Contract Management Reimagined

Budget - Sharing the Investment and the Benefits

You’re out enjoying a glass of lemonade (or other beverage of your choice) on a hot summer day, and you’re admiring the hydrangeas you just planted last fall. Then, a green truck pulls up with the logo “Frank’s Greatest Landscaping.” You don’t...

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This Must End.

Words feel so inadequate to express the emotion of the past 8 days. What began with yet another black man’s life being slowly snuffed out at the hands of a police officer has shaken our nation to its core with widespread protests calling for...

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The Cost of Missing a Contract Milestone

Companies come to us grappling with all sorts of contract issues, and nothing makes us happier than being able to help them overcome these challenges. Whether it's finding new sources of revenue or preventing margin erosion, each customer has a...

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How Contract Management Fortifies Finance Teams

For those who had any doubt whether finance teams should care about contract management, IACCM reports that 9 percent of annual revenue is eroded due to contracting problems, like missed milestones. Finance teams face a complex array of...

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The Judge Knows Best

Once upon a time, I worked for a large, well-known company we’ll call Acme Corporation (we delivered a lot of products to a cartoon coyote in the desert.) It was no secret that our financial stability was…less than great. Acme had been sold...

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Why Getting Funded as a Start-up Is a Lot Like Getting Married

Do I have your attention now? OK, so we didn't exactly get hitched, but we did a start-up version of that by closing $3 million in funding with Osage Venture Partners (OVP). This is a great milestone as we execute our vision and continue to grow,...

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A Day in the Life of a Malbek Business Analyst

Editor's Note: This post was written before the current COVID-19 shelter-in-place guidelines. Any reference to the gym now involves working out at home  🏋️ but, because Malbek employees have always worked remotely, little else day-to-day has...

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Remember Searching through Encyclopedias?

Today we continue our ongoing "how to" series examining the important steps needed to achieve ideal contract management by turning to the topic of searching your contracts. Unfortunately, this can be a truly frustrating experience for many. You...

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A Night at the Movies

Another Friday is here, and by now we are all wistfully missing the thrill of going to see the latest blockbuster at the local movie theater. We miss it so much, we can almost smell the mouth-watering aroma of buttery, movie-theater popcorn. But...

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Total Cost of Ownership 2.0

Anyone who’s been fortunate enough to own a German sports car understands that, while these impressive machines are engineered to perform, they also require ongoing, and in the opinion of some, excessive maintenance to keep them working at their...

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