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Contract Manager

Makes creating, storing and handling contractual agreements easy and transparent

The Contract Manager supports the Editorial Department in the acquisition process of intellectual property – be it from authors, agencies, or other publishers.

The application provides a clear overview of all active projects with status information on rights acquisition, negotiated terms, and monetary aspects of a deal. Changes in contractual terms will be tracked in the system. Follow-up tasks can be monitored using the dashboard.

Communication activities such as emails, letters, notes, etc. can be stored related to a project, so staff in Editorial can get a complete overview of the negotiation process at any time.



Fast and direct interaction with no loss of information or time

The highly sophisticated and fast search functionality of the app is keyword-sensitive and can browse through large databases of contracts in a wink of an eye.

Recent activities which have been done using the app are stored, and contracts you need to look into repeatedly can be bookmarked (this information is shared with the Contract 360° app which is seamlessly integrated).

This application runs on STREAM, Klopotek’s cloud-based platform for optimized user interaction on computers and mobile devices. It provides direct and smooth connections to other STREAM apps as well as the Klopotek Classic Line for handling specific tasks.

Need to quickly set up a new contract? Let the Wizard guide you


Creating contracts in the app is easy and a straightforward process: The Contract Wizard guides users through all the steps that are necessary, from entering basic information to assigning the parties, specifying an agency, assigning works or product lists and confirming the contract data.

Contracts can also be created for components of works or products, so making agreements for granular content is covered by the app.

Edit multiple contracts and use templates to speed up processes

When managing contracts, you can – among many other options – define responsibilities and edit contract parties and contract validity, assigned products or works, deliverables, payments, royalty terms, and rights. It is also possible to change the contract status at the touch of a button.

There is an option to edit multi-contracts to save time if you wish to make changes to several agreements at the same time. 

Reduce time and effort: Contract Manager also provides the functionality of creating and editing contract templates for future use.

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Supports your Editorial Department in the acquisition process of intellectual property from authors, agencies, or other publishers
  • Provides a clear overview of all active projects with status information on rights acquisition, negotiated terms, and monetary aspects of a deal
  • Changes to contractual terms are tracked; follow-up tasks can be monitored
  • Communication activities (emails, letters, notes, etc.) can be stored related to a project
  • Fast search functionality; bookmarks & recent activities
  • Contract Wizard for setting up new contracts
  • Contracts can be created for components of works or products
  • Define responsibilities and edit contract parties and contract validity, assigned products or works, deliverables, payments, royalty terms, and rights
  • Option to edit multi-contracts
  • Create and edit contract templates for future use
  • Seamlessly integrated with other STREAM apps such as Contract 360°: no loss of information or time

Contract 360°

Complete 360° view for your Editorial department on all contract information with a fully configurable, widget-based dashboard

As your basic master information and control center about contracts and the associated royalties of and payments to an author, Contract 360° provides a complete 360° view of all contract information to the users in your Editorial department with a fully configurable, widget-based dashboard. It also provides seamless and fast jump-out functionality to other CRR applications (Contracts, Rights, and Royalties), but also to apps in the area of TEP (Title Management, Editorial, and Production).

Contract 360° links directly to the contract and royalty information stored in the
Klopotek system but can also retrieve information from third-party applications outside of Klopotek.

The highly sophisticated and fast search functionality of Contract 360° is keyword-sensitive and can browse through large contract databases in a wink of an eye.

Recent activities which have been done using the app are stored, and the contracts you’re working on most of the time can be bookmarked. The ‘My recent activities’ and ‘My bookmarks’ features are shared with the Contract Manager STREAM app. 




This smart app is perfect for getting fast and intuitive access to key information, such as

  • sub rights available with acquisition contracts
  • the royalty rules of acquisition contracts
  • the revenue generated from sold sub rights
  • the sold rights acquired by signing a contract
  • the available rights

This application runs on STREAM, Klopotek’s cloud-based platform for optimized user interaction on computers and mobile devices. It provides direct and smooth connections to other STREAM apps as well as the Klopotek Classic Line for handling specific tasks.

Customize and arrange widgets to create your personal dashboard

The content and overall look and feel of every dashboard can be individualized, providing high-level to granular information based on the needs of role and responsibilities of the individual user. You can choose from a variety of widgets to be included in your dashboard. Many of them come with configuration options.

The layout of the widgets has been designed to present their content in the most efficient way: all the necessary information is presented at one glance.

Widgets of the following types can be added to your Contract Dashboard:

  • ‘Contract’ Widget Family:

    • General Contract Information
    • Royalty Terms
    • Royalty Rules
    • Subsidiary Rights
    • Contract Parties
    • Payment Terms

  •  ‘Royalty’ Widget Family:

    • Chart Contract Advances and Royalties
    • Royalties per Product
    • Life-to-Date Figures

  • ‘Royalty Recipient’ Widget Family:

    • Author Taxation

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • 360° view of contract data for Editorial: information center for jumping to other CRR and TEP applications
  • Fast state-of-the-art search functionality
  • Can also retrieve information from third-party applications outside of Klopotek
  • Bookmarks; recent activities (shared with Contract Manager)
  • Arrange widgets on your personalized dashboard as desired
  • Widget ‘families’ for contract, royalty, and royalty recipient information