Share Point 2013 for Document Management
Available from Microsoft Corporation
The features integrated into Microsoft's SharePoint Foundation document management system address all of the following: What kinds of documents and other content can be created in an organization; What template to use for each kind of document; What metadata to provide for each kind of document; Where to store a document at each stage of its life cycle; How to control access to a document at each stage of its life cycle; and, how to move documents within the organization as team members contribute to the documents' creation, review, approval, publication, and disposition.
SharePoint Server 2013 includes these same features and also adds the following: What policies to apply to documents so that document-related actions are audited, documents are retained or disposed of appropriately, and content that is important to the organization is protected; and, how to handle documents as corporate records, which must be retained according to legal requirements and corporate guidelines.
To make sure that information workers can easily take advantage of these capabilities without having to depart from their day-to-day operations and familiar tools, applications in the Microsoft Office system — such as Outlook and Word — also include features that support each stage in a document's life cycle.