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As a professional road warrior, I sometimes feel as though Irnam drowning in receipts. Whether I’m traveling for a client or for my ownrneducation, keeping receipts is a must. Fortunately, a number of softwarernapplications can help keep all of those receipts organized. In this article, Irnwill discuss five good choices.
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The thing I like most about NeatReceipts is that it’s sorneasy to use. Simply insert a receipt into the included scanner and click thernScan button. Once the receipt has been scanned, NeatReceipts uses opticalrncharacter recognition to turn the receipt into a searchable document. It worksrnreally well for creating expense reports and you can use it to scan businessrncards and other types of documents. NeatReceipts also allows you to organizernyour receipts (and other documents) into a folder structure that makes sensernfor you.
NeatReceipts sells for $179.00 and includes a portablernscanner.
The software seems to work well, but using it involves a bitrnof a learning curve. Receipts have to be uploaded to a “Certify Wallet.”rnYou must then enter and categorize your expenses. After that, you link thernexpense to the corresponding receipt.
One thing I do like about Certify is the way expenses arerncategorized. Certify asks you for relevant information based on the applicationrncategory. For example, if you’re entering an expense for a hotel stay, Certifyrnwill ask you for the check-in and check-out dates, the hotel’s name andrnlocation, and the reason for your stay.
One thing I really like is the app’s Trips feature, whichrnhelps you keep track of vehicle mileage. It’s great for those of us whornroutinely forget to look at the odometer.
Shoeboxed Receipt and Mileage Tracker is available for iOSrnand Android.
One of the really nice things about OneReceipt is that it isrnlocation aware. When you provide a new receipt you can manually enter the namernof the place where the receipt came from. However, the software also uses yourrnGPS location to try to automatically populate the vendor name.
OneReceipt is available for iOS.
Receipts can photograph and categorize your receipts andrnthen build comprehensive expense reports based on the receipts you havernassembled.
Receipts is available for iOS and Android.