Contracked On Demand Contract Management

Tecar and Contracked™ signs partnership

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Hengelo, the Netherlands – March 30, 2010 – Techno Benelux B.V. today announces that it has signed a partnership with Contracked™, an award-winning pioneer of software as a service (SaaS) contract management technology.

Under the agreement, Techno Benelux B.V. will provide its automotive customers with Contracked™, an integrated web-based contract management service.

The automotive industry is in its worst cycle in decades. The market is in transition and will ultimately turn around. Forward thinking dealers should develop strategies today for future pent up demand. Auto industry analytics indicate that as much as 60% of the dealers overhead are non-employee costs. The partnership will help the automotive dealers in cutting contractual costs, increase contractual revenue and managing contractual risks. It will help the automotive industry to strengthen the procurement strategy and quality.

TECAR and Contracked™ expect to help their existing customers and increase their international automotive customer base with this new partnership. Techno Benelux B.V. (member of TECAR) signed distribution rights for the Automotive Industry.

About Techno Benelux B.V.
With over 13.000 members in Europe and North America, TECAR represents the largest international organization of procurement centers for automotive accessories, shop equipment, chemicals/oil, tires/wheels and spare parts. Techno Benelux B.V. represents the Netherland, Belgium and Luxembourg and has a seat in the TECAR Advisory board and board of Directors.

About Contracked™
Contracked™ makes it easy to control all contracts, simple or complex, manage end dates and report on important contractual items. Contracked™ is the successful and proven global leader in On Demand Contract Management without deployment and implementation costs. Contracked™ makes important contractual information authorized accessible.

Government contract management is a booming field.

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

The ongoing need for trained, qualified contract managers for government clients has presented contractors and state, local and federal employees with unprecedented career opportunities. The scope of Villanova’s government contract management course includes federal aquisition regulations, procurement, ethics and government property, which allows for greater control over spending and implementing better contracting processes. Villanova University is recognized worldwide as a leader in online professional education. According to Villanova the average salary of Certified Contract Managers is $102,000. According to me this salary will grow dramatically in the next couple of years. Congress Daily stated that a reduced acquisition and contracting workforce was unable to handle a surge in contracts from $154 billion in fiscal 2001 to $390 billion last year. It more than doubled in the last 9 years. This is more than an average of 10% per year.

As long as companies are involved in large, time consuming implementations, projects without a realistic contractual visibility, costs will increase, the contractual visibility (read:transparanty) will be poor and the contracual complexity will increase dramatically. Oh…..there will be more global contracts as well………..The combination between skills (e.g. Villanova University) and our successful proven Contract Management solution Contracked is key in today’s business. Customers such as Conrad Electronics (1B$+ company), Nexia Group and the Chamber of Commerce are earning bottom line revenue in quick steps. OK, I know it’s called “savings”…..who cares? Contract management is a booming field for our Customers.

That’s all for today folks. Write to you soon!

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Using a Contract Management System, why?

February 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Service agreements, purchase orders, specifications and licenses, maintenance agreements represent a few of the contractual obligations a company or firm of any size enters into on a daily or even more frequent basis. Contracts came to represent the binding language by which two parties could enter into an agreement to conduct business. Along with this growth, legal statutes and rules have increased the complexity of contracts, thereby influencing businesses to manage contracts.

Selecting a Contract Management System can enable a company to gain a greater level of visibility and control of its contracts, its inception, its lifecycle and post execution. These systems offer ample reporting so that management and contract managers can make decisions on the state of any contract or the performance of contracts in general. That’s why!!

It was an article submitted in Q1 2010 . It says it all. I suggest starting today. Our 60 seconds deployments is free. Contracked is offering a 30 days free trial.
Guess what: You wouldn’t be the first Contracked user creating allready bottom line revenue in the first 30 days.

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Contracked™ opens new office in Spain

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Barcelona, Spain – January 23, 2010 – Contracked™ announced today that it has has opened an office in Barcelona, Spain.

Contracked™ expects to increase its international customer base by having local presence in Southern Europe. Mr. Pablo Lemus leads the daily Contracked™ operation for Southern Europe mainly focussing on Spain. Contracked™ Southern Europe will support its southern European customers from Barcelona (Spain).

Besides being in charge of the daily direct sales, with his broad network and Spanish market knowledge Mr. Pablo Lemus will build the Contracked™ indirect sales channel in the region. Re-sellers for Spain, France and Italy can apply by sending an e-mail to Mr. Lemus.

About Contracked:

Contracked™ makes it easy to control all contracts, simple or complex, manage end dates and report on important contractual items. Unlike some of Contracked™’s competitors, Contracked™ don’t “dumb things down.” Contracked™ takes extremely powerful tools that sophisticated contract managers use (like BI, authorization, and ROI tracking). Within 60 seconds Contracked™ makes them accessible to anyone. That’s why users, who range from small 1-person startups to Global Corporations use Contracked™.

Barcelona, such a beautiful horizon.

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

One of beautiful pleasures in life is having the perfect balance between business and the private life. In my case, these two come together, 24/7, what ever I do end wherever I am. Yesterday, I talked to a large law firm concerning Contract Managment. Since being involved in Contract Management I meet a lot of different companies and organisations who don’t control their contracts (and therefor don’t control their business). It’s such a privilege to help those companies and organisations. Especially in this case. In this case it’s a privilege to help the industry which core business is mainly focused contract content.

At the moment I am in Barcelona. We recently opened our office in Norway to cover the Nordics and now we are close to open our Barcelona office. Being here brings back memories. When I was a bit younger, I bought the Freddy Mercury CD in Barcelona called “Barcelona”. Reading the one of the songtexts, Freddy gave us the lyriq “Barcelona! such a beautiful horizon, Like a jewel in the sun. Por ti seré gaviota de tu bella mar “. With this lyriq in my mind, we will start helping our Spanish customers and upcoming customers. Customers, like jewels in the sun.

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Mr. President Rene Preval: Just do your Job!

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

One of the great things about my job (other than working for Contracked of course ) is being able to network and dialog with customers from our diverse marketplace, all across the globe. They say that variety is the spice of life and perhaps that is why I enjoy learning about the myriad of experiences, opportunities, and challenges out there.  But writing this down is giving me also a different view of variety: What happened in  Haïti is different, but far from being the spice of life. It’s the worst 2010 start for people from  Haïti. Such a poor country with such an incompetent leadership. People are starving to death and the government doesn’t know how to react. Sure, there’s a big communication issue. Just deal with that. That’s your job. Just do your job! But they don’t……

…..On Thursday, the Netherlands have setup a benficial country wide event to collect money. Money to buy help for the people of Haïti. A couple of years go, we did a simular event and collected 110 million Euro’s. We hope we can contribute to the people of  Haïti, help them move on again, once and for all, without poor leadership! So: Donate today: GIRO 555 in the Netherlands! Let’s help them…….

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Contracked™ opens new office in Scandinavia

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Olso, Norway – January 12, 2010 – Contracked™ announced today that it has has opened an office in Sandjford, Norway.

Contracked™ expects to increase its intenational customer base by having local presence in the Nordics. Mr. Oscar Floor lead the daily Contracked™ operation for Scandinavia including Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Contracked™ Northern Europe will support its Nordics customers from Sandjford (Oslo, Norway).

Besides being in charge of the daily direct sales, with his broad network and Scandinavia market knowledge Mr. Oscar Floor will build the Contracked™ indirect sales channel in the region. Re-sellers for Scandinavia can apply by sending an e-mail to Mr. Floor.

About Contracked™:

Contracked™ makes it easy to control all contracts, simple or complex, manage end dates and report on important contractual items. Unlike some of Contracked™’s competitors, Contracked™ don’t “dumb things down.” Contracked™ takes extremely powerful tools that sophisticated contract managers use (like BI, authorization, and ROI tracking). Within 60 seconds Contracked™ makes them accessible to anyone. That’s why users, who range from small 1-person startups to Global Corporations use Contracked™.