Quicken 2008 Makes Saving Almost as Easy as Spending



    "My Savings Plan" Instantly Shows Where Money is Going;
    Makes Online Banking Tools Better

    EDMONTON, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - It's never been easier to manage your money.
Quicken(R), Canada's best-selling personal finance software lineup, has been
revamped for 2008, making it easier to manage personal and home business
finances - all from a single screen. Both Quicken 2008 Home & Business Edition
and the enhanced and updated Quicken 2008 Cash Manager are packed with tools
and features that help users see exactly where their money is going.

    Better Than Ever: Quicken 2008 Cash Manager

    Quicken is now even easier to use and features faster navigation. A new
feature for 2008, "My Savings Plan" makes it fast and easy for users to see
where they can increase their savings. My Savings Plan instantly shows a
summary of actual spending and compares it with planned monthly expenses, such
as gas and groceries. A simple click shows whether there's room to spend or if
it's time to save.
    New online banking features make it easy to obtain a complete financial
picture of all accounts. Quicken can download and compile records from a
user's bank accounts, tag transactions and clearly track spending by category.
In addition, a broad range of other financial information can be stored in
Quicken simply by attaching electronic or scanned documents, such as cheques,
receipts, warranties and electronic statements.
    "Canada is already a world leader in online banking, and with a few easy
steps, Quicken users can supercharge their online banking experience," said
Meg Rosgen, product manager, at Intuit Canada's small business division.

    Quicken Personal Finance Software 2008

    "Quicken lets users compile much more data and keep it within easy reach
long after it disappears from their online banking sites," Rosgen said.
"Quicken connects all their online accounts and, combined with other important
data, delivers a complete, clear picture of their financial situation that
online banking just can't provide."

    Home & Business: Makes Home Business Ownership Easier, Less Taxing

    New this year, Quicken 2008 Home & Business Edition is designed for
Canadians running a home business who don't want to waste time managing
separate personal and home business finances. Because home business owners
often combine personal and business finances, Quicken Home & Business lets
them manage both from a single screen and still keep the finances separate for
tax time.
    In addition to all of the Quicken Cash Manager functionality, the Home &
Business edition also includes features that let small business create
invoices, track accounts receivable and payable, monitor investments and
create a debt reduction plan. It also includes a Business Centre, which:

    
    -   Allows users to clearly view their current business tax deduction
        summary and see other potential deductions.

    -   Offers an overall snapshot of money coming in for the month, money
        going out, and what remains in personal and business accounts.

    -   Delivers an up-to-date profit and loss view at how the business is
        growing, and the ability to show profit and loss for multiple
        businesses.

    New in Quicken 2008

    Other new or improved features in Quicken 2008 Cash Manager and Quicken
Home & Business Edition include:

    -   A reorganized and redesigned menu that makes it easier to categorize
        expenses. Users can easily add extra details and relevant information
        to any expense report.

    Quicken Personal Finance Software 2008

    -   Easier navigation that make it quicker to move through features and
        find those that work best. Clickable tabs let users quickly switch
        between Quicken's main pages.

    Product Availability and Pricing

    Quicken Personal Finance Software 2008 is available for purchase or
download directly from Intuit Canada at www.quicken.ca or at Staples, Future
Shop, Best Buy, Office Depot and London Drugs. Suggested retail prices are:

    -   Quicken 2008 Cash Manager: $39.99.

    -   Quicken 2008 Home & Business: $99.99.
    

    About Intuit Canada

    Intuit Canada is a leading provider of business, financial and tax
management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and
accounting professionals. Key products and services include Quicken(R),
QuickBooks(R), QuickBooks(R) Succès PME, QuickTax, and ImpôtRapide(MC). Intuit
Canada directly, or through its partners, offers ProFile(R), a professional
tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program, the Intuit
Developer Network for professional users and developers and other products and
services. Intuit Canada and its partners enable individuals, small businesses,
retailers and financial professionals to better manage their personal and
business finances. Visit Intuit Canada's partner sites at www.intuit.ca and
www.accountant.intuit.ca. Intuit Canada is headquartered in Edmonton, with
employees in many cities throughout the country, including Calgary, Toronto,
Montreal and Ottawa. Intuit Canada is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., which is
listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU.




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For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact
Cheryll Watson, Intuit Canada, (780) 450-5869, cheryll_watson@intuit.com;
Geoffrey Morgan, MAVERICK Public Relations, (416) 640-5525x228,
geoffreym@maverickpr.com

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