Posted on 5th July 2020

Market Data

A GCloud Approved Compliant and Seamless Contracts Management System

How did your spreadsheets hold up in the pandemic? Are spreadsheets letting you down?
Do you need an efficient and effective contracts management system to enable you and your team to continue to work in the office and at home?

Our Accord Contracts Management System can provide you and your teams with everything you need to manage your contract life-cycle and supplier information to deliver real collaborative working in a secure database, and enable the control, visibility and the compliance you need.

The Accord system is an approved Government Procurement Service and can be found on the Digital Marketplace G-Cloud: https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/

With everyone trying to find a ‘new normal’ – Now is the time to ensure your contract management systems and processes will remain compliant and continue to work seamlessly in and out of the office. Developed with various organisations in the public and private sector, Accord is a centralised register of contracts and contracts manager, providing one version of the truth, so nothing gets missed. During the pandemic Accord has helped 81,660 Users to manage contracts valuing over £21 Billion, making the most of Accord’s accessible cloud-based platform for homeworking and sharing data collaboratively in order to maintain control and visibility over their contracts.

Take a look at our quick summary of how Accord is providing the most efficient, cost effective and convenient way of managing your contracts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DleSr74x-9k

There’s a demo system of Accord available so you can see it for yourself. Using our 5 point tour you'll be able to see:

  1. Register of contacts to see all of your departments' internal stakeholders and departments, this is your internal client. You can manage and control your users by setting up user role permissions and hierarchy.
  2. Supply chain database with the ability to add any information you want to hold on them. We’ve also now made it possible to enable suppliers to register, login and manage their own insurance compliance! (Find out more about our Secure Supplier Portal)
  3. Register of contracts, where you can add a new contract and see how quickly you can forge links to the internal stakeholder and supplier.
  4. Need reports? Accord provides a Forward look report in the “income contracts - report” tab. Have full visibility and contract overview and report about contracts to understand which are expiring and plan ahead. (We also provide detailed reporting with our Spend Analytics module. Find out more and let us know what kind of reporting you need!)
  5. Digital Dashboards; the homepage gives you your OWN homepage and your OWN work plan. Drop the list down in the top right to see your colleague’s day and their work plan.

With all G-Cloud 11 services hosted on the Digital Marketplace to be suspended at 9am BST on 28 September 2020 this is the perfect time for public sector organisations to get the solution you want and need. Why is it beneficial to purchase from the G-Cloud?...

  • Save costs – You can easily contact potential suppliers and start working with them in just a matter of days. Reducing the time and resources spent on the lengthy tender process means cost savings for public sector bodies.
  • Easier to buy - It can be overwhelming trying to buy Cloud technology. With G-Cloud it is possible to buy solutions in no time, compliantly. G-Cloud is one of the few frameworks out there that allows Direct Award. What this means is that if you follow the complete buying process, you do not have to offer any tenders out, no RFIs or ITTs! You’re able to award to the supplier who best meets your needs.
  • G-Cloud is OJEU  Compliant -  The G-Cloud framework is an OJEU compliant route to market. Buyers can rest assured that the procurement exercise they are conducting is fully EU compliant. The G-Cloud pre-agreed terms and conditions offer customers sound contractual safeguards!

Want to know more about Accord functionality and how it can provide compliant and seamless contracts management? Get in touch now for a free, informal, no-obligation tour of Accord over a webinar to see how you can demonstrate that you're totally in control in and outside of the office.

Alternatively, click here to schedule a suitable time.

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