ASC History

Proudly serving our customers contract, document and form management needs for close to 25 years

ASC -- A trusted contract management solution provider

Founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1997, ASC Networks Inc. (ASC) is an omni-channel CLM, document management (any document or form type: quotes, orders, legal, corporate), quality management, and analytics provider. Full functionality is available for buy-side, sell-side, and enterprise-wide. In 2016, the company was acquired by mdf commerce, an eCommerce technology provider with a portfolio encompassing automation solutions for sourcing, contracting, procurement, supply chain, and supplier management.

ASC Contracts – Core Contract Management Solution Engine

The company’s initial focus was to provide the telecommunications sector with quality products, professional services and managed solutions for order management, provisioning and problem management. This evolved into a focus on developing custom contract management software solutions for leading communications, financial services, and energy and utilities companies. This experience was drawn on for the development of ASC Contracts™, a web-based, enterprise-ready contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform that provides a rich suite of tools to automate and simplify the complete buy-side and sell-side lifecycle and business processes associated with creating and managing contracts and legally binding agreements.  The ASC Contracts software includes a complete online repository of contract data, the ability to capture contract images, contract approvals routing workflow management and support for a wide range of contract types and processes including Account Open in financial services, Traffic Imbalance and cost of goods sold (COGS) solutions in telecom and communications, and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) for energy and utilities. ASC Contracts has been the nucleus or core engine for the overall ASC contract management system and business process solution offering since 2001.

Growing Software Portfolio -- Contracts, Documents, Forms and Pricing and Quoting

The ASC portfolio grew from the original contract management focus to include end-to-end solutions for contract lifecycle management (CLM), document management, form management and pricing and quoting management (including account opensales configuration and product configuration). These additional solutions complement and extend the value of ASC Contracts for broader, continued application and benefits for customers. The extended portfolio is well suited for any industry (such as communications, financial services, energy and utilities, legal services, healthcare, government and education) and organizations of all sizes and complexities.

mdf commerce Acquisition and Source-to-Contract Evolution

As part of the mdf commerce, ASC utilizes the integrated modules of its sister companies MERX (a prominent Canadian sourcing automation provider) and BidNet/BidNet Direct (a pioneering US sourcing automation provider) to extend its portfolio to encompass full strategic sourcing and enterprise CLM. These partnerships enable ASC to provide extensive sourcing and CLM functionality across a multitude of market verticals with easy scalability for small, mid-sized, and enterprise businesses. Specialized solutions are available for public sector, higher education, non-profit organizations, and other industries. The complete integration between ASC and the mdf commerce technology backbone gives ASC’s customers access to a full suite of strategic sourcing and CLM solutions. The suite can also be delivered as individual modules that augment a customer’s existing IT ecosystem. To further amplify the value of the solution portfolio, ASC offers consulting services to improve clients’ sourcing and contract management processes and use of automation technology. The company also offers solutions for unified commerce and specialized eMarketplaces.

Global Customer References

ASC has a global (US, Canada and international) install base of enterprise contract management and other business process focused solutions with customers coming from diverse industries such as telecommunications, oil and gas and banking services. Read our Bell and Savvis case studies or visit our Customer page to find out more.

ASC’s Continued Success

In addition to this proven ASC Contracts based portfolio and our reference customers, ASC's continued success has been built on its "rapid prototyping" approach, an unparalleled results-focused accountability and a commitment to delivering successful, tailored outcomes.

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For close to 25 years ASC has taken great pride in delivering best practice enterprise contract management solutions and business process management software to customers in the US, Canada and around the world.

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