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Top 10 Reasons to Consider Thomson Reuters Contract Express

Contract Express delivers enterprise document automation for global law firms and corporations that seek more efficient contract drafting, management, and updates for agreements large and small.

Here are the top 10 reasons why your organization should consider Contract Express:

13 Patents And Counting

Contract Express users can work confidently knowing they have the latest technology at their fingertips. Our innovative software developers and patent attorneys are committed to keeping Contract Express at the cutting edge of document automation, as their 13 patents testify (learn more at contractexpress.com/patents).

Creation with fewer programming hours

At one time, using drafting software required extensive assistance from IT. Now, with the functionality of Contract Express and its dynamic engine, lawyers can more easily and quickly draft contracts using markup variables. The lawyer’s markup can be as sophisticated and complex as required by the customer’s needs.

Practical law integration

Law firms with a subscription to both Practical Law® and Contract Express have a head start in the drafting process.

Practical Law provides access to a breadth of ready-made contract templates for Contract Express subscribers, each produced and maintained by Practical Law’s expert editorial team.

Trust in the process

Having trust in your software also means having trust in the process. Contract Express puts your attorneys in control, reducing their fear of mistakes and the time they need for updates while increasing their cost savings against time spent. The fewer people needed to create a contract, the less room for error and the more your legal team can trust the accuracy of the finished product.

Questionnaire-based contract launches

For firms drafting 100-plus-page contracts on a consistent basis, details are cumbersome yet critical to get right. Contract Express uses a patented questionnaire methodology to ensure the contract is drafted properly the first time. You can create approval flows, sign your generated contract, and report on the processes used at each drafting stage.

Saving hours for billable work

No one thinks about the time savings offered by software programs because we all take software for granted. With Contract Express, however, you save hours every day by using the automated document assembly, questionnaire, and resulting template that help you draft and maintain contracts faster, giving you more time for other billable work.

Cleaning the archives

Manually managing old files and archives used to require someone with an in-depth knowledge of the file contents and client roster. Contract Express allows the legal teams themselves to schedule the deletion of inactive contracts. Team members can set client alerts as reminders of expiration dates, enhancing data management and security while eliminating the confusion of storing outdated versions of documents.

New search technology

Have you ever hunted through a contract seeking details or terms? Contract Express lets you use search connectors and target specific terms and phrases to quickly pinpoint exactly what you need in a document.

Solution for alternative fee arrangement.

Law firms are always under the gun to reduce fees, especially for active clients with a higher demand for legal services. Contract Express features a contract drafting portal that lets clients add specific contract details themselves. Lawyers can then merely review the end product for accuracy and help as needed, saving clients’ billable time.

Win new business

With all the advantages described above, Contract Express also helps law firms attract and retain new clients. Firms are highlighting the greater efficiency and cost-savings they can achieve using this document automation software, in addition to offering basic documents on their website at no charge.

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