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Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor
Patrick is CEO of Gatekeeper, with over two decades of contract and commercial negotiation expertise, predominantly in IT and Technology.

Recent Posts

Patrick O'ConnorMarch 1, 2023

CLM and the VC-backed Contract Time Bomb

VC-backed CLM providers are facing a time-bomb. Find out what this means for your business and how Gatekeeper, a self-funded provider, can offer a better alternative.

Patrick O'ConnorFebruary 14, 2022

Why LegalTech CLM Solutions are not CLM Solutions at all

LegalTech CLM Solutions aren't compatible with entire businesses. Read this article to find out why and what CLM solution you should implement instead.

Patrick O'ConnorDecember 22, 2021

Choosing a Contract Management Solution - 34 Questions to Ask Before You Sign

34 key questions to ask prospective Contract Management Solution providers before you sign on the line. Future-proof your decision with our free guide.

Patrick O'ConnorDecember 6, 2021

You Don't Contract with a Contract

Discover three trends that all businesses are facing, why they need a business-wide CLM solution and what it means for contract management.

Patrick O'ConnorNovember 16, 2021

Why LegalTech CLM solutions are bad for your business and your Legal team

Effective contract management relies on the whole business being able to work collaboratively on agreements. Leaving it all up to the legal team is a recipe for problems.

Patrick O'ConnorSeptember 20, 2019

Reinventing the Wheel - moving away from Microsoft Word for redlining contracts

Gatekeeper facilitates contract redlining via Microsoft Word, the world's most commonly used redlining tool. We make it easy for you and your team to get their work done faster.

Patrick O'ConnorOctober 12, 2018

Beware the dangers of using third-party solutions for redlining contracts (Part 2 of 2)

Third-party solutions for contract redlining promise much but fall short when it comes to delivering across the full contract and supplier lifecycles. Find out how Gatekeeper's solution brings you...

Patrick O'ConnorApril 12, 2018

Specialist contract management solution vs ERP

A common decision for businesses to make. Here we address the key advantages and disadvantages of using ERP solutions vs a dedicated contract management system. Make sure you know what questions to...

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