Which Edition is right for me?

QuikCalc comes in four Editions: Home, Premium, Professional and Office. The easiest way to determine which is right for you, is perhaps by discussing each in reverse order.

The most powerful edition is the Office Edition. You only need the Office Edition if:

1. You want to store your database on a network drive.

What does this mean? Nothing to most people. Some businesses like to store their data on a network drive for backup purposes or data sharing. If you want to do this, you will need the Office Edition.

What is a database? QuikCalc stores all of your loans, schedules, etc, in a single file called a database. Unlike programs like Microsoft Word, where you create individual documents and they are then saved separately on your hard drive, QuikCalc stores everything in a single file. This allows you to access all of your data in one place, and do bulk reporting (in the Professional and Office Editions only), rather than having to search for your loans.

2. You want to share your data with other users.

What does this mean? QuikCalc Office Edition allows you to share your data with other users. By installing the database file on a network drive, you can "point" computers with QuikCalc Office to this shared database. Each user is assigned their own user id and password. QuikCalc Office includes your first two licenses. Each person who will access QuikCalc Office requires a license.

If you require either of the above capabilities, then you will need the Office Edition.

 

 
 

The second most powerful edition is the Professional Edition. You only need the Professional Edition if:

1. You want to organize your loans and schedules on a per client basis.

What does this mean? QuikCalc Professional and Office Editions include the Client Manager. This feature allows you to create clients in the database, and then associate loans and schedules with these clients. This means rather than looking at a list of possibly hundreds of loans or schedules, you find the client you want to deal with, and then you can see their specific loans or schedules. As well, the Client Manager allows you to store contact information and notes on your clients.

Do I need this? If you are a home user only tracking your own loans, then no, you do not need this. If you are a business, tracking a large number of loans, then you will most likely want this feature, especially the additional reports that are available from the List of Clients window (see below).

2. You want to do bulk reporting.

What does this mean? The Client Manager, on the List of Clients window, has a Reports button at the bottom. This button gives you access to dozens of reports unique to the Professional and Office Editions. These allow you to generate reports based upon all of the loans stored in QuikCalc that have been assigned to clients.

If you have a requirement for any of the above features, you will need the Professional Edition, or the more powerful Office Edition.

 

 
 

The next most powerful edition is the Premium Edition. You only need the Premium Edition if:

1. You need to store more than five (5) loans at once.

What does this mean? If you need to store more than five loans at once, you will need an edition other than the Home Edition.

What does "at once" mean? This means the number of loans you have saved at any given time. You can create, save and store hundreds of loans, however with the Home Edition, you can store no more than 5 at any given time. When using the Home Edition, as you finish with a loan, delete it to free up one of your five available slots. There are no limits on the number of loans you can store with the Premium, Professional and Office Editions.

What is a loan? A loan is a loan tracked by the Loan Manager. The Loan Manager allows you to track loan details, terms, varying interest rates, and a complete payment record. It is distinct from an Amortization Schedule (of which there are no limits to the number you can store), in that the Amortization Schedules Plus! feature is designed more for creating static schedules or scenarios before a loan agreement is actually entered into, and the Loan Manager is designed to track an actual loan.

If you have a requirement for any of the above features, you will need the Premium Edition, or the more powerful Professional or Office Editions.

 
 

To call QuikCalc Home Edition our least powerful edition does it a disservice. This includes the exact same Amortization Schedules Plus!, Loan Manager, Solve for Missing Number Calculator, Payment Grid and Bonus Calculator features that the Premium, Professional and Office Editions include.

What doesn't the Home Edition include?

1. The Client Manager is not included (see above for an explanation).

2. The Loan Manager is limited to storing no more than five loans at once (see above for an explanation).

3. Your database must be stored locally.

Other than these three items, QuikCalc Home Edition is essentially the same as the Professional and Office Editions. It is exactly the same as the Premium Edition except that it is limited to 5 loans being stored at once.

 

 
 
Compare by Feature

The feature grid below will help you decide which edition of QuikCalc is right for you. If you still aren't certain, remember that you can upgrade to any higher edition for the price difference at any time.

As well, we have a 60 day money back guarantee on all of our products, and a near 100% satisfaction rate based upon number of returns.

 

 

  QuikCalc
Home Edition
QuikCalc
Premium Edition
QuikCalc
Professional Edition
QuikCalc
Office Edition
Price $49.95 $99.95 $199.95 $499.95
Fully functional demo available
Purchase securely on our web site
Users can share data over a network      
Price Includes 2 User Licenses
Multiple simultaneous users      
Track your data by client      
Generate Payment Receipts for your clients      
Number of Reports available 23 23 47 51
Print Payment Coupons for your borrowers
Includes the Loan Manager


Up To 5 Loans


Unlimited


Unlimited

Unlimited
Track multiple interest rates    
Track multiple loan terms    
Track Interest/Insurance/Tax escrow accounts    
Assess late fees or penalties    
Associate names and addresses with loans    
Track actual payments made
Specify different interest and payment start dates
Calculate early payout amounts and optionally update the schedule to reflect that change
Add, skip and override payments
Dozens of financial calculators
Add any number of extra payments
Put an annual lump-sum payment on your loan starting in any year.
See effect of skipping any number of payments
Change any payment amount including your regular payments
Handles negative amortization
Multiple Day Count Conventions including 30/360 and Actual/Actual
Multiple Payment Types including interest only and fixed principal plus interest
Allows schedule comparisons.
Solve for missing number calculator
Payment Grids
Amortization Schedules
Allows U.S. Rule (Simple Interest) loans
Handles accelerated payments
Handles US and Canadian mortgages
Handles International mortgages including UK, Australia, NZ & EU
Handles multiple currencies (uses your Windows currency setting)
Printable reports including annual summaries
Save grids and schedules for future use
Export reports in HTML
Save reports in PDF format
Email reports in PDF format
Data file backup and restore
Further Details QuikCalc
Home Edition
QuikCalc
Premium Edition
QuikCalc
Professional Edition
QuikCalc
Office Edition

Can I upgrade if I need more in the future?

Yes, you can upgrade to a higher edition for the price difference if you find you outgrow the edition you originally purchased.

 

 
 

Still Have a Question?

If you still have a question, please contact us and we will be happy to help you decide what edition is right for you. Simply email us with your questions at sales@slateboard.com and we will respond shortly.


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