact John O’Brien, CEO at Four Business Solutions, global business consultants and software integrators providing business processes improvements in FinanceSupply Chain and Operations, across a broad range of industries.