SAM SIG: Contract Lifecycle Management Systems
Design approaches and challenges
A corporation consists of its core competency and a set of relationships. These relationships are with other corporations - e.g. suppliers, partners, customers - as well as individuals - e.g. employees, contractors. A contract is a structured representation of the relationship, and needs to continue to change as the relationship evolves.
Today, users create contracts as unstructured documents, using unstructured processes. The terms and conditions are then manually extracted and input into various transaction (order, shipping, delivery, payment, etc.) systems, thereby limiting the affect of the contract on ongoing interactions. In addition, current transaction systems do not have capabilities to capture contracts accurately, or to reflect the nature of the changing relationship.
The presentation will provide an overview of the requirements, various approaches taken, emerging relevant technologies, as well as challenges that lie ahead in designing solutions for managing lifecycle of contracts.
About the Presenter
Deepak Nadig was the chief architect and co-founder of Covigna, a pioneer in Contract Lifecycle Management. Before this, Deepak lead and/or contributed to design & development of innovative products, technologies, and standards for web infrastructure, security, payments, and commerce.
Deepak is currently CTO of Convenos, a "stealth mode" company developing next generation solutions for online conferencing and collaboration.
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration/Networking/Refreshments/Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
No registration required
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