A contract or an agreement is a legally binding arrangement between two or more entities. Contract Management (CM) or Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) is the process of managing contract creation, analysis, execution, and maintenance. Apttus Contract Management is a cloud-based solution that standardizes, streamlines, and automates the contract lifecycle management process—from the initial request through drafting, redlining, sending for signatures, securing documents, managing obligations, and renewing contracts.
Apttus Contract Management runs on the Salesforce platform and all the contract data is stored in Salesforce. Apttus Contract Management data-handling practices are the same for Apttus as they are for any Salesforce implementation: cross-border data exchange, data transmission methods, data storage and encryption, and logical and physical separation of data.
As an administrator, you can design the user interface of Apttus Contract Management by creating page layouts, customizing agreement actions, adding custom links, and customizing the action panel. Apttus Contract Management lets you manage user profiles by configuring user permissions and secure the agreement documents by implementing document protection. With X-Author Contracts, you can create agreement templates and agreement clauses and use Apttus Contract Management to manage them. You can design workflows and agreement lifecycles in Apttus Contract Management. You can integrate Apttus Contract Management with eSignature solutions—Adobe Sign and DocuSign. You can also track agreement versions and secure agreement documents. Apttus Contract Management allows you to schedule jobs to automate recurring tasks, such as refreshing agreement data, setting the expiration date for the links used to download multiple agreements, extracting intelligent data, and generating reports.