There’s a lot to be said for getting started.

As Les Brown once said “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”

From Christine Jones, “Stop talking about it and just do it.”

Sally Berger said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”


When it comes to contract management tools, “getting started” often comes with start-up costs, a dedicated staff member in charge of a several month project, and a long onboarding phase for your team. This makes the first step challenging for any company, and impossible for smaller organizations without the time or budget to get the technology they need.

The attorneys on staff at Bigfork Tech have worked in law departments of every size and have experienced barriers to getting needed technology. We don’t think implementing contract management tools should come with so many barriers, so, with the help of our experienced staff, we developed a ready-to-use solution for these teams.

ALOE Standard was built so that teams can simply get started managing their contracts online. It provides a collaboration space for your team, reporting capabilities, and a secure central repository for completed contracts. Contract- and matter-specific fields are included, and project workflows help you see where your work is at-a-glance.

For some organizations, ALOE Standard is all the technology they need. It’s a simple, inexpensive solution for a single attorney or a small team and offers features that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

For other organizations, ALOE Standard is a launching pad. It’s a place to start collaborating without start-up costs and time commitments. Legal teams can use the benefits ALOE Standard offers to negotiate for a higher budget for legal technology so they can invest in custom solutions to address specific internal customer and legal team pain points in the future.

Whether the first step ends up being the last step, or if it’s part of a larger, long-term strategy for a department, implementing contract management tools is good for business. Collaboration and a central location for contracts alone can reduce administrative workload by up to 20%. Email and dashboard reports let you know when a contract is expiring, so you can stop setting calendar alerts in Outlook or managing complicated Excel spreadsheets. Finally, system reports can help you prove the value of your department to leadership; and you can get these reports in seconds, not after hours of painstaking data collection.

So, what are you waiting for? You can get started in ALOE Standard today. We’ll even throw in a 30-day free trial so you can see if it’s right for you.

Brycellyn LaBorde

Brycellyn LaBorde

Operations Manager, Bigfork Technologies