UK Market

Julia 's Avatar

Julia

14 Nov, 2009 08:59 PM

Hi Moneydance,

I've been using Moneydance 2003 for quite a while but have been reviewing all the account software as the 2003 version doesn't do, well, very much really.

I've been amazed at the total lack of personal finance software that is geared to the UK market. How difficult would it be for you to write a UK version that tracked ISA's, TESSA's, tax, Nat Ins. VAT etc, as well as getting our banks to let us download files?

I think that its a real shame that if I purchase Moneydance 2008 I will not be able to use all of the features, yet I will still have to the full retail price.

Please please please can you make a UK version? You'd be the first personal finance software developers to do so as no one seems to have written anything geared to the UK market and all of our weird financial products.

I'd be more than happy to help test it and to recommend it!

Many thanks, Julia

  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 15 Nov, 2009 02:36 AM

    Angie Rauscher's Avatar

    Julia,

    Thank you for your suggestions for Moneydance, we appreciate the enthusiasm and excitement our users bring to the table! We are currently maxed out with development of the main version of Moneydance 2010, as well as our iPhone app, so it is unlikely we would be able to add this new functionality in the near future. That said, I will add it to our list of things to discuss during our next company visioning discussion.

    Our wiki is integrated with our feature request and bug reporting system. Please feel free to register and use these systems to help improve Moneydance by bringing bugs to our attention and requesting new features. We now also have voting on all existing tickets, which helps us determine which requests have the most demand. It would be especially helpful to have a ticket with the tools and upgrades specific to the U.K.

    I also invite you to check out our Moneydance 2010 beta.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  2. 2 Posted by Ian on 15 Nov, 2009 09:41 AM

    Ian's Avatar

    Julia

    I use Moneydance in the UK but not for investment tracking more basic banking. UK banks have never bought into the automated download/initiate transactions from personal finance applications. I think one bank used it but not sure if that is still the case.

    WIth Microsoft having failed to push the banks into using it is unlikely smaller companies will be able to.

    You may also be focussing on the wrong type of application as I think Moneydance is more personal finance and national insurance and VAT are more business taxes. There is a mac business finance application but the name escapes me.

    Ian

  3. 3 Posted by Julia on 15 Nov, 2009 10:06 AM

    Julia's Avatar

    Hi Ian,

    I'm not too worried about the download features of Moneydance, but I would like to see Moneydance fully adapted to the UK market even without that feature. Everything is geared towards the American market but our range of financial products is very different.

    I'm not looking for business accounting software as I used to work as a Bookkeeper, so I know a little about business software having used Sage, Viztopia and Merit, and that is definitely not what I am after. I am looking for something that will blend with the Self-Assessment Tax forms, and being able to analyse out Nat Ins etc is a big part of that.

    Anyway, my wish hasn't been granted but I still think its a shame that there is yet to be a UK focussed personal finance product for the Mac. I also don't think 'size' matters either! With the internet and all its connectivity, small businesses can have more influence than they might imagine...

    Julia

    PS One of the business accounting product for Mac is MYOB.

  4. 4 Posted by Ian on 15 Nov, 2009 12:47 PM

    Ian's Avatar

    I use this for self assessment. Works OK, despite being PDF based.

    http://www.ftax.co.uk/about-ftax

    Not sure the UK market of mac users is big enough, especially if Microsoft couldn't make Money work in the UK on the PC.

    Ian

  5. 5 Posted by Julia on 15 Nov, 2009 01:19 PM

    Julia's Avatar

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for the PDF - I shall have a look at that.

    As for whether the UK market is big enough or not, well surely that depends on whether people think that they are going to be able to access equivalent or improved software on a Mac?

    Positive movement forwards is needed, not a continual retraction to the trenches. There is a viable market here in the UK in fact, according to the press, its increasing and with Moneydance being recommended by Which? magazine it will only get better.

    Just thought I'd voice my ideas in the hope that something changes - you never know unless you ask!

    Julia

  6. 6 Posted by Martin.H on 18 Nov, 2009 08:50 PM

    Martin.H's Avatar

    One simple change that is surely not manpower intensive, but would address some of the above needs is to make it possible for the user to select the source of data from which to download mutual fund data in the Stock Quote Synchroniser (e.g. www.yahoo.co.uk or www.morningstar.com). This simple change would at least enable non-US users to track their investments.

  7. 7 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 24 Nov, 2009 07:23 PM

    Angie Rauscher's Avatar

    Thank you all for your interest and great suggestions for Moneydance. Our wiki is integrated with our feature request and bug reporting system. Please feel free to register and use these systems to help improve Moneydance by bringing bugs to our attention and requesting new features.

  8. 8 Posted by bohicaranch on 12 Dec, 2009 01:58 AM

    bohicaranch's Avatar

    What is the status of Moneydance for the iPhone? I read a lot of postings that go back for almost a year that said is was coming soon.

  9. 9 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 13 Dec, 2009 07:33 PM

    Angie Rauscher's Avatar

    Luc,

    It is still in progress, and will not be released before the end of 2009. We are currently quite swamped trying to keep up with inquires about the new release of Moneydance 2010. In a few weeks we'll post more information about the timeline for the iPhone app. I'm sorry I don't have more details at the moment.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  10. 10 Posted by bohicaranch on 13 Dec, 2009 08:04 PM

    bohicaranch's Avatar

    Thank you. Like many thousands of other people, I am anxiously awaiting
    your iPhone app.

    regards, Luc

  11. 11 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 16 Dec, 2009 01:18 AM

    Angie Rauscher's Avatar

    Great news everyone, our developer thinks he will be able to release the Moneydance iPhone app before the end of 2009. We do not have a firm release date, but keep an eye on our blog for the latest info.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  12. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2011 07:05 PM.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts

Generic

? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac