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Quicken 2017 Deluxe Upgrade to Quicken 2018 Deluxe?

I am considering upgrading to Q2018 Deluxe (I normally update to all latest versions), but am wondering if there are any problems I need to consider and/or prepare a fix for prior to updating?
Thanks for any insights/concerns I should be aware and prepared for?
Thanks
Charlie ****************************************************** Charliech
Reply to
charliec

I don't know the answer to your question, but I'll comment that in my view, upgrading every year is way more often than necessary. I'm using 2016 Deluxe, and I don't expect to upgrade until 2019 is released.
Reply to
Ken Blake

Judging by the long list of reasonably recurrent bug fixes and occasional feature upgrades, my judgement is that Quicken hasn't quite reached the "loyalty upgrade" level just yet. I'm OK with doing my part to kleep the company/product alive. I'm not sure how much longer that will be.
Reply to
Arthur Conan Doyle
Since Quicken switched to a subscription model for 2018, my understanding is there will not be a 2019 version. Therefore, the old strategy of upgrading every three years is over.
Reply to
Arnie Goetchius

If that's the case, then I'll probably upgrade to 2018 around the end of this year. We'll see.
Reply to
Ken Blake
My QDeluxe 2017 runs until 2020. It will still work until then at which time I will upgrade to the 2020 version of the subscription version, currently called Q2018.
Reply to
Arnie Goetchius
"Arnie Goetchius" wrote
Since Quicken switched to a subscription model for 2018, my understanding is there will not be a 2019 version. Therefore, the old strategy of upgrading every three years is over. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Your comment is not applicable to those who are using versions earlier than Q2018: those versions will "sunset" exactly when they were originally intended to sunset.
In Ken Blake's case, that will be in April of 2019. The fact that there may not be a "version" designated as the "Q2019 version", is not meaningful in this context.
And those using the subscription versions of Quicken will only have to concern themselves with when their subscription expires: if a three year subscription was purchased, that version will be fully operational (including the ability to download and to receive free support *) for three years.
The basic difference between the "subscription" model and the previous Quicken approach, is that the user will have to decide, when they purchase Quicken, how long it will be before their "version" will sunset.
[ (*) Just as now, the conditions applying to a given purchase of a license to use Quicken can be changed whenever Quicken chooses: the conditions in effect at the time of purchase will apply to any purchase made when those conditions were in effect - but are not guaranteed to apply to future purchases unless specified by Quicken.]
Reply to
John Pollard
Any additional comments/advise on this - I'm still waiting to update.
Thanks Charlie

****************************************************** Charliech
Reply to
charliec
I upgraded to Q 2018 a +3 weeks ago and as far as the program goes all went well. Opened the old file just fine and running OK. BUT If you are using Bill Pay legacy bill pay is not comparable with the old Bill Pay.
You will need to qualify your bank and prove who you are, just like you did when setting up the first time. I did not know this and had to use the old bill pay via the web to pay a few of my bills. It took a 3 weeks for Quicken to get the new bill pay set up.
Just a warning, I have not had any problems with the new software.
Marty
Reply to
Marty

Do you have to do this for every bill you pay via Bill Pay or is it just the Bank you pay the bill from? Just wondering cause I pay the vast majority of my bills via Bill Pay from my Credit Union account.
Thanks in advance.
Charlie
****************************************************** Charliech
Reply to
charliec

Sorry for the late reply. After you activate bill pay you can use this for all your bills, even those that don't do electronic money transfers, only pay by check. Bill pay will write the check and send it to the creditor.
Marty
Reply to
Marty

Thanks for the reply- am still considering the upgrade - but will wait a little longer.
Thanks Charlie ****************************************************** Charliech
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charliec

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