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Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System

Hi,

 

I just purchased the HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus. It seems like it is going to be a good printer.

 

I have also been thinging about one of the NEAT document scanning and filing system.  I am wondering if there is software available to use with the 8600 that will allow me to scan, file, and search bills, receipts, etc. instead of purchasing a NEAT system.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System

I'm not sure if there is any software that can do what you are asking for, but if I can find any I will let you know.

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Re: Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System

Hi and thanks for the reply,

 

Since I posted I have found a program called FileCenter that looks like it will do the job.  I think I have to connect the 8600 to the computer that is running FileCenter (with a USB cable) because FileCenter uses the TWAIN driver.  I plan to download the evaluation software to see how it works.

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I'll keep that program in mind for the future.  If FileCenter is using the TWAIN driver, it should work USB or wireless.  The TWAIN driver is what all HP scan function go through whether wired or wireless.

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Re: Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System

Is anyone aware of a good software program that does what Neat Works does, only without so many software problems?

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I'm just starting with Neat on a Mac and doing the scanning on an 8600.  The process is slow and I can't seem to find a way to scan multi-page documents into a single PDF.  What problems have you had?  I'm still in the evaluation phase and may return it for a refund if it's not acceptable.

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Re: Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System - Hoping someone has some new info

Hello everyone, 

 

I purchased an HP Officejet Pro 8600 about 6 months ago. I'm a real estate agent, and also have several rental properties. If you're familiar with this industry, it includes LOADS of paperwork. 

 

The issue I struggle with most is going through all my receipts and inputing them into Quickbooks in order to track/log expenses to be prepared for tax time. Usually I give up because it's so tedious and end up spending days going over a years worth of Lowes and Home Depot receipts as I put together my taxes. 

 

I've read about NEAT software and how it can read the receipts create reports and you can then export them to Quickbooks. 

 

The problem is that I love my HP all-in-one and absolutely DO NOT want to replace it. I'm hoping that HP has come up with or partnered with another company, to provide software with similar functionality?

 

I read that HP released an OfficeJet that came bundled with some version of NEAT software. Is that exclusive to that specific model? Or is that available to any OfficeJet owners? If it isn't free, which I'd hope it is, what would the cost be?

 

Sorry for going on and on, just wanted to make sure anyone who read this fully understands my situation before commenting. 

 

Please let me know if anyone has any info about this or any suggestions for what I could do. 

 

Thanks!

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Re: Software Alternative to the NEAT Scanning System - Hoping someone has some new info

There is one HP printer that is compatible with the NEAT software, but it's neither the 8600 or the 8500 (I have both).  The only way I've found to get documents into NEAT is to scan them to a PDF file and then import it into NEAT.  NEAT tries SO hard to figure out what the document is, but it's usually wrong and it's very time-consuming.   I've given up on my Mac version.  Paper Port was thought to have been a good alternative to NEAT, but the current review indicate that in the past several years it's gone downhill rapidly (it was sold?) and almost universally the users recommended it not be used.

 

I justr wanted to be able to dcan a document into the system and move it to a directory or place a tag on it so I, like you, could find things at tax time.

 

I wish you the best of luck.

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