Updated Friday October 14th, 2016: It’s official, Quicken 2017 is now released! And it’s here a few days earlier than expected. From what we can see at first glance, there aren’t really any compelling enhancements in any of the versions. You can see the full details at quicken.com.
In terms of where to buy, Amazon will probably be your best option at the moment to get the best deal. They have all of the download versions so you’ll be able to buy and install today.
Did you just buy a copy Quicken 2017? How does it compare to the version you just came from? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page!
Updated October 13th, 2016: Amazon just posted Quicken Mac 2017 for sale – You’ll be able to buy and download your copy now. Quicken Deluxe 2017, Premier 2017, Home & Business 2017 and Rental Property Manager 2017 all have a October 16th release date listed (that’s this Sunday!). So just a few more days of waiting, but you can already check out the new features. We couldn’t find any of the other versions up there yet but expect the other pages will go up soon.
Staples also just started selling all of the new 2017 versions of Quicken… looks like you add any of the boxed version to your cart and checkout (no download option). Unfortunately, their pages don’t go into detail about the changes for 2017.
Quicken.com still has all of the 2016 versions still on sale.
Updated September 17th, 2016: It looks like Quicken 2017 will be released a little bit sooner that we though. BJ’s and Costco both now have the product pages up for Quicken Deluxe 2017, but listed as “out of stock” (we couldn’t find any of the other versions posted). That means we can expect to see Quicken released any day now, likely before the end of the month! No details yet on any of the new features.
Of course we’re watching the latest leaks and will be posting any updates here as we get them in to us.
Updated July 13th, 2016: It’s hard to believe that we’re here in mid-July with summer already at the half-way mark. How time flies quickly. But this also marks the point for us to once again start tracking the release dates for our favorite software programs coming this Fall. That includes the expected Quicken 2017 versions of Basic, Deluxe, Premier, Mac, and Home & Business.
Traditionally, for the two decades or more when Quicken was owned by Intuit, the release dates were so predictable that we were able to pinpoint the exact release day and time 6+ months in advance. But ever since the Quicken brand and product line was sold off last year and turned into a separate entity of it’s own, no longer part of the Intuit family (owned now by H.I.G. Capital), things are still a little bit unpredictable. But with that being said, we still give the likelihood of the 2017 product line to be released in late October (it used to be the third week of September).
But hopefully with the management/company change as well as the longer wait, maybe, finally, we will start seeing some of the longtime issues with the software finally being addressed.
What we want to see improved in Quicken 2017
- Improved program stability – All you need to do is just take a look at the hundreds of negative reviews on Amazon to know that Quicken isn’t the easiest program to install and initially get working. That’s especially true when you have an older version of the program currently on your PC. Others report frequent crashes, issues removing duplicate transactions when using the mobile app, and the inability to add or errors in adding certain banking accounts.
- Removal of Quicken ID & Online Verification – If you use the 2016 version then you already know that to be able to install the software you will need to create a Quicken ID and provide your name, address, phone number and email address. That in itself is more info than most of us what to provide, especially with todays online security concerns. But what’s even worse is that in order to download any transactions from your financial institution or bank, you must log in with that ID each and every time.
- Better customer support – Not only are reported wait times to get a hold of a CSR agent upwards of 45 minutes, but the quality of support is very low (the teams are located in India and apparently not trained very well). There is also no technical support available on weekends when many of us tend to use Quicken. And worst of all, product support is only available for free for those running the current/newest version (year) of the software so if you have a version from last year or older then you’ll need to pay if you want any assistance from them.
- Stop replacing previous versions – If you’re upgrading from an older version of Quicken to the newest one, the old version is replaced with the new one and all your files are converted to the new format. That maybe not a big deal when everything works as it should but when things don’t and you’re having difficulties using the new version, it becomes impossible to go back.
What would you like to see changed in Quicken 2017?
What would you like to see changed, improved or added in the 2017 release of Quicken software? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!