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AST’s Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) Manager automates and accelerates the process of requesting, generating, reviewing, approving, and tracking NDA agreements with suppliers, customers, clients, and partners. It is a tool developed specifically for managing NDAs, which can be tailored to specific contract process or processes. The Adaptive NDA Application is a critical tool in protecting your company’s Intellectual Property and Technology.
NDA Manager contains a smart questionnaire, that allows precise generation of the specific NDA needed such as unilateral/one-way, mutual/two-way, end use, non-disclosure, non-compete, or precedent confidentiality agreements.
Easily manage NDAs whether partnering on cutting edge development, demoing a proprietary system, or bringing on new employees and contractors. Choose a simple submit and sign approach or automated routing through multiple reviews, edits, and approvals by internal and external Legal teams.
The system comes equipped with our vetted NDA forms or you can use the specific language or documents provided by your legal team. The system even allows you to import NDAs from customers or partners who prefer to use their own forms.
NDA Manager can take information gathered by the smart questionnaire like IP type, and disclosing and receiving party name, title, contact information, and organizational details, and merge it directly into the appropriate NDA template, saving time and preventing mistakes.
You can manage the entire negotiation process right in the application. Internal and External parties can redline existing documents or upload new ones so Legal teams can review, compare, and update versions until mutual agreement is reached.
Do you collaborate with offshore vendors, partners, governments, or customers? NDA Manager has a built in option to initiate Export Control reviews. Sensitive or technical data and ITAR controlled information is marked for review by Export Control so they can ensure the appropriate licensing and agreements are in place.
The system automatically captures document change and version history including who changed it and when. And, it provides easy side-by-side comparison between any of the different versions so you can easily see what changed.
A searchable NDA Database allows you to quickly find and report on NDAs by a variety of elements such as:
• Client, partner, or customer name
• Technology or IP type
• Export Control Requirements
• Start or Expiration date
Do you find yourself wasting time (and ink) with the print-sign-scan-email dance? With NDA Manager’s integrated eSignature function you’ll save time, ink, and headaches.
Legal advisors, contractors, customers, partners, and other third party users receive email notification when the documents are ready for review and signature.
NDA Manager has a unique Live Edit tool which allows multiple people from the legal department to work in a document at the same time. No need to email documents back and forth. Multi-locational collaboration is easy with real-time updates appearing instantly, allowing teams to view, discuss, and update documents simultaneously. And, changes are saved directly to the application, making version control a breeze.
With NDA Manager’s discussion feature, you can attach related documentation, generate and store internal and external email communication, and keep internal discussion related to a specific NDA for easy access right with the contract. You can also link a renewal to an expired NDA for ease of reference.
Don’t let your NDAs get lost in the shuffle. Ensure you renew all NDAs with your partners, suppliers, employees, and customers in a timely manner. NDA Manager has built in dashboards and reports which facilitate proactive renewals and archiving.