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WE ARE GREAT MINDS SOFTWARE

Great Minds Software, Inc. (GMS) is a leading supplier of contract management solutions since 1989, with over 600 implementations and 25,000+ users worldwide.  We are a privately held professional services, software consulting and contract management software company.  We offer both off-the-shelf solutions as well as semi-customized solutions based on our core product.  The CONTRACT ADVANTAGE™ product line is available in a range of scalable versions implemented as installed systems or hosted solutions.

Our core leadership professionals have extensive experience in different industries, business functions, contract management, negotiations, management consulting, software design and implementations.  We have designed and implemented five generations of contract management technology for over two decades.

GMS professionals have extensive experience in training and supporting contract management users, including support staff, contract managers and administrators, lawyers and senior executives.  We implement and train worldwide.  Having dealt with thousands of users over the years, we have an unparalleled experience base to offer.  We can bring that valued experience directly to bear on your system implementation.

Our Mission

Our Mission at GMS has three core components:

  • Improve our clients’ abilities to manage an increasingly large and complex workload
  • Provide an interesting, stimulating and healthy experience for our staff
  • Create innovative, engaging and interesting products

This can be summed up as:

  • Help Our Clients
  • Grow Our People
  • Expand Our Contract Management Excellence
Our Philosophy

GMS has grown because of its clients. It is more of a partnership than a standard vendor-customer relationship. Over the years both GMS and our clients have benefitted from a close working relationship. Many new features and capabilities that are incorporated into CONTRACT ADVANTAGE™ have come as a result of our client comments, suggestions and requests. Often, hearing similar requests and comments from different clients makes for a better overall implementation that addresses broader needs.

GMS tries to synthesize concepts originating out of different views to create a best of breed product capability. We have also found that certain industries or business functions can benefit from focused solutions, so we have delivered a number of function- and industry-tailored modules. For example, we have implemented special features for telecom, hospitals, government, life sciences, legal services, entertainment, law enforcement, services and real estate.

Our Products

CONTRACT ADVANTAGE™, as a product, benefits from 25+ years of implementations with clients, and many man-years of development effort. GMS offers three core product versions: WEBESSENTIALS, WEBPRO and WEBELITE. These versions provide increasing levels of contract management sophistication and capabilities. We recognize that “one size does NOT fit all.” Clients may start with the basic product and upgrade seamlessly to higher level versions.

CONTRACT ADVANTAGE™ versions are built around the same code base, meaning that we ensure compatibility through all levels of the product line. Our clients include small, mid-size and large organizations, and we welcome 2-User clients, through clients who have hundreds or thousands of users. We support a unique licensing mechanism for Full Users, View Only Users, Requestors, Signers, as well as Site and Enterprise licenses. Our products are multi-currency and multi-language enabled.

The CONTRACT REQUEST PORTAL™ can begin the contracting process by allowing any Active Directory user to place requests for goods, services or contracts without having to be CONTRACT ADVANTAGE users. The SELF-SERVICE CONTRACTS PORTAL™ also permits any Active Directory user to generate standard contract documents based on approved Legal Templates. The DIGITAL SIGNATURE MODULE™ completes the contracting process by automating the execution and filing of the signed document.

Our Services

TRAINING SERVICES
GMS offers both on-site and remote training services, tailored to your individual needs. Our professionals have extensive experience in training and supporting contract management users, including support staff, contract managers and administrators, lawyers and senior executives. Having dealt with thousands of users over the years, we have an unparalleled experience base to offer. We can bring that valued experience directly to bear on your system implementation.

IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTING
GMS works closely with our clients on strategic planning for contract management implementation projects. We can provide services in implementing the contract management system and releasing it to production and through the larger rollout to the organization. Not all clients require this level of service, but it is good to know that we have the experience and the capability to provide these services.

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
GMS develops customized solutions for commercial, merchant, and investment banks, financial services organizations, law firms and corporate legal departments. We have implemented semi-custom contract management solutions over the years. So, if you have unique needs, we are here to provide design and development services.