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SIG Summit 2020 Session Recap: 5 Key Takeaways to Increase Stakeholder Buy-in

SIG Summit 2020 Session Recap: 5 Key Takeaways to Increase Stakeholder Buy-in

The SIG Procurement Technology Summit 2020 took place last week over a 4-day period, virtually of course. SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is the global sourcing association that provides thought leadership, training and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, shared services and risk from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Seal has been a member and…

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More Recognition of Seal’s Expertise in Procurement & Sourcing

More Recognition of Seal’s Expertise in Procurement & Sourcing

We were delighted today to be recognized once again by Spend Matters as one of the “50 Providers to Know” in procurement 2020. Spend Matters is arguably the leading research firm focused on the procurement line of business. For the last seven years they have identified the 50 vendors they feel that procurement professionals need to be aware of – companies that are raising the bar for procurement technologies and services. Seal has been recognized as a leader all seven years.

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Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What is AI? Is it magic? According to Arthur C. Clarke, any sufficiently advanced technology will appear to be magic until its understood. Computer artificial intelligence is just software, very advanced software, but just software. There are two major types of AI: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and Narrow AI. AGI is defined as the ability…

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CEO Reflections in Extraordinary Times

CEO Reflections in Extraordinary Times

On 27th February DocuSign announced their intention to acquire Seal Software, in order to further their ambitions of delivering the first and most comprehensive Agreement Cloud technology. As the CEO of Seal, I was fully involved in the diligence and negotiations, but as DocuSign has been a partner to Seal for nearly two years and…

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Three Steps to Running a Successful POC

Three Steps to Running a Successful POC

As sales engineers (or Solution Consultants, as we call ourselves at Seal), we often serve as a technical champion during a proof of concept (POC) engagement. Our focus is to understand the customers’ business needs as they relate to contract management and analytics. An effective proof of concept proves that a solution is viable and…

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Long-Term Customer Success Begins with a Well-Defined POC

Long-Term Customer Success Begins with a Well-Defined POC

I’ve just reached my 5 years with Seal landmark. That’s the longest I’ve stayed with one company in my career to date. The reasons are numerous but include the evolution of the market; the Seal technology; our ability to both help carve out visions with customers and our ability to support them, and finally seeing…

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Case Study Insights: How Leading Big 4 Consulting Firm Met Their M&A Obligations with Seal

Case Study Insights: How Leading Big 4 Consulting Firm Met Their M&A Obligations with Seal

Here at Seal, customer success is always the priority. Enterprise clients rely on Seal to accelerate time-to-value and solve complex business problems across use cases. To deliver on this, Seal adds a layer of intelligence by increasing visibility and mitigating risk across contract portfolios. While adopting new technology can be a difficult undertaking, we strive…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19), Force Majeure, and the Supply Chain

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Force Majeure, and the Supply Chain

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to cause global alarm with government-mandated shutdowns, travel holds and mandatory evacuations, companies need to review their supply chain and prepare to address disruptions to critical supply lines. The outbreak and subsequent operational closures are severely impacting organizations with Chinese manufacturing facilities and suppliers. In recent news, Mobile World Congress (MWC),…

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Legal Week … Not Your Parent’s Groundhog Day

Legal Week … Not Your Parent’s Groundhog Day

Last night’s Super Bowl victory for the Kansas City Chiefs brought plenty of celebrations for my relatives from the State of (ahem) Missouri.  The night also brought joy to my family as we got to chuckle at a moment of brilliance from comic genius, Bill Murray, and his revisit of the film, Groundhog Day.  It’s…

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