7 of the Best Free Linux Document Management Systems
Document Management is an information technology that has
taken over from legacy systems of manual or server based file sharing,
the electronic filing cabinet, to control policies and procedures. It
is one of the functions provided by Enterprise Content Management.
A document management system enables individuals and
businesses to manage documents, making it easy to locate a previous
document version. This is important from a record control perspective,
and to ensure that compliance standards are met within a user-friendly
The main benefit offered by a document management
system is that it gives individuals and businesses the tools to store
and index many different types of documents and electronic files.
Information and knowledge within the organisation can be accessed as
appropriate, leading to an increase in productivity. Any kind of binary
data can be
stored in the document system. Other uses of this type of system
include document workflow, records management, image management,
disaster recovery, backup, and access control.
Linux offers an impressive range of open source
document management systems of varying complexities, to help manage
paper files electronically, enabling users to find data without any
fuss or bother. At the same time these systems ensure that only
authorised users have
access to the relevant documents, can add meta-data to documents for
searching, and provide version control.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available
for Linux, we have compiled a list of 7 powerful document management
systems. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
here for anyone who needs to control records and documents. We give our
highest recommendation to Alfresco and OpenKM.
Now, let's explore the 7 document management systems. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Document Management Systems
||Offers a high degree of modularity and scalable
management of documents, users, roles, and finding
documents and records
||Targeted at business users; has a user friendly web
document meta-data, version control, security and easy access
||Full featured, web-based Document Management System
to the legal archiving of high volumes of static documents
||AJAX-enabled Project and Document Management application
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Last Updated Saturday, August 31 2013 @ 05:48 PM EDT