Creating non-software-license contracts
You can create a stand-alone contract or a contract that is related to a CI.
To create and track your software license contracts, follow the procedures in Managing software licenses.
All contract forms are identical and track the same type of information, except the Lease and Software License contract forms. For more information about types of contracts, see Contract Management.
This procedure uses a Lease contract as an example, but the procedure is similar for other contract types. You can create a Lease contract from the following locations:
- From the Contracts tab on the CI form
- From the Contract Management console, by clicking Create
After you create the contract, you can perform the tasks described in the following sections:
- Adding contact information
- Adding cost information to a contract
- Adding additional contract details
- Relating the contract to another contract
- Relating contracts to CIs
For a lease contract, you can add end-of-lease terms, as described in Adding end-of-lease terms.
To create a lease contract
On the Contract Management console, click Create and select the type of contract that you are creating, such as Lease.
The Lease Contract form has two main areas. In one area, you specify standard contract information. In the other area, you specify ownership information, relate child contracts, add payment information, and so on.
When you are creating a contract, only the Functions menu in the left navigation section is active and expandable. Create Other Requests is activated only after you save the contract.
Specify the following information:
Unique alphanumeric value
Brief description of the contract
Duration of contract in months
Select the applicable status of the contract:
- Draft — The contract has never been executed but is going through the process of being executed. You can use draft status for contracts that are in negotiation or pending signature.
- Executed — The contract that is executed and valid. Executed contracts include active contracts that have started. An executed contract might have the following status reasons: active, change pending, on hold, requires attention, under renegotiation.
- Historical — The contract is not valid. Historical contracts include contracts that have expired, been terminated, or been canceled.
- Delete — The contract is scheduled for deletion.
Optionally, you can select a status reason. The status reason provides additional explanation for the status. For further information about status and status reason values, see Tracking the contract lifecycle.
Company associated with this contract
Select who can view or modify this contract:
- Public — Anyone who can access contracts can view or modify the contract.
- Internal — Only people in the support group managing this contract can view or modify the contract.
Optionally, you can enter the customer ID by which the supplier identifies the company
Supplier associated with this contract
Cost center that owns this contract. This field and the following fields are located on the General tab.
Contract Managed By Company
Support company associated with this contract
Support organization associated with this contract
Notification group associated with this contract
Date that the contract expires. When a contract expires, individuals are notified first, then groups.
Date the notifications should be sent when the contract is due to expire.
- Click Save.