Managing contract details
Once you have uploaded the contract in Zefort, you have multiple ways to manage contract details.
- Details – view and edit metadata
- Binders – add contract to a binder
- Activities – add activity reminders
- Files & Emails – review attached files and emails
- Notes – add notes
- Audit log– see the audit trail of the document
- Signatures – view the signature process details
Please note that some of these functionalities require adequate license level and permissions, so you might not see all of them in your account.
➜ To open contract detail view, click on the contract thumbnail on Contract –view.
➜ You may add/edit contract metadata in Details –tab.
➜ To edit any existing meta data, just click on it and start editing. After you have done your changes, click “Save changes” button to save the changes or “Reset changes” button to undo your changes.
➜ In contract’s metadata in DETAILS tab, all future dates have a ‘clock’ icon attached to them (see picture above).
➜ You may quick create reminders related to that date by clicking that icon.
➜ Zefort will propose three reminders based on that specific date: one three months before, one a month before and one 14 days before.
➜ By default, all three reminders are selected. You may unselect the reminders you don’t want to have.
➜ You may adjust the date and time of each proposed reminder.
➜ Modify the subject if needed. The default subject is contracts title and the date based on which the reminder has been created.
➜ Select the user(s) you want these reminders to be sent to on selected dates.
➜ Finally click ‘Add Reminders’ button to create the reminders.
Binders –tab displays all the binders where current contract has been added. You can add or remove binders from this tab. By clicking Binder -name, you will get to Binders -view.
Adding contract to binder(s)
You may add the contract to one or more binders.
➜ Open the contract.
➜ Select “Binders” tab.
➜ Click “Add to Binder” button. A Binder pop-up opens.
➜ Select the Binder to which you want to add the contract.
NOTE: you may add the contract to several binders.
Activity sends one or more reminder email based on date of the activity. You can select different recipients for each activity.
You may add as many activities to your contract as you wish. A reminder e-mail is sent on the date set in activity to the person set. You may also edit the message in the reminder.
➜ Choose ”Activities” – tab.
➜ Click ”Add new reminder” –button to add a new reminder to the contract in question.
➜ Enter subject for your reminder.
➜ Select the date and time when the activity will happen.
➜ Select recurrence (singular, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually)
➜ Optionally you may set to allow activity to be completed by replying to email.
➜ Add, edit or remove email reminders.
➜ Select the user(s) or group(s) to whom it is sent
➜ Click ”Add reminder” –button to save the reminder.
All reminders for a specific contract are listed on the “Reminders” tab. If you want to edit, remove or mark as complete a specific reminder, click “…” button on the reminder row to open a menu and then select the right action.
Files & Emails
You can manage contract’s files in ‘Files & Emails’ tab. One contract in Zefort service consists of one or several files.
One on the files is set to be “Main contract document” (this is the first one on the list). To manage the files:
➜ You may upload new files to contract with drag & drop to the zone on top of the page. Clicking that are will open the file dialogue. Note: If you wish to upload a new main contract document. Upload it first as an attachment and then promote it to main contract document.
➜ Click ”…” –button on the file row you want to manage
➜ Action menu has following items:
- “Make main contract document” – this action will promote the specific file to main main contract document. Main contract document is the file, which Zefort’s AI-engine uses as main source for metadata and which is shown as a contract thumbnail.
- “Change document type to other” – this action will change the document type to ‘other’. Typically non-legal files are set to ‘other’ type (such as the original word-document, which was used to create the contract).
- “Hide this document” – if a file is hidden, only the users, who have editing rights to this contract, can see it (this is handy if most of the contract files may be shared with other users, but one or some of the files are more secret – those files can be hidden from all user with view-only rights to this specific contract).
- “Download” – this action will download the file in question.
- “Download as text” – this action will download the text content of the file as .txt file
- “Rename” – this action will rename the file.
- “Archive” – this action will archive the file in question. Note: you can’t archive the main contract document. If you wish to archive that, you first have to promote another file to main contract document.
- “Delete” – this action will remove the file in question. Note: if you delete the main contract document, document becomes “empty” until some other document is set as main document.
You can attach e-mails to any contract and see and manage them on ‘Files & Emails’ tab. Video below shows how e-mails can be added to a specific contract.
You may add several notes to your contract and even anchor them to a specific place in any contract file. See video below for more info:
Contract owner and administrator may see a full audit log for the contract in Audit Log tab.
➜ Audit log will show the list of user who have viewed or edited the contract. You may click any of the lines for additional information.
➜ You can view latest action by every user by toggling the
➜ You may also download the full raw audit file, by clicking “Dowload audit log”.
In signatures tab you can review and edit your signature processes related to this specific contract.