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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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brown associates  at olin@processerp.com . Jim Brown is the President of Tech-Clarity Associates ; a consulting firm dedicated to helping software companies communicate the value of their offerings to their market ( www.tech-clarity.com ). He has served as a marketing executive for software companies specializing in PLM and process manufacturing solutions and has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software. Jim can be reached at jim.brown@tech-clarity.com . Read More

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