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bitfarm­-Archiv Docu­ment Manage­ment - Advan­tages

The Open Source Concept

bitfarm-Archiv Docu­ment Ma­nage­ment is an Open Sour­ce DMS and ECM sys­tem. It is ba­sed on free soft­ware, so that ma­ny func­tions do not ha­ve to be pro­gram­med se­pa­ra­te­ly. Which sa­ves ti­me and mo­ney and has pro­ven it­self as a mo­dern form of soft­ware de­ve­lop­ment. Ma­ny com­mer­cial en­ter­pri­ses, in­sti­tu­tions and ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­ons mean­whi­le fall back on Open Sour­ce sys­tems, sin­ce the ad­van­ta­ges are ob­vious.

The­re are no li­cen­sing fees for o­pen sour­ce sys­tems and the sour­ce co­de is re­lea­sed with the soft­ware. For you as a cus­to­mer, this means mo­re se­cu­ri­ty and a cer­tain in­de­pen­den­ce from the ori­gi­nal pro­vi­der in ad­di­ti­on to the price ad­van­tage com­pa­red to pro­pri­e­ta­ry sys­tems. In ac­cor­dan­ce with the open source gui­de­lines, we do not char­ge li­cen­se fees for either the GPL or the Enter­prise version of our soft­ware.

Pro­fes­sional Support

As we only char­ge for ser­vi­ces such as the plan­ning and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the sys­tem, staff trai­ning and pro­fes­si­o­nal sup­port for the Enter­prise Edi­tion, our main fo­cus is on a trus­ting and suc­cess­ful co­ope­ra­tion with our cus­to­mers.

We want the im­ple­men­ta­tion of our DMS in your com­pany to be a com­ple­te suc­cess. There­fore we are con­stant­ly wor­king on the opti­mi­sa­tion of our soft­ware and ser­vice.

Why bitfarm­-Archiv Docu­ment Ma­nage­ment?

Ir­res­pec­tive of the costs, which are cer­tai­nly one of the most im­por­tant cri­te­ria, other ques­ti­ons al­so co­me to the fo­re du­ring the plan­ned in­tro­duc­tion of a DMS/ECM so­lu­tion through­out the com­pa­ny. This con­cerns the con­cepts, com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty, ope­ra­bi­li­ty and func­tio­na­lity of a sys­tem. De­ci­sion ma­kers ask them­selves ques­tions like: Does the so­lu­tion suit us? What do ty­pi­cal processes look like from the user's point of view? What ea­se of use is of­fe­red? Which trai­ning ef­fort is re­qui­red?? Will the so­lu­tion be ab­le to cope with in­crea­sing re­quire­ments in the fu­tu­re?

bitfarm-Archiv Docu­ment Manage­ment can be fle­xib­ly tai­lo­red to the indi­vidu­al needs of your com­pan­y and per­fect­ly inte­gra­ted in­to exis­ting IT infra­struc­tu­res. The user inter­face, which is de­sig­ned as a ty­pi­cal Win­dows appli­ca­tion in terms of both ope­ra­tion and de­sign, fa­cili­tates the change­over for users and mini­mises trai­ning costs.

With the help of the bitfarm-Archiv Tool­box and ex­ten­sive scrip­ting op­tions, the soft­ware scales fle­xib­ly along the res­pec­tive re­quire­ments. bitfarm-Archiv ef­fort­less­ly maps simp­le re­quire­ments as well as com­plex DMS and ECM sce­na­rios. Almost all func­tions can be swit­ched off or on as re­qui­red. Thus the sys­tem ne­ver seems over­loa­ded and adapts exact­ly to your needs.

Further advan­tages at a glance

  • Relief of employees through extensive automation possi­bili­ties
  • Future security due to open source and the use of generally accepted standards for document storage
  • Revision security - bitfarm-Archiv DMS meets all require­ments of the GoBD and the AO
  • Best text recog­nition rate among the document management systems thanks to integration of the market leader Omnipage®
  • Low resource consumption, use of common standard hardware
  • Stability and security due to Open Source components proven over many years
  • Fast amortisation - highest economic efficiency
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Picture: DLR control centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, source: DLR, CC-BY 3.0