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The Neat Company

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8.8

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The Neat Company was created in 2002 and ran a desktop software to manage expenses and documents. It soon after created the NeatReceipts sheet-fed scanner to track expenses more easily and document them straight into the software. In more recent years, The Neat Company has turned almost completely digital, creating a cloud service Saas application that can scan and track expenses from your phone and store and organize your most important documents digitally.

NeatBooks is the company's current full bookkeeping and accounting product providing the following features:

  • Connect accounts
  • Receipt management
  • Do your books from desktop or mobile app 
  • View business analytics 
  • Digital filing system 
  • One-on-one access to a customer service representative for onboarding and support 

NeatFiles Unlimited is the company's basic file storage product that provides the following features:

  • Unlimited document management 
  • Advanced data processing
  • Quickbooks integration 
  • Access for up to five users
  • Email, chat, and phone support 
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The Good

  • Free 30-Day Trial on Premium Accounts
  • Up-to-Date
  • Different Plans for Different Situations
  • Organizational Help

Free 30-Day Trial on Premium Accounts

Unlike many of its competitors, The Neat Company allows customers to try out its best software plans for up to 30 days. Many of its competitors have a free trial, but it is on the basic plans and does not give access to all that The Neat Company provides.

Up-to-Date Software

The Neat Company’s software is not only up to date but is among the most innovative companies we have seen. Since creating the first receipt scanner in 2002, The Neat Company has continued to work on this software and has led the expense management industry in simplifying receipt scanning and organizing.

Different Plans for Different Situations

The Neat Company offers Lite, Premium, and Business plans:

Lite:

  • Unlimited file storage
  • Mobile receipt and document scanning app
  • Configurable file organization
  • Expense reporting
  • Business contact integrations

Premium:

  • Everything included in Lite
  • Human verification (receipts and contacts)
  • QuickBooks online integration
  • QuickBooks desktop (add-on fees apply)
  • File sharing and collaboration
  • Email marketing integrations
  • One-on-one expert training

Business:

  • Everything Included in Lite/Premium
  • Up to 5 plan users
  • Human verification (invoices)
  • QuickBooks online and QuickBooks desktop included
  • Unlimited phone, chat, and email with toll-free number and VIP access
  • Multi-account/business access
  • Accountant and bookkeeper edition

Organizational Help

This company allows you to place your files throughout its site anywhere to organize your expenses however you would like. It keeps folders and tabs to help it feel clean and look clean. One of The Neat Company’s goals is to help companies and individuals stay “neat.”

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The Bad

  • Pricing

Pricing

The Neat Company pricing is dependent on the plan and if a company chooses to pay annually or monthly:

  • Lite(Basic Plan): $89.99 per year or $8.99 per month
  • Premium: $149.99 per year or $14.99 per month
  • Business: $249.99 per year or $24.99 per month

Although its premium packages are cheap for the industry, its basic plan is a little more expensive. This makes it better for companies but harder on freelancers and independent contractors.

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The Bottom Line

The Neat Company, although it does cost a bit more for its basic package, offers lots of benefits to its customers. Along with its expense management services, it is helpful in managing cash flow, collaborating with employees, scanning receipts and documents, and helping your company stay “neat.”

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Suzanne Shepard New Haven, VT

When having a problem when scanning documents I called the first time and they tried hard to help but it only lasted a week. The second time I called Jolyn was a big help and got my problem fixed

1 year ago

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