- posted 15 years ago
Quicken 2005 removed a feature that's been an essential part of Quicken for
over 15 years (I've used Quicken since 1987) - scheduled transactions. Yes,
if you look on the menu it's still listed there, but it no longer works, at
least not as expected.
Example: enter a scheduled transaction for a check to be automatically
entered 3 months in advance. Normally, when you exit and re-enter Quicken
you would have three months of transactions. In 2005, it only enters one
transaction, and locks that transaction down (you cannot edit or delete it
from the scheduled transaction list, though you can from the register).
This behavior is only seen on checks and online payments - other transaction
will be entered as expected. According to Intuit, customers (not sure how
many) requested this feature - though I could not get an explanation as to
what problem it solved. Assumedly, someone did not like having multiple
transactions in the register. Okay...that's fine....but why not just make
the lead time for that transaction 7 days? Or 29 days? Instead, Quicken
has broken a feature that represents 90% of the reason I use it. I've heard
the suggestion to use the forecasting feature, but that's just a report; by
using the register the way I do I have a 3 month preview of my finances and
can quickly spot problems before they occur, and make adjustments when
needed. And it's not a guess like the forecasting feature.
Since Quicken 2005 is looking for a flag (eg, is it a "print" type or an
"online payment" type), there needs to be a way to tell it to ignore this
flag (like it does for every other type of transaction). Yet I was told
that a developer couldn't spend 20 hours to correct this problem; if it
takes a developer 20 hours to edit a few lines of code - that already
exist - then Intuit is in more trouble than I thought.
If you wish to contact Intuit about this:
2632 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA 94043-1126
Toll Free: 800-446-8848
William V. (Bill) Campbell , Chairman
Stephen M. (Steve) Bennett, President, CEO, and Director
Robert B. (Brad) Henske, SVP and CFO
I will be making a stink about this until they fix it....