The migration module provides options for moving document images and metadata to file folder formats, database formats, and content management systems. Two general types of migration formats are supported: 1) Direct and 2) Flat file. The direct type migration options move images, metadata, and OCR text directly into the target content management system or Database. The metadata and OCR text function as index values for image retrieval and Document Management systems. The Flat file migration types which include text and XML formats. The Database migration creates a standard MS SQL Server 2005 database or Access 2003 database where each index field name is a column, the index values are rows in the table, and the final column of the database table is the path to the drive/directory of the image file associated with each row of index values.