Contract Lifecycle and Matter Management

A complete contract lifecycle and matter management solution for legal and procurement teams

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What is Consensus?

Consensus is an end-to-end contract and matter management platform built on the Microsoft Cloud, developed for legal, procurement and contracting teams. It provides an automated and integrated workflow across documents, data, contracts and matters.

Consensus leverages existing Microsoft investments and creates a connected, centralised and familiar experience that provides a unified and collaborative approach to digital contracting.

Award-winning Contract Lifecycle and Matter Management

Barhead wins 5 Star Service Provider distinction for its Consensus contract and matter management solution.

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Confidence in Azure Data Security

Manage database, contract and matter information securely by leveraging Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

Built on the Microsoft Cloud

Align legal and procurement needs to reduce silos by using common data and businesses processes that lives in Microsoft 365. Utilise native connections that integrates with the entire procurement journey.

Business enablement

Provides a familiar and easy to use environment for users which results in minimal training cost and high-user adoption. Align legal needs to the organisational digital strategy for ongoing development, scale and flexibility.

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Why invest in

Contract Management?


Companies typically lose between 5% to 40% of deal value or 9% of annual revenue due to inefficient processes.

Why invest in

Matter Management?


Digital disruption has forced legal teams to prioritise automation and data in order to manage increasingly complex demands.

Why invest in

Microsoft Power Platform?


97% of Fortune 500 companies use Power Platform as it provides automated and integrated workflow across data.

Key Features

Self-service portals
Give business users the ability to access self-service portals to request legal assistance, create contracts, check status and more.
End-to-End Lifecycle Management
End-to-end contract and matter management with actionable emails, reminder notifications and intelligent capability for insights.
Advanced search
Search experience powered by Microsoft Search that increases productivity and saves time by delivering more relevant search results.
Automated workflows and activity tracking
Configurable approval workflows, activity management and full audit history and timeline
Mobile and Cloud-based
Share a common view of contracts, customer and supplier details, and business processes in a central cloud-based and mobile repository.
Leverage Microsoft integrations
Leverage native Microsoft integrations by connecting data sources such as Dynamics 365, Azure, Teams and more.
Barhead Consensus Dashboard
Dashboards and Reporting
Track and report on processes with custom views to provide BI improvement opportunities and reporting compliance.
Collaboration and versioning
Tightly integrated with SharePoint for internal and external collaboration and in-situ version history.

Typical Scenarios

  • Teams that are manually tracking matters and contracts and have difficulties of knowing key dates such as expiry and renewals dates.

  • Users of Microsoft 365, SharePoint and/or Teams who do not take full advantage of Microsoft’s products.

  • Organisations with an on-premise environment looking to migrate to a cloud platform.

  • Teams who are responsible for compliance reporting and non-financial data which need a central, mobile and cloud-based repository of knowledge.

Business Outcomes

  • Increase speed to contract and overall deal velocity by reducing contract cycle time, automating processes, removing bottlenecks and lessening the  dependency on individuals.

  • Reduce risk and add value by catching renewal dates and other key obligations thereby creating lead time for the business.

  • Improve productivity through real time collaboration, in-situ version history tracking, powerful search and productive engagements.

  • Increase transparency and visibility into the contracting process.

  • Enable insightful and data-driven decisions.

  • Create a sustainable knowledge source for users to share and retain information.

Barhead provides global enterprise level services

  • Power Platform tools ‒ Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI and Power Virtual Agents

  • Business solutions for standalone apps, or apps that extend existing Microsoft solutions.

  • Pre-built solutions from Barhead’s research and development team.

  • Deployment models, best practices and governance


Based on an initial set-up fee plus an ongoing licensing and support agreement starting at $50 per user, per month, minimum of twelve (12) months.

*Power Platform app licenses required.

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Offerings and Delivery Models that are Tailored to Specific Demands

Leverage Microsoft Solutions and Realise Value Faster

Advisory Services

  • Governance – Assessment and advice to establish a tailored governance framework.

  • Ideation Services – Facilitated ideation workshops to explore and validate solutions.

  • App Review – Review of existing apps against best practices with supporting findings and recommendations.

  • App Assessment – Assess new apps or migrating legacy apps onto the Power Platform.

  • App Roadmap – Define a strategy for building and implementing Power Apps.

  • Envisaging Engagement – Five-day engagement to modernise business processes by using Power Platform.

  • End-to-End  Solutions – Full project implementation.

Implementation Services

Support Services

  • Retainers – On-demand, near real-time advice across a broad set of functions.

  • Managed Services– A tailored agreement providing production support, applications and solutions.

Enablement Services

Industry Participation


Barhead is a proud member of the Australian Legal Technology Association and Women of Australian Legal Technology Association.


Barhead participates in legal and tech community events.


Barhead are proud to be early adoptors of the standard oneNDA movement capturing the attention of legal teams worldwide.