Your SharePoint contract database will fail

Some IT teams really don’t like the idea of their colleagues buying us.

They insist that “we can build our own contract database using SharePoint”. They’re completely missing the point.

They are too focused on what is theoretically possible rather than what will actually happen. And what is most likely to happen is that people will behave as they always do.

An ill-thought-out makeshift setup + no provision for the swathe of edge cases in the world of contracts + a platform that nobody likes using + overwhelming amounts of manual work for those involved = the work doesn’t get done and the database sucks.

Don’t make decisions based on how people should behave. Make them based on how they actually are.