What is an electronic documents management system?

An electronic document management system (EDMS) is a software solution designed to store, manage, and track electronic documents and images of paper-based information. EDMS provides a framework for organising and controlling documents throughout their lifecycle, from creation and review to approval and archiving. Key features of an EDMS include document capture, indexing, storage, retrieval, version control, and workflow automation. By digitising document management processes, EDMS helps organisations reduce paper usage, improve access to information, and enhance overall operational efficiency.