The Document and Contract Lifecycle Manager (DCL) is a complete, adaptive case management system according to the requirements of the Case Management Modeling Notation (CMMN). The creation, negotiation and “execution” of a document is defined as a business event. For each of these business events, action plans are stored in the case management system. This turns business events into digital workflows, which can then be automated in whole or in part. If necessary, the workflows can be adapted during processing. Adaptations are automatically logged. In this way, legal security and case flexibility can be combined.
The DCL Manager supports all steps that a document or contract usually goes through: Drafting, internal reconciliation, external negotiation, storage and transfer of data to relevant downstream systems (such as Obligation Management or an SAP backend), adaptation and amendment of the contract, and termination and renewal.
For each document type or on a case-by-case basis (adaptive) for each individual document, it is possible to define which role or person can perform and/or approve the drafting, reconciliation, etc. The DCL Manager supports the approval processes and facsimile signatures as well as the barcode-based capture of “wet” signatures in the standard.