Quicken Deluxe 2012
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Full user review
"Do not purchase this version!"
the new features they have (claimed) to have added are interesting, and, if Intuit works out the bugs, could well end up being actual enhancements. Of particular promise is the perpetual budget feature.
The features DO NOT WORK! Go to a discussion forum and you will see experienced users of Quicken frustrated that Intuit shipped this buggy product. Call their support line, and they will have you describe your problem, then explain there are "no known issues" in that area which they know to be untrue.
Major issues include the budget tool will not let you set specific values for select months. You can either stay with the values created in (and imported from)an earlier version, or enter new "monthly average" values, rather than specific values. If you enter specific values, they are reported as negative values in any reports you run. Makes it kinda hard to budget a vacation when you have to average out what you will actually spend in one week over the whole year in your reports. Intuit has been aware of this problem since (at least) October 2011, and it remains unaddressed. Additionally I have problems with Web-connect to download banking data after it worked flawlessly in version 11
If you have not used Quicken before, I recommend it as a helpful financial management tool. That said, there are a couple of things you should know.
1. Intuit deliberately builds three year obsolescence into this product. You must upgrade at least every three years ($50-$100) regardless of your level of satisfaction and comfort with your current version.
2. Much like the largest operating system software provider on the planet, customer support can be very frustrating as they deny any knowledge or awareness of software bugs and issues, so you can end up feeling like a dummy (until you go to message boards and see dozens upon dozens of people with exactly the same issue as you)
3. This version is terrible. If you can find 2010, or 2011, by all means try that out. It works great, and will continue to do so for another year or so.
If you are currently a Quicken user and wondering whether you should go ahead and upgrade to V2012, the answer is much simpler