About Contract Assistant


Contract Assistant by Blueridge Software is a hybrid contract management solution that helps businesses to create and review contracts and set reminders for renewal or other specific dates.The solution can be installed on-premise or hosted in the cloud as a web application.

Contract Assistant caters to the needs of customers in education, construction, IT, finance, manufacturing, technology, government, telecommunications, healthcare and retail. It also helps businesses to manage contract information and store contract templates in a centralized database.

Users can send email notifications to clients regarding contract renewal, set user permissions based on their roles or groups and generate customizable reports. The solution's search feature helps users to find existing contracts from a central database.

Contract Assistant's security features include contract record level security, field level security, document groups and an option to define read-only access to databases.

Support is offered via phone, email and other online resources.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

23 Reviews of Contract Assistant

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.70 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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August 2016

Tracy from Santander Consumer USA, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2016

Blueridge Contract Assistant

Blueridge is the most simple contract system to use that I have ever worked with, and I've worked with most of the popular systems in the market today. It is easy to learn, easy to use, and very easy to implement yet it can scale to any size organization. It offers a significant amount of flexibility for any organization to configure and tailor the system to the business process or specific needs of the users. The system comes with a number of canned reports and users can customize reports to the need quite easily. Support is fabulous, literally the most responsive I have worked with in my 25 years of working with software suppliers.

Pros

Ease of use and the flexibility the system offers is far better than any system I have ever used. Support is always there and gets a score of 12 on a scale of 1-10 in my book!

Cons

It is actually hard for me to think of something I "don't like" about this system. I guess the one thing I would like to be able to change as a user, would be to replace the "Standard Report" offered on the main screen with my own report which has been customized to the needs of my team. That said, I am sure that if I turn this enhancement idea into the Support Team, they will find a way to implement the suggestion.

July 2016

Edgar from Santen Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2016

Getting the most bang for your buck!

The most outstanding experience I've had from using this software is the excellent quality of support. Someone's always on the phone to assist, and the person on the other line is always highly knowledgeable of the software application, so that any technical problem that may be encountered in using the software, such as generating reports, is attended to and resolved quickly! I've never experienced better support, in all my years of database management.

Pros

What I like the most about this software is the speed of execution of searches, and generation of reports.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve for the novice user, but the customer technical support provided by Blueridge Software helps make the learning curve smoother and more manageable.

March 2013

George G. from Marana Health Center

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2013

Contract Assistant, Standard Edition brings order from chaos!

I have not found any other contract management package that fulfills the need of a small organization at such a reasonable cost. I would enthusiastically recommend Contract Assistant, Standard Edition for either a small organization needing contract management functionality or as an entry point to other organizations that could start with the entry level package and then upgrade to the more comprehensive Contract Assistant, Pro or Enterprise Edition.

Pros

With a small department, I needed a single place to centralize all of our IT maintenance contracts that would allow me to receive enough advanced notifications to complete all of the renewal workflow authentication process.
The 'Quick Start Guide' tutorial is easy to follow and the 'User's Guide' is comprehensive in describing how to use all of the package's functionality.
Technical help desk support is the best that I have experienced. As an example, I ran into a small issue late on a Friday afternoon. I checked my e-mail later that evening and had received an answer to my issue and was able to continue my work with Contract Assistant over the weekend. I have also always receive follow-up calls from Bruce Tucker making sure that I received answers to my issues and asking if there is anything else that he could help me with.

Cons

Contract Assistant, Standard Edition is a very comprehensive pack and you must devote adequate amount of time working with the package to understand how it functions if you want to get the full benefit of what the package has to offer.

February 2010

Peggy from Save Mart Supermarkets

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

February 2010

Blueridge Application changed my job!

For the cost this is an exceptional tool. It is easy to configure and use. The automated, date driven alerts allow us to ensure the compliance and deliverables of contracts are met timely - by both our vendors and ourselves!

Pros

The application was easy to install and to administer. It is very flexable and easily configured to meet our needs. The alert features have reduced our risks of missed deadlines on contract obligations, renewals and even opportunities. The end user training required a much lower learning curve than others we looked at and it has been very easy to transfer or add licenses as people were promoted or left the company. I have found that any issues or questions I have had were immediately addressed in a friendly and professional manner - very refreshing in the world of technology. I also appreciate the fact that they work with you to find the most economical as well as efficient way to meet the needs you might have. They have been very helpful in assisting us to leverage all the features available. We originally selected the application as an inexpensive solution for the need of one department and we now have 3 seperate databases each meeting completely different needs of the Company!

Cons

Any issue or question / concern I have had were resolved. The only improvement I could recommend is perhaps on some additional fields being able to open just by the double click.

January 2010

Paul from HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2010

Contract Assistant Pro gets the job done.

This application does as good or better job than similar applications that cost far more. It is quite easy to use, although it merits spending some time up front organizing how you will implement and design the data fields/labels that you will use/track; one can make some global changes but it's not always easy. The MS Access database format has an upside in that one can query the database using Access for additional reporting. There are no significant flaws in the implementation, although the check-out/check-in process for the various contract pages can be cumbersome when reviewing or making repetitive changes to the pages/entries. Overall I would definitely recommend CA Pro for anyone looking to get their agreement administration in once place. The Enterprise edition apparently addresses most of the cons listed, and the upcoming release of CA Pro will apparently add some 20 new features including customized reports. Service from Blueridge has been great although not much needed.

Pros

Ease of use and administration, more than enough fields even for sophisticated contract management, easy to train others on use, low cost of entry and support. Flexible administration options.

Cons

MS Access database format, limited reporting formats, GUI/layout could use improvement/customization features. Have to open the application to review alarm notifications. No email notifications. Document Check-out/check in process to limit multiple user overwrites is somewhat cumbersome.

February 2010

Stephanie from K12 Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

February 2010

Enterprise Edition - Blueridge SW

I would highly recommend anyone wanting a more organized tracking system for a corporations contracts to implement the Enterprise Edition.

Pros

I have used both the standard and Enterprise Edition of Blueridge's Contract Software. I have had a great experience with Blueridge and find them to provide personalized customer service which is so important. Depending on the size of your corporation and the volume of contracts, either of these products will be very useful. For a smaller corporation, with minimal contracts the Standard Edition may do the trick; however, Enterprise Edition is much more robust, offers more flexible search features, customization and 5 user licenses.

Cons

To those not familiar with databases and report creating software such as "Crystal Reports", it can be confusing pulling the information you want; however this is something that can be immediately remedied by obtaining training that is offered by Blueridge. For me, it's just finding the time!

January 2013

Dan from Ramsey County Corrections

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2013

Great Customer Service

I highly recommend Contract Assistant Pro for small contract analysis installations of 5 users or less. The customer support is outstanding. For the few times I've had to call, I have always been able to get a real, live, knowledgable, and helpful support person on the line within 1-2 minutes. I am not a user of the product, but my users are very happy with Contract Assistant Pro as it handles everything they need to track contracts, and is a very stable and bug-free program.

Pros

I am the tech support for this product and the conversion from a pervious version and installation of version 3.7 went very well. The documentation provided is complete and when I did have questions, I called and was guided through them until I was satisfied with the answers. The product is very versatile in that my users were able to re-name many of the fields to meet their particular needs.

Cons

No complaints.

January 2012

Colleen from Emanuel Medical Center

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

January 2012

Excellent product and support

I highly recommend this program, especially the Pro Edition for any organization looking to implement a centralized contract management system.

Pros

I have been using Contract Assistant Pro Edition for several years now, and I find this software very intuitive and easy to manuever, especially when having to make numerous updates regularly. I love that I can scan my agreements and download directly to the program..certainly a 'green' feature that I appreciate. Bruce Tucker, my salesperson and software guru is absolutely the best at what he does. His knowledge of the product is unmatched, and his customer service skills are service excellence at its best.

Cons

Because this section requires at least 10 characters, consider this my 10.

June 2010

Andrew from Asbury Communities, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2010

Contract Assistant Enterprise Version

Very positive, I would recommend without reservation.

Pros

Superb software, even better support from the Blueridge technical team. Contract Assistant has helped us finally organize and manage contracts across a seven site system of CCRC/retirement communities, including our corporate offices. The most important feature is the simplicity. This software is not a development tool, which created confusion and problems in all other programs we tested. In other words, most off-the-shelf programs try to do too much. Contract Assistant is designed as a pure management, tracking, and contract warehouse tool and it does the job very well.

Cons

No downsides to the software.

June 2011

Shanna from VyStar Credit Union

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2011

Overall, a great product

yes, I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to get better organized and needs assistance with meeting deadlines for vendors.

Pros

The system despcription is true to its value, meaning it does what it says it will do. New report designer is a plus, due to being able to customization enhancement. This system helps us stay organized and meet our deadlines. Other customizable fields are a plus too. Overall, this product is a great software system to support our organization.

Cons

For the price paid for the software, there are no cons that we can think of.

September 2010

Heather from Iowa Health System

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

September 2010

Contract Assistant is a great software!

This software is great if you are looking for something you can customize on your own to manage your contracts.

Pros

The Contract Assistant software is great. Our Legal and Compliance departments love how efficient this software is. The best part is, it's simple to use. The user guide is very easy to read and understand. This software allows us to manage our contracts the way "we" want.

The customer service and technical support we receive from Blueridge is always professional and timely.

Cons

We don't have anything negative to say about this product.

April 2016

Nancy from Total Transit

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

April 2016

Perfect Software!

Our company has been using Contract Assistant for about two years. It has proven to be the perfect software for managing our contracts. We don't write contracts - just manage them afterwards, so some of the other software products were more than we needed, more complicated and much more expensive. And, I can't say enough about support. I have found Paula to be responsive and solves any issues I have the same day, if not the same hour. Issues have related to movement of the software between platforms - I have never had an issue with the software itself. I highly recommend this product.

December 2010

Mark from Office products manufacturer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

December 2010

User defined fields, attractive price

Highly recommended. Met our needs, attractive price.

Pros

The 2010 upgrade for our five-user license allows us to customize the data fields we want for tracking our contracts. Easy to modify the defaults to match one's preferences. Includes normal date reminders, searchable notes, and hyperlinks for opening scanned or Word files. Reporting capabilities have been strengthened, and we now also have the tailored reports we wanted.
Customer service for initial setup was responsive, quick, and helpful.

Cons

None.

September 2014

Dianna from University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Review Source: Capterra


September 2014

Contract Assistant/University of Arkansas Fort Smith

We have been using the Contract Assistant software for over two years and it has been a wonderful tool for tracking our contracts. I have found it to be very user friendly. We have actually used it to track more documents than our normal day to day contracts. We use the alarm feature to alert us when a contract is about to expire or needs renewal paperwork generated. We have a very small staff and we are constantly searching for ways to work more efficiently with less funding. The Contract Assistant certainly helps us with these efforts. I would highly recommend this product.

March 2016

Karen from Emera Maine

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2016

Outstanding product and exceptional customer service!

We chose Contract Assistant's Pro version as the next step from our excel spreadsheet method of managing our current and legacy contracts (approx. 2,000) and contract milestones. CA Pro was very reasonably priced, extremely customizable, very user friendly, and it does an excellent job of meeting our needs. They worked with us to build our database and then imported the data from our existing excel spreadsheet into it, which saved countless hours of data input. The customer service following the sale has been great. This product is highly recommended!

September 2013

Alicia from N/A

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

September 2013

Great Overall Product

My company uses this product to manage all corporate and departmental contracts. It's a great product because it fits a wide variety of contract types. It's very user friendly. It allows customizable fields, which makes it easy when terms and conditions don't apply to all types of contracts. The only con that I have is with reporting, which could simply be user error; however Customer Service is only a phone call away to assist. The system makes it easy to track effective and termination dates. The alarm feature makes it easy to never miss the expiration date!

October 2016

Tammy from Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2016

Contract Admin Pro

Until we purchased the Contract Administrator Pro Edition, I was using an Excel spreadsheet to log contracts. This software makes loggin