Release Notes

Recent Common Paper releases and improvements.

October 21, 2022

Pagination, Sorting, Searching and Filtering

We've released a number of improvements to the agreements section of the app to make it easier to navigate as users send and sign more and more agreements. Read more

October 17, 2022

Other Changes Added to the DPA

We've released a minor change that adds the ability to include 'Other Changes' to a DPA template / agreement. Additionally, we've changed it so that if the 'Other Changes' aren't populated on any agreement, the entire section is hidden when viewing the agreement both in the app or in PDFs/Word Docs. Read more

October 7, 2022

Add Organization Name When Sending Agreements

While recipients have always been able to add their organization name (along with address) to agreements they've been sent, it's now possible for the sender to specify the recipient's org when sending. Read more

September 27, 2022

Template Duplication

We've added a new feature that makes it very easy to duplicate existing templates, enabling users to easily create similar templates for different products, customer types, etc. Read more

September 22, 2022

Streamlined CSA Onboarding

With our Cloud Service Agreement having dozens of fields to navigate, we've heard feedback that trying to get it set up can be a daunting process. We've just released a streamlined version of creating a new CSA template. Read more

September 21, 2022

Upload Signed PDF Agreements

Common Paper users can now upload signed PDF agreements into the platform, either as standalone files or to close out existing agreements that are still in progress. This new feature lets customers keep all their signed agreements in one place, even if those agreements are not based on Common Paper standard terms. Read more

September 21, 2022

Reply to Automated Emails

We've released a minor update that adds the email address of the user that sent an agreement or proposed changes to the reply-to field on the automated emails that get sent. This makes it easier for replies to those emails to get routed the right person. Read more

September 15, 2022

Duplicating Templates

Common Paper admins can now duplicate templates making it easy to craft multiple versions of the same template, or start a new template using the base of an existing template. This feature is available from the templates list page or when viewing a template.

September 9, 2022

Internal Notes for Agreements

We’ve added the ability to attach notes about either an in-flight or completed agreement on the agreement history page. These notes are only visible to you and your teammates and also support Markdown so you can use lists, bold, italic, etc.

September 8, 2022

Common Paper Design Partner Agreement v1.0

We've just launched our standard Common Paper Design Partner Agreement v1.0 to help founders ground relationships with their earliest users and customers on solid footing. It’s free to download or use in our app today! Read more

September 7, 2022

Help Center and Tooltips

A new Help Center is now available with initial articles focused around helping to understand and fill out the various terms for our Cloud Service agreement and Design Partner agreement. Read more

August 9, 2022

Dynamic Cloud Service Agreement Use Limitations

We’ve released a minor update to the CSA template – users can now add structured use limitations instead of just free text. This allows for more fine tuned control over how use limitations are presented in the contracts, as well as more streamlined negotiation.

August 4, 2022

Common Paper Data Processing Agreement v1.0

Our team has been hard at work alongside our committee of attorneys and we’re excited to announce our latest standard – the Common Paper Data Processing Agreement v1.0! Our DPA is designed as a straightforward way to help meet GDPR requirements and is available today in the product or on our website for download.

July 19, 2022

Generate DOCX Versions of Agreements

We’ve added the ability to generate a Word document version of any sent agreement either by the sender or the recipient to handle situations when offline document based negotiation is needed. Read more

July 14, 2022

Propose Changes improvements

We’ve released a minor update that allows senders to propose changes to their agreements at any time up to the point where it is signed. This is a great option to correct any issues with a sent agreement or to accommodate changes from a recipient that are proposed outside of the platform.

July 11, 2022

Agreement Event Webhooks

We're excited to launch a new feature that allows customers to receive webhook notifications for all events associated with an agreement. Read more

July 7, 2022

Keeping Additional Recipients in the Loop

Sometimes there are other people beyond the primary recipient that need to be involved with the agreement process. This new feature allows users to add up to 3 additional people that will have view-only access to an agreement in-flight and be copied on all the emails the primary recipient receives.

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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). Read more