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Read the Reviews“This is the definitive book on the history and practical approach to implementing ECM. If you're considering or leading an ECM project, Saxena’s book is a must-read. The time spent reading the book will return multiples in better decisions and increase business value.”
--Randy Jacops, President and CEO, Nextance
“Enterprise Contract Management: A Practical Guide to Successfully Implementing an ECM Solution is the most readable and comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing an Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) solution that I have read. It builds a compelling business case for ECM and provides step by step guidance for successfully developing and implementing this complex, neglected but critical application.”
--D. Paul Murphy, Former Principal, Ernst and Young Consulting
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Globalization, increased economic and geopolitical uncertainty, technological advancements, and a rise in the number of regulations and legislations have led to a significant rise in the importance, volume, and complexity of modern contractual agreements. Yet, in spite of these profound changes, many organizations still manage the contracting process in a fragmented, manual, and ad-hoc manner, resulting in poor contract visibility, ineffective monitoring and management of contract compliance, and inadequate analysis of contract performance. The net effect of this has been a heightened interest in re-engineering and automation of Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) processes across industry sectors and geographies.
About the Author(s)Anuj Saxena C.P.M., MCCM (Cert.), CPIM, PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, is an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Saxena was Vice President of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Solutions at Alti, Inc. — a management consulting firm where he lead multiple SRM and ECM Solution implementations in the US and Europe. Earlier in his distinguished career, he worked for several large consulting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, IBM Business Consulting Services, and Deloitte Consulting. His domain expertise includes supply chain management, materials management, sales & distribution, and enterprise asset management.
Mr. Saxena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Information Systems & Decision Sciences, another Masters Degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and certifications in Purchasing Management, Contract Management, Production & Inventory Management, Project Management and Six Sigma. He is an active member of International Association for Contract and Commercial Management and National Contract Management Association. Over the last few years, Mr. Saxena has led over 25 ECM Solution implementations and has authored several journal and conference articles on project management, procurement, and plant maintenance.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Contracts
Chapter 2: Enterprise Contract Management
Chapter 3: ECM Solutions – An Introduction
Chapter 4: ECM – The Vanguard of Compliance
Chapter 5: ECM Maturity Model
Chapter 6: Implementation Methodologies
Chapter 7: Change Management Considerations
Chapter 8: Risk Management Considerations
Chapter 9: Integrating an ECM Solution
Chapter 10: Metrics: The Catalyst to Achieve and Maintain Success
Chapter 11: Sustaining Excellence beyond the Implementation