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Quicken Home & Business 2011 - [Old Version]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.2 out of 5 stars 238 customer reviews

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  • Quicken Home & Business 2011 pairs the personal finance features of Quicken Premier with tools for the home business
  • Easily organizes your personal and home-based business finances, all in one place
  • Shows you where your money is going: automatically categorizes your personal and home business expenses
  • Lets you view your profit and loss at a glance, so you always know how your home-based business is doing
  • Helps you choose the right investments to reach your goals, and identifies ways to minimize taxes on your investments
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Product Description

Organizes your personal and home based business finances in one place. Identifies tax-deductible home business expenses. Shows your profit and loss at a glance. Creates customized invoices and estimates. Creates Schedule C reports to save you time on taxes.


Quicken Home & Business 2011 gives you the personal finance features found in Quicken Premier plus tools that make it easy to see how your home business is doing.

Quicken Home & Business Profit/Loss
Always know how your home-based business is doing.
Quicken Home & Business Profit/Loss
Helps maximize deductions and simplify your taxes.

Easily Organizes Your Personal and Business Finances

Manages Both Your Personal and Business Finances Together in One Place

Organizes your financial information by bringing your personal and home-based business accounts together in one place--including banking, credit card, loan, 401(k), and investing accounts. Avoid the hassle of going to multiple websites: see your complete financial picture with just one password. Access over 12,000 banks, brokerages and other financial institutions--including PayPal.

See Where Your Money's Going

Quicken Home & Business automatically categorizes your personal and home business expenses. Then, Quicken shows you where you're spending your money, including both business and personal expenses. Check in anytime to see exactly where your personal and business finances are for the week, month or year.

Always Know How Your Home-Based Business Is Doing

View your business profit and loss at a glance: Quicken Home & Business gives you an overall snapshot of what's coming in for the month, what's going out, and what's left in your accounts.

Helps Maximize Deductions and Simplify Your Taxes

Captures all your deductions, including mileage and expenses for specific jobs, or even household expenses that you can partially write off. The business tax deduction summary lets you instantly see your tax deduction status throughout the year to help avoid any April 15th surprises. At tax time, save time by creating Schedule C reports for your accountant. You can also easily export your data directly to TurboTax to prepare your taxes quickly and accurately.

Simplifies Estimating and Invoicing

Easily create, print, and save professional-looking estimates and invoices for your clients and customers.

Quicken Home & Business 2011 portfolio
Comprehensive investing and planning tools help you easily track, analyze, and optimize your investment portfolio.
Quicken Home & Business 2011 Asset Allocation
Know your risk vs. return.
Provides Comprehensive Investing and Planning Tools

Easily track, analyze, and optimize your investment portfolio. You can see changes in assets, liabilities, and net worth with one click: we show how your investments are performing across all your accounts.

Helps You Make Better Buy/Sell Decisions

We identify your top-performing investments and compare your portfolio to the market, so you can make smart decisions on buying or selling. For example, use Morningstar Ratings to compare mutual funds and see which ones best fit your investment management goals.

Getting Started Is a Breeze

It's simpler than ever to put Quicken to work for you--so you can reach your personal finance goals faster. With the new Guided Setup, you just answer a few simple questions; we'll show you how Quicken works, and what to do next. You'll see your total financial picture come into focus even sooner than you expect.

Create--and Stay--on Budget

We make it easy to get on--and stay on--a budget. Quicken automatically sets up budget goals based on your historical spending. You can easily customize your plan, and Quicken then tracks your progress.

Save for the Things Most Important to You

Quicken Deluxe can also help you create customized plans to reduce/eliminate debt--and to save for a house, college, retirement or large purchase.

Never Miss a Bill

See what bills have already been paid, what's coming up, and if you have enough left in your accounts to cover them--all in one convenient place. Set reminders to pay bills on time and instantly check the status of past bills so you can avoid those pesky late fees!

Easily Uncover Any Unusual Account Activity

We've made it easier to review your transactions, so you can quickly spot anything that looks inaccurate or out of place. If a transaction requires follow-up, you can flag it with a reminder.

Quicken Home & Business 2011 Taxes
Shows you how to minimize taxes on your investments.
Quicken Home & Business 2011 Accounts
View all your accounts in one place.
Quicken Home & Business 2011 Auto-categorization
See exactly where your money's going with auto-categorization.
Simplify Taxes With TurboTax

Quicken pairs perfectly with TurboTax to save you time. Easily export your data directly to TurboTax for fast and accurate tax preparation.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not 100% satisfied, return your Quicken 2011 personal finance software with your dated receipt within 60 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price (return shipping and handling charges not included).

Get Tips From Other Quicken Users

With Quicken Live Community, you can get help and advice from other Quicken users without ever leaving Quicken. If you have a question about something specific you're trying to do, just look to Live Community on the right of the Quicken screen for the answer.

Enjoy Free Support When You Buy, Install or Upgrade Quicken

If you need help purchasing, installing or upgrading your new Quicken personal finance software, free phone support is available. For more information, visit our Help & Support site.

Easily Import From Microsoft Money

If you've been using Microsoft Money personal finance software, we can help you transfer your valuable financial information to Quicken. With our easy-to-use Data Converter tool, you'll be up-and-running with Quicken in practically no time.

What's New in Quicken 2011

Improved--See Exactly Where Your Money's Going With Auto Categorization!

Automatically categorizes more of your expenses with greater accuracy so you don't have to manually enter or edit them.

New--Stay on Top of Your Day to Day Finances

Get a better picture of what you have coming in, going out, and most importantly, what's left over to spend or save with our completely redesigned cash flow graph. See how much money you have left after upcoming bills and income.

Improved--Find the Tools You Need, Faster

The most commonly used features have moved front and center, making them easy to find.

Improved--Quicken Updates Faster Than Ever

When it comes to your money, time is precious: Quicken updates your transactions using a speedier account download process.

Improved--Customize Your Register to Fit Your Needs

The new Quicken layout lets you see your information exactly how you'd like: easily resize, sort and hide columns.

New--Stock Quotes Automatically Update

Stock quotes updated every 15 minutes so you always know your portfolio's value.

Product Details

Platform: PC Disc | Format: Box
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003YJ78JA
  • Item model number: 413786
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 19, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 238 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #860 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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By Steve Kowal on October 20, 2010
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I was not a beta tester and was not "encouraged" to write a glowing review by Intuit. This review only speaks to the question of whether this is a worthwhile upgrade from the 2010 version. The 2011 version contains very few new features when compared to the 2010 version. Whether you find these new features worth the upgrade price is debatable. The quicken site is a bit misleading in their "new features" list since many of the items they mention were already in the 2010 version. As with past Quicken upgrades, they largely give you MORE of a existing feature, and not much in the way of new features. So, for example, MORE banks are supported for direct connect. MORE transactions can be automatically categorized since auto-categorization already existed. So in these cases, if your banks are already supported and you don't use auto-categorization, then these enhancements are irrelevant. So for those thinking of upgrading from 2010, here's the list of only NEW features in the 2011 version:

- All Transactions register: This could be handy if you use many accounts and want to enter, maintain and view your transactions in one place. However, if you download transactions from your banking and investment institutions, the download window does not show up when you are in this mode, so you will be forced to continue using the individual account registers anyway.

- Register customization: You can decide which columns appear in each individual register. Transaction Notes can now be shown/edited as a column instead of treating them like an attachment.

- Attachment Encryption: I'm fairly certain this wasn't in the prior version. I guess you can now password protect attachments.
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(running this product on Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit edition)

I have been using Quicken 2008 Deluxe for the past 3 years.

The process of sunsetting older versions is annoying, but ultimately necessary I believe. This allows the product staff to focus on making new versions better vs. endless patching of legacy products. I think staying current with this type of application is particularly important since it holds so much of your personal financial data. You really do want the latest so that encryption standards and security settings are at their maximum. Especially if you use the one step update with Quicken and the password vault.

A note on upgrading from previous versions: Make sure you have the current backup file where you can find it. The disc walks you through uninstalling the old version, converting your old data to the new version standard, and ultimately installing the 2011 version. One way overdue update is consolidating the save/backup file into a single file, vs. 3 with 2008!

The update did take awhile, it immediately downloaded patches for the newer version, which seemed to take longer than I would've thought. It also converted all the old transactions/downloads from the old data, which took awhile as well. I've been using Quicken since 2001, so I had plenty of data for it to convert.

But overall, no weird error messages or restarting, it just worked. One major gripe with 2008 was how bug-ridden the one step update process was. I managed to finally get it to work in terms of doing my IRA accounts, but always had to download transactions manually for other accounts.
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This purchase was a huge disappointment. The software is new and there were only nine reviews, but they were all extremely positive, so I felt confident taking the plunge. I was so excited in fact, that I paid a premium to download rather than wait for UPS. In retrospect, I should have paid more attention to the eerie similarity between the reviews, and in fact they were all from beta testers (shills?) perhaps working off the same talking points. The new version was supposed to run faster and work with twice the number of financial institutions. But this is not what I experienced. I was fairly content with Home and Business 2008. The only reason I downloaded 2011 is because I want to access certain accounts that 2008 cannot, such as my 401K with ADP, my kids 529's with New York State, and a savings/loan account with Sallie Mae. Turns out none of these accounts are accessible with 2011! It was a complete waste and it actually runs slower than 2008. Don't be snookered like me, save your money.
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I didn't want to buy this, I'll admit, but the banks have been dropping MS Money support, so I have no option but to switch; the only software the banks now use is Quicken.

I wasn't looking forward to it, because I've worked with Intuit products before ... various versions of Quickbooks. Admittedly it was ten years ago, but I can't say I was impressed--it was pretty buggy stuff, with terrible usability--so I wasn't looking forward to the change.

The initial import of my data actually went surprisingly well. Not perfect, though. If you have any long memos on transactions, they will be truncated... you're going to lose part of them. (30 years ago, when I first got involved in software development, one of the best programmers I've ever known gave me a fantastic rule of thumb; you always make any input field you create far larger than you imagine anyone really needs ... then double it. Intuit's programmer's never got that memo.)

This evening, though, I've run into bug, after bug, after bug. This software is horrible. At this moment I've been on Intuit support chat for about two hours trying to get bill pay (through Wells Fargo) working. At this very moment I have a Wells Fargo account that appears to have Bill Pay turned on, even though it does not have online access turned on, and the software will not let me turn on online access. It's a long story, I won't bore you with the details, but it's a Quicken bug that the support people can't figure out.

Here's an example of another bug/usability problem I found earlier. I want to send a payment to someone I've sent 50 payments to already, via Bill Pay (a moot point, considering I can't get Bill Pay turned on, but let's assume for the moment Bill Pay was working).
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