The Importance of Contract Lifecycle Management

A software-as-a-service business will enter into dozens, if not hundreds of contracts annually. These contracts include those with vendors, customers, partners, employees, contractors, and more. This makes contract lifecycle management (CLM) increasingly important. Efficient management of these contracts is crucial for business success, ensuring compliance, minimizing risks, and maximizing operational and financial performance. This post will give you a high level overview of the importance of contract lifecycle management.

Legal Implications of Clickwrapped B2B SaaS Agreements

Business to Business Software-as-a-Service (B2B SaaS) companies large and small often employ the use of clickwrapped legal agreements in their sales process. This can, however, become a critical issue – and it’s important to understand the legal implications. This blog post will give you an understanding of the legal implications of agreeing to clickwrapped B2B SaaS Agreements.

Government Contracting for SaaS Companies

Government Contracting for SaaS Companies

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the United States. This includes software development services, and software solutions that can be utilized by government entities. If you’re a Software as a Service company and new to the government contracting (GovCon) space, this article will give you a high level overview.

Key Provisions to negotiate in your SaaS Vendor Contracts

Key Provisions to Negotiate in your SaaS Vendor Contracts

Companies across all industries use the services of software as a service (SaaS) vendors to help simplify running the business. Almost every SaaS vendor you use hosts a treasure trove of your company data – and you want to make sure you’re contractually protected. Here is a high level overview of key provisions that you should review, re-review, and hammer down on with every SaaS agreement you sign.

The Anatomy of an Enterprise SaaS Sales Agreement (MSA)

If you’re selling a Software as a Service (SaaS) product to Enterprise companies, your customers will demand a strong Enterprise SaaS Sales Agreement. Sometimes they’ll sign yours, but more often than not – you’ll have to sign theirs. This may lead to some back and forth, and lots of redlines. Yay, legal! There are hundreds of templates available online, but you should know what the terms mean – and have these agreements edited to meet your specific needs. Here is a high level overview of what goes into an Enterprise SaaS Sales Agreement:

The Anatomy of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Agreement Package

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions offer a cloud-hosted platform for software developers to develop, deploy, and manage applications – so that they don’t have to worry about setting up, managing, maintaining, and monitoring cloud instances. Popular PaaS solutions include products from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Aptible, and Heroku. A standard PaaS Agreement Package generally consists of three parts: Cloud Services Agreement, Service Level Agreement, and an Acceptable Use Policy. This post will give you a high level overview of what goes into a PaaS Agreement Package.

The Anatomy of a Software Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Agreement

A common use-case for Software businesses today is utilization of a value-added reseller (VAR). This type of arrangement is when a VAR bundles your software in or with other products or components and resells the resulting, integrated product to end-users under their brand name. A VAR doesn’t use your standard sales agreement, though. You should have a very specific Value-Added Reseller agreement with the appropriate provisions to protect your business, your product, and liability. This post will give you a high level overview of the anatomy of a Software Value-Added-Reseller Agreement.