CLMS Readiness Audit™ (Delivered)

A full report on your readiness to implement a CLMS solution

The Problem: You need to safely implement a CLMS

Related challenges include:

  • you have never implemented a CLMS before
  • CLMS providers are promising you the world
  • you are yet to audit your CLMS readiness
  • you are yet to map your existing CLMS processes
  • you are not sure if your templates are good enough
  • you want to move quickly
  • the quality of your existing data is unknown/questionable
  • you want the system to optimise your processes
  • you have high expectations from the CLMS solution
  • you do not know if existing processes are CLMS compatible
  • CLMS “how to guides” are not commonly available
  • you know good diagnostic tools provide actionable insights

Wouldn't it be great if you could find an audit solution that maximized your readiness for a successful CLMS implementation?

The GLS Solution: Audit your readiness for a CLMS implementation

GLS Best Seller   Critical Department Resource   Transformation Essential 

This CLMS Readiness Audit™ is a fully managed reporting solution that helps you rapidly, objectively, fairly and honestly assess your readiness for a CLMS implementation.  

The value of a CLMS is significant but the pitfalls are real. The primary purpose of the CLMS is to “enable” your contracting processed - so you need to ensure that they are optimised prior to implementation. 

Comprising more than 300 diagnostic questions, this solution will:

  • assess your overall readiness for a CLMS implementation
  • identify gaps, sub-par and optimal elements in your contracting function
  • give you actionable data on steps to improve your readiness
  • flag optimal conditions for CLMS implementation
  • help you make informed assessments about available CLMS solutions

Our comprehensive diagnostic modules are deployed to your internal stakeholders via desktop surveys that generate thousands of data points when sent to multiple users – along with selective key stakeholder interviews (1hr each).  

This diagnostic tool will cover all aspects of the contracting function including:  

  • template adequacy
  • contract approval
  • delegation of authority
  • contract segmentation
  • contract parameter definition
  • current data quality
  • user readiness
  • corporate decision making records
  • change culture
  • document authoring requirements
  • integration requirements
  • current technology usage
  • escalation scenarios
  • approval pathways
  • renewal strategies

In an objective and transparent manner, this audit solution provides you with the authority of an expert “third party voice” on the current performance levels and capabilities of your contracting function and your readiness to implement a CLMS solution.

The findings will make it easier for you internally to justify the resources your team needs to successfully implement your CLMS solution.

Critically, there are no “negative findings” – just blueprint recommendations that will help prepare you to pro-actively face your future CLMS implementation. These data based insights will maximise your team's chances of implementation success. 

If you are serious about a CLMS implementation, this is an essential first step initiative. 

Problem solved.

CLMS Tool & Report Deliverables

Fully Delivered CLMS Readiness Report:

We produce a detailed performance report according to our proprietary diagnostic and reporting methodologies.

Advanced Diagnostic Tools:

We use a detailed suite of online / e-format audit tools designed to help us detailed performance data from your team. You can select the diagnostic level that you wish to apply – see SLA below. We host the collection of the online questionnaire feedback. 

Primary Data Sources:

Our diagnostic tools can be sent to any number of internal legal team members. Similarly, we can conduct any numbers of 1-to-1 interviews with key internal stakeholders. Typically legal team and internal client representatives are interview. In both cases the solution costs dynamically adjust depending on your preferences. See the SLA below for our recommended parameters.  

One To One Interviews:

Strategic and sympathetic ‘one to one’ interviews with key legal function stakeholders to ensure that their voice, concerns and requirements are factored into the overall report and associated recommendations.

GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map Modelling:

Our diagnostic modules draw from GLS’ market leading legal department performance analysis module – the GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map – which you can find here

GLS Delivery Methodologies:

GLS deploys its own project methodologies that ensure minimal disruption to the workplace whilst obtaining maximum qualitative and quantitative data yields. It is a condition of this solution that the GLS methodologies are strictly adhered to.

Written Report:

Our written report follows the same approach as any scientific findings. We set out the methodology, participants, raw findings and interpretations, and then offer recommendations for improvement pathways. 

Report Presentation:

We don’t just present your report – we provide a 2 hour workshop to examine the report's findings and to allow you to engage in detailed Q&A.  

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

Column oneColumn twoColumn threeColumn fourColumn five
DELIVERABLESBasicStandard AdvancedComplete
Configured Electronic Forms
Diagnostic Questions1501503001000
1 to 1 Interviews (1 hr sessions)5101050
Online Survey Recipients24620
GLS CLMS Project Consult
Corp Communications Package
Fully Delivered Report + Q&A
Price (excl. VAT)$9,999$17,999$29,000$100,000

Pricing Comparison

What would you get from your law firm for this amount … or from McKinsey’s for that matter? See our pricing comparison below in terms of what you would get for $9,999.

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$9,99911h 46m
Senior Associate$640$9,99915h 36m
Blended Rate$520$9,99919h 12m
Associate$480$9,99920h 50m
Junior Associate$420$9,99923h 48m

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

General Counsel


Legal Tech


Managed Service

Human Capital

Data Analytics

Legal Operations

Service Provider




Internal Client


GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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