Electronic Document Management System (eDMS) is a collection of technologies that work together to provide a comprehensive solution for managing the creation, capture, indexing, storage, retrieval, and disposition of records and information assets of the organization.
  Major components of an EDMS technologies include the following:
  • Document imaging - Imaging is the process of creating an electronic copy of a document.
  • Document management/Information Repository - Document management technology provides the storage repository for an EDMS. The technology provides a secure location to store the electronic objects as well as an index to speed identification and retrieval of needed information.
  • Document eforms processing - Forms processing automates form recognition and data extraction from paper forms.
  • Enterprise Report Manager (ERM) - Enterprise Report Management technology provides the ability to electronically capture, index, burst, distribute and store system-generated reports and documents.
  • Document workflow - Workflow technology automates business processes to increase processing efficiency and automate decision making.
The components of the system work together to provide users the tools to process work efficiently and effectively.