Document management, often referred to as Electronic Document Management systems (EDM), is the use of a computer system and software to store, manage and track electronic documents and electronic images of paper based information captured through the use of a document scanner. The term document is defined as “recorded information or an object which can be treated as a unit”. EDM systems allow documents to be modified and managed but typically lack the records retention and disposition functionality for managing records. Key EDM features are:
Document management systems today range in size and scope from small, standalone systems to large scale enterprise-wide configurations serving a global audience. Many document management systems provide a means to incorporate standard physical document filing practices electronically. These include:
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