The Forrester Wave™: Contract Life-Cycle Management, Q2 2011

Upside Software Leads The ePurchasing Suites and ERP Giants In Our Evaluation of Specialist CLM Products

by Duncan Jones, Patrick M. Connaughton with Chris Andrews, Rory Stanton


Executive Summary


"Contract life-cycle management (CLM) products are more than merely document repositories; they streamline the authoring process, aid compliance tracking, and reduce overall contract administration costs. Forrester predicts the CLM market will grow at 17% in 2011, driven by strong demand from sourcing professionals and legal departments.This report will summarize Forrester's 113-criteria evaluation of contract life-cycle management vendors, in which Upside Software led the pack because of advanced functionality across the board and extremely positive reference results, just ahead of ePurchasing suites Ariba..."





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