ContractWorks vs Ironclad

The ContractWorks Alternative To Speed Up the Entire Contract Lifecycle

ContractWorks is a repository tool but not as strong for the whole contract lifecycle. Choose Ironclad to create, negotiate, redline, approve, sign and analyze contracts up to 60% faster.

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Most of your contracts are probably older than ContractWorks’ CLM features

ContractWorks started as a repository product. While their CLM features are being released and tested, your legal team might struggle with:

  • Using an unproven workflow tool
  • Manually routing contracts for approval
  • Key legal clauses not being tracked and reported on
  • Not having a centralized place for contract-related communications

ContractWorks vs Ironclad

Take contracts from launch to close to reporting without bottlenecks

Create workflows and launch new contracts in minutes

Create workflows to launch any kind of contract, within guardrails set by legal. Use a visual builder to add conditionality and create infinite contract variations, without code.

"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


Collaborate in real-time with internal and external stakeholders

Manage redlining and revisions in one place. See what your counterparty and teammates are working on. Keep track of every revision, comment, and edit.

"Collaboration and transparency between legal, sales, and customer support when we're trying to quickly get an amendment, contract, or any legal document out the door. It has improved SLAs and speed of response and completion time by at least 25%."

Nick Avagliano

Senior Customer Revenue Manager


Edit Word and DOCx files in your browser

Ironclad works with Microsoft Word and DOCx documents you can edit online. Collaborate with colleagues and counterparties. Accept or reject tracked changes. Email a copy to your counterparty without ever leaving Ironclad.

"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

L’Oréal USA

Compare and merge any 2 versions of a contract

Spot differences in drafts and know exactly what’s been updated. Merge documents with a single click to always work on your most recent contract versions.

"I like that we can compare the different versions of the agreements and honestly this is time-saving because you can quickly see what changed in the agreement."

Katia Daza Castro

Legal Counsel

Jumio Corporation

Know who’s working on each contract at any point in time

Use turn tracking to see if your draft is sitting with an internal approver or your counterparty. Know how long it’s been with them and have visibility of historical back and forths.

"Ironclad makes cross-functional working easier, because everyone has transparency through the platform about where the contract process is at any given time."

Ken Hoang

Senior Contracts Manager


Negotiate with confidence with help from AI

AI detects risk areas, key terms, and clauses and suggests changes following legal-approved playbooks. Loop in colleagues, track changes, and empower negotiation without escalating contracts.

"The more you empower your reps to handle contracts themselves, the faster they can get the deals done."

Octivia Marcel

Contracts Manager


Integrate with Salesforce and 5,000+ applications

ContractWorks integrates with Salesforce. Ironclad connects to HubSpot, Gong, Tableau and thousands of other tools via Zapier and API.

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

Ummu Fallon

Legal Operations Manager


Self-serve 100s of contracts at scale

Get more contracts signed with one-click acceptance. Sign a high volume of agreements with a low touch and fully compliant process using Ironclad’s Clickwrap.

"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


ContractWorks vs Ironclad

Move your legacy contracts to Ironclad today

Import legacy contracts and third-party paper in minutes. AI scans and tags your documents, making the information you need instantly searchable in your repository.

Build a source of data that answers your contract questions in seconds, without any manual effort.

"This has been a game changer for us. For the first time, we have visibility across all our contracts, past and present, with minimal investment."

Sarah McGonigle

Associate General Counsel


ContractWorks vs Ironclad

Ironclad gives you CLM features and integrations out-of-the-box


Online editor
Clause libraries

Only on their premium plan

Out-of-the-box for all users

Document generation

Limited to 2,500 and 10,000 on the lowest plans


Version management

Detect changes and merge documents


Manage online contracts without losing track or control


Salesforce only

Integrate with Salesforce, HubSpot, Coupa and 5,000+ apps with Zapier

eSignature integrations

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

Forrester CLM Wave

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Gartner Magic Quadrant

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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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Chris Wallace

Legal Counse


Ironclad is helping scale our legal team. We can now provide more insight into the contracting process to our other internal teams. We can easily manage document signing, storage, and reporting with Ironclad.

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ContractWorks vs Ironclad

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need a comprehensive contract management solution?

It really depends on what your legal needs are and what processes you’re facing challenges with. You probably don’t need an all-in-one contract management software if you only want to gather eSignatures. However, if you want a platform for creating and managing contracts at scale with an easy setup from creation to completion and a secure contract repository, Ironclad is the Contract Lifecycle Management you need.


Will only legal users get value from Ironclad?

Ironclad provides end-to-end contract management that anyone can use and get value from. Sales, procurement, operations, marketing and other departments can create, review, collaborate and store contracts with Ironclad. Business users find Ironclad simple to use.

Ironclad not only improves the contract managing process but also safeguards your data and contracts. It allows for unlimited users and editors with easy clearances and makes unlimited documents accessible.

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. Legal can build workflows inside Ironclad using a no-code builder. Other departments and business users can launch and sign new contracts using these pre-approved legal workflows.

Got questions? Support is here to help with any issues. You also have unlimited access to Ironclad’s digital contract community and the Ironclad Academy, where you can get answers to pressing issues.

Can Ironclad help my organization increase sales?

Absolutely. As the saying goes, time kills all deals. Having a tool that enables businesses to launch, negotiate, and gather eSignatures faster has a positive effect on sales. With Ironclad, multiple users can launch contracts and send them to clients for review, using pre-approved templates. Speeding up the time to review, without involving legal, plays a major role in closing deals faster.

Learn how our customers are increasing sales with Ironclad.

Can I import my existing contracts into Ironclad?

You can use Smart Import to upload unlimited contracts into Ironclad. Smart Import is an AI-powered feature that simplifies the process of tagging your uploaded documents by using AI to automatically analyze and extract data.

All documents allow for full text search once in the Ironclad Repository, through OCR technology. Users can upload up to 2,000 documents at a time using Smart Import. Each file must be 100mb or less and one of the following file types: .pdf, .docx, .doc, .xls, .xlsx, .eml, .tif, .jpg, .png, .jpeg, .txt, .ppt, .pptx.

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.