In the business world, there is always scope for improvement. Many companies worldwide are adopting process automation as a key strategy to stay ahead in the run. This is especially true when it comes to contracts.
But what is contract automation and why you need it?
Every business has some sort of contract management process; a series of steps that encompass the management of an organisation’s contracts from initiation through to execution, storage, and renewal or expiry. At one end of the spectrum this process is completely ad hoc, whereas more sophisticated organisations spend time understanding how fit-for-purpose contract management software can be leveraged to drive competitive advantage.
As procedures become more digitised, how to build secure, and digital business agreements it’s become nowadays a widely discussed topic. Smart contracts are the ideal platform for business innovation and to enable sustainable business models. They are legally binding contracts, in which some or all of the obligations are recorded in and/or performed automatically by a computer program.
Differently from traditional contracts, they are self-executing and self-enforcing and often can be deployed on distributed ledger technology, such as blockchain where data is stored on a public database, and cannot be changed. The transactions can be sent automatically without a third party to deal with the verification and enforcement of the contract.
Sales success requires a great deal of planning. From identifying and nurturing leads to renewing and retaining existing customers. While CRM platforms have managed to enhance sales efficiency and provide visibility, there’s still room for improvement.
We already know how essential business documents are for the multitude of tasks that distract reps from selling. Documents connect every area of a business and enable information sharing across departments. They’re also the source of almost all sales-related work and day-to-day tasks: 50% of knowledge workers’ time is spent creating and preparing documents, and 92% of professionals still collaborate on and review documents by email.
La pandemia ha spinto molte aziende ad abbracciare nuove tecnologie. La tecnologia blockchain, in particolare, contribuisce all’innovazione delle imprese nella gestione dei contratti e per eseguire, tutta o solo una parte, degli accordi legali.
Gli Smart Contracts sono dei contratti digitali, memorizzati su una blockchain che ne garantisce trasparenza ed immutabilità: ogni transazione viene resa pubblica in un database condiviso e i blocchi sono protetti da crittografia.
When you manage a team of sales reps, your compensation structure is responsible for the success rate of your team. But sales targets aren’t everything and the relationship that your agents can nurture with clients is just as important for your brand.
The answer is not always simple – should you offer bonuses or commissions for high customer retention rates? Does a fixed salary or variable compensation make the most sense for your team?
Smart contacts are a great way of helping you exchange property, money, and shares without the fees, hassle, and services that come along with them. For example, when you go up to a vending machine, all you need to do is drop the money in and the snack or drink comes out. Same with the smart contracts.
A smart contract works the same way – all your need is to have the required token into the wallet and whatever you have paid for automatically gets deposited into the recipient account, making it so much easier and more efficient than a traditional contract.
Ask anyone in the business world about their pain points and you’ll likely hear: sales and signatory management. Updating, monitoring, and managing lists is currently a time-consuming, inefficient, and error-prone activity for suppliers and buyers alike. At the same time, the painstaking process of proper signatory management is essential for establishing and maintaining business relationships, not to mention for ensuring compliance.