Managing multiple versions of contracts during negotiations can be daunting, especially when tracking changes across various Word documents or PDFs in lengthy email threads. DocJuris simplifies this process by providing a contract workspace that sequentially marks each "Turn" (aka version) of the contract. Because negotiations are "asynchronous," meaning each side has a stab at a contract draft, we refer to each draft as a "turn" in a negotiation (the term "version" is too specific in contract negotiations).
Use Cases and Benefits
- Maintain read-only past turns. Prevent confusion by keeping previous versions read-only, ensuring stakeholders always work on the latest turn.
- Efficient comparison of changes. Automatically compare newly uploaded turns with previous ones to quickly identify changes and unnoticed modifications.
- Clear distinction of changes. DocJuris distinctively separates change colors by party, offering a straightforward view of who made specific changes.
Managing Turns in Negotiations with DocJuris
Because counterparties often send their Turn hours/days/weeks later, it's more natural to upload Turns from the contracts dashboard when it's received (e.g., via email). The guide below uses the contracts dashboard as a starting point.