4. Alignment with organisational digital strategy
As a Microsoft implementation partner, we consistently hear that organisations face group-wide challenges for automation, collaboration and productivity. When the legal team’s digital strategy is aligned to the organisation as a whole, there is a shared business case, shared resources, and a consistent approach with less internal friction.
As organisations move from on-premise solutions to the cloud and migrate from shared drives to SharePoint, a legal team requirement for a cloud-based document, knowledge or contract management system can fit seamlessly into this overall strategy.
Although seen as a cost centre, the legal team can justify their need for legal technology to ensure they’re aligned with the business’s overall goals. The need for organisation-wide cloud-based technology has reduced previous barriers that legal teams once had related to data security or the challenge in building a business case for single-purpose legal tech solutions.
Naturally, when there’s organisation-wide digital transformation, it is easier for legal to make a case for a cloud-based CLM.