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Intuit Abandoning Quicken - No Discussion at Quicken Live Community?


Just killing time I went over to the Quicken Live Community site to see what the chatter was about Intuit abandoning desktop Quicken in favor of Mint and I couldn't find a single post on the subject! Tried several different searches with various combinations of the words "Intuit", "Quicken", "abandon", "abandoning", "Mint", and "Mint.com" and didn't find a thing.
Odd.
Tom Young
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TomYoung

On Sat, 6 Feb 2010 09:18:25 -0800 (PST), TomYoung wrote:
Intuit doesn't care about customer concerns, and their "Community" is the last place to try and reach anyone from the company.
Ask any Intuit employee how they feel about ignorance and apathy and their response would be "We don't know and we don't care".
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dieHard®

Oh, you're preaching to the choir here. I'm guessing Intuit might be applying a little judicious censorship in their "Community." You'd think there would be a least *some* comment on the subject over there.
Tom Young
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TomYoung

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 07:10:15 -0800 (PST), TomYoung wrote:
more than just censorship... they actively use creative "editing" and outright removal of posts that paint their cash cow in anything less than a favorable light. the entire "community" is nothing more than a hangout for the fanboys & rabid apologists, a few of which practice here.
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dieHard®

You know, I have not seen anything about them abandoning the desktop version. Quicken Online? Yes, that is why they bought Mint.com but where did yo see that they were going to abandon the desktop version?
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Mr.Jan

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See the thread "Intuit Abandoning Quicken" in this newsgroup for speculation along that line.
Tom Young
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TomYoung

Hi, Jan.
See this link from the post by Gordon Potter on January 15 that started the thread, Intuit Abandoning Quicken:
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In that interview, Aaron Patzer indicated that the desktop version of Quicken might be discontinued after another 5 years. There was no definitive statement to that effect, but it seems to fit with what we can see of Quicken's plans, including their acquisition of Mint.
RC
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R. C. White

Google Groups is your friend. Earlier in this thread the link was posted to the BusinessWeek article where the new Quicken Product Manager discussed his sunsetting plans for Quicken Desktop and plans to migrate those users to Mint.
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Robert Neville

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My mistake. I did not see the line about discontinuing the desktop version five years out. Must have had my beer goggles on or something. Thanks for pointing me to it.
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Mr.Jan

"Mr.Jan" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@x9g2000vbo.googlegroups.com:
I think 5 years from now is a long time. Who knows what is going on then. I might retire fairly soon, and then perhaps I can reenter all my data into one of the Quicken competitors, such as they are. On the other hand, as long as I get at least an authoritative copy to keep on a home machine, much of what I do is downloading from internet sources anyway. Therefore, doing the "heavy" computing in the cloud should be OK. But I still like to see (at least previously entered) data without the necessity of an internet connection.
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Han

While it would be nice to have everything on the home pc, I could live with it on the internet. Right now with windows and broadband, the internet is interwoven with everyday computing so much that it's almost seamless.
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Tim Conway

"Tim Conway" wrote in news:hkuo9d$gcj$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org:
Almost seamless. The problem is what happens if the "cloud" has an oopsie? And I need some data now? Even granting that the cloud should indeed have multiple backup redundancy, if the backbone goes down, or something gets scrambled between your screen and the data source, can you wait until things are back up? That presumes that your data are indeed secure.
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Han

Good point. Hopefully they will have it all backed up and instantly available. History shows that that isn't always the case though. I find it frightening to put all my data in someone else's hands. But, OTOH, even the best laid plans at home can fail too. It looks as though we're always vulnerable.
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Tim Conway

And that's a totally unwarranted presumption, I'm afraid.
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XS11E

Yes, but much less so when we can maintain control over our own apps, our own data. To rely on someone else to maintain, secure and present our data for our use how and when it is needed is a frightening thought and will inevitably cost the user, who has no other choice (which is another issue relevant to the discussion).
Mikel
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Mikel Sunova

I don't see why Intuit doesn't keep Quicken desktop on indefinately. They certainly have a captive clientele. It's arguably the best personal financial softsware. They should see not to screw around with a good thing.
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Tim Conway

"Mikel Sunova" wrote in news:7EDcn.155644$ snipped-for-privacy@newsfe25.iad:
If you keep all your backups in the same location, a fire can wipe you out. If you keep some off site, you also relinquish some control.
I like redundancy, and that would be how Intuit should approach this - redundancy and control by the owner of the data, under multimodal access.
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XS11E wrote in news:Xns9D1B7832F6450xs11eyahoocom@ 127.0.0.1:
I agree completely, but secure comes in many degrees ... There is stupidity, accident, and theft.
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Han

I think that Intuit follows a different logic than most of the world. They make an excellent product, but they do tend to often make decisions that seem to tell their customers to 'get screwed'. As has been discussed in other threads, Intuit's mistake may be that they announced their intent so early. This gives some enterprising fledgling (i.e., MoneyDance, etc.) the opportunity to step up to the plate and offer a comparable product that *will* stay on the desktop, thus capturing perhaps a large segment of the market.
Mikel
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Mikel Sunova

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