La gestión de contratos es en las grandes empresas, de por sí, una problemática. Si la empresa es multinacional la cuestión se complica. Factiva, que es una división de Reuters, y que tiene oficinas en España, ha escogido el software de Gestión de Documentación legal, Speedlegal, para la gestión de contratos. Speedlegal no tiene oficinas ni representación (que sepamos) en España.


SAN FRANCISCO, and MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 6 / — SpeedLegal ( today announced that Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company (, is rolling out SmartPrecedent, SpeedLegal’s enterprise document automation solution.
Factiva’s Legal Department will use the system to deliver tailored first drafts of sales contracts to its global sales team and then on to Factiva’s customers.

«When it’s time to close a deal, you want the contract yesterday, not in two weeks. We built this system to deliver tailored contracts very quickly, without the risks of last minute cut and paste,» said Jamie Wodetzki, SpeedLegal CEO.

The XML-based system lets business users generate their own draft contracts without having to wait in line for legal sign-off. From anywhere in the world, a sales executive can simply answer some questions — Where are you? Which products are being sold? What pricing was agreed? — and the system will immediately deliver a draft contract with all the right clauses for the deal.

«Business users are happy because they can quickly create contracts for a wide range of deals. The lawyers are happy, because they have more time to focus on negotiating the customer’s response to the automated draft, the big deals, contract compliance and other strategic issues. It’s a clear win-win,» said Mr. Wodetzki.

«The SpeedLegal solution helps corporate legal departments like ours to manage an increasing workload without excessive legal costs. Our sales force simply answers a few questions that our Legal team has drafted, and based on their responses the SpeedLegal software selects the appropriate clauses for the first draft of the contract,» said Claude Green, deputy CEO, Factiva.

«I estimate that our salespeople will be able to get a first draft to the customer within a half-hour after agreeing terms, no matter where in the world they are located, no matter whether the lawyer normally assigned to them happens to be otherwise engaged. This makes it easier for customers to work with Factiva, while improving risk management and internal workflow at the same time,» added Mr. Green.

Factiva selected the SpeedLegal solution because it supported global delivery via a standard web-browser and offered the flexibility of delivering documents in different formats. The XML foundation of the SpeedLegal system allows users both to edit contracts in Microsoft Word and to generate contracts as a read-only PDF. The SpeedLegal system will also allow Factiva to share contract data with other enterprise systems, such as customer relationship management and billing.

About Factiva
Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company, provides world-class global content, including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and The Wall Street Journal — unduplicated in a single service elsewhere. Factiva offers the only single content solution with multiple language interfaces and multilingual content covering nearly 8,000 sources.

Factiva’s products and services help companies integrate news and business information into their daily workflow to increase organizational intelligence and leverage external and internal content within the knowledge management function. Factiva’s content management and integration services are used by leading organizations around the world.

Built on industry standards and open architecture, Factiva products deliver flexible, extensible, customizable solutions to enable easy integration and use in the enterprise. Editorial and technical consulting, taxonomy application, integration expertise and e-learning programs reflect Factiva’s innovative approach to delivering solutions beyond the content.

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  About SpeedLegal

SpeedLegal is a global leader in enterprise document automation solutions for large law firms, corporations and government agencies. The company develops and markets software that improves the way large enterprises create legal and commercial documents. SpeedLegal’s customers include law firms, corporate legal departments, and contracts managers in Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

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