In this chapter, we review the requirements for document imaging systems that enable the scanning and conversion of physical documents to image format. We also review the functionality offered by recognition technologies (such as barcode and character recognition tools). Our objectives are to do the following: • Discuss the requirement to identify existing document imaging systems when considering IDCM solutions. • Provide a framework for determining requirements for imaging and scanning in workgroup and production applications. • Review the application of recognition technologies for facilitating data capture during scanning. The project planning, feasibility study, and user requirements strategies that we discussed in Chapters 6, 8, and 11 apply to this context.