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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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EDI: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying EDI Integration
Your business has a better chance of withstanding the challenges of difficult economic times if it can respond quickly to change, provide accurate data, and

about edi  Integration project and think about how to avoid the pitfalls laid out in this whitepaper, how can EMANIO help? How can EMANIO provide the type of assistance you need to ensure success? EMANIO CAN HELP YOU PLAN Our professional services team can help you plan the entire EDI Integration project ' from the selection of the irst set of trading partners for a small test case to the full blown integration project. Our team of consultants has decades of combined experience in EDI and Data Integration; they have

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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