Ironclad vs Apttus

The Apttus Alternative For Teams That Want to Close Contracts Faster

Fly through contract collaboration and approvals with drag and drop workflows and real-time activity feeds. Built for modern sales, revenue operations, and legal teams. Ironclad helps you launch, negotiate, close, and store smarter contracts, faster.

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Sales and legal need a contract solution that doesn't hold up deals

Legacy contract management tools are stuck with code-based workflows, bugs, and failed implementations. With Apttus:

  • The tool is sold as separate products that solve pieces of the contract lifecycle and stall collaboration
  • Sales and legal want to move fast, but outdated contract management systems can’t keep up

Ironclad: the Apttus Alternative

Sign contracts without bottlenecks

Create workflows and launch new contracts in minutes

Revenue Operations and Legal teams use the drag-and-drop Workflow Designer to create contract generation and approval processes in minutes. With new workflows in place, business teams can easily deploy new contracts from anywhere, including Salesforce.

"The user interface and UX design are top-notch. It has made the user adoption journey as easy as possible which has made all the difference in identifying immediate impact on the business."

Bill Novomisle

Director of Legal Operations

Cresco Labs

Launch contracts from Salesforce

Start documents without switching back and forth between tabs. Reps can launch contracts with information they have in Salesforce and win more time back for sales.

"With Ironclad, all our templates are streamlined and integrated with Salesforce which removes the double entry and manual work."

Ummu Fallon

Legal Operations Manager


Review contracts 60% faster with AI to focus on high value work

Sales can negotiate contracts within the right guardrails, without Legal and Revenue Operations involvement. Speed up new business creation, drive results, and close contracts faster.

"Our legal team is first-rate, but at times it could be frustrating, waiting for the proverbial T’s to be crossed and I’s to be dotted. With Ironclad, my team can basically self-service contracts now."

David Gardner

Regional Sales Director


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Ironclad makes the entire contract lifecycle intuitive for every team

Store contracts and find answers to your questions with AI

Upload and create contracts at scale. Ironclad AI-Powered Repository makes them easy to search, track, and extract data from. Find any agreement, clause, or insight in a split second, with a search experience designed for contracts.

"I like having a fully searchable repository so I can find data and information when I need it."

Sandra Jadur

Associate Director

Contracts at Innovapptive Inc

Edit and redline in your browser

Get full DOCX editing capability without leaving the app. Share or upload clients’ Word Docs in a single click and edit in your browser without adding more steps to how you work.

"With Ironclad, you don’t have to review the same contract multiple times with different people. Ironclad facilitates the signatures, the review process, the redlining , and negotiating — it really is seamless."

Elyssa Dunleavy

Assistant Vice President, Advertising Counsel

L’Oréal USA

Create self-service contracts at scale, ensuring compliance

Use Clickwrap to manage a high volume of agreements with a low touch and fully compliant process. Automate deals that don’t require attention from both sales and legal teams.

"Ironclad's Clickwrap enabled us to intake and organize a large volume of contracts. Without Ironclad, we would have spent considerable time and resources to attempt to build a solution of our own. "

Stephen Chu

Chief Legal and People Officer


Ironclad vs Apttus

Ironclad accelerates contracts



Service-led with added fees

In-house implementation experts + training content

Free trial

Not available

14-day free trial
No credit card required

Workflow builder

Requires support / consultant help to set up and update

Create workflows without being a legal engineer

Contract creation


Harder to scale with infinite templates

Workflow Builder

Create flexible contract processes that fit any scenario



Won’t work with all contracts — Expensive to train and scale

Powers All Stages

Works out of the box on all documents


Not available

Manage online contracts without losing track or control

Public Workflows

Not available

Launched from SFDC

Join Mary O’Carroll, Alex Su, and other industry leaders defining the new world of digital contracting.

Ironclad Community

Join the world’s leading digital contracting community

Join Mary O’Carroll, Alex Su, and other industry leaders defining the new world of digital contracting.

Get the answers and ideas you need to advance your role. Connect with peers, attend events, and voice your ideas with the Ironclad Community and Ironclad product team.

"My experience with the Ironclad community has been nothing short of warm and inviting. It is an amazing group that has found a way to connect a diverse legal industry through practical conversation and enjoyable dinners."

Lacy J. Lodes

Associate General Counsel

Mercari US

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Shane Riehl

Contracts Negotiator


Ironclad gives me the control to create workflows that make sense for the needs of the business when I need them, while also empowering the business groups I work with to take an active role in managing contracts to completion.

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Ironclad: the Apttus Alternative

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to start using Ironclad?

Implementation always depends on the complexity of your contracting process. However, most of our clients manage to implement and adopt Ironclad, on their own, in a matter of days.

While other Apttus alternatives require extensive training and expensive help from consultants, Ironclad users can set up contract workflows, automate approvals, review documents, streamline collaboration, get signatures and store contracts for reporting, on their own.

If you need extra help, you can get in touch with support or your account manager to clear your questions and provide feedback.

Is Ironclad a secure platform to store my contracts?

Absolutely. It’s critical for Ironclad to keep your documents secure while they’re being created, edited, stored, and processed.

Enhance document security with encryption and cloud-based deployment. Encryption of all data in transit (using TLS 1.2 or higher) and at rest (through AES-256). Cloud-based deployment. Ironclad uses the US-hosted Google Cloud Platform for production servers and operates in multiple zones to create robustness against outages.

Is Ironclad only for legal teams?

Ironclad was built by legal, for everyone. Business users find Ironclad simple to use and adopt. Ironclad is a unified Apttus alternative for contract management, meaning sales, procurement, operations, marketing and other departments also have the ability to create, review, collaborate and store contracts in one place.


Does Ironclad integrate with Salesforce?

Yes. Ironclad does support a Salesforce integration, which is AppExchange approved. With this integration, sales users have the ability to automate contract creation and launch a legal-approved contract in seconds.

Can Ironclad be customized for my company?

Yes, all businesses can use Ironclad. As opposed to other Apttus alternatives that rely too much on templates,  Ironclad uses a no-code Workflow Designer that allows any type of customization and approval workflow, no matter the complexity. Ironclad uses conditional logic to create and manage infinite contract variations at scale, allowing your teams to replicate any legal process.