Capture primarily involves accepting and processing images of paper documents from scanners or multifunction printers. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software is often used, whether integrated into the hardware or as stand-alone software, in order to convert digital images into machine readable text. Optical Mark Recognition(OMR) software is sometimes used to extract values of check-boxes or bubbles. Capture may also involve accepting electronic document.


Indexing tracks electronic documents. Indexing may be as simple as keeping track of unique document identifiers; but often it takes a more complex form, providing classification through the documents' metadata or even through word indexes extracted from the documents' contents. Indexing exists mainly to support retrieval. One area of critical importance for rapid retrieval is the creation of an index topology.


Store electronic documents. Storage of the documents often includes management of those same documents; where they are stored, for how long, migration of the documents from one storage media to another (hierarchical storage management) and eventual document destruction.


Metadata is typically stored for each document. Metadata may, for example, include the date the document was stored and the identity of the user storing it. The DMS may also extract metadata from the document automatically or prompt the user to add metadata. Some systems also use optical character recognition on scanned images, or perform text extraction on electronic documents.

Descriptive metadata : Descriptive metadata uses individual instances of application data or the data content.The main purpose of Digismartek metadata is to facilitate in the discovery of relevant information, more often classified as resource discovery. Metadata also helps organize electronic resources, provide digital identification, and helps support archiving and preservation of the resource.

Integration : Some Document Management Systems attempt to integrate document management directly into other applications, so that users may retrieve existing documents directly from the document management system repository, make changes, and save the changed document back to the repository as a new version, all without leaving the application


Workflow is a complex process and some document management systems have a built-in workflow module. There are different types of workflow. Usage depends on the environment to which the electronic document management system (EDMS) is applied. Manual workflow requires a user to view the document and decide whom to send it to. Rules-based workflow allows an administrator to create a rule that dictates the flow of the document through an organization: for instance, an invoice passes through an approval process and then is routed to the accounts-payable department.

The term workflow is more commonly used in particular industries, such as printing and professional domains, where it may have particular specialized meanings. WorkFlow Process Processes Planning and scheduling Flow control ln-transit visibility


Some document management systems have a rights management module that allows an administrator to give access to documents based on type to only certain people or groups of people.


Publishing includes the following stages of development: acquisition, copy editing, production, printing and marketing and distribution.

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