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Contract Express Makes Automated Document Software More Useful

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on July 05, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Feel like you're reinventing the wheel every time you draft a contract? Do you wish you could get more done with the work you already have? You're not alone. For plenty of in-house lawyers, writing and rewriting legal agreements becomes a bit of Sisyphean task after a while; the mountain is the same, the rock is pretty similar, and only a few of the key terms have changed, like whether the rock rolls back down on your left or your right.

Even if you're using automated document and contract software, you still might not be making full use of the valuable data and information you already have. But you could be. Thomson Reuters, FindLaw's parent company, recently unveiled Contract Express 6.0, which brings new capabilities to your document automation software, allowing you to get even more out of your docs.

The Sixth Time's Even More of a Charm

If you're not familiar with Contract Express, it's the world's leading document automation system, allowing you to cut down the time spent drafting contracts. It's used by major firms like Linklaters and in in-house legal departments worldwide. At its most basic, Contract Express works by helping you generate automated templates, so that you can cut down on the costs, bottlenecks, and risks that come with drafting a contract from scratch.

But version 6.0 takes that way further. New functionalities like Datasheets allow you to increase the visibility and usefulness of the data in your existing documents, pulling out key information like important dates, non-standard clauses, and more. There's no need to scroll through a whole document to find the important parts.

Automation That Works Like You

What's more, you don't have to learn a whole new way of doing things to start using Contract Express. There's no programming to understand, no hidden codes and fields, no proprietary editors. Instead, Contract Express uses "square bracket" notation, just like you.

What is square bracket notation? When you write "Company agrees to grant [Party One] a [license] to ..." you're using square bracket notation. Contract Express helps you automate that process. Plus, it's contract template generation operates in Microsoft Word, meaning you don't have to worry about any new software platforms. And once you're done with your first template, Contract Express 6.0's new Workflow Steps feature suggests the next template to follow.

It's an easy-to-start, effective solution to document drafting. Not convinced? Go ahead and try it for free, yourself.

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