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The Neat(R) Company Announces GSA/TAA-Compliant Mobile and Desktop Scanners

Scanner/Software Solutions Make the Transition to a Paperless Office a Reality for Government Agencies (July 21, 2009)

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/21/09 -- The Neat® Company, developers of user-friendly scanning software and hardware solutions, today announced its full suite of products, including NeatReceipts®, NeatDesk®, NeatScan®To Office, and NeatScan® are now GSA/TAA-compliant (GSA #GS35F0085U). As a result, The Neat Company is brining its complete digital organizational system for all paper management to the government sector.

The adoption of the paperless office has been challenging and difficult for both the government and private sector. A report by the Delphi Group showed 15 percent of all paper handled in businesses is lost and 30 percent of all employees' time is spent trying to find lost documents. A recent government printing report by Lexmark and O'Keeffe & Company found that federal employees on average print 30 pages every workday, totaling 7,200 pages printed per employee, per year. The majority of the employees say they print more than they need, and on average federal workers discard 35 percent of the paper they print out every day. In today's economy, federal agencies cannot afford to waste resources or time.

The Neat Company's solutions make the transition to a paperless office a reality for government agencies that want to decrease waste and improve efficiency. More than just a tool for creating digital copies, The Neat Company's solutions transform static paper to dynamic digital information -- documents become searchable PDFs, receipts become expense reports and business cards become Outlook® contacts. Setting these solutions apart from traditional scanners is the powerful NeatWorks® software which utilizes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) plus patented Intelligent Text Recognition (ITR) technology to effortlessly transform data. With NeatWorks, government agencies have access to a unique combination of scanning and database applications which make it easy to convert printed documents to digital format and then transfer the digital information into other applications. For example, an agency might want to have users scan receipts into an expense reporting application, or create digital copies of an audit that are stored in a central location and can be quickly found via a keyword search.

The Neat Company's suite of GSA-compliant solutions include:


-- NeatReceipts® -- the best-selling mobile scanner in the private sector. This portable scanner is USB powered, only 10 inches long and weighs less than a pound, perfect for paperless management on-the-go. NeatReceipts is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. -- NeatDesk® -- an Automatic Document Feed (ADF) scanner with a patented paper input tray includes classification technology that automatically identifies and organizes by document type. It scans up to 10 business cards, 10 receipts and 10 letter-size pages, or 50 letter-size pages, at once. NeatDesk is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. -- NeatScan®To Office -- includes Neat's mobile scanner and software and integrates directly into Microsoft Office. The application installs a scanning tool bar into Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. This makes it easy to create Excel expense reports, turn business cards into Outlook contacts and scan text and images directly into Word and PowerPoint. -- NeatScan® -- creates high-quality searchable PDF files with one- button scanning. NeatScan's sophisticated processing automatically cleans, enhances and improves image quality, creating either black and white or color scans that can be saved as JPEG or PDF files. NeatScan is available on both the mobile and ADF scanner.

"Paper management is a pain point shared by the public and private sectors alike," says Jeff Thomas, Vice President, Government Solutions, The Neat Company. "Neat's solutions address the paper problem on multiple levels while offering agencies a new approach to streamlining workflow through a paperless ecosystem. Printing and faxing important papers was once the approach, scanning and emailing now become the process, which increases efficiency and cuts down on wasted time."

Government agencies can contact The Neat Company directly to review products, solutions and get a customized assessment of paper management needs.

About The Neat Company

Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your business or government agency.

Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company's combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately-owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.neatco.com.

Company Highlights

-- October 2002: Founded by Rafi Spero and Les Spero -- November 2003: NeatReceipts launched at Philadelphia Airport kiosk -- November 2005: NeatReceipts launched at Staples, Amazon, Fry's; additional kiosks opened -- August 2006: Awarded Best Product honors at Retail Vision -- October 2006: Named #1 Fastest Growing Private Company by Philadelphia Business Journal -- December 2006: Named Startup Company of the Year by Eastern Technology Council -- April 2007: NeatReceipts named NAPO's Organizer's Choice Award for Best Technology Product -- June 2007: Rafi Spero recognized as a top 40 Under 40 by Dealerscope magazine -- June 2007: Les and Rafi Spero named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award Winner in Greater Philadelphia -- October 2007: NeatReceipts named A Rising Star Company for Deloitte Fast 50 -- October 2007: NeatReceipts named #4 Fastest Growing Company by Philadelphia 100 -- October 2007: NeatReceipts named Best Small Company To Work For by Philadelphia Magazine -- August 2008: NeatReceipts named #66 on Inc. 500 list of the fastest- growing private companies in the U.S., #1 in the Philadelphia region, and #5 among consumer products -- September 2008: NeatReceipts re-launches as The Neat Company and introduces an all-new product lineup and debuts NeatWorks 4.0 software -- October 2008: NeatReceipts and NeatDesk named Spark! Award winners -- November 2008: NeatDesk named a Design & Innovation award winner by the Consumer Electronics Association -- November 2008: NeatDesk named a winner of the iF Product Design awards -- March 2009: NeatDesk named a winner of the Red Dot Product Design awards -- April 2009: NeatDesk for Mac launches

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Contact Information
Kevin Garton
Chief Marketing Officer
The Neat Company
(215) 382-3300 Ext. 132
Email Contact

Elizabeth Rizzo
SHIFT Communications
(617) 779-1845
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