Document management is the use of a device (computer, mobile, etc) to store, manage and track digital/electronic documents and images of paper based information captured through the use of a document scanner, document scanning software and document capture. Document management is also a set of processes and procedures on how your organization stores, manages and tracks its electronic/digital documents.
Document Management Software (DMS) as the software that controls and organizes documents throughout an organization. It incorporates document and content capture, workflow, document repositories, COLD/ERM, and output systems, and information retrieval systems. It also controls all the processes used to track, store and control documents.
Document management (DM) is one of the precursor technologies to enterprise content management (ECM). It provides some of the most basic functionality to content management, imposing controls and management capabilities into any document repository. It provide storage for long term archival, as well as overall management.