Arshifi – Electronic DMS
According to this web site there are the following categories of document management systems:
As you may see there are other classifications, but we will constrain ourselves to these three. More specifically on last two.
Document Management Systems are those systems designed to manage all sorts of documents: digital files (wordprocessing, spreadsheets, databases ..etc) and provide versioning and check-in/check-out facilities. They act as a central repository for an organization's files. Hopefully we will see Arshifi compete in this field in the future, Insha Allah.
Document Imaging (which is Arshifi's field) is a litte bit different. Instead of accepting digital data (both in the form of binary files and scanned images) Document Imaging (DI) only deals with scanned image. Providing facilities to :
Scan/Input: Arshifi accepts input from both TWAIN compatible devices and from image files. Support for ADF (Automatic Document Feeders) is also considered.
Indexing: Arshifi facilitates this by using tags, you can link each file to a tag or a group of tags thus making the process of indexing easy and flexible.
Storage: Arshifi works right now on Access, in a short period we'll be using MySQL٫
Retrieval: Arshifi differs from other DMS software in this. It uses tag clouds to make the retrieval of stored data easy, fast, and intuitive. It will also have a flexible search facility.
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