Thes steps provide details on how to download your Baird account information into Quicken.
To get started, you will need:
- Quicken® software for Microsoft® Windows® or Mac
- Baird account number
- Your Baird Online User ID and password
- Full system requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Should you have any questions or run into any difficulties, you may find your answers on the frequently asked questions tab on this page. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, contact Intuit®, the company that supports Quicken®.
Baird can only assist you with the technical download. If you have any trouble after downloading, you will need to contact Quicken® for assistance.
Follow These Easy Steps to Download into Quicken®
Set Up and Download Data to an Account Using Quicken® for Windows Software
- Launch Quicken® software.
- In the top menu bar, File drop down; select “New Quicken File”, Select “New Quicken Account” radio button; select OK.
- For account type, select “Brokerage” under the “Investing & Retirement” section;
- Type and select Robert W. Baird & Co.; click Next.
- Type your Baird Online User ID and password; click Connect.
- Cash balance may need to be entered manually (NOTE: The cash balance is available on Baird Online under the Account Information tab. The cash balance on Baird Online is adjusted in real time while transactions and security positions are delayed one day on Quicken®.)
- Quicken may ask additional questions such as the account type or owner, and if the account is a mutual fund. Select the answers and then click Next.
- Verify the account(s) added, and then click Finish.
Follow These Easy Steps to Download into Quicken® for Mac
These instructions are provided by Baird to assist you in downloading data into Quicken® for Mac® software. As with most software products, there may be other steps or shortcuts available to accomplish the same result.
Set Up and Download Data to an Account Using Quicken® for Mac® Software
- Launch Quicken® for Mac® software.
- In the top menu bar, click Accounts; click New.
- For account type, select Investing; Brokerage;
- Type and select Robert W. Baird & Co.; click Continue.
- Type your Baird Online User ID and password; click Continue.
- Confirm the Account(s) Added; click Continue.
- Beginning balance may need to be entered manually (NOTE: The cash balance is available on Baird Online under the Account Information tab. The cash balance on Baird Online is adjusted in real time while transactions and security positions are delayed one day on Quicken®.)
Following are the most common frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, you will need to contact Intuit®, the company that supports Quicken®.
Quicken® software, from a third-party vendor, assists in tracking your personal finances. Through Baird, you can now download your investment information to easily track your investments in Quicken.
You can purchase Quicken® products by calling Intuit at 800-811-8766. You can also find Quicken® products in computer and general retail stores. More information on Quicken® products can be found on Intuit's website at www.intuit.com. Find out more about Quicken System requirements.
Baird Online users can download their information into Quicken®. To learn more about Baird Online, check out the website or contact your Baird Financial Advisor.
Downloading information into the Quicken® program from Baird is free to all Baird Online users.
Securities that you hold at Baird or that are networked with Baird can be downloaded into Quicken® software, as well as banking and investment transactions that have occurred in your account.
Only assets that are held at Baird or networked with Baird will be displayed in the download. Securities that are not networked will not be displayed.
Both types of assets will appear in the Holdings section of the Summary tab along with the other assets in the account.
No. You need to have an Internet connection, Quicken® software and be a Baird Online user to access the information. Once in the Quicken® program, you will be able to select Robert W. Baird & Co. as your financial institution.
For technical questions about Quicken® software installation and functionality, you can contact the Intuit automated product support website at Intuit® Support. There you can access product information, live chat support, a community forum or email support. You can also call their free support number at 800-811-8766 with questions concerning purchasing information. For a fee, you can contact Intuit technical support at 800-811-8766 with questions concerning data corruption or backing up Quicken data files.
Yes. Baird supports Quicken for Mac.
You must update Quicken to get the latest information:
- Select the Online menu and select One Step Update.
- Clear all items in the One Step Update dialog, and then click Update Now.
- When the update completes, restart Quicken.
- Create or activate your account.
Since the data available for download into Quicken is delayed by one day, it is okay to use the balance on Baird Online provided you make the proper adjustment for any activity (trades, journals, checks written or deposits) made intraday. Baird Online is a real-time website and its values are adjusted intraday. The transactions that occur today will not be available for download into Quicken until tomorrow.
Your password is the same as your Baird Online password. If you forgot your password, you can have your password reset by visiting https://bol.rwbaird.com/ForgotPassword.
The Quicken PIN is the same as your Baird Online (BOL) password. You must change your BOL password from the Baird Online Login screen. The Baird Online password update is real-time for the Quicken download application.
For answers regarding information and site security, please visit the following page to read more about Baird’s Cybersecurity and Fraud Protection Program.
No. The Quicken program does not have your account information. All of your account information for the Quicken download is located and stored at Baird. Baird is using an industry standard Open Financial Exchange (OFX) server to provide the data to our clients over a secured Internet connection. Your Quicken download Send/Update request comes to Baird for a completed data response.
The Robert W. Baird & Co. client statement is the official record of account transactions, positions and balances. The information you download is for tracking purposes only and should not be considered an official record.
There are existing issues with Quicken for Mac regarding option valuations and transactions. This is an issue that cannot be resolved by Baird.
Additionally, multiple securities with the same name in an account may show up as unidentified securities and manual corrections may be needed.
If there are any account discrepancies with the statements compared to the Quicken download data, you may report them to Baird's Online Support at 888-212-8843. Since Quicken is a third-party software application, there are limitations to the support Baird can offer in the download process.
nvestment information is processed every night. The download file is updated after nightly processing, during which time you will not be able to download transactions into the Quicken software and will need to try back later. The transactions that occur today in your account can be downloaded tomorrow.
The system will provide three complete months of transactions, plus the current month's activity. If your Baird Online User ID has been in existence for less than three previous months and the current month, only your transactions since the day your User ID was activated will be available for your first-time download.
No. Quicken can only be used for tracking transactions and holdings.
OFX (Open Financial Exchange) is a unified specification for the exchange of electronic financial data over the Internet. OFX specification streamlines the process financial services companies must go through to connect to transactional websites, personal computers and personal financial management software. Further information about OFX can be found at www.ofx.net.
No. Baird does not support electronic bill payments in Quicken. However, Baird clients with the Cash Management package of services are able to add e-Bill Management to those services for a small monthly fee. Please contact your Baird Financial Advisor for more information.
No. The Quicken download is primarily for tracking transactions and holdings. Baird does not recommend or support using the Quicken downloaded data for income tax purposes.
Baird supports the TurboTax 1099 import process. The data we use for the TurboTax import process comes from the same data used for the 1099 statements mailed to our clients. You can find out more on the TurboTax® page.
Yes, Quicken offers a mobile app to users of the desktop application. Further information can be found about the Quicken mobile app on the Quicken website
Baird can only assist you with the technical download. If you have any trouble after downloading, you will need to contact Quicken® for assistance. Quicken is a registered trademark of Intuit Inc. and is used with permission.
Intuit Inc. is not affiliated with Robert W. Baird & Co. and is solely responsible for the information provided by Intuit Inc. for users of Quicken® financial software. Robert W. Baird & Co. cannot guarantee that the information and content supplied by Intuit Inc. are accurate, complete or timely and does not make any warranties regarding the results obtained from such use.
All information downloaded through the use of Quicken® financial software is for tracking purposes only and should not be relied upon or utilized for tax purposes. The Robert W. Baird & Co. client statement is the official record of account transactions, positions and balances executed and maintained at Robert W. Baird & Co. Robert W. Baird & Co. disclaims any liability arising from the use of Quicken financial software or the content furnished by Intuit Inc., including but not limited to, any resulting information obtained from such use, or interpretations of information made as a result of such use.