What is an EDMS or Electronic Document Management System?

Every organization will be familiar with the concept of filing documents. In an era when the paper was the primary means of communicating with stakeholders such as suppliers, customers, employees, board members, and so on, all the relevant contracts and communications would be filed in an organized manner for easy retrieval. The documents could be anything from invoices, sales orders, contracts to photographs, phone interview transcripts, and even video clips.
In this era of electronic documentation, this purpose is served by the EDM (Electronic Document Management). Computer programs and storage are used to manage the various kinds of documents an enterprise uses. You can create a new document using the EDMS or scan and store a hard copy in electronic form.