8 Productivity Hacks You Can Use Today

By Miguel Cano

  February 23, 2017        Productivity

Sometimes, it seems like there are more and more things demanding our attention and filling our calendars. As you try to fit everything in AND accomplish the things that are most important to you, use these tips to turn yourself into a productivity machine.  

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Xactly + SpringCM: A Dynamic Duo for Sales Acceleration

By Kristi Cox

  February 7, 2017        SpringCM Partners

Today's post is brought to you by Content Marketing Manager Jordan Scott at Xactly, a SpringCM partner and a member of Project Unite.   

Everyone likes a good duo. What would Bert be without Ernie? Would Simon have sung his way into our hearts without Garfunkel? I don’t think so. Duos and partnerships are just as important when it comes to organizations. They bring out the best in each other, and when they have strategic alignment and similar goals, they can achieve incredible things for their companies and clients.

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5 IT Trends to Watch in 2017

By Chris King

  January 20, 2017        Trends, IT

Where is IT headed in 2017? Our experts point to five trends that will impact IT, business and the workplace this year. Together, these trends point to a further acceleration of digital transformation and the widening gulf between traditional IT and digital innovation.

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SpringCM 2016 Year in Review

By Team SpringCM

  January 9, 2017        SpringCM Product

2016 was a great year at SpringCM! We introduced several new features to help you work smarter and faster. As we look forward to 2017, we want to reprise some of last year’s highlights - just in case you missed them!

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SpringCM 2016 Holiday Shopping Guide

By Team SpringCM

  December 16, 2016        Office Fun

It’s that time again! As the holidays approach, office parties and “Secret Santa” gift exchanges abound. SpringCM has been shopping for the perfect, quirky-cool office gifts you didn’t know you needed - just in time to give your favorite co-worker or office spouse.

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How to Solve the Problem of Contract Version Control

By Michele Curley

  November 29, 2016        Contract Management

Things can go wrong with any job, in any industry. Human error, miscommunications and sometimes just bad luck can throw off the best laid plans.

For an organization that relies on contracts to define their business, when things go wrong, it can mean a prolonged contract process, extra costs, delayed revenue - or in the worst scenarios - a lost deal.

Depending on its size, an organization could have tens to thousands of contracts in motion - with many requiring edits and approvals before they can be signed. With so many edits being shared, it’s easy for things to get out of hand. Often, the wrong version of a contract can accidentally be introduced into the process. Whether the contract was wrong from the moment it was generated, or got mixed up during the redlining process, having the wrong version of a contract can dramatically delay a deal. Instead of selling, time is then spent tracing the contract back to see where things went wrong. Sometimes you don’t realize the contract is outdated until it’s too late.

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Getting to the Issues with Contracts and Elections

By John Dickow

  November 3, 2016        Contract Management

At SpringCM, we like to keep things light, and so just for kicks we thought it would be fun to see how many similarities we could find between the election cycle and the contract management lifecycle.  Of course when it comes to contract management, SpringCM has a solution that can make the process much easier for everyone involved.  Sadly, we can’t say the same about elections!

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5 Contract Management Nightmares

By Team SpringCM

  October 28, 2016        Contract Management

Looking for a good scare this Halloween? Forget about the ghost stories and scary movies. We're talking about real-life scenarios affecting the lives of sales people, managers, general counsel, and IT departments.  

Contract nightmares.   

They can cause unnecessary psychological trauma to salespeople when quotas and sales goals aren't met. Plus, corporate lawyers can be stuck on the Nightmare on Risk Street if the proper protocols aren't set properly for contract reviews and approvals.    

Grab a pillow to hide behind. Here are 5 contract management nightmares. 

"The contract stories you are about to read are based on real events..."

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The Importance of Trademark Registration

By Eric S. Freibrun

  October 20, 2016        Legal

If your company does business in the U.S., registering your company’s trademarks and service marks in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an essential investment in your business.  Trademarks and service marks are the names or symbols by which a company – and its products and services – are known in the marketplace.  They serve to distinguish one company’s products and services from those of another, and become imbued with the qualities that define the reputation of the company and what it sells in the minds of consumers.  For example, when one sees or hears the terms Facebook® or Disney® or Wells Fargo® or Trump® – all registered trademarks or service marks in the USPTO – one has certain thoughts, positive or negative, which ultimately affect the commercial fortunes of the companies that sell goods and services under those marks.  (The terms “trademark” or “mark” are used from this point forward to refer to trademarks or service marks.  The former applies to goods and the latter applies to services.  The same legal principles apply to each.)

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SpringCM Brings Contract Innovation to #DF16

By Kristi Cox

  October 14, 2016     

As we continue to recover from last week, we’re taking a look back on what was SpringCM’s largest presence at Dreamforce ever. As a Platinum ISV Partner, we look to Dreamforce as the time of year where we can present our biggest accomplishments from the year to a huge audience, and this year was no exception with our recent ranking as a G2Crowd High-Performer, as well as the release of G|1 Docs, our one solution for Salesforce users to generate, manage, and automate documents.

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