February 5, 2007 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Vanguard Systems, a supplier of document management, workflow, and related storage applications for the i5/OS and OS/400 platform, continues to grow through acquisitions, and last week it bought one of its partners, Elite Document Systems.
Vanguard sells an electronic document management solution called IMS/21, which runs on i5/OS and OS/400. IMS/21 is commonly used in insurance, healthcare, financial services, and distribution companies that also rely heavily on documents to do their business. The IMS/21 software keeps electronic versions of all of the fax, invoice, statement, and other reports that i5/OS and OS/400 applications generate; it allows the scanning