Ironclad vs Icertis

The Icertis Alternative Teams Across the Enterprise Actually Want To Use

Drawn-out implementation harms adoption. Ironclad–the world’s first no-code contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution–outscores Icertis on ease of use, ease of setup, and ease of admin.

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Drawn-out implementation puts adoption at risk

Companies replacing Icertis with Ironclad have reported:

  • Deployment failed because implementation was too complicated
  • 12- to 24-months into implementation, and teams were still struggling
  • Pressure was on teams to find a product that could be implemented successfully

Ironclad vs Icertis

Ironclad is the CLM that simplifies contract creation, collaboration and completion

Get started without lengthy training

It takes at least 7 hours of training to become an “ICI Practitioner,” which will let you “Understand the basic concepts of the Icertis contracting platform,” according to Icertis. With Ironclad, the basics are intuitive and you can get started right away.

"The sky's the limit once you master Ironclad. It's very intuitive so it was easy to implement and learn."

Daniela Lagoteta

Legal and Compliance Analyst


Collaborate in real-time with internal and external stakeholders

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

"Ironclad’s seamless, easy communication tools have greatly facilitated collaboration amongst our teams."

Lorena Alfaro

Senior Manager, Legal Operations


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

Ironclad’s AI-powered Editor automatically converts any contract, including third-party paper, into a collaborative Word doc.

  • Identify key terms and clauses to jump right into the work you care about.
  • Detect risk areas and see suggestions from your Clause Library to replace them.
  • Get native DOCX editing capabilities in your browser.

"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, Legal Operations & Strategy


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Ironclad moves you from collaboration to negotiation to completion—faster

Edit Word and DOCx files in your browser

Ironclad opens Microsoft Word and DOCx files 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, Advertising Counsel

L’Oréal USA

Never ask who has the contract again

With Ironclad Turn Tracking you never have to ask whose turn it is to review a contract. You know how long it’s been with them and you can see historical back and forths. Follow up with internal approvers or your counterparty to keep the process on time.

"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


Speed up contracts and sign more deals

Ironclad Clickwrap embeds contracts on your site or app. Customers can make their purchase faster. And legal teams can manage and find online contracts with ease.

"Customers are in and out of the contract signing process much faster than before, which means higher customer satisfaction and more completed deals."

David Elswood

Product Manager

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Ironclad is the CLM for doers

With Ironclad, legal teams can create entire contract processes without a support team. There’s no need for expensive consultants or extensive training because Ironclad was built for doers.

"I wasn’t positive that I’d be able to [create the entire contract process] as a one-person legal team. But it’s actually very intuitive once you start using it… I feel more than capable of starting new workflows and adapting existing ones to our needs without going to a support team."

Ezinne Okpo

VP of Legal


Icertis vs. Ironclad

Ironclad makes contracts self-service



Service-led with added fees

Self-start or choose the package that fits you best

Free trial

Not available

14-day free trial
No credit card required

Public workflows

Not available


Acceptance methods

eSignature only

eSignature & click-to-accept

For high-volume, non-negotiated agreements

API documentation

Gated and not publicly available

Publicly available API references for developers to try

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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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Ummu Fallon

Legal Operations Manager


I find this to be the most user friendly CLM in comparison to the other CLMs I’ve used. Our adoption rate is so high because it’s such an intuitive system.

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Ironclad vs Icertis

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know Ironclad is the right choice for my company?

Ironclad stands out among other Icertis alternatives for being an out-of-the-box solution that’s easy to implement and adopt across all industries. If you are looking for an intuitive, cloud-based platform that doesn’t require extensive assistance to set up and maintain, Ironclad is the perfect fit for your business.

Can I import legacy contracts to Ironclad?

Yes! Ironclad uses AI to extract value from your contract data and provides built-in analytics, so you don’t have to rely on third-party vendors for reporting and sharing data with your partners.

Do I need to implement Ironclad with a consulting company or technical team?

Ironclad is designed as a self-help solution that’s easy to set up and customize. Legal engineers will be there to help you during implementation but you won’t need to invest too much time on training.

With Icertis contract management software, on the contrary, teams require expert assistance at every step of the way, involving additional costs and making adoption harder.

Can Ironclad handle complex enterprise contracts?

Of course! Ironclad is a contract management software that enables companies to handle all types of contracts, no matter how complex they are. Thanks to its unique, no-code Workflow Builder, businesses can control the entire process of drafting, managing, and automating their legal operations.

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.