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As a sizeable health care company, we have lots of contracts. Some are in paper; some are electronic. For compliance and business reasons the organizaion will soon select and implement contract management system. I am just looking for a frame of reference to begin organizing our contracts in advance.
Since you are in health care, you might want to make a number of changes to the list in the previous reply. First, you probably do not need "sales" or "services." Sales contracts are typically for companies that make goods (tangible or intangible). Services is too broad in your case. For example, you might have facilities maintenance contracts and IT service agreements. Both are "services" but they are quite distinct.You should also add Business Associates Agreements (BAA) as a separate category. Make sure to consult your lawyers and key business stakeholders. You want meaningful input that results in a list of 5-15 contract categories.
Here is our list: alliance, confidentiality, corporate, distribution, employment, intellectual property, lease, marketing, other, procurement, real estate, research and development, sales, and services.