Contract management or contract administration includes all tasks within the scope of contractual relationships, i.e., the development, modification, updating, or processing of all contracts (e.g., service, maintenance, lease, purchase, support, or cooperation agreements) of a company. In this SoftGuide section, you will find an overview of programs and systems related to contract management. The contract management software listed in this section generally covers all sub-areas of contract management. These include contract controlling, contract administration and contract archiving. Contract management software usually includes version and template management, usually offers standardized interfaces to systems such as SAP and enables automatic monitoring of contract deadlines, terminations or extensions. Contract management is part of document management.