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Vision Software Brings a Solid Business Process Management Solution to the Table
The business process management market is shifting, and more players are entering the market. Several smaller organizations, such as Vision Software, are

visio workflow  The integration with Microsoft Visio was important, as Vision Software created its own shapes for workflow design, and embedded this functionality in Microsoft Visio . This was critical to becoming a full BPM solution because missing modeling shapes was like missing letters on a keyboard, according to Gustavo Gomez, managing director at Vision Software. Vision initially focused on the governmental, financial, and utilities markets, but changed the focus shortly afterwards to just financials. The

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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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