IDEXX Neo Software


 

IDEXX Neo is a cloud-based veterinary practice management suite used by animal hospitals and veterinary clinics. Key features include appointment management, invoice creation and payment processing.

Users can define custom tasks and assign duties to employees on an activity dashboard. The dashboard can be configured for individual employees and can display task details, due dates and more.

IDEXX Neo enables users to customize forms and certificates using company logos and branded letterheads. Clinicians can use pre-defined procedure templates to store pet details, owners’ credit card information and previous medical records.

IDEXX Neo provides a learning manual and help desk chat. Additional online training and phone support are also available for purchase. IDEXX Neo offers a free trial and is available on a per month subscription basis.

 

IDEXX Neo - Appointments
 
  • IDEXX Neo - Appointments
    Appointments
  • IDEXX Neo - Billing
    Billing
  • IDEXX Neo - New consultation
    New consultation
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Hans from Love Freeway Animal Hospital, PC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

NEO has been amazing for our clinic, fantastic support, they listen to their clients for updates!

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Great online support, fantastic cost without large initial investment of 16-20K like other software. Web based, no need for databse backups, etc. NEO team is making beneficial updates based on users input. No large learning curve for staff. The integration with IDEXX lab equipment is spectacular and helpful in cutting down time. Results gro straight into patient history.

Pros

Web based which means no backups necessary in clinic, great support, ease of use, fantastic price without a large investment, training staff is not a large learning curve. The developers listen to their clients and make timely updates to software without having to download and install, etc. Great thing is that when the power went down for an hour at our clinic, we were able to use our cell phones to acess NEO and still get client information and chek them out via PayPal instead of our usual service. Our old system meant you had to revert to paper and be out of luck with checking anybody out. You can quickly review Prescription history withour hunting through months and years of records. Fantastic administrative tools for accounting purposes and reports to quicky your growing. It will take 10 years of monthly pay,ents to pay what would have been a 19,000-20,000 investment in Management software with other companies. If I don't like it in a few years, I have not lost a huge initial invesment.I highly recommend it to clinics that don't want to spend a lot of overhead on software, want great support, and good clinic management software.

Cons

If you ever have the internet go down in clinic, you can't use software... unless you have cell phones to access the mobile version

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jonathan from Milford Animal Hospital

May 2018

May 2018

Very pleased with this software overall.

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Online storage and access, flexibility for most things. Ease of use.

Pros

I like the cloud starage of everything, it Means I have access to all practice data at any time on any device. Very easy to configure. Fairly flexible. It was an easy conversion from Cornerstone to Neo.

Cons

Some difficulty with batch changing items. Some inflexibility in customizing record keeping templates. Reporting tools are very minimal and could be much more robust.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shawn from Harvard Veterinary Clinic

May 2018

May 2018

Our business went live on Neo in November of 2017. It has been an eye opener.

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All that i mentioned in the review.

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The software is very intuitive and easily navigated for even the most anxious and novice users. The charge recapture is a complete bonus. Record safety and access is also huge. At another location we use a server based system. The problems of the cost of maintaining a server and the risks of crashes, viruses, and other maintenance issues are gone . After crashes at our other location this is certainly peace of mind. The customer support has been amazing. The whole experience has been positive. It has allowed a much higher level of medicine to be practiced. The improvements in the business aspects of the practice are stellar as well. I highly recommend Neo if you are looking for a cloud based solution, or for that matter, any practice management solution.

Cons

There are small issues that we encountered but these were mainly due to our clinic learning the ropes in a new system. The system has performed beyond expectations. The only issue that I personally have is that there are not more forms included in the initial start up, leaving one to have to create your own. It is not readily compatible with uploading Word or other forms of documents either so that makes things a bit more tedious. Once you are there it is done with for good which is awesome, but it could be made easier in my estimation.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dennis from Willowbrook Veterinary Hospital

May 2018

May 2018

from conversion to installation to training and support, we have been impressed overall with Neo

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Easy to transition from paper to paperless records using Neo

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With a very intuitive UI, Neo is super easy to learn and use. If you can place an order on amazon, you can master Neo is just a few days. Embedded help & tutorial features are very helpful, and tech support is quick to respond. Integration with Idexx's reference lab is nice, but not perfect.

Cons

Neo's financial reporting is clunky at best. While they are constantly updating the softaware, I have yet to see any meaningful upgrades to the reporting functionality. An exported csv file may be preferable for some, but sometimes I just want a simple table to pop up on my screen! There's also poor management of multiple users working on same patient -so it can be easy to over-write someone else's notes.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from 4Paws Mobile Veterinary Services

April 2018

April 2018

Exceptionally easy to start up and convert your practice to an accessible anywhere record system

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I love the ability to roll seamlessly from different aspects of the records. Invoices, vaccine records, and notes are all right where you need them. I don't use the inventory control function. Just don't have time as a solo Veterinarian to load in everything. BUT I do use the Product section to constantly monitor pricing.

Cons

I think the standard form templates need some tune up. I'm an IT person, so even drag and drop HTML makes me sweat. The Customer Service folks have been able to talk me down from the ceiling.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Dr. Sterns, thank you for the kind words and appreciate your feedback on the templates!

 

Joshua from North Scottsdale Animal Hospital

April 2018

April 2018

Neo provides a great user-friendly platform. We have been using it since October of 2016.

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Since Neo is a cloud based program, it is constantly being updated by the development team. Support is just a live chat away, and if Neo doesn't currently offer the feature you are looking for they will put in an enhancement request to try and put it in a future update. The text message functionality is great, and such an easy way to communicate with clients. As the person who was in charge of implementation and customization, I can say that initial setup was a breeze and we had very little issues. If using IDEXX Laboratory Services, the integration is incredible and works great. I would never even think to go back to a software where lab requisitions had to be done manually. Being a cloud based system, everything is backed up all the time. There have been cases where I have accidentally deleted things, and the development team has been able to restore it for me which was great.

Cons

While Neo is constantly updated, there are still major features that the support team still hasn't added. The support team is often not knowledgable about a question asked, and if the question is asked to multiple support staff members often different answers are obtained. Being a cloud based system, if the "cloud servers" have an issue or go offline, you will not be able to access Neo. This is happened a handful of times since we have had Neo. Reporting can be confusing, and it seems support staff doesn't know which reports to use when. I also own two different practices, and while on the outside it looks like Neo has multi-branch functionality, it doesn't and we have to use two different accounts. The automated reminder system does not have the ability to check for appointments that are already scheduled, so we constantly have clients telling us there appointments are already scheduled. And there is no automated appointment reminder program, it must be done manually. Other than those thinsg we actually really like Neo, and switching from an old version of Intravet was a breath of fresh air.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thank you, Dr. Sosnow! Very happy to hear about your easy setup and installation experience. Transitioning software can be a big deal and we strive to make this a seamless and positive process. We also appreciate the detailed feedback you have provided, with many new features and product releases coming soon, we hope to address all your concerns as soon as possible.

 

Jenny from Tucker Creek Vet

April 2018

April 2018

We have been very pleased with Idexx Neo!

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The best thing about Idexx Neo is the web-based/cloud-based system. Having the ability to access our veterinary software from anywhere at any time including a mobile device is incredibly convenient. The lack of a need for an onsite server and the cost included in the purchasing and maintenance of a server is wonderful.

Cons

Neo is still new and is lacking some functionality that older, more established software systems possess, but the Neo team is constantly making improvements and updates are applied on a monthly basis. I feel confident that within another year, most of our main requests/needs will have been addressed.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thank you Jenny, glad you are pleased! More features are coming soon and we have product updates scheduled to release every other week. Many of which are thanks to feedback and requests from users like you - please keep the feedback coming!

 

W. Thomas from First Coast Veterinary Specialists
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Rudimentary, weak platform to run a high end tech practice much less an ER/Specialty practice.

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I like IDEXX and really tried to make this program work. It is a word based platform but riddled with bugs, inconsistencies and challenges. I like the integration with IDEXX DR and IDEXX labs.

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1) Many staff support, not all, are weakly knowledgeable about the product.
2) "We will put in a ticket for that" should mean "don't hold your breath for a solution to your issue."
3) Weak and inconsistent.
4) Lack of ease with which to work.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hello Dr. McNicholas, we understand that a specialty practice like yours has additional needs and we are committed to meeting and exceeding them. We had a great conversation with your Practice Manager earlier this month and many of your requests will be satisfied this year! Thank you for your decision to continue using Neo and we look forward to partnering more with your practice in the future.

 

Gianna from Heartland Animal Hospital
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

A disappointing experience with a software that had a lot of potential.

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NEO provides the benefit of being Cloud based, meaning that it can be accessed by any device with internet, WiFi, or data plan.

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The software is cloud based, making it accessible from any computer. The program itself is very simplified, making it easy to learn and use.

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The software was over simplified. I can see how this program would be great for a small practice with one doctor and limited staff, but for a busy practice, it created more problems than it was worth. One of the worst features was that only one person could enter information in a consultation at one time. This wouldn't be as big of an issue if the program only allowed one person into the consultation at a time. Instead, multiple people can get into the consultation, but only one person's entries are saved, completely erasing the other's without warning.
The inventory system is a mess. It is nearly impossible to truly track products coming into and out of the building. Once again, this is more difficult on a busier practice that has a lot of inventory.
There is no payment system integrated with the software, meaning that payment must be taken with a separate program, leaving room for errors when entering payment.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi Gianna, we appreciate your honest feedback. While Neo offers a simple user interface, there is a very powerful and complex software operating behind the scenes. Our hope is to shield you from that complexity by providing workflows that simplify your everyday tasks. Thanks to feedback from you and others, both multi-user editing and integrated payment processing functionality have been prioritized and solutions for each will be available soon!

 

Heather from Citrus Park Animal, Avian and Exotics Hospital

January 2018

January 2018

A very hectic adjustment period.

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I like that I can access it from anywhere, I like that I don't have to maintain a server. This last sentence is because

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I dislike the lack of reporting capability, I dislike how many steps everything takes from invoicing to creating forms. I dislike the lookup feature, no rhyme or reason to what it shows, I'm seeing products sold 15 years ago, not in chronological or alphabetical order. I am very sure whoever developed this never had to take care of paying taxes, tracking sales and just overall data recovery from this system is beyond frustrating.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lindsay from Heartland Animal Hospital
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

This program is very very basic. It is not at all functional for advanced and busy clinics.

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It is cloud based and can be accessed anywhere. That was really the only major "pro" for this program.

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We switched to this program because it was cloud based. We had previously been with Avimark for the previous 15 years. We quickly found that NEO failed in many, many areas. We are a very busy and progressive clinic and we felt as if this program put is back into the dark ages. It limited us in so many ways compared efficiency of Avimark. We now just switched to a new system again. We didnt even last a year with Neo.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Forestdale Veterinary Clinic
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Neo is the best!

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I have been using Idexx Neo since it first became available in the United States. I have loved the easy use and the ease of access to customer support. I have trained several employees that were afraid of computer on the Neo program and all of them have caught on quickly and love using the program!!

Pros

Ease of use

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The reporting system has a lot of bugs that need to be worked out and easier to find.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tanya from Veterinary Center at Turnberry

January 2017

January 2017

Veterinary Center at Turnberry

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We are a brand new start-up a veterinary clinic that has been using Idexx Neo for our Hospital management software since June 2016. Overall we are very happy with the service and glad we went with Neo.

Positives-
* Can access medical notes from any internet available device anywhere.
* Navigates well and it is obvious veterinarians' input was used to develop software
* Easy to add templates
* Overall user-friendly set up easy to learn
* Great business tools and screens to monitor financial aspect of hospital
* Updates are automatic and no additional charge
* Medical notes are backed up every few seconds so you do not lose your work
* Damage to computers/clinic does not destroy medical notes - they are safe in the cloud
* Helps reduce start-up costs
* Affordable monthly payment
* Great integration with Idexx blood machines and radiology systems
* Unlimited data storage without a server in your clinic
* Power outage does not affect access as long as you have battery run devices like your smartphone.
* Idexx neo customer support has always been polite and helpful trying the best they can to resolve problems.
* Can use any computers you want- mac or PC. We use ipads in rooms .which have been convenient and efficient.
* We are 99% paperless.

Negatives-
* Still very new product so there have been some kinks to work out but they have all been minor and Idexx has been quick to address problems.
* Most of the instruction on how to use is through the program with help aids, no one comes out to show you.
* Can not scan papers into the record- need to use alternative program or store on hand in clinic.


Review Source: Capterra
 

Donna from Main Street Veterinary Clinic

January 2017

January 2017

Using Neo in Virginia

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We have been using Neo since February 2016. Our former system was Cornerstone. Neo is very user friendly and easy to learn. The initial set up and data migration went very well. The updates are in tune with requests we have made. I would highly recommend it to any veterinary practice. We have never been sorry that we switched to Neo. It is a great system.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from Riverchase Animal Hospital
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Neo's the future of software!

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We have been using Neo for about one year and we're really happy with the product and customer service. The product is really easy to use and it runs on anything that will run Google Chrome! No more costly hardware. It's perpetually updated for no extra cost and it's very inexpensive! Those are great but their customer service is really excellent. They were really helpful getting us converted (from old datavet) and they're just as helpful today. We're an established practice but I think this would be a fantastic option for a single vet startup!

Pros

Cost ,ease of use, customer service, perpetually upgraded

Cons

Financial reporting needs work but Neo is hard at work on this.

Advice to Others

It's changed how I think vet software should work!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tiffany from McCurtain Pet Clinic
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Amazing cloud-based software, highly recommended

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Our new Clinic started with Leo January 2016 and it has been very easy to use, affordable, and accessible. I do a lot of charts for home, and I am able to access my records from any computer or tablet or phone. Neo is a wonderful online integration of Records including labs and x-ray. I have used avimark and many other software programs but this is likely the most user-friendly program I've seen. It is well worth looking into this software as a new option in cloud-based technology. Since we opened one year ago the software has been very reliable and adaptable there have been some improvements by idexx that has made the software even better. The cloud-based technology gives you an affordable alternative to server based programs and is fluidly adaptable too many styles of practice.

Pros

One of the many things I like about me is the Accessibility, affordability, security and ease-of-use. I also appreciate the Simplicity, adaptability, and dependability.

Cons

I would like to see the week at a glance. And have a way to organize boarding facilities.

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I am very glad I chose a cloud-based software and Neo has been perfect for our needs for our start-up paperless practice.

Review Source: Capterra
 

E from BVS

January 2017

January 2017

Don't do it!!

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We got this software based on IDEXX's reputation and expected it to be a functional product. Wrong!! It takes 9 steps to enter a rabies stage and print a certificate. You are unable to track your inventory and see when you last bought a product and how much you paid for it. Invoices print with only the total of charges for that patient, so clients are constantly complaining that they were overcharged - my receptionist has to explain multiple times a day that the system does not add all patients together. You cannot send out postcard reminders to clients who don't use email unless you pay IDEXX to do so. You cannot email records - they have to be printed and faxed. Customer service is very nice and tries hard to make the system work - it just can't do much. You cannot get a report of taxable sales for a period - it creates a spreadsheet listing the tax collected on each individual invoice. You have to then create your own formulas to sum all these numbers and then backtrack to determine taxable sales. Almost all reports come as a spreadsheet which has to be downloaded and then edited to give you simple information like who bought Frontline this month.
This is a product under development, so unless you like being a guinea pig and helping to tell the developers what features a program should have, pick another software.

Pros

I can access it from any device

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Advice to Others

Just don't get it

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: January 2017

January 2017

 

Thanks for your feedback. Neo has a streamlined Rabies Certificate creation & printing workflow, including an integrated one-click printing capability directly from the patients' vaccine records. Neo's product listing includes details from the last purchase, with supplier & amount paid. The inventory tracking will allow you set minimums, quantity on hand & Neo updates inventory as products are sold.  The invoice is pet visit centric & includes itemization charges from the visit. It is summarized by pet and not for a family of pets from a single visit. For emailing records, Neo has a unique feature that gives practices the ability to securely email & share records with individuals such as boarding centers, referral/specialty practices or even pet owners. The Sales Tax Report enhancement is underway now. As a cloud-based product we are frequently updating the product that is immediately available to all users. We are committed to working with you to improve your experience. - IDEXX Neo

 

Brandy from Striegel Animal Hospital
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Not ready for use

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We just converted over and found out that many of the things we need to do on a DAILY basis are not ready yet! We can not easily invoice anyone out that has an invoice older than 24 hours. That alone makes this unacceptable! We had put off converting for the last 5-6 months because they didn't have other functions available, then when they became available we thought that everything was ready. Boy did we find out otherwise! So, we are back to using our old system, never completing the final conversion. We were told that the invoicing functions, and finance charge functions that we need will not even be added this year. Money lost and lesson learned.

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Cloud based

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It is not fully functional.

Advice to Others

Wait another year or 2 (or 3) before contemplating it.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: IDEXX Neo, IDEXX

Date: January 2017

January 2017

 

Hello Dr. Doggett - We greatly appreciate your feedback. Our team has incorporated your feedback into the release plan to address the items you have identified. We are releasing new updates on a regular basis, which are immediately available to all users. We will keep in touch with future updates to see if Neo could be a better fit for your practice. - The IDEXX Neo team. 

 

Trace from Pawnee Animal Clinic
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2016

August 2016

Neo Review- Pawnee Animal Clinic

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Very user friendly, and easily adaptable to 60% large animal practice. Great value when it comes to money and ease of setup.

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Very easy to setup and use.

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Accounting ability and conversion to QuickBooks is lacking.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kellie from Sierra Ranch Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehabilitation Center
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2016

July 2016

New to NEO

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Neo has been good. We switched from Idexx Cornerstone to Neo because it is cloud based and inexpensive. We have been happy for the most part.

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Ease of use

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Needs advanced reporting capabilities.

Review Source: Capterra