CobbleStone vs Ironclad

The CobbleStone Alternative To Manage the Entire Contract Lifecycle

CobbleStone can only handle parts of the contract lifecycle. Use Ironclad to manage contracts end-to-end, with AI helping you get from launch to close, faster.

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Ironclad is recognized by analysts as the industry leader

Modern legal teams want to create, approve, and close contracts using one tool

CobbleStone is a legacy tool that solves pieces of the contract lifecycle. It lacks the AI power you need to move contracts to the finish line faster. With CobbleStone:

  • It takes time to manually launch contracts at scale
  • It’s difficult to find and act on contract information
  • Code-based workflows slow your teams down
  • Drawn-out user training on a clunky interface puts adoption at risk

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Ironclad removes bottlenecks from the contract management process

Create legal workflows without code

With Ironclad’s drag-and-drop interface, legal can build new contract processes in minutes, ready to be used by anyone.

"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."

Shane Riehl

Contracts Negotiator


Create self-service contracts at scale

Sign a high volume of agreements with a low touch and fully compliant process using Clickwrap. Get customers in and out of the signing process in a friction-free manner.

"We have hundreds and hundreds of versions of our contracts, but legal doesn’t have to worry about manually selecting which contract to display. Ironclad Clickwrap does the work of showing the right contract at the right time."

Kathy Zhu

Associate General Counsel


Speed up redlining and revisions

Bring all internal and external stakeholders into one place. Collaborate on contract terms, negotiations, and redlining. Move contracts to ‘yes’ faster.

"Ironclad provides us with a centralized place where we all collaborate. So everyone has transparency, decisions can be made faster, and the contract lifecycle can be completed so much quicker."

Ken Hoang

Senior Contracts Manager


Simplify negotiation and approval with Playbooks

Playbooks standardize the use and substitution of clauses in your contracts, with fallbacks included. Delegate revisions and reduce escalations for approval.

"I’ve been able to create this very nimble, fast sales contract machine that doesn’t require me to get involved."

Ben Lazar

Assistant General Counsel


Integrate with your sales and procurement apps

Integrate with HubSpot, Salesforce, Coupa, OneTrust  and thousands of other apps via Zapier and our open API. Speed up adoption connecting Ironclad to the tools you already use.

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

Ummu Fallon

Legal Operations Manager


Automatically substitute language to match your clause libraries

Ironclad finds and updates language if a condition is met. Unlike Cobblestone, Ironclad auto-detects fields and non-standard clauses within contracts.

"There used to be three different versions of one sales contract just because one clause was different. With Ironclad, everything is standardized and streamlined. There is just one version."

Daniela Lagoteta

Legal and Compliance Analyst


Edit docs without endless uploads and downloads

Enjoy native DOCX-editing capabilities in your browser or work with MS Word. Keep documents accessible at all times and collaborate without having to track files in multiple places.

"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

L’Oréal USA

A search experience designed for contracts

Use Ironclad’s AI-powered central repository to store, track and extract contract data. Find any agreement, clause or insight in a split second.

"Our goal is to keep legal out of 95% of contracts, and Ironclad's AI-driven workflows, permission controls, and analytics help us get there."

Catherine Choe

Director of Legal


Upload legacy contracts 50% faster

Skip manual tagging. Ironclad’s AI-powered repository auto-detects risk areas and shows replacement suggestions from your Clause Library.

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

Sandra Jadur

Associate Director

Innovapptive Inc

CobbleStone vs Ironclad

Ironclad gives you full-contract lifecycle features, without paying extra


Drag-and-drop workflow builder

Create workflows without code

Approval workflows
Contract collaboration
Redline tracking
Version tracking
Comments on contracts

Paid add-on


Conditional clauses

Change clause statements based on if-then conditions

Acceptance methods

Electronic signature only

eSignature & click-to-accept

For high-volume, non-negotiated agreements

Native eSignature

Integrate with 3rd party apps

Sign with Ironclad or integrate with Adobe Sign, DocuSign, and Dropbox Sign

Public workflows


Salesforce integration

Not approved by AppExchange

AppExchange approved

Negotiation playbooks

AI suggests changes following legal-approved playbooks


Manage online contracts without losing track or control

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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Anushree Bagrodia

Senior Managing Counsel & Legal Transformation Lead


If we didn’t have Ironclad, could we extend a day to have 48 hours instead of 24 hours? Because that might be what we’d need.

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CobbleStone vs Ironclad

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need an all-in-one Contract Lifecycle Management?

It depends on your contracting needs and requirements. If you’re looking for a simple tool to gather eSignatures, an end-to-end contract management software might be overkill. But if you want a platform for creating and managing contracts at scale with an easy-to-use workflow from creation to completion, a Contract Lifecycle Management like Ironclad is exactly what you’re looking for.


Why should I trust a CLM that hasn’t been around for too long?

It makes sense to trust tools that have been around long enough. However, choosing a legacy contract management software is not free of challenges. Because they’ve been built before the era of digital contracting:

  • Outdated interfaces make them hard to use
  • They only solve parts of the contract lifecycle

Ironclad manages the entire contract lifecycle, with additional layers of AI to reduce repetitive tasks and eliminate 80% of your contract processing grunt work.

See why a modern contract generation solution is the best bet for legal and business teams. Start a free trial.

How much training does it take for new users to learn Ironclad?

Your legal and business teams will master Ironclad in a matter of days. You don’t need a developer to build workflows inside Ironclad. Just use our no-code drag and drop builder and you’re set! If you have any questions, our support team is here to help you with any issues you face. You also have unlimited access to Ironclad’s digital contract community and the Ironclad Academy, where you can get answers to pressing issues.

What kind of contracts does Ironclad handle?

Ironclad handles all kinds of contracts: legal, sales, marketing, HR, finance, procurement and more.

Is there a free trial for Ironclad?

Yes, you can request a 14-day free trial. Get in touch and see for yourself if Ironclad is the best solution for your company.