Contract management solutions, also known as contract lifecycle management solutions, involve the management of contracts from partners, vendors, customers, or employees. The contract management system (CMS) is a secure, web browser-based application that is used to efficiently manage and increase the efficiency of the contract development process and payment of expenditures/claims. It can be defined as an electronic version of a filling cabinet. Effective contract management needs an understanding of each and every stage in the contract process, which includes any step that creates, contributes, or utilizes contract data. Contract management solutions generally comprise seven stages: request, generate, negotiate, approval, execute, comply, amend, or review. Contract management solutions work with carriers directly to manage contracts, organize bookings, generate documentation, track cargos, and ensure that users are getting first class service. In addition, contract management solution helps ease the risks that are related to contracts. It facilitates agreement, approval, preparation, storage, signing and further management of all types of contracts. In addition, contract management is becoming more and more interweaved with the sales (quoting) process. For instance, contract management solutions is used to systematize and allow faster, more precise delivery and production of legally approved contracts according to a company’s forecasts. Thus, the sales can emphasis on communications, customer relationship management and revenue production.

Contract management solutions are not only about contracts. They also deal with everything that is involved in the contracts. Companies are connecting business sequences by quoting, contracting, and of the revenue into a continuous process. In contract management solutions, the data and information can automatically and effortlessly feed into each other. Therefore, the appropriate parties have the up-to-date and significant information that is required. This is anticipated to drive the contact management solutions market during the forecast period. However, legal departments are often responsible for managing, creating, and maintaining contracts within enterprises. When legal departments have to administer contracts manually, the contract management procedure is bottlenecked. This is expected to hinder the contract management solutions market.

The global contract management solutions market can be segmented based on application, deployment, enterprise size, and geography. Based on deployment, the contract management solutions market can be classified into cloud, on-premise, and hybrid. In terms of application, the contract management solutions market can be categorized into education, human resource, information technology, and operations. Based on enterprise size, the contract management solutions market can be divided into small enterprises and medium enterprises and large enterprises.

In terms of geography, the global contract management solutions market can be segmented into North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. The contract management solutions market in North America is anticipated to expand at a substantial rate during the forecast period due to the adoption of the solutions by small and medium enterprises. The presence of small and medium enterprises in North America is large compared to large enterprises.  Asia Pacific is expected to be a lucrative region of the contract management solutions market during the forecast period. The adoption of the solutions is likely to be high as the software is user-friendly and efficient and offers many useful features.

Key players operating in the global contract management solutions market are focused on providing solutions as per user requirements. They offer implementation of different technologies and upgrade and expansion of existing systems. Companies compete on parameters such as product price and product quality. For instance, RIM Logistics offers widespread experience with logistics managing and freight forwarding, which helps to streamline the transportation services and offers a single point of contact. With the company handling the contract management, one can focus on other areas of the business and achieve bottom line savings. The global contract management solutions market is characterized by the presence of several key players such as Concord, RIM Logistics ltd. TOTALogistix Inc., Trackado, Freshworks Inc., DocLogix, and UAB.

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