To manage contracts effectively requires a systematic approach and the discipline to stick to it over time.
The rewards for doing it well are reduced costs, an engaged and consolidated supplier base, better compliance and a more collaborative workforce.
Using templates and tools to help with this process can be a good approach and can help you keep track of your contract and vendor relationships.
If you’re not yet ready to implement a contract management software in your business, then we’ve prepared a range of templates to help you structure your approach.
Contract Management Excel Templates
To help you get started, we’ve created a single Excel sheet containing 13 different templates, covering different aspects of the contract lifecycle. These include:
- A contract inventory sheet
- A risk register
- Issue and Dispute Logs
- Plus many more
These can be populated straight away or adapted to your own requirements.
You can also read more about how to use Excel to manage contracts in our related blog.
Contract Management Framework - Free PDF Ebook
To help you further with your contract management, we’ve also created a free ebook covering all the stages of the contract lifecycle.
We’ve called it “The Complete Guide to Contract Management” and it has 38 pages packed full of advice and easy-to-follow 10-point checklists for every stage, from contract inception through to renewal and close-out.
Whether you’re an experienced contract manager or a non-specialist looking for advice, our ebook has plenty to offer you and has been put together with the benefit of more than 50 years of contract management experience.
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