When it comes to tracking document submissions, many companies simply use Excel. They enter each document as a new row, and they add a new set of columns for each submission. Looking only at DIY solutions, if your organization has one small job (i.e. under 15 documents), no argument. If this is a recurring process or a large job, you are doing a disservice to yourself and your organization.
Enter the database. The database is the application specifically designed to managing a growing set of data (and transactions occurring on that data