Document management is the process of storing and organizing documents within a company or at home. Document management is usually done electronically by scanning existing documents and archiving them on file storage computers. Document management may then be continued by having all future documents created electronically within a word processing program and thus skip having a paper copy whatsoever. The organizing portion of electronic document management is very simple once the documents are on a computer it's possible to search for specific keywords throughout any document, and thus it's easy to find what you are looking for.
Alternatively, document management may entail organizing paper copies of files into filing cabinets alphabetically or by specific topics. This method of document management is very space consuming and it often takes large amounts of time to find a document you are looking for. On the plus this, document management with paper copies allows for people to take the files with them and does not require them to have access to a computer or a printer.