Introduction to Service-Oriented Architectures for EDM Systems
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Overview: Document management systems have come a long way from their original beginnings. The first systems were centered on scanning and storing paper documents as digital images. While ^Effective^ for that time and the technology available, many users were simply not satisfied with these simple systems and wanted to do more - such as pass the document around a network, manage electronic documents like a Microsoft Word file, and exchange data from the scanned images with a legacy application. However, as EDM becomes integrated with more mainstream applications, the stumbling block has become the need to hardwire each EDM application to each business or legacy application.