Keeping the business up-to-date involves a yearly-roundup of the latest software and tools available on the web. Letting one year pass you by is all that it takes for the competition to get ahead and steal your thunder. Quicken 2013 is a prime example of this theory. Had I let this year’s edition slip by without notice, the office would have lost a great deal of potential without even knowing it. The software you use is even more important when its purpose is financial management, making Quicken one of the most important investments any business owner could make this year. From cloud-computing, to better organization, everything about this year’s release is an improvement. To start things off, I’m always in the need for quick spreadsheets, charts, and graphical tools to represent my positions or ideas with the firm, my employees, or other networking partners. When I’m prepared to make a big investment and need to display why I have such confidence in a manner that is easy to understand, I immediately turn to Quicken 2013 for assistance. When I need to keep payroll organized under a single program that handles its own tables and databases without strenuous work on my behalf, I always turn to Quicken to handle the job. This years release handles all of the jobs above and many more without the need for extensive technical skills. It’s not only for business owners though, so don’t shy away from the idea if you’re not running a future-empire. This powerful software tool helps manage every penny around the house, guaranteeing an easy transition during the tax season. Even amongst my employees, many of the workers here use Quicken 2013 in their own homes and personal lives with success. It’s a program that should be on the shelf of any business owner, hard worker, or average Joe that spent a dollar this fiscal year.