I had quite a suprise yesterday with Quicken 2007.
One of my credit card providers (Bank of America) is fairly primitive in it's download offerings - only allowing download on a monthly basis when the credit card statement has been published - very primitive compared to American Express.
Furthermore they do not have a direct connection to Quicken. One must use the kludgy web connect download of an ofx file.
1. Run quicken
2. Log into credit card site
3. find statement
4. go to download transactions
5. download them
6. quicken imports the file slowly
This is certainly not as easy as the one step update function that I enjoy with my other accounts.
While performing the above steps, Quicken 2007 asked me if I would like to add this web connect account to my One Step Update! Very interesting!! I said yes and re-entered my logon information. Quicken then added the account, site and login information to one step update. With glee I tried logging on via the one step update.
I was very excited. No more tedious steps. I hoped to track my family member's spending daily rather than chasing them down for receipts at the end of each month. Quicken 2007 logged on and began processing my credit card data.
But nothing happened. I received an error. How disappointing! I was told there was a problem with quicken's web server and they were being made aware of it. Which meant no one step download.
Oh well.... I certianly hope Intuit gets a handle on this and Bank of America switches to real time download.
Have a wonderful day,