Below is a link where you can review a recent webinar presented by Ariba's CMO and the Best Practice Center entitled Creating a Contract Workspace.  The Webinar description is as follows:


This session (in conjunction with “Managing a Contract Workspace”) is designed to get you comfortable with creating a Contract Workspace in the Ariba Contract’s solution. This session is designed for someone who doesn’t have experience in the Ariba Contracts solution, and there are no recommended prerequisites. Topics in this session will include:
     - Dashboard Configuration – General Orientation, Customization, Search, Manage, Preferences
     - Creating a Contract
          o Filling in Header Fields
          o Choosing the Appropriate Template
          o Contract Workspace Review – Learn about the components of a Contract Workspace and why each is important.
          o Documents Tab – Learn how to upload and maintain the Documents in the contract.
          o Tasks Tab – Understand the basics of the Tasks tab and the different task types. Tasks will be covered in more detail in a future session.
          o Setting up the Team – Project Participants and Contract Access.
          o Publishing a Contract Workspace