Recording Meter Readings in Quicken

Quicken Developers!  Your software is badly missing some features that if implemented would increase your revenue significantly.  Let me explain:

I own a 100 unit mobile home rental property.  Outside each unit are 2 meters: one for electricity and one for water.  Each month, I go out and read each meter and record the numbers with pen and paper.  For example, if the electricity meter showed 10000, and last month it showed 8000, then I know that tenant did 2000watts of electricity.  I record all this in Excel and then multiply this 2000 by 15cents and charge the tenant on the invoice(plus the rent and same exercise for water).  YOUR PROGRAM DOES NOT HAVE A MEANS TO DO THIS.   

More and more multi-unit rental properties are going to individualized meter readings and currently your software does not have a solution to this.  If this can be developed, you would be more marketable for people in my same situation.  I bought the $115 CD and will have to return as result.  

Please find a way to do this.  
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  • Phillip MokrosPhillip Mokros Member
    edited September 2018
    I have 55 unit mobile home park and i do the same meter readings monthly, and i agree with you. i just bought Quicken HB&RP 2018 and entered all tenants  in numerically from 1 to 50, but when i went to  record monthly rents they were not numerically in order, it read: 1, 10,11,12 , etc., to 19, then it went from 19, 2, 20 ,21, 22, etc to 29, then from 29, 3, 30 ,31, 32 etc, etc. then after 50th tenant, it listed 6,7,8, 9. not sure how to remedy this either
  • UKRUKR SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2019

    I have 55 unit mobile home park and i do the same meter readings monthly, and i agree with you. i just bought Quicken HB&RP 2018 and entered all tenants  in numerically from 1 to 50, but when i went to  record monthly rents they were not numerically in order, it read: 1, 10,11,12 , etc., to 19, then it went from 19, 2, 20 ,21, 22, etc to 29, then from 29, 3, 30 ,31, 32 etc, etc. then after 50th tenant, it listed 6,7,8, 9. not sure how to remedy this either

    You are looking at a field that is sorted alphabetically, not in numeric order.

    Change the numbers 1 ... 9 to 01 ... 09 with leading zeros to solve that puzzle.
    You'll now have 01...09, 10...19, 20...29, etc. in proper order.

  • Phillip MokrosPhillip Mokros Member
    edited November 2019

    I have 55 unit mobile home park and i do the same meter readings monthly, and i agree with you. i just bought Quicken HB&RP 2018 and entered all tenants  in numerically from 1 to 50, but when i went to  record monthly rents they were not numerically in order, it read: 1, 10,11,12 , etc., to 19, then it went from 19, 2, 20 ,21, 22, etc to 29, then from 29, 3, 30 ,31, 32 etc, etc. then after 50th tenant, it listed 6,7,8, 9. not sure how to remedy this either

    THANK YOU
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