The Neat® Company Adds Cloud and Mobile Services to its Comprehensive Digital Filing System
PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Neat® Company, a leader in Digital Filing Systems for the small business and home, today announced general availability of NeatCloud® and NeatMobile®. With these new services, Neat customers will be able to access and share the information in their Neat Digital Filing Systems from virtually anywhere. Users will also be able to immediately add documents, receipts, and business cards into their Digital Filing System using the camera on their mobile devices.
“Instead of just storing static files somewhere, Neat activates the information that is otherwise locked on paper or trapped in digital documents. What’s more, Neat provides immediate access to the information you need at exactly the time you need it,” explained Jim Foster, Chief Executive Officer, The Neat Company. “Neat’s unique ecosystem will enable our customers to acquire documents by scanning, emailing, and snapping a picture. Customers can also access documents from computers, tablets and smartphones and run reports, export data to other applications, share files and folders and search for information in revolutionary new ways.”
Neat’s Digital Filing System consists of the Neat software platform; the company’s popular scanning solutions NeatDesk® and NeatReceipts®; and NeatCloud and NeatMobile. With the addition of cloud and mobile services, Neat addresses paper, digital, and mobile content in one comprehensive system. New and enhanced features of Neat’s Digital Filing System include:
NeatCloud – NeatCloud is an online Digital Filing System designed to provide users with their own, personalized cloud-based information system. NeatCloud is the first cloud-based solution to incorporate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and parsing technology. NeatCloud can extract data from items in the Digital Filing System to create entirely new value for the user. By “activating” this data, users can search for and share important documents, manage eReceipts, create expense reports and digital contact lists within the Digital Filing System. NeatCloud also syncs with Neat’s desktop software and mobile app to provide users with seamless access to all their important information no matter its original source or format.
Expanded Search - A powerful feature of NeatCloud is Neat’s Expanded Search capability. Neat users can now find information they may have stored in multiple cloud services including Google Docs, Dropbox and Evernote. Users simply type a search term, pick the services they want to search and access the relevant search results from a single Neat interface. Searches can be saved and will automatically continue to add files that match that search criteria.
NeatMobile – With NeatMobile, iPhones and iPads can be used to quickly view all the information in a Digital Filing System while on the go. NeatMobile also turns mobile devices into a Neat scanner by allowing users to “scan” images using the camera on their mobile device. In the same way Neat’s industry-leading scanners leverage OCR and parsing to transform paper documents into actionable data, NeatMobile extracts information from mobile images. NOTE: NeatMobile is currently available on Apple’s iOS devices and will be released for the Android operating system in August.
NeatVerify – Images captured with mobile devices may suffer from poor environmental effects such as a shaky hand, bad lighting or image skewing. For near perfect accuracy, users of NeatMobile can sign up for NeatVerify, a monthly subscription service that ensures that data taken from images is 99% accurate. The data extracted from the image is arranged in data fields which are reviewed and verified by real people and returned to the user’s Digital Filing System within minutes. Neat customers can choose to turn NeatVerify on or off for each image, giving them full control over what images are processed through the system.
Additional Features and Functions
Other unique capabilities of the Neat Digital Filing System include:
- Sync: When information is added to Neat’s Digital Filing System it’s synchronized between all devices. For example, files scanned with NeatDesk or NeatReceipts are saved to Neat’s software and automatically synced with NeatCloud. They are also available to be viewed through the NeatMobile application.
- Share: NeatCloud users can share individual files or folders with anyone. The person with whom they share will be able to view only the selected file or folder. If a folder is shared, parties will be able to exchange comments on the documents within the shared folder.
- Email In: With NeatCloud users will create Neat email addresses and can request vendors or others send receipts or documents directly into their Neat Digital Filing System completely eliminating the need for paper receipts while speeding organization.
- Back Up – All information in the Neat Digital Filing System will be securely and safely back up. Customers will no longer have to worry about a hard drive crash or lost mobile device.
Pricing and Availability
NeatCloud will be offered at www.Neat.com as a subscription service with three pricing plans ranging from $5.99 to $24.99 a month. Prices will vary based on number of users and available features. For subscription details, visit http://www.neat.com/products/neatcloud.
NeatMobile will be free-of-charge to those who have subscribed to the top two NeatCloud plans. Click here to download the NeatMobile app from the Apple App Store. You can also simply search for “Neat” on the Apple App Store to find and download NeatMobile.
* Today The Neat Company also announced availability of NeatScan®, a mail-in, bulk scanning service that scans documents for Neat users and sends digitized versions directly to NeatCloud accounts. (see press release announcement here)
**NeatCloud is supported on the following popular browsers: Internet Explorer v8 or higher, Safari v4 or higher, Google Chrome, and Firefox.
About Digital Filing Systems
A digital filing system is a desktop and cloud-based repository where important documents and information can be safely stored, organized, accessed and shared. The information can originate from analog (paper) or digital formats (PDF, JPEG, etc.) and be placed in the digital filing system by scanning, emailing, mobile device image capture or uploading.
About The Neat Company
The Neat® Company is the leading manufacturer of Digital Filing Systems for the small business and home markets. Neat’s unique combination of cloud, mobile, desktop software and hardware scanning solutions transform important documents into usable digital information. Neat’s comprehensive digital filing system helps you organize, access and share both paper and digital documents simplifying everyday tasks so you have more time to do what matters. Neat’s solutions consist of NeatDesk®, NeatReceipts®, NeatCloud®, NeatMobile®, NeatVerify® and NeatScan®. Learn more at www.neat.com.
SOURCE The Neat Company