Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada

November 18, 2008 13:31 ET

Follow the Money: Quicken 2009 Helps in an Uncertain Economy

New Tools Boost Online Banking, Deliver Complete View of Cash Flow

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2008) - Given the current economic climate, there's never been a better time for Canadians to invest in an efficient and reliable way to track their money and save for a rainy day. Canadians can count on Quicken(R) to help them keep their cash flow positive and plan for their future.

Quicken, Canada's best-selling personal finance software, comes in two editions for 2009: Cash Manager, and Home & Business. Both offer consumers and home business owners new, easier ways to track their spending, savings and loans, and provide a complete view of where their money is going.

Canadians are among the world's most avid users of online banking, and new features in Quicken 2009 are designed to help them better manage their personal and home business finances.

"As millions of people turn to the Internet to do their banking, their challenge becomes staying organized so they can properly plan for the future," said Meg Rosgen, product manager for Quicken. "The new features in Quicken 2009 simplify the process by providing tools to maximize savings and investments, as well as delivering a complete view your financial status."

Connecting to Online Banking

Quicken Cash Manager is the perfect solution for those looking to track their money - what's coming in, what's going out, and what's left over. Users can also download their bank and credit card information to get a complete financial picture of all of their bank accounts.

By tracking expenses year-round, consumers can get more organized during tax time. In the face of growing economic challenges, Canadians can count on Quicken to help them manage accounts, categorize spending and create a debt reduction plan. The program also gives users quick access to Quicken's online community, and will automatically download and categorize bank transactions.

Quicken 2009 Cash Manager features and improvements include:

- Bill Management: Reminds users of upcoming charges, provides different views to help organize bills, and has improved instructions to help users make full use of all Quicken features. Users can easily view and pay bills, set reminders and check account balances. Bill Management offers the option of receiving bill notifications through Quicken or via e-mail, third-party calendars or mobile devices.

- Spending Monitor and Savings Plan: Creates a spending plan for users.

- Cash-on-Hand Snapshot: Highlights financial obligations for the month on a single page.

- Express Setup: Gets consumers up and running easily so they can quickly track spending.

All-in-one Financial Management for Home & Business

Quicken Home & Business 2009 includes all the features of Quicken Cash Manager and organizes personal and home business finances in one place for decision-making and easier analysis. Home & Business also consolidates investments and monitors portfolio performance, identifies potential business expenses to maximize deductions, and tracks spending, savings and loans. It gives users greater control of their personal, investment and business finances and allows them to download bank and credit card information directly into Quicken.

Quicken Home & Business 2009 features and improvements include:

- All-in-One Finances: Makes online banking easier by providing an entire picture of personal and business accounts.

- Business Profit/Loss and Cash Flow Centres: Provides one-click access to essential business information to track projects and customer profitability.

- Business Tax Deduction Monitor: Identifies potential business expenses to maximize deductions.

- Business Tagging: Organizes business and personal transactions when they come from the same bank account

- Express Setup: Gets users up and running easily so they can quickly track spending

Product Availability and Pricing

Quicken Personal Finance Software 2009 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. Cash Manager has a suggested retail price of $39.99; Home & Business is $99.99. Both come with a 60-day money back guarantee.

About Intuit Canada

Intuit Canada Limited 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), QuickBooks(R) Enterprise Solutions, SuccesPME, QuickTax, and ImpotRapideMC. Intuit Canada Limited 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 Limited and its partners enable individuals, small businesses, retailers and financial professionals to better manage their financial lives and businesses. Visit www.intuit.ca and www.accountant.intuit.ca for additional product information. Intuit Canada Limited is headquartered in Edmonton and has employees located in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Intuit Canada Limited is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., and is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU.

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Contact Information

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    or trial copy, please contact:
    Intuit Canada
    Geoffrey Morgan
    (905) 366-9449
    Email: Geoffrey_morgan@intuit.com
    or
    MAVERICK Public Relations
    Hilary Bassett
    (416) 640-5525, ext. 245
    Email: hilaryb@maverickpr.com