Scanning into Sharepoint, possible?

Two or three people have now asked me for this, and as of yet I cannot find an answer.

We have clients with 5 – 10 users, and we have a network scanner.  We would like to be able to have a Sharepoint Webpart that can scan whatever is on the scanner and then prompt for Metadata then save to a document library.   You would think this stuff would be simple 🙂

Any of you readers know of anything?

  13 Replies to “Scanning into Sharepoint, possible?”

  1. Pat Rooney
    January 3, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    Just had this issue with a client, solved it with Paperport 10 Professional. Seems to do what he wanted and only cost around 120 Euros. Have a look at

  2. January 3, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks Pat, I’ll check it out.

  3. Pat Rooney
    January 4, 2006 at 8:19 am

    I forgot to mention that you need to download a free plug-in to get it to talk to SharePoint – it took me an hour or two to figure out why it it wasn’t working. It’s on their website somewhere.

  4. Ted Baker
    October 2, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Dark Blue Duck have a desktop scanning product for SharePoint

  5. April 2, 2007 at 9:25 pm


    Please note that we have launched a “Scanning Enabler 2007” product.

    This product add scanning support for Windows SharePoint Services 2007 and MOSS 2007.

    Dark Blue Duck

  6. John Peters
    September 6, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Check out KnowledgeLake. They specialize specifically in document imaging for SharePoint. They have a webpart that does exactly what you are looking for.

  7. Matt Smith
    February 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Also look at Websio SharePoint Scanner Plug-In. Great component!

  8. March 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Check out our website at you might find some helpful information regarding this.

  9. April 10, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Dark Blue Duck have added support for network scanners to their Scanning Enabler product. Multifunction Printers such as the HP M3027x MFP can now be connected directly to Windows SharePoint Services V3 and MOSS 2007.

    A “Routing Coversheet” ensures that the documents scanned using the network scanner are routed to the correct SharePoint list item or the correct SharePoint Document Library folder.

    Kind regards

    Dark Blue Duck

  10. April 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    All of you people advertising, why not SEND me a copy of your software so I can review it!

    Contact me via the contact form on this blog.


  11. June 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    We have a product Called Callisto Managed Scan which runs on Sharp, Ricoh & HP MFD’s that can scan directly into Sharepoint from the MFD. You are asked to enter Metadata according to the document library you are in.


    Trevor Joseph

  12. August 23, 2008 at 8:48 am

    There are a couple of apps out there I have found very easy to use. Probably the most feature rich is PSIGEN’s PSI:Capture product. It let’s you quickly enter metadata, and you can even create custom barcode coversheets for auto import and entry.

    I have an info page and review here:

  13. Mike
    November 16, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Resurrecting an old post! How about scanning to sharepoint that properly supports Business Data Catalog columns?

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