Document management is one of the precursor technologies to content management, and not all that long ago was available solely on a stand-alone basis like its imaging, workflow, and archiving brethren. It provides some of the most basic functionality to content management, imposing controls and management capabilities onto otherwise “dumb” documents. This makes it so that when you have documents and need to use them, you are able to do so.
Most of the world’s information has been created within the past 3 years. A significant portion of this information and data is contained in an electronic format. Imaging documents is only the first step in organizing digital information.