The document management system in the present times would range in terms of size and scope. It would be ranging from small, standalone systems to relatively large scale enterprise-wide configurations that have been serving the audience worldwide. A majority of document management systems would be providing a means to incorporate standard physical document filing practices using the electronic manner.

It would be inclusive of storage location, version control, security and access control, audit trails and check-in/check-out along with document lockdown. It would be pertinent to mention here that document management has still been recognized and utilized in an independent manner.