What is document management?
Digital document management begins with inbound mail automation and ends with automated deletion after the retention period. In between, it creates efficient and intelligent processes around a digital document along the document lifecycle.
Document management simply explained
What is document management, and why does your organization need to focus on it? We'd like to explain not only the meaning of document management, but also its value. Because as your business grows, so too will the number of documents you need to capture, edit, file, and archive. It's time to optimize these document-driven processes and say goodbye to chaotic file directories.
Document management is essential to optimize your workflows: it covers everything related to handling, organizing, storing and securing documents. It allows you to collaborate more effectively with both internal and external parties, and exchange and edit documents without having to make endless copies. It enables you to meet, manage, and follow up on deadlines. After all, you need to know who's doing what, when they're doing it (or when they did it), and who else is involved or affected.
So it's clear: document management ensures you're not doing things twice, it fosters accountability, and gives you control over the plethora of documents that move through your business processes every day.
Document management as part of an intelligent ECM system
Effective document management is a cinch with today's future-oriented ECM systems. Most companies capture, steer, store and archive their documents using document management systems (DMS) — also known as modern enterprise content management systems (ECM).
Benefits of document management
Want to know more about the benefits of electronic document management? We've explained a few of these document management benefits below:
What is a document management system (DMS)?
That's document management covered, but what is a document management system, or DMS? The meaning of this is clear just by looking at its name: It's a system that allows you to manage all of the documentation within your company, in the broadest sense.
These systems enable you to search through your documents for specific content, file them automatically, work on them through other software (such as Microsoft Office and Outlook), and comment on and edit documents without affecting the original. Document management systems even keep track of changes in your documents, so you can always check the most current version — and refer back to older versions when needed.
Beyond all of that, document management provides structure to the document ecosystem that exists within your business, making it so much easier to cross-reference documents in their specific business context, and review and edit them as you see fit.
What is document management?
Document management with Doxis
From the moment they begin creating documents, users will see and feel the advantages of document management using the modern Doxis ECM system. Data and documents can be searched directly from Microsoft Office applications. And because everything is stored in Doxis independently of format, employees can not only store audit-proof formats (PDF, TIFF, etc.) and MS Office files (Word, Excel and so on), but can also use these formats as the basis for creating new documents and for document filing in Doxis. Interested? Please refer to more information about Doxis on its dedicated DMS solution page.
What modern DMS software has to offer
Successful document management systems
How the Doxis document management system helps you:
- Always in control of information: Centrally, transparently & securely manage your documents.
- Information at the touch of a button: Quickly access all the information you need — anytime, anywhere.
- Expedited processes: Rapidly, agilely and transparently steer documents.
- The modern way of collaborating: Establish a secure basis of information for cross-location communication and collaboration.
- Comprehensive protection: Store documents securely, e.g. in compliance with GoBD, EU GDPR, legal retention periods, etc.
- Paperless office: Digitize your document-driven process instances from end-to-end — and become a digital leader!
Discover the new generation of ECM
Would you like to learn more about Doxis ECM platform? Schedule your personal live demo of Doxis or arrange for us to visit your company to show you its potential live and up close. We look forward to hearing from you!