Time Spent Reviewing Contracts Halved with Summize

Boon Edam wanted to reduce the time spent reviewing contracts while also minimising bottlenecks across the business. So, they looked to Summize’s CLM solution.
Boon Edam
The Netherlands
Wholesale Building Materials
1,001 - 5,000

Key Outcomes

43% less time

spent reviewing contracts each day

Reduced bottlenecks

between legal and the rest of the business

Instant extraction

of key calendar dates and contract summaries

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Boon Edam is an industry leader, supplying top-quality revolving and high-security doors and security turnstiles to customers worldwide. The business is now in its 149th year, employs 1400 people globally, and has distributors covering every corner of the world.

With a small in-house legal team dealing with multiple contracts from the wider business that needed reviewing daily, the review to approval time was causing significant bottlenecks with the rest of the business.

Boon Edam was looking for a solution to help automate their contract review process and identify key dates and red flags to reduce risk. They also wanted a centralised contract repository to help them store and search for their contracts that were previously saved on a hard drive.

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Summize has been transformational. It has helped notify us of key contract information we may have missed.

Derek Ihnen, Contract Administrator at Boon Edam

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Summize AI has been fantastic at helping simplify long and complex contracts and allows us to provide more digestible summaries to the rest of the business.

Derek Ihnen, Contract Administrator at Boon Edam

The Solution

Boon Edam partnered with Summize to implement its Contract Analysis Engine, supercharged by Summize’s AI. Summize helped tailor the platform with bespoke clauses and company playbooks to set their standard positions and precedent texts. Boon Edam then accelerated its contract review process with instant summaries combining human and AI-powered technology.

Summize’s contract repository also provides an intuitive and manageable centralised location for all of Boon Edam’s contracts. It contains advanced search capabilities, allowing users to search for answers quickly and easily.


By implementing Summize’s CLM software, Boon Edam has accelerated its contract review process. Summize’s intelligent automation produces instant summaries and actionable tasks, immediately highlighting risk across their contract portfolio. This has helped reduce time spent reviewing contracts by 43% daily and significantly improved the relationship between Legal and the rest of the business.

Using Summize’s clever data engine, Boon Edam has better access to improved decision-making and actionable insights, summarising potential cost savings. Instantly extracting key dates has also ensured that they are much less likely to miss renewal dates.

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Through Summize, we have significantly reduced the time spent on reviewing contracts every day. This has freed up our time to focus on more strategic legal work, while also improving our relationship with the rest of the business.

Derek Ihnen, Contract Administrator at Boon Edam

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