CES 2014 kicks off this week, and like previous years, Neat will be on hand to showcase our latest innovations! However, unlike previous years, this CES has gotten off to a troublesome start thanks to Mother Nature and cancelled flights. A few on our team spent some of the week on trains, planes, and in automobiles as they ventured west to Las Vegas.
For those who are unfamiliar with CES, it’s a massive international tradeshow for all things related to consumer technology. For one whole week, companies from around the world gather in Las Vegas to unveil hot new technology and provide sneak peeks for the coming year. CES gives us a nice platform to highlight what is new to the Neat Digital Filing System.
Many will be coming to see our new NeatConnect, the first wireless scanner to include direct-to-cloud capabilities with a sleek, integrated touchscreen interface. Users can scan their paper documents directly to NeatCloud or to other personal cloud services such as SkyDrive, Box, and Google Drive. NeatConnect even scans directly to email addresses – all without needing a computer.
Neat will also introduce what will roll out in 2014 for NeatCloud, including expanded document classification and parsing capabilities, and integration with popular small business accounting software packages. Users can save time and avoid sifting through huge heaps of financial data, and spend more time on what matters.
Expanded document classification analyzes each NeatCloud document for structure and content so it can be properly classified. Adding classification for invoices, e-receipts, checks, and recipes lets users better organize their documents and make their information more manageable and efficient.
After NeatCloud classifies an item, Neat’s document parsing technology automatically populates data fields that are relevant to a particular document. For example, when a receipt is sent to NeatCloud it will automatically parse information to multiple new data fields – such as tracking numbers to speed obtaining shipment status, vendor contact information to simplify obtaining product support, and purchase orders to streamline accounting processes.
Additionally, the first small business accounting system integration available for NeatCloud will connect with QuickBooks desktop products and QuickBooks Online. By activating data parsed from small business documents, NeatCloud eliminates time associated with manually entering receipt or invoice data into accounting software while also reducing related data entry. Further NeatCloud integrations are planned for other accounting solutions in 2014.
Hope to see you at CES! And we hope you packed your NeatReceipts to keep track of all your receipts and business cards from a week in Vegas!
Until next time…Keep it Neat.