When I started down the path of looking at Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) solutions a few months back, I wasn’t sure what I expected to find. Very quickly I came to realize that Enterprise Content Management vendors barely recognize CLM vendors exist. Once I started my research, I quickly found that the CLM landscape… Read More ›
As I dig deeper into Contract Life Cycle Management, I’m finding a lot of interesting tidbits. I already said that I was surprised by how large the market is already. My next big shock is that it’s not only customers that are buying CLM but the investment community as well.
Out-of-the-box CLM solutions often meet corporate counsel’s needs more efficiently than building a custom CLM solution on an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform. What ECM platforms offer that the CLM vendors miss is Information Governance. Information Governance is an accountability framework to ensure proper handling of both documents and information within an organization to meet… Read More ›
I’ve been researching the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) ecosystem which has started to overlap the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystem. In yesterday’s post, I grouped the CLM vendors into three categories based on the level of their out of the box functionality. But I really can’t give a perspective on CLM without addressing a… Read More ›
Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) is one of the ecosystems where the lines between what that business solution solves and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) can solve are blurring. I spent the last few months researching the CLM industry from the view of ECM. What I’ve learned is that an entire CLM ecosystem has evolved independent… Read More ›
Over the past few months I’ve been talking about how Enterprise Content Management is a platform and that the ECM landscape is changing. I’ve been noticing this trend where “new” to me vendors have been popping up on my radar. At first glance, I labeled each one as a niche vendor. As new names came… Read More ›
CIO Magazine pointed out that paper still rules the enterprise. It added some validity to what I had been seeing in the last few years. Having started with Documentum, we showcased solving “BIG” problems. Reducing time to market for new drugs and managing complex aircraft manuals. Back then, I rarely talked with the back office:… Read More ›
I think most of the time, we in the industry take for granted that “everyone” knows what ECM (Enterprise Content Management) is. If you have a document management problem, you suddenly miraculously figure out that what you really have is an ECM problem. You then immediately discover the Gartner Magic Quadrant and you are ready… Read More ›