Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

management system stores and tracks documents and supports the following functions.

• Versions and timestamps . The document management system will keep multiple versions of documents. The most recent version of a document is easy to identify and will be considered the default. • Approvals and workflows . When a process needs to be changed, the system will manage both access to the documents for editing and the routing of the document for approval. • Communication . When a process changes, those who implement the process need to be made aware of the changes. The document management system will notify the appropriate people when a change to a document has been approved. Of course, document management systems are not only used for managing business process documentation. Many other types of documents are managed in these systems, such as legal documents or design documents. ERP Systems An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is software with a centralized database that can be used to run an entire company. Here are some of the main components of an ERP system. Computer program . The system is a computer program, which means that it has been developed with specific logic and rules behind it. It is customized and installed to work specifically for an individual organization. Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 166

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