Does Contractbook work for legal?
Contractbook’s contract management software offers all kinds of businesses a simple way to streamline their contract workflow. But does it provide the advanced functionality that legal teams need to create, negotiate and close deals in scaling businesses? Let’s find out.
This page explores the features, capabilities and limitations of Contractbook in comparison to Juro’s all-in-one contract automation platform.
Contractbook is an end-to-end platform that proposes to offer value at every stage of the contract lifecycle. The platform offers task management tools and the ability to sign and store unlimited contracts - even in the most basic plan.
However, Contractbook appears to lack a lot of the features that bring the most value to legal teams in scaling businesses, and this means that legal users won’t benefit from the customized environment and advanced functionality offered by other contract management software.
According to verified customer reviews, the key pain points users experience with Contractbook include:
- Not enough advanced features for legal teams: it fails to deliver some of the most valuable features for legal teams today, such as natural language Q&A flows, conditional logic and approval workflows
- Limited access to integrations: many useful integrations are locked behind an Enterprise plan
- Weak editor tool: their editor tool is not as advanced as some alternative platforms and users complain that the editing experience isn’t very user-friendly
- Less data-driven: it lacks most of the functionality users need to organize contracts in different views and query important contract data
There are no public reviews of ContractBook at all from legal users, raising the question as to whether the product is suitable for legal teams.
Visionary legal counsel and the business teams they support need more than just a place to sign and store contracts.
They need a more customized set of features to efficiently manage contracts in one unified workspace, with powerful editing and negotiation functionality.
With an all-in-one contract automation platform designed for legal teams, scaling businesses have access to just that. Let’s consider the many benefits of an all-in-one contract automation platform.
✍️ Browser-native editor custom-built for contracts
Juro’s intuitive editor was custom-built to empower legal teams to deliver beautifully designed contracts. Juro users can upload and create long and complex templates using the powerful in-browser editor tools and rich media features.
Unlike Contractbook where the editing experience is slightly clunky and restricted, Juro empowers legal and business teams to create accessible contracts that attract counterparties and bring them closer to signing.
📈 Capture valuable contract data
In contrast to Contractbook, Juro captures critical data from your contracts since the platform incorporates smartfields and structured data throughout your legal agreements.
This allows business and legal teams to quickly search and query important information like renewal dates, contract status and cost per transaction.
Juro’s data-rich repository delivers multiple, intuitive ways to access and audit contract data, with real-time dashboards and powerful search functions.
🤝 Collaborate and negotiate contracts in real-time
Since Juro is designed for legal teams, users benefit from a wealth of advanced features tailored specifically to the negotiation and review process. Parties can collaborate on a contract in one unified workspace, with conditional logic, approval workflows and the ability to tag team members for comments.
When reviewing a contract, Juro users can also leave internal comments that can be hidden from external parties, and users can control which edits and comments are seen by counterparties.
💬 Real-time support and a dedicated CSM
Fast-growth businesses can’t afford to wait around for a reply to their burning questions or calls for help.
You can trust that Juro is as committed to your success as you are, with real-time chat support to answer quick queries and a dedicated customer success manager to help you get the most from us.
Our average response time is less than five minutes, so you’ll never be left alone with a problem that’s blocking your progress.
Contractbook’s most basic plan starts at $160 per month, and + $12 per month for each additional user. This offers some basic functionality, such as the ability to create, sign and store contracts.
Their slightly more advanced plan, ‘Automate’, costs quite a lot more, at $600 per month for three users. However, if users want to access integrations, single sign-on and bulk actions, they will have to pay for the most expensive package.
Contractbook’s most expensive plan, ‘Integrate’, will cost users from $1,445 per month for just 3 users. This is distinct from Juro’s most advanced plan which offers access for unlimited users.
While Contractbook offers a free plan for a single user, this is far less comprehensive than the free plan offered by Juro. In fact, Juro’s free package includes access to certain integrations that are only available in Contractbook’s more expensive plans, and this can be a real blocker for business and legal teams that need to integrate their workflow.
Since Contractbook also offers a lot of functionality that’s irrelevant to lawyers, and lacks a lot of the functionality that is, their pricing can be quite expensive - particularly if in-house legal teams have to find additional solutions to fill the gaps.
Juro offers flexible plans to suit any business. Head over to our pricing page to select a plan that's right for your business.
Read independent Contractbook reviews
Contractbook is rated 4.7/5 on Capterra, and 4.9 on G2. Interestingly though, none of the reviews left on these sites appear to be from legal customers, which raises the question of whether Contractbook’s software is fit for use in legal teams in particular.
Here are some Contractbook reviews from both sites:
"It's pretty expensive, especially if you need more seats or features like automations. So it might not be suitable for startups or smaller SMBs. There are other tools with similar features that are cheaper"
“Some features in sharing and creating contracts are missing and need to be developed. Would love to see more templates in the future"
“The editor is somewhat limited in functionality (like styling of headings, dynamic table of contents etc.)”
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!"