DMS

Capabilities

The following are important aspects of document control:

  • reviewing and approving documents prior to release
    • reviews and approvals
  • ensuring changes and revisions are clearly identified
  • ensuring that relevant versions of applicable documents are available at their “points of use”
  • ensuring that documents remain legible and identifiable
  • ensuring that external documents (such as customer-supplied documents or supplier manuals) are identified and controlled
  • preventing “unintended” use of obsolete documents

Digital archiving

  • A document management system (DMS) is a system (based on computer programs in the case of the management of digital documents) used to track, manage and store documents and reduce paper. Most are capable of keeping a record of the various versions created and modified by different users (history tracking).