Intuit's Zipingo - Quicken 2006


Anybody using the new "Rate It" feature available with Quicken 2006? I've
rated a few places in my neighborhood, but when I tried finding a local
contractor, the ratings were sparse (to be kind).
Will it take off and become 2nd nature to rate payees?
Reply to
Mike B
Dunno, but I haven't bothered. Don't know why, just haven't. Maybe others are feeling the same way? Perhaps I should visit the Zipingo site to get a taste for it.
Regards,
Margaret
Reply to
Margaret Wilson
Word of mouth from someone you know about their personal experiences with vendors seems to me to be a lot more valuable than anonoymous sources behind a (perhaps 'stuffed') website?
As I've mentioned in the past, I just "don't get" this. This seems very strange to be incorporated into Quicken - what the hell has this got to do with actually MANAGING your finances? The only part of this I understand is that you happen to have a vendor's name sitting in front of you on a register that makes it very easy to 'click' on something to get the rating service behind it. But I don't like it and don't think it's particularly appropriate. But, I assume Intuit is somehow making money on this whole thing.
Reply to
Andrew
In article ,
I have rated several places in my area. I have not used Zipingo to do any research. I have enjoyed writing my reviews. There are two cafes that I really like so I was happy to sing their praises. There is a tire shop that is a small hell, and I was equally happy to enumerate its faults.
Hard to predict, don't you think? I agree that the data is too sparse to be very useful today. I hope that Zipingo thrives.
Reply to
David Arnstein
I'm with you, I haven't even bothered with it. I even shut off the payee rating feature. It's of no value to me within Quicken.
Reply to
Steve Larson
Yes, I turned off the Zipingo rating feature, too. Interestingly though, I just went to the Zipingo site to see if there were any ratings in my area. Well, I searched every category within a 25 mile radius of my city, and there was not one rating at all. So far, doesn't look good for Zipingo in my area.
Regards,
Margaret
Reply to
Margaret Wilson
I don't know if it will ever take off. I use Quicken to manage my finances, not as a better business bureau for local merchants.
Reply to
bjn
I thought the rating feature in Quicken was lame as well. I use QUicken to spend less time managing my money, why would I regularly take the time to rate a business as I enter transactions? I wouldn't - I have more pressing matters to tend to. Now that I see some reactions here in this forum I believe that a lot of folks feel the same way. ----- Shelley Elmblad Learn About Financial Software
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Reply to
yooperz
symptom of the problem, Intuit seems to design some of their new "features" in a vacuum. They are out of touch with their users. They are marketing all the wonderful changes that the users submitted, but I still don't think they have a good management process to relate what makes sense within this product to what the users are requesting.
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Steve Larson

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