Does Contractbook work for legal?
Contractbook’s contract management software works well for businesses that need a way to store their contracts. But does it provide the advanced functionality that legal teams need to manage contracts before they get signed? Let’s find out.
This page explores the features, capabilities and limitations of Contractbook in comparison to Juro’s collaborative contract management platform.
Contractbook is technically an all-in-one platform, but its limited editor capabilities mean that the tool's mostly popular for its contract repository, and less useful for creating, negotiating and approving contracts.
1. Limited pre-signature functionality
Contractbook's pre-signature functionality lacks the sophistication and flexibility offered by other contract tools like Juro.
According to independent reviews left by Contractbook users, the formatting capabilities are restrictive and can be 'annoying to work with'.
The editor is somewhat limited in functionality (like styling of headings, dynamic table of contents etc.) - Verified Contractbook user, G2
Independent reviews of Contractbook also mention that the tool's collaborative features could be improved, specifically when it comes to negotiating and adding comments to contracts.
These limitations combined suggest that Contractbook isn't best-suited to legal teams that need advanced contract negotiation features. In fact, There are no public reviews of ContractBook at all from legal users, which flags that the tool isn't designed to serve legal teams with more sophisticated needs.
2. No Microsoft Word import or export feature
One of the biggest limitations of Contractbook is that users can't import or export files from Microsoft Word.
This can create friction if your counterparty decides to work on the contract in Microsoft Word because there's no simple way to move the contract between the two tools.
This is distinct from Juro where users can export contracts as Word files and import them back into Juro from Word as a new version. While 97% of contracts that start in Juro finish in Juro, this flexibility enables counterparties to remain in Word if they wish, avoiding any blockers to getting your contracts over the line.
3. Setting up templates requires assistance
It's also worth noting that Contractbook users can't just set up contract templates as and when they need them. External templates must be set up by Contractbook's support team. This can create friction for businesses that want to move quickly and would prefer to self-serve.
This is something to consider if you value flexibility, as other contract management solutions, including Juro, offer instant template creation and uploads.
Let's compare Juro's functionality to Contractbook in a bit more detail now.
Collaborate on contracts in real time
Juro's contract platform streamlines collaboration between legal and business teams, enabling them to capture revenue faster and more efficiently.
Juro users can collaborate, comment and redline contracts in real time, all without leaving Juro's browser-native contract editor. This eliminates friction by giving teams the tools they need to create, review, negotiate, approve, sign and store contracts all in one place.
Flexible contract editor and workflows
Juro's flexible, browser-native contract editor enables teams to quickly generate contracts without inviting legal risk.
This is because Juro users can set rules in their templates using conditional logic. These rules enable legal teams to retain control over what goes into a contract, what can be edited, and who needs to approve it, without them having to oversee individual contracts.
This empowers businesses like yours to automate their contract workflow without sacrificing compliance.
Instant visibility into your contracts
Contracts created in Juro are built as structured data, making them instantly searchable.
Contractbook have recently tripled their pricing, making the solution less affordable than it was for startups and SMBs previously.
While it remains cheaper than some contract management systems, this discount is reflected in the tool's functionality and the level of customer support they provide - both of which are lightweight and limited.
Juro users don't need to sacrifice features, onboarding and support for an affordable contract tool. Juro offers flexible plans to suit any business, with all plans including unlimited users and unlimited workflows. Head over to our pricing page to find out more.
Read independent Contractbook reviews
Contractbook is rated 4.6 out 5 on Capterra, while Juro is rated higher, with a score of 4.8 out of 5.
As we mentioned earlier, Contractbook's reviews also come from non-legal users, which raises the question of whether Contractbook’s software is fit for this particular use case.
Read independent Juro reviews
Juro is top-rated on both G2 and Capterra, with countless reviews left by satisfied in-house legal teams.
Our users say:
Excellent piece of legal tech: the layout and structure of Juro mean it is accessible and highly user-friendly
Juro has helped with the speed of contracting, saving the legal team time to allow them to focus on higher-risk deals
The Q&A function is amazing and lets me as a legal person focus on contracts which actually require my expertise in drafting and negotiating. The future is here!
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