Browse Definitions :
Definition

document lifecycle

The document lifecycle is the sequence of stages that a document goes through from its creation to its eventual archival or destruction.

Proper procedures throughout the document’s lifecycle are an important part of enterprise content management (ECM), a set of defined processes that help an organization obtain, organize, store and deliver information crucial to its operation in the most effective manner possible. 

The document lifecycle is also important for enterprise document management (EDM), a strategy for overseeing an organization's paper and electronic documents so they are easily retrieved in the event of a compliance audit or subpoena. Considerations for EDM include how long documents should be retained, where they should be stored, how changes can be traced and how they can be recovered in the event of a disaster.

The stages of a document’s lifecycle include: creation, storage, categorizing, metadata tagging, delivery or sharing, repurposing, review and reporting, archiving and / or destruction.

This was last updated in August 2014

Continue Reading About document lifecycle

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

Are you serious? Someone has had the mind to come up with this garbage....I feel truly sorry for them
Cancel

SearchCompliance

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR) is a combination of strategies and services intended to back up data, applications and other ...

SearchStorage

Close