The most notable new feature is the price: Quicken has become a subscription product with an annual fee. Two years ago Intuit, the long-time owner of Quicken, took a look at the collapse of desktop software and decided to dump Quicken in a fire sale. Capital when you look at the list of technology and IT companies it has invested in , shown below. Capital has invested in besides technology and IT companies. To the untrained eye it might appear that Quicken is just one of hundreds of companies in the H.
Quicken was an insignificant acquisition of an unimportant product. But good-hearted people have been working hard on it, and after a maintenance release last year, the version is the version that clearly shows the future of the product.
How bright is the future? Put aside any fear that Quicken has undergone radical changes. The good news is that Quicken Premier installed easily, removed the previous version of Quicken on my office computer, and imported my data file without any difficulty. I thought Quicken might take a dramatically new approach, perhaps becoming a cloud-hosted online service like Quickbooks Online. Quicken is exactly the same desktop program that it has been for more than 30 years. It has been given a facelift with new fonts and new colors in reports and charts.
There are a few nods to the modern world — for example, the option to sync your data file online so you can access financial reports from your phone. There are superficial changes. Recently Quicken finally stopped relying on Intuit to authenticate sign-ons for online services, so now I have a separate Quicken ID and password to remember.
There are new features for online bill payments, including automatic downloads of PDF copies of bills from more than 11, companies. Those are the promises, anyway.
I suppose I could call for support but the thought makes me tired and irritable. There is, however, one difference: And that brings us to the big change in Quicken. From the press release: Amazon, for example, adds three months to the membership term for the same price. That gives the program enough time to develop some interesting new features and avoids problems with importing data into a newer version. This new annual membership means a much bigger investment is required to keep using Quicken in the future.
The advantages to you of this new business model for Quicken are: Quicken is privately held and we have no direct information about the company finances. The overall trends are clear, though. The market for traditional desktop software has almost completely collapsed. Microsoft and Adobe, two of the most important players in the shrinking world of desktop software, have converted to annual subscriptions as a way to get a regular stream of revenue from computer users.
Line of business programs run from onsite company servers are falling behind as new cloud-based alternatives take their business. If Quicken had not changed its business plan, it would not have survived as a viable company. There are no great alternatives to Quicken.
I just bought my one-year membership.
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