Frequently Asked Questions

Which languages do you support?

We support Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. 

For all these languages, we not only translate the end-user (Q&A) interface, but also offer translation support for clauses and templates. For most languages, we offer deep grammatical support, e.g. to allow automatic changes between singular/plural, gender and grammatical case.

Is the software difficult to learn?

Using the software to fill in questionnaires prepared by others requires no training at all, and will in fact be much easier than filling in a template in MS Word. Using the software to assemble a document on the basis of pre-existing clauses will typically require 1-2 hours of training.

Conversely, clause/template authors will face a certain learning curve, because most legal experts have little experience with document automation and drafting clauses in an abstract and reusable manner. We offer several easy tutorials that will get you up-and-running in a few hours. In practice, we see that most lawyers can create fully automated contracts after a few days.

Please note that deeply mastering the software will probably take you several more days. Unlike most other legal document automation tools ClauseBase focuses on power instead of simplicity. We are convinced that legal document drafting is more than filling in some placeholders, because fine-grained adjustments and complex interdependencies between paragraphs are necessary more often than not.

How does e-signature pricing work?

ClauseBase integrates with a number of e-signature providers. When you choose an Office or Enterprise plan plan, you pay a one-time setup fee of 500€ for connecting your ClauseBase account to your account at one of our e-signature partners. We can also help you make the decision to find your preferred partner. Get in touch to find out which provider has the right offer for you.


Does you software store and manage contracts?

No. 

ClauseBase is exclusively focused on contract drafting — storing clauses and templates. If you require contract storage, archiving, analysis, etc. you require contract management software. 

Do note that ClauseBase is an excellent companion to such contract management software packages. Almost without exception, all those packages offer only very limited contract drafting features. Through our many integrations, we can usually integrate with those other packages.

Does ClauseBase make use of artificial intelligence (AI)?

Yes, for a few selected areas where this makes sense for contract drafting, taking into account the limited reliability of AI. Examples include importing administrative data from forms; searching for clauses; and suggesting the grammatical structure of sentences.

For more information, see our extensive discussion of AI.

Do you offer legal content (templates)?

Not at this moment. 

While, together with several third parties, we are actively undertaking several projects to prepare legal content, we do not actively offer any such content at this moment. 

Who owns the intellectual property of the uploaded clauses and templates?

You do. We do not claim any ownership or usage rights, and do not have the right to make your material available to any other party without your permission.