1. A document management system (DMS) refers to the management of digitized or digital documents via a database. The goal is a paperless office.
The user has the possibility to search for documents using a software application or a pure web interface. Although these are available in a file system, the database of the DMS contains indexed search hits.
2. 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). The term has some overlap with the concepts of content management systems. It is often viewed as a component of enterprise content management (ECM) systems and related to digital asset management, document imaging, workflow systems and records management systems.
http://www.datenbanken-verstehen.de/lexikon/dokumentenmanagementsystem/ (1.); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_management_system (2.)
Author: Markus Jödicke