Open source software components – developed over many years and implemented many times world-wide – are the basis for bitfarm-Archiv Document Management developed by bitfarm Informationssysteme GmbH in Siegen, Germany. The technical know-how, available here in terms of Document Management, is a valuable source of information for clients and affiliated businesses.
In the meantime, a large number of small and large DMS projects have been implemented in various industries. The know-how gained in terms of organisation of digital archive systems, the analysis and electronic implementation of document processes as well as the realisation of branch-specific requirements is available to clients in all projects by bitfarm Infomationssysteme GmbH or their affiliated businesses without restrictions.
Often, the successful introduction of business software not only depends on the software itself, but also on the procedure during introduction, the participating people's performance in the project and especially the quality of the support in the first weeks and months of live operation.
If it comes to ERP systems it is understood that these are the most important programmes, which are used in a company or an institution. Correspondingly, the selection processes in acquisition as well as the expenditures for licences and support are considerable.
An electronic Document Management System often sems to be of lower priority. But the more information get filled into the digital archive from all business divisions, the more one recognises the usefulness; often one does not want to do without anymore. In time, many processes are solely charted with the Document Management System, because it is more practical, saves work and everything gets documented automatically. Thus, the DMS often subtly gains business-critical importance.
In this context it is advisable, to call in the advice of an expert at the beginning of a DMS project in order to apply approaches properly and avoid costly rework.