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ContractZen is a powerful all-in-one modern governance suite that includes contact management, a board portal, entity management, and virtual data room capabilities. This is the only such platform on the market that comes packed with rich tools, and features, and requires no training to get started.

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4.9
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  • Verified User in UtilitiesMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    5.0

    Easy to use, rapid installation, data model and support for contract management, board meetings and e-signing all in one. The roll out was straight forward: the user interface was easy to understand and did not require long sessions on usage. The biggest benefits for us are the alerts on contracts requiring review or activity and the speed of e-signing once agreement has been reached. In addition it has really enhanced the quality of preparing for our board meetings. The iOS client is unfortunately not as good as the mobile web version is. We tend to use ContractZen from mobile browser instead. The mobile browser support really saves the day. 1) Do use the eSigning from day 1, as you get more out of both the contract management and the board portal by doing so. 2) Try the advanced features of the meeting agenda the first times you decide to use the meeting/board meeting management. This is a good time to teach the team how to get the most our of the system. We use ContractZen for all of our contracts, all our our eSigning and all of our board meetings and annual meetings. The alerts and the reasonable data model have helped us in keeping track of our contractual opportunities and commitments. The eSigning support was a game changer, as digitally signed contracts are really easy to deal with in the system. Our board has moved from long email threads to accountability and ContractZen, which makes the board more efficient.

  • Nicole S.Business Development Coordinator
    Review
    5.0

    I like that it has all the features I need to manage expiration dates for contracts, as well as searching for them quickly, without paying a crazy amount of money. I wish it was a little more editable in what is shown and items that can be hidden because they aren't used, but if I was overly concerned with this, I might be more inclined to pay for a more expensive service. If you're like my company, we had a lot of contracts by the time we needed to move to this software. It involved a lot of work upfront entering all the information but once it was set up, it's great! We went from using an Excel sheet to manually track expiration dates on contracts. If something was incorrectly entered or was deleted, it required going and finding the digital copy of the contract. It's nice to have everything in one place.

  • Minna L.an executive director
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is an all-in-one solution for a good governance of an association especially as they usually do not have a wholly organization but only minimum resources. I have not find anything to dislike. Neither have the chairman of the board nor board members who I serve with the CZ. Maybe the automatic saving when writing my notes of a board meeting? The most important thing is that the complete documentation is digital. I can also go back to individual decisions with the help of the word-based sourcing system. I appreciate the help desk as they answer so quickly and handle questions that I have not been able to formulate perfectly.

Negative Comments
  • Verified User in UtilitiesMid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
    Review
    5.0

    Easy to use, rapid installation, data model and support for contract management, board meetings and e-signing all in one. The roll out was straight forward: the user interface was easy to understand and did not require long sessions on usage. The biggest benefits for us are the alerts on contracts requiring review or activity and the speed of e-signing once agreement has been reached. In addition it has really enhanced the quality of preparing for our board meetings. The iOS client is unfortunately not as good as the mobile web version is. We tend to use ContractZen from mobile browser instead. The mobile browser support really saves the day. 1) Do use the eSigning from day 1, as you get more out of both the contract management and the board portal by doing so. 2) Try the advanced features of the meeting agenda the first times you decide to use the meeting/board meeting management. This is a good time to teach the team how to get the most our of the system. We use ContractZen for all of our contracts, all our our eSigning and all of our board meetings and annual meetings. The alerts and the reasonable data model have helped us in keeping track of our contractual opportunities and commitments. The eSigning support was a game changer, as digitally signed contracts are really easy to deal with in the system. Our board has moved from long email threads to accountability and ContractZen, which makes the board more efficient.

  • Nicole S.Business Development Coordinator
    Review
    5.0

    I like that it has all the features I need to manage expiration dates for contracts, as well as searching for them quickly, without paying a crazy amount of money. I wish it was a little more editable in what is shown and items that can be hidden because they aren't used, but if I was overly concerned with this, I might be more inclined to pay for a more expensive service. If you're like my company, we had a lot of contracts by the time we needed to move to this software. It involved a lot of work upfront entering all the information but once it was set up, it's great! We went from using an Excel sheet to manually track expiration dates on contracts. If something was incorrectly entered or was deleted, it required going and finding the digital copy of the contract. It's nice to have everything in one place.

  • Minna L.an executive director
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is an all-in-one solution for a good governance of an association especially as they usually do not have a wholly organization but only minimum resources. I have not find anything to dislike. Neither have the chairman of the board nor board members who I serve with the CZ. Maybe the automatic saving when writing my notes of a board meeting? The most important thing is that the complete documentation is digital. I can also go back to individual decisions with the help of the word-based sourcing system. I appreciate the help desk as they answer so quickly and handle questions that I have not been able to formulate perfectly.

Trustradius
4.7
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Positive Comments
  • Verified User
    Review
    5.0

    The barrier of entry with ContractZen was so low. Competition offered a paid proof-of-concept, multiple sales call, and pre-sales analysis for which we had no time and had low interest. ContractZen gave us a demo in 30 minutes, gave me an account and walked me through the product. The cost was significantly lower. Yes, features were fewer in ContractZen but the features were the right ones we needed. Security of the system was adequate and it was cloud-based, which meant we didn't have to maintain servers on premise. Onboarding was easy and describing the system to others to get buy-in was exceptionally easy.
    ContractZen is perfect for small and medium business where the use case is to manage contracts, get alerts, and track details about contract. ContractZen has other features such as meeting management, eSignatures etc. We focus primarily on contract management and are pleased with it. ContractZen has a lot of competition and many competitors have a full contract lifecycle, which is desirable in large companies. ContractZen does not have a full contract lifecycle process. Full contract lifecycle will have request for comments/proposals, NDA, quotes, implementation proposals etc. go through multiple people, multiple layers of approval etc. and different triggers in the contract would generate different tasks for staff to manage the contract till the contract expires. Large and complex companies have needs that ContractZen may not be suitable for.
    Right features for SMB. Affordable. Easy to use. Low maintenance as it is cloud-based.
    No contract lifecycle management. Governance may not be adequate for large organizations. Sign-in with SSO or without SSO can be improved; it's a bit confusing for new users.

  • Petri AukiaCEO (Chief Executive Officer)
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is being used by our corporate, administrative and sales functions. The main use cases of the system are the secure storage of contracts, the retrieval of contract data for invoicing, the alerts of pending critical dates of contracts and electronic signing of contracts both with clients and with subcontractors.
    ContractZen is perfect for a team or SMB use case. We use it to store all contracts: HR, services bought, subcontractors and sales. The benefits are somewhat different for different types of contracts, but having all in the same place is a benefit in and of itself.
    The easy storage of contracts is important. Easier than a shared hard drive folder or a jointly administered Excel sheet, both of which we tried to use in the past. The alerts of key contract dates is crucial. Knowing what needs to be terminated or at least considered has saved us money. Simple signing of contracts electronically has saved us money in getting from an agreed to contract to a signed one in minutes.
    The iPhone application is underpowered, I suggest using the web version also on mobile devices.

  • Petri Vuorinen
    Review
    4.5

    ContractZen is true value for the money and far more simpler than more advanced systems
    Sharing and working with documents added with e-signature functionality is very good and easy to use. If one is looking for departmental doc mgmt/project room system only - go for something else.
    Intuitive and easy to use. Good metadata structure. Also has a desktop (browser) version. Sharing and collaborative working with documents is one of the handiest I've seen in comparable systems.
    ContractZen is almost as good as heavy duty doc management system, it can be mistaken to be one. Admin interface [not intuitive] - needs some practice.

Negative Comments
  • Verified User
    Review
    5.0

    The barrier of entry with ContractZen was so low. Competition offered a paid proof-of-concept, multiple sales call, and pre-sales analysis for which we had no time and had low interest. ContractZen gave us a demo in 30 minutes, gave me an account and walked me through the product. The cost was significantly lower. Yes, features were fewer in ContractZen but the features were the right ones we needed. Security of the system was adequate and it was cloud-based, which meant we didn't have to maintain servers on premise. Onboarding was easy and describing the system to others to get buy-in was exceptionally easy.
    ContractZen is perfect for small and medium business where the use case is to manage contracts, get alerts, and track details about contract. ContractZen has other features such as meeting management, eSignatures etc. We focus primarily on contract management and are pleased with it. ContractZen has a lot of competition and many competitors have a full contract lifecycle, which is desirable in large companies. ContractZen does not have a full contract lifecycle process. Full contract lifecycle will have request for comments/proposals, NDA, quotes, implementation proposals etc. go through multiple people, multiple layers of approval etc. and different triggers in the contract would generate different tasks for staff to manage the contract till the contract expires. Large and complex companies have needs that ContractZen may not be suitable for.
    Right features for SMB. Affordable. Easy to use. Low maintenance as it is cloud-based.
    No contract lifecycle management. Governance may not be adequate for large organizations. Sign-in with SSO or without SSO can be improved; it's a bit confusing for new users.

  • Petri AukiaCEO (Chief Executive Officer)
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is being used by our corporate, administrative and sales functions. The main use cases of the system are the secure storage of contracts, the retrieval of contract data for invoicing, the alerts of pending critical dates of contracts and electronic signing of contracts both with clients and with subcontractors.
    ContractZen is perfect for a team or SMB use case. We use it to store all contracts: HR, services bought, subcontractors and sales. The benefits are somewhat different for different types of contracts, but having all in the same place is a benefit in and of itself.
    The easy storage of contracts is important. Easier than a shared hard drive folder or a jointly administered Excel sheet, both of which we tried to use in the past. The alerts of key contract dates is crucial. Knowing what needs to be terminated or at least considered has saved us money. Simple signing of contracts electronically has saved us money in getting from an agreed to contract to a signed one in minutes.
    The iPhone application is underpowered, I suggest using the web version also on mobile devices.

  • Petri Vuorinen
    Review
    4.5

    ContractZen is true value for the money and far more simpler than more advanced systems
    Sharing and working with documents added with e-signature functionality is very good and easy to use. If one is looking for departmental doc mgmt/project room system only - go for something else.
    Intuitive and easy to use. Good metadata structure. Also has a desktop (browser) version. Sharing and collaborative working with documents is one of the handiest I've seen in comparable systems.
    ContractZen is almost as good as heavy duty doc management system, it can be mistaken to be one. Admin interface [not intuitive] - needs some practice.

Capterra
4.6
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Comments
  • Chirag S.CITO
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen was a joy since the beginning. The barrier to entry was very low; I could just create an account and test out the features. It's intuitive. It took less than 20 minutes to become productive. I could generate value immediately. Doing single sign on was very easy. Account manager was exceptionally easy to work with and very knowledgeable about the product. ContractZen didn't even appear to compare themselves with anyone. They were clear about the value they offered and asked me to just try it out if I had interest. Loading contracts was super easy. ContractZen was able to OCR information and make PDFs and well as metadata searchable. In a matter of days we had moved many contracts to ContractZen.
    ContractZen was exceptionally easy to start with. There were no barriers to entry. I tried it out for a few days and signed up even before the trial ended. Our needs were simple - manage contracts, get reminders of expiration, search contracts and attach documents. We got all of that and more.
    Nothing comes to mind. From a product design standpoint, ContractZen could create tools for users to troubleshoot single sign on (SSO). In absence of that, I found customer service to be exceptional.

  • Nora I.
    Review
    5.0

    You know the feeling of sometimes thinking: "How did people work before they had email?" I have the same feeling after having set up our main contracts and documents in ContractZen. How did me and my team manage our key documents and contracts before this? Now we can acess the key contractual information fast, where ever me and my team is. This increases the response time and gives the possibility to immediate fact based analysis and action. I like the way it gives a feeling of control (as I have the facts at hand when ever I need them) and possibility to proactiveness. With all the functional benefits, I have to say that the best for me with ContractZen was the easy "start to use immediately" set-up. No need for preparation workshops or time consuming configuration and coding. The system is easy to start using immediately and intuitive to use (wich is especially good for people like me that don't like to read manuals ;) ). Highly recommended!
    Easy to start using. Intuitive, Reliable. Secure.

  • Petri A.CEO
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is a great SME/team contract management SaaS tool with no upfront installation and a very very fast ROI. The system supports typical alerts, comes with a reasonable data model and is easy to teach to the team. The eSigning support is very helpful for those, who work in a field, where you originate a lot of contracts: sales, legal etc.
    Easy to use, rapid installation, data model and support for e-signing. The roll out was straight forward: the user interface was easy to understand and did not require long sessions on usage. The biggest benefits for us are the alerts on contracts requiring review or activity and the speed of e-signing once agreement has been reached.
    The iOS client is not as good as the mobile web version is. We tend to use ContractZen from mobile browser instead.

  • Jere V.COO
    Review
    5.0

    It's a great tool to be always ready for DD and digitise your workflows. I also love the fact that you can use SignHero via ContractZen because then you get two superb solutions in one package. They have built a solution not only for heavy-users, but also for those who only need some of their features. Again, value is really great!
    The value compared to price is great. Also, very fast and helpful support.
    UX is hard in this product category. As a first-time user I sometimes felt that UI was a bit too crowded, but compared to other similar kind of products, ContractZen is really fast to onboard.

  • Christian L.CEO
    Review
    3.0

    I now have all our document of importance in one place, easily accessible.
    I needed a simple storage systems for company official document. Setting up and adding stuff is easy. Finding stuff is also easy. Ability to create datarooms is a good feature.
    I think seeing a clear overview of which documents are where, understanding the difference between tags and keywords is not obvious. The visual design is quite rudimentary.

  • Reima L.
    Review
    5.0

    ContractZen is a very user-friendly solution that has helped us to save time. Unlike most of the document management solutions, implementation of ContractZen is straight-forward and does not require IT-knowhow. Electronic signing reduces the paperwork and integrated virtual dataroom support our due diligence processes.