Ironclad vs LinkSquares
The LinkSquares Alternative Where AI Simplifies Contracts From Creation to Completion
Ironclad is the leading contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution. Bring all your contracts in one place to see the full context of your legal agreements. Make better business decisions and operate up to 60% faster.Request demo
Ironclad is recognized by analysts as the industry leader
LinkSquares was born as a way to store and find contracts
And they’re great at it! But as they work backwards and add other important steps in their contracting processes, user experience and adoption suffer. Here's why you might want to look for a LinkSquares alternative:
- Creating new contracts is not intuitive
- Documents can’t be edited in-app
- Missing automations slow down your work
- Approval and signing take extra steps
- AI is only used for repository
The first CLM with a no-code Workflow Builder
Ironclad AI reduces contract management efforts, from beginning to end
A single tool to optimize your end-to-end contracting process
LinkSquares breaks their product in three, adding unnecessary friction. Ironclad moves you from creation to completion in a single place.
Flawless when sending 10s, 100s, or 1000s of contracts
Launching new contracts in LinkSquares can slow you down. Once you create a workflow in Ironclad, anybody can create and send out a contract in minutes.
Ironclad vs LinkSquares
Ironclad solves all stages of the contract lifecycle
Finalize, Sign and Analyze
3 different products to choose from
A single, end-to-end CLM solution in one place
AI extraction time
Repository file structure
Flat file only
Takes longer to find files
Flat file with hierarchical visualizations
Locate any file extremely fast
Limited logic with manual routing — hard to scale
Add conditionality to create infinite contract variations in an easy to use workflow
Cloud-based, AI-powered, DOCx native
Detect changes and merge documents
eSignature & click-to-accept
For high-volume, non-negotiated agreements
Static manual library
See suggestions for risk areas, and key terms and clauses
Not approved by AppExchange
Coupa & other integrations
Customer connections to 50+ apps
US and EU
Forrester CLM Wave
Gartner Magic Quadrant
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."
Associate General Counsel
Ironclad vs LinkSquares
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."
Contracts at Innovapptive Inc
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.
"Ironclad streamlines the whole process and eliminates the back and forths. It made closing contracts way faster and my job way easier."
Legal and Compliance Analyst
Create workflows and launch new contracts in minutes
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."
Director of Legal Operations
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Switch from LinkSquares without effort
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%."
Senior Customer Revenue Manager
Edit docs without endless downloads and uploads
Ironclad gives you native DOCX editing capabilities in your browser. Keep your documents accessible at all times and collaborate with others via @mentions, without having to track files in multiple places.
"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."
Assistant Vice President, Advertising Counsel
Set up approval flows that match your unique business process
Add approvers and signers as needed. Use conditional clauses to involve new stakeholders only when absolutely necessary, to avoid creating bottlenecks. Build your approval routing to ensure automatic contract compliance.
"There's no way we could have done our recent deals without having access to the types of workflows and reports that can be done with Ironclad."
Join the world’s leading digital contracting community
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
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.Request demo
Frequently Asked Questions
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 LinkSquares 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.
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.
Ironclad was built by legal, for everyone. Ironclad is a LinkSquares 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. Business users find Ironclad simple to use and adopt across teams.
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.
Yes, all businesses can use Ironclad. As opposed to other LinkSquares 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.