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... Continue Reading →
Contract Life Cycle Management from an ECM Perspective
As I have researched the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) environment, I have been concerned about the lack of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vendors paying attention to the space. ECM solutions would be an obvious platform for these solutions. While the majority of the ECM vendors ignore this, a couple of vendors have addressed this... Continue Reading →
Will ECM vendors catch up to Back Office Content Solutions?
Back in March I was already telling the ECM industry that they were not alone. I was researching a trend where I thought vendors were emerging that offered out-of-the-box back office content solutions that were being sold directly to business users. I expected to find a few examples in each content-rich core business areas. What... Continue Reading →
Contract Life Cycle Management with Information Governance
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... Continue Reading →
Building a Custom Contract Life Cycle Management Solution on ECM
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... Continue Reading →
CLM Vendors in your mirror are closer than they appear
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... Continue Reading →
Contract Management is a Convoluted Landscape
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... Continue Reading →
To the ECM Industry, “We are not alone!”
The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry is quickly coming to a junction. One I believe is as big as in 2000 when Electronic Document Management (EDMS), Web Content Management (WCM), and Digital Asset Management Vendors (DAM) came together to form Enterprise Content Management (ECM). While ECM vendors have been pushing the strength of a single... Continue Reading →
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