What Is Document Management?

At a most basic level, document management solutions (DMS) scan, capture, retrieve, and store documents digitally in a central location. Having content stored and accessed electronically allows your entire organization to improve collaboration, increase efficiency, and enhance security.

While early document management acted like simple electronic file cabinets, today’s document management and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, pioneered by DocStar in the 1980’s, are sophisticated, collaborative, process-oriented solutions that transform the way you do business—and help you make smarter business decisions.

Learn more about electronically managing content and automating accounts payable for better efficiency by reading our eBooks.


Why Do I Need Document Management?

If you have stacks of paper on your desk or in file cabinets, you need a document management solution. Lost, misfiled and delayed approvals on documents cost your organization time and money. Remote employees, and compliance and security issues add even more layers of complexity to an already-complex system. And with paper-based processes, lack of visibility into the status of your cash position, workflow approvals, or changes to documents add to the difficulty of making the best decisions for your company.

DocStar ECM makes managing all of your content easy and smart. With a powerful, yet simple to use workflow designer, you can build custom workflows to effortlessly move any kind of content to the right person, at the right time—improving internal collaboration, business insight and service levels across the organization.

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