Release Notes

Recent Common Paper releases and improvements.

June 16, 2022

Common Paper SLA v1.0

We’re proud to announce the availability of the Common Paper Service Level Agreement v1.0! Developed by our committee of attorneys, this SLA is designed to be used with our Cloud Service Agreement. It offers a straightforward way for vendors and customers to agree on product performance targets and remedies. It’s available in the product (as part of the CSA template) or on our website.

June 1, 2022

Attaching PDFs to Agreements

We’ve released support for uploading and adding PDF attachments to Cloud Service Agreements in Common Paper! This new feature allows users to extend Common Paper agreements to include additional terms that are specific to their business – documents like a Vendor Code of Conduct or Community Guidelines. These attachments are viewable during the negotiation process and embedded within the signed PDF.

May 30, 2022

Better Mobile Device Support

We’ve made it easier for you and your recipients to be able to review and sign agreements on your mobile devices. The full desktop experience is still recommended for setting up templates and sending initial agreements.

May 26, 2022

Separating Senders and Signers

We’ve added a new feature that allows users to specify an internal user as the signer that can be separate from the user that’s handling the sending and negotiation of an agreement. The signer only gets involved when an agreement reaches the signature stage.

May 16, 2022

Controlling the Signing Order

We’ve added the ability to control whether your organization is the last to sign an agreement. A toggle at either the template or agreement level, this new setting allows a user to ensure that the recipient signs first in all scenarios including when changes are proposed.

May 13, 2022

Agreement Histories

You can now see the entire chain of events from agreement sent to agreement signed (and everything in between) laid out in our new agreement history feature! Clicking on any agreement in the agreement list will take you to a chronological list of activities, including who performed each action.

May 9, 2022

Common Paper Info Sheet

We’ve released a new PDF that you can pass along to customers to introduce them to the Common Paper standard agreements and give them some background on how they work. It’s available alongside each of the standards on our website, or directly from here.

May 4, 2022

Resending Email Notifications

Waiting on a recipient to review or sign an agreement? Now you can resend the last email notification they received to remind them that the ball is in their court. You can find the option under the ‘Other Actions’ menu when viewing an agreement.

May 2, 2022

Reassignment Improvements

We’ve made it so that you can easily reassign sent agreements to different recipients. Additionally, comments can now be included when reassigning agreements to give the new assignee some context.

April 28, 2022

Include Standard Terms in PDFs

We’ve introduced the ability to optionally include the full text of the Standard Terms for agreements along with the cover page in the PDFs generated by the platform. There’s a new toggle available on both template creation/edit and when creating an agreement.

April 15, 2022

Embedded eSignature

You can now apply electronic signatures directly within Common Paper.  Both senders and recipients can review and sign agreements from within the application rather than through a separate workflow.

April 13, 2022

Support International Addresses/Autocomplete

The application now supports international addresses for both organizations and agreements.  We’ve also added auto-complete functionality to make adding addresses quicker and easier.

April 8, 2022

Markdown Support

We’ve added the ability to use Markdown in any of the open text fields in the Cloud Service Agreement templates. This lets you add formatted text including bold/italics, headings and both numbered and bulleted lists.

April 4, 2022

Connect with a Lawyer

A new feature on the CSA template creation and editing page lets you request an introduction to a lawyer with deep familiarity with tech contracts.

March 10, 2022

Download Agreement Metadata

You can now download a comma separated file with data about your agreements directly from your list of agreements in the app.

March 1, 2022

Initial Release

We’re excited to formally release Common Paper for everyone to use.  In addition to support for the already available mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (mNDA), we’re also releasing v1 of the Common Paper Cloud Service Agreement (CSA).

Included in this initial release:

  • Set up templates for the Common Paper MNDA and CSA
  • Customize and send agreements to prospective customers
  • Negotiate key terms back and forth between you and your customers
  • Electronically sign your agreements
  • Invite team members to send and sign agreements