Association of Organization and Information Systems

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The VOI V erband O rganisations- und I nformationssysteme eV is the German professional association of the providers of products and services in the field of document management , electronic archiving , enterprise information management. The association is based in Bonn . The VOI was founded in 1991 and is now the number 1 authority in the field of Enterprise Information Management (EIM).

The association has five regional groups and several specialist committees, including on the subject of electronic signatures . The work of the specialist committees results in publications such as B. the Codes of Practice , which are usually created by a group of specialist authors and self-published . The VOI plays a key role in organizing the annual DMS EXPO. Since May 1, 2012, the VOI has been operating the information portal ECMtoday on the subject of Enterprise Content Management (ECM).


The association was founded on March 17, 1991 at CeBIT by Ulrich Kampffmeyer as the Association of Optical Information Systems. In 1999 the association changed its name to the VOI Association for Organizations and Information Systems, keeping the abbreviation VOI. The abbreviation VOI was also interpreted as the "Voice of Information" in the following years. He has had an office with a full-time managing director since 1998. In 2010 the association had around 250 member companies. In 2011 the board of the VOI proposed transferring the association to BITKOM . The general assembly rejected this by a majority because it would have meant the dissolution of the association. The rejection in the general meeting led to the resignation of several members, who then constituted new ones within BITKOM and thereby replicated the fields of work and structures of the VOI. In 2012 the association had around 200 member companies and was meeting its statutory objectives of being the "Voice of Information" to provide information about the benefits of information technology, especially in the field of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). For this purpose, the information portal ECMtoday was launched, on which specialist articles and user reports on ECM solutions are published. In September 2013 the VOI realigns itself and supplements its requirements with the positioning on Enterprise Information Management (EIM). “With its new strategy, the association is adding even more growth and added value with the trend reversal from ECM to EIM. The VOI extends ECM and defines Enterprise Information Management (EIM) as the merging of structured data, unstructured documents and the associated business applications. "

Important publications of the association

  • Document management systems : manufacturers and products . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). Bonn 2006.
  • Document management - from archive to enterprise content management . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). Bonn 2005, ISBN 3-932898-11-7 .
  • DMS guidelines for decision-makers . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). 2004.
  • PK-DML test criteria for document management solutions . VOI / TüVIT, (= publication series of the VOI eV). 2nd Edition. Bonn 2004.
  • Electronic signature : potentials, processes, applications, benefits . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). Bonn 2004.
  • Technical aspects and components of digital archive systems . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). Bonn 2003, ISBN 3-932898-09-5 .
  • Document management in Germany . (= Series of publications of the VOI eV). Bonn, 2003.
  • Procedure documentation according to GoBS . (= VOI compendium. Volume 4; series of publications by VOI eV). Bonn, 1999, ISBN 3-932898-04-4 .
  • Principles of electronic archiving . (= VOI Compendium Volume 3; series of publications by VOI eV). 2nd Edition. Bonn, 1997, ISBN 3-932898-03-6 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. see here
  2. Peter Schmerler, managing director of the VOI, 2013: "Enterprise Information Management is a data, information and knowledge comprehensive quality concept to improve business processes." Archived copy ( Memento of the original February 1, 2014 Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link is automatically used and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /