In DocJuris, users can compare contract drafts when uploading a contract from the dashboard (or as a new turn). There are several unique use cases with the DocJuris comparison workflow.
Use Cases and Benefits
- Distinguish incoming markups vs. yours. Traditional comparison software produces a comparison result, but working on top of it can be a challenge. In DocJuris, we distinguish incoming markups in a different color, making it easier to edit on top of a comparison.
- Compare Word to PDF or PDF to Word. Typically, Word-to-Word comparisons are your only option. With DocJuris, you can double-check against a PDF or Word document. For example, if you received a signed copy and want to compare it against your template, you can set the contract under analysis as the execution copy (PDF) and the original as your template (Word).
- Capture precedent from a comparison. Save a previous markup from a comparison for future reference in the precedent clause library via the advanced option.
- Jump-start a review by using a past deal. If you're working on a template that was already negotiated with the counterparty, run a comparison against the previously executed draft and continue the comparison as your edits (see how to do this below).
- Create Exception Tables with markup conversion. Summarizing a counterparty's edits (or two drafts - e.g., v9 vs. v3) can be a challenge-filled document scroll. You can take two drafts and produce a summary of exceptions using the same continuation feature above (see how to do this below).
How to Run a Comparison (From Dashboard)
Unlike other comparison software, DocJuris does not start with the original to compare against. Instead, a user uploads the contract being analyzed first (i.e., revised). Next, you load the document to compare against (i.e., original).