There is no open source software dedicated to contract management. Nevertheless, many open source ECM solutions can be used for such case due to their low cost and great versatility.
For pure contract management, we would recommend Alfresco or Nuxeo 5.
LEADING OPEN SOURCE DMS SOLUTIONS USABLE AS CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Alfresco is the first open source enterprise-scale document management system that includes a modern content repository, an out-of-the-box portal framework for managing and using content designed to work with standard portals, and a groundbreaking Common Internet File System (CIFS) interface that provides Microsoft Windows file system compatibility. Alfresco takes the lessons of building document management systems for the last 15 years and applied them to build an open source content management system that is easier to use, more scalable and more adaptable.
Maarch is an Open Source framework for archiving and retrieving large volumes of static documents. In a certain way, it is designed as an IDARS product (Integrated Document Archiving and Retrieval System).
Nuxeo 5 is an innovative, standards-based, open source platform for building ECM and DMS applications. Its component-based and service-oriented architecture makes it easy to customize and extend, making developers more efficient and ultimately, happier.
OTHER OPEN SOURCE DMS SOLUTIONS USABLE AS CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
xinco™ DMS is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search and an FTP-like client. xinco DMS™ is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search and an FTP-like client.
DocMGR is a complete, web-based Document Management System (DMS). It allows for the storage of any file type, and supports full-text indexing of the most popular document formats. It is available in many different languages and is easy to translate into new languages. DocMGR runs on PHP, the Apache webserver, and Postgresql. It optionally uses tsearch2 for full-text indexing which provides for faster search results and result ranking. DocMGR supports LDAP authentication, the ability to easily add and remove “objects” for storage in the system, document workflow, object subscriptions, WebDAV access, and an ever-growing set of features revolving around content storage.
Magnolia is an open source, J2EE deployable content management system (CMS). It uses the standard API for java content repositories (JCR) (JSR-170) to access its content.
Magnolia is an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) developed by Magnolia International Ltd. (formerly obinary) and a community of international contributors. It is currently available in 15 languages including Russian, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish. Magnolia uses the JSR-170 standard API to access its content. It has a web-browser interface, an API and a custom tag library for templating in JSP and Servlets.
Two editions exist, one free open source Community Edition, and a commercial Enterprise Edition that offers additional features and professional support covered though SLA’s and provided by Magnolia International.
Quotero provides a fully Open Source DMS. Designed for organisations of any size and any activity, Quotero is pretty fast and with interesting features like an Office plugin. Even if Quotero is pretty young compared to Alfresco or Nuxeo, it is a promising open source DMS.
LogicalDOC is an enterprise electronic document management system, which, due to its characteristics, can be used by large companies as well as by the small ones, as a useful tool in knowledge management processing, providing a more flexible and lower-cost alternative to other proprietary applications.
KnowledgeTree™ is one of the most rapidly-adopted open source document management systems. It was originally developed for the South African Medical Research Council; so it has all the code quality, functionality and architectural rigor that you would expect of a top-of-the-range enterprise application. The product includes advanced document version control, full text search capabilities, multiple search types and extensible metadata fields for documents.