Cannot Convert Quicken 2008 data to Quickbooks 2008
Posted on 2007-11-28
Does anyone know a way around this problem, which Intuit already knows about, but they cannot seem to fix? See below:
Intuit has known about a problem that their questionable QA department did not find since early November, as indicated by the following posting of a message in the Quicken Community Forum:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœYou cannot convert Quicken 2008 data to Quickbooks at this time. Quicken 2008 introduced stronger encryption for data files and Quickbooks is not able to read the new file format.
There is an R3 patch for Quickbooks coming soon that should resolve this issue. ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Âœ
The Quickbooks support team informs me that they are aware of the issue but have not idea how long it will take to obtain the encryption API from the Quicken team and put it into the Quickbooks Convert module ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â“ although it would seem like something that should be easy it appears that it will take weeks (more ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â“ they have already know about this for several weeks) to perform this simple feat! And then QA will have to install Quicken 2008 and actually test to see that this works this time (that is if QA is actually performing the tests they should, which is questionable since if they were this problem would have been found prior to releasing Quicken 2008 R2 or R3 or R4 or Quickbooks 2008 ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â“ since it came out after Quicken R2 was released).