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document management system

Software that manages documents for electronic publishing. It generally supports a large variety of document formats and provides extensive access control and searching capabilities across LANs and WANs. A document management system may support multiple versions of a document and may be able to combine text fragments written by different authors. It often includes a workflow component that routes documents to the appropriate users. See workflow and document imaging.
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8 percent plan to implement a document management system within 24 months, which underscores a growing reliance companies have on document management systems.
In addition to eliminating filing cabinets of documents and off premises storage, document management systems have these benefits:
In addition to eliminating filing cabinets of documents, document management systems have these benefits:

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