Various materials such as texts contained in office documents, document images, graphics, and audio.

A mechanism for collecting, registering, integrally managing, updating and distributing contents or a system that realizes such a mechanism is collectively referred to as Contents Management System (CMS).
CMS includes document management systems that manage business documents within a company, systems that link to corporate information portals, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and EC (Electronic Commerce) sites, and a web content management system that manages the contents of websites to disseminate information widely via the Internet, and an asset management system that manages information assets.