A CDE Definition
Focusing on the document as the foundation or starting point. In a document-centric system, the document is retrieved and automatically calls the appropriate software required to work with it. Contrast with application centric. See document management system.
document management system
Software that manages documents for electronic publishing. It generally supports a large variety of document formats and provides extensive access control and searching capabilities across LANs and WANs. A document management system may support multiple versions of a document and may be able to combine text fragments written by different authors. It often includes a workflow component that routes documents to the appropriate users. See workflow and document imaging.
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