What Is A Document?

A document is a physical representation of a body of information designed with the intent to communicate. A document may have symbolic, diagrammatic or sensory-representational information.

To document is to produce a document artefact by collecting and representing information. A document is understood as a paper artefact, containing information in the form of ink marks. Increasingly, documents are also understood as digital artefacts.

Documents for Business Processes

Documents play a vital role in the internal management of a business, they also provide an important interface between the business and their suppliers, employees, and customers. Current trends toward longer value chains and increased regulation compliance increase the number of documents that must be generated, processed and retained within any business.

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