Keeping track of all the documents that are used in your business can be a daunting task. Not too long ago, this required companies to employ file clerks or archivists to store and index the hard copies. This laborious process was redefined when computer systems and digital imaging evolved and were integrated into the business world.
Document management is the use of a computer system to store and manage paper documents and printed images. Through the use of an electronic scanner, hard copy documents and images are converted into digital files that can be archived, indexed and easily retrieved -- from a CD, DVD, Flash drive, through a local network or from the Internet.