Outlaw vs Ironclad

The Outlaw Alternative That Matches the Way Your Team Creates and Signs Contracts

Outlaw won’t work unless you use their editing and signing tools. Ironclad lets you create and close contracts faster, using the collaboration tools and workflows you’re familiar with.

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Your CLM should work with the tools you and your clients use

Outlaw forces their editor and eSignature tools on you and your counterparties. As a result:

  • Parties can’t collaborate without friction
  • Counterparties become frustrated
  • Contracts move slower and deals stall

Outlaw vs Ironclad

Ironclad won’t disrupt how your teams redline, approve and sign new contracts

Use a DOCX editor compatible with Word

Collaborate online 24/7 with teams and counterparties. Upload 3rd party Microsoft Word docs and edit them in Ironclad.

"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


Bring all stakeholders together

Manage editing, redlining and signatures in one place. See what your teams and counterparties are working on and keep track of every change.

"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

Create and launch contracts without code

Legal builds new contract workflows using a drag-and-drop builder. Business users launch legal-approved contracts in minutes.

"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


Sign contracts the way you’re used to

Outlaw wants your counterparties to sign using Outlaw. Ironclad lets you sign using our built-in signature tool or via DocuSign, Dropbox Sign and Adobe Sign.

"The integrated e-signature process which ends with the storing of the contracts is the grand finale for an otherwise decentralized process."

Lilach Portnov

Director of Legal EMEA


Use a CLM that works with your business apps

Ironclad connects with Salesforce, 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


Create self-service contracts at scale

Use Clickwrap to get legally binding signatures for high volume contracts like terms & conditions. Remove friction from the contract signing process.

"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


Negotiate and approve faster with AI Playbooks

Standardize how your teams use and substitute clauses in your contracts, with fallbacks included. Assign edits to the right parties and eliminate the need for escalations.

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

Ben Lazar

Associate General Counsel


Outlaw vs Ironclad

Can you outgrow Outlaw?

Contracts become more complex as your company grows. When choosing a CLM, pick a software you won’t have to switch from as your legal needs become more sophisticated.

Ironclad fits teams of one and mature legal organizations with multiple stakeholders, approval steps, and complex signing processes.

"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


Outlaw vs Ironclad

Ironclad makes it easier to create, collaborate on and connect contracts to your tools


Contract creation


Limited logic, require manual changes

Workflow Builder

Add conditionality to create infinite contract variations in an easy to use workflow

Legacy contract migration

Paid add-on

AI detects fields, tags, and clauses for you


AI-assisted OCR only

Powers All Stages

Works out of the box on all documents

Negotiation & redlining

Upload DOCX & Word files — Edit in Ironclad


Use @ mentions to collaborate with teams and counterparties

Approval workflows

Accelerate contracts from creation to closed

Negotiation playbooks

AI suggests changes following legal-approved playbooks




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


Connect contract data with your tech stack

eSignature integrations

Native signing only

Sign contracts with DocuSign, Adobe Sign and Dropbox Sign

Acceptance methods

eSignature only

eSignature & click-to-accept

For high-volume, non-negotiated agreements

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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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Outlaw vs Ironclad

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need an end-to-end contract management software?

The solution that best fits your needs depends on the legal challenges you’re facing. If your only goal is to capture eSignatures, then a full Contract Lifecycle Management platform won’t be the most efficient choice. However, if you need a contract management software that gives your legal and sales teams the ability to create and manage contracts on a large scale, with a user-friendly process from start to finish and a secure repository for your contracts, then Ironclad is the contract automation platform for you.


How long does implementation with Ironclad typically take?

Implementation depends on the complexity your legal teams aim for. With Ironclad, you get optional support to fully migrate your contracts onto the platform with help from our Legal Engineers.

What kind of support is included with Ironclad?

Ironclad offers enterprise-level support with expert legal engineers ready to help. Our success agents will resolve any issues you face and help your users make the most of the platform. Real customers rate our support team a 9 out of 10 on G2.

As an Ironclad customer, you also get access to the Ironclad Academy and a community of peers where you can ask questions, share ideas, and join online and in-person events.

Can anyone use Ironclad or just legal teams?

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 legal documents 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.

Can I import my legacy contracts into Ironclad?

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

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.