Problem

Businesses, governments, universities and not-for-profits manage very large numbers of agreements and regulatory filings in word processing. These documents define the organization’s relationships, rights and obligations. Drafting, discussing and approving these documents is costly, slow and error-prone.

Insisting on using one’s “own” form is extremely helpful for the organization. It is not optimal for the organization’s partners, and is practical only to the extend that the organization has strong bargaining power and the relationships can be reduced to a few templates.

  • Portfolios of these documents are bulky and opaque.
  • Software for managing them is often complex and proprietary.
  • The organization does not have a clear idea of its situation or history.
  • The organization does it have direct understanding and control of its infrastructure.
  • It is difficult to find the relevant information or report on the organization’s situation.

Solution

To automate the legal function as an internal collaborative “graph.” To teach employees and require suppliers to collaborate on this graph. To support the creation of repositories of solutions to particular kinds of transactions.

Starting Points

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