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j52dower
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print checks

Post by j52dower » 25 November 2009, 11:51

Does icompta have the capacity to print checks, or have I just completely missed it?

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Post by Angeman » 26 November 2009, 10:20

No it can't as you noticed.

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Post by alaska » 14 April 2010, 21:42

I hope that iCompta will consider adding the ability to print cheques. I realize that in Europe chequing accounts are not as popular as in the USA. Years ago I had a customer in Europe who wanted to buy a book from me and kept trying to give me a bank transfer number. I didn't know what he was talking about. He said that Europeans don't write paper cheques payable to a person or business, they mostly transfer money in different ways. Nearly everyone in the USA carries a cheque book with them and pays most of their bills (although some are paid electronically) on their desktop computer and prints out the cheques and mails them. Without the ability to write cheques and print them out most people in the USA couldn't use iCompta. Because Quicken is abandoning the mac platform this is a grand opportunity for iCompta to capture millions of Quicken users (it took Quicken 3 years to update its Quicken 2007 and the new Quicken is called Quicken Essentials for mac but it doesn't have the ability to print cheques, which is unbelievable to Quicken users in the USA. One reviewer of Quicken Essentials for mac said "How can you sell a Quicken version that won't print checks?" Quicken also doesn't have an iPhone app that syncs with the desktop.
Eventually I expect that Quicken 2007 will no longer work on some future mac OS and then their estimated one million plus mac users (they have over 15 million users) will be forced to find another software program that will also write and print checques. And of course everyone wants an iPhone app which iCompta already has but Quicken doesn't and apparently will never have for mac users.

The other thing that iCompta needs to capture the Quicken mac users in the USA is the ability to generate and print out tax summary reports that many of us need to be able to provide to our income tax preparers (accountants who prepare our income tax returns). In the USA we have to pay our income taxes on April 15. We print out our Quicken tax summary for the previous year and give it to our accountant. Even those people who do their own income tax preparation still need to generate a tax summary to get the numbers they need to fill in the income tax forms. I'll be watching and hoping for these improvements for the USA market. I would be happy to pay for a version of iCompta that will print out paper cheques and generate a tax summary report for the previous year as Quicken does now. It doesn't have to be fancy, just be able to assign tax or "not tax" status to each category (a business expense would be in a tax category, a loaf of bread would be in a non-tax category), then you ask it to generate and print a tax summary report for only the tax categories. Thanks for your time.

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Re: print checks

Post by Angeman » 15 April 2010, 18:49

Yes I will definitely add this in a future release.

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Re: print checks

Post by paulrw » 27 January 2018, 20:05

Hi Cyril,

Are you still considering adding check printing to iCompta?

Paul

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Post by Angeman » 27 January 2018, 20:36

No sorry this is not planned for any time soon.

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Re: print checks

Post by paulrw » 27 January 2018, 21:30

ok, thank you.

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