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Productive Computing, Inc. Acquires FileBooks Link Product Line from HAPPY Software, Inc.

December 18th, 2008

San Diego, CA – December 18, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the acquisition of the FileBooks Link plug-in product line from HAPPY Software, Inc. and the release of a newly enhanced version of the FM Books Connector plug-in.

“This acquisition and product release introduces the consolidation of the two predominant methods developers use when integrating FileMaker Pro with QuickBooks into a single plug-in. As a result, the FileBooks Link product is no longer available for sale however this new version of the FM Books Connector plug-in now offers the additional XML functionality with nearly identical function calls used with the FileBooks Link plug-in. In addition we have detailed technical documentation outlining which FM Books Connector functions correspond to which FileBooks Link functions. These extra functions and documentation were added to the FM Books Connector product in order to provide those developers who are more familiar with the FileBooks Link plug-in an easy and familiar way to use the FM Books Connector plug-in.

By combining the technology and support infrastructure of the these two leading-edge plug-ins, we will continue to drive innovations that help developers everywhere integrate FileMaker Pro with QuickBooks.” – CEO, Marc Larochelle

Existing FileBooks Link customers can continue to use the FileBooks Link plug-in licenses as they always have however no new licenses will be sold.

Under the terms of the agreement HAPPY Software, Inc. will continue supporting existing customers through February 28th of 2009. After February 28th, Productive Computing, Inc. will continue to support the product under their paid support program.

“We look forward to earning the loyalty of existing FileBooks Link customers by demonstrating our commitment to produce an excellent product that provides the best of both integration methods. In addition, we are confident that those customers who are new to using the FM Books Connector will be comforted knowing that their QuickBooks integration projects will have the full weight and strength of our phone support team and custom development staff behind them. We anticipate the transition to be smooth and this acquisition demonstrates that we are committed to having a QuickBooks plug-in for the FileMaker Pro platform that will exist for many years to come.” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

Productive Computing, Inc. has prepared an exchange program for FileBooks Link customers who have purchased a FileBooks Link plug-in license between October 1, 2008 and December 18th, 2008. Those customers who wish to exchange their FileBooks Link plug-in licenses for an FM Books Connector license will be granted a single-user license for each FileBooks Link license they purchased between those dates. Customers who would like to participate in this exchange program should send their request to sales@productivecomputing.com.

The single user price is $179.95 and please note if you already own FM Books Connector you can download this latest version and install for FREE to take advantage of the new features.

Please visit http://www.fmbooksconnector.com for video overview tutorials and a downloadable demo.

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping companies become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and support services. From custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting and products, to IT support, web site design and hosting services, Productive Computing, Inc. is your strategic partner for all your company’s technology needs.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected and exclusive platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance.

Productive Computing, Inc.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA 92078
http://www.productivecomputing.com
info@productivecomputing.com
(760) 510-1200

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Core2 CRM Now Exchanges Data Between FileMaker Pro and Entourage Using Our Popular Entourage Manipulator Plug-in

December 10th, 2008

San Diego, CA – December 10, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the release of a new enhanced Core² CRM for FileMaker Pro.

The Core² CRM is the perfect multi-user, cross-platform solution for getting your company’s data centralized and organized. This latest version features an enhancement to allow bidirectional data exchange between Microsoft Entourage and FileMaker via our Entourage Manipulator plug-in. Now Mac users will have the same power that the Windows users have had to update their mobile devices with contacts, appointments, etc.

Along with this enhancement comes the ability to work with International phone formats with the click of a button. We hope that these enhancements will provide everyone no matter the platform or country the flexibility and power they have been looking for in a CRM solution.

This enhanced version includes the following new features:
• Specifically designed to exchange data with Microsoft Entourage
• Push your contacts, calendar, tasks, and e-mail from FileMaker to Entourage so you can update your iPhone or other mobile device to take on the road.
• Populate FileMaker Pro with your Entourage E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability. Now you can import your e-mail messages into FileMaker from Entourage for a complete archive of e-mail history for all correspondence.
• Retrieve and archive Entourage e-mail attachments directly in FileMaker. You can either embed or reference the attachments!
• Support international format for all date, time, time stamp fields
• Added support for dynamic international phone formatting in the preferences area.

A site license of Core² CRM is priced at $499.95 and can be bundled with discounted copies of FileMaker Pro licenses. Reseller program available.

Core² CRM is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 8 or later.

Please visit http://www.core2crm.com/index.php?ID=391 for video tutorials and a downloadable demo of the Core² CRM software solution.

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping companies become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and support services. From custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting and products, to IT support, web site design and hosting services, Productive Computing, Inc. is your strategic partner for all your company’s technology needs.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected and exclusive Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance.

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Core2 CRM Now Exchanges Data Between FileMaker Pro and Entourage Using Our Popular Entourage Manipulator Plug-in

December 10th, 2008

San Diego, CA – December 10, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the release of a new enhanced Core² CRM for FileMaker Pro.

The Core² CRM is the perfect multi-user, cross-platform solution for getting your company’s data centralized and organized. This latest version features an enhancement to allow bidirectional data exchange between Microsoft Entourage and FileMaker via our Entourage Manipulator plug-in. Now Mac users will have the same power that the Windows users have had to update their mobile devices with contacts, appointments, etc.

Along with this enhancement comes the ability to work with International phone formats with the click of a button. We hope that these enhancements will provide everyone no matter the platform or country the flexibility and power they have been looking for in a CRM solution.

This enhanced version includes the following new features:
• Specifically designed to exchange data with Microsoft Entourage
• Push your contacts, calendar, tasks, and e-mail from FileMaker to Entourage so you can update your iPhone or other mobile device to take on the road.
• Populate FileMaker Pro with your Entourage E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability. Now you can import your e-mail messages into FileMaker from Entourage for a complete archive of e-mail history for all correspondence.
• Retrieve and archive Entourage e-mail attachments directly in FileMaker. You can either embed or reference the attachments!
• Support international format for all date, time, time stamp fields
• Added support for dynamic international phone formatting in the preferences area.

A site license of Core² CRM is priced at $499.95 and can be bundled with discounted copies of FileMaker Pro licenses. Reseller program available.

Core² CRM is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 8 or later.

Please visit http://www.core2crm.com for video tutorials and a downloadable demo of the Core² CRM software solution.

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping companies become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and support services. From custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting and products, to IT support, web site design and hosting services, Productive Computing, Inc. is your strategic partner for all your company’s technology needs.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected and exclusive Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance.

Productive Computing, Inc.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA 92078
http://www.productivecomputing.com
info@productivecomputing.com
(760) 510-1200

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Productive Computing Releases a New Version of the FM Books Connector Plug-In for FileMaker® Pro!

November 12th, 2008

San Diego, CA – November 12, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the release of a new enhanced FM Books Connector plug-in.

The FM Books Connector plug-in allows you to exchange data between QuickBooks® and FileMaker® Pro and does not require any knowledge of XML! This new release is now compatible with QuickBooks 2008 and has the following added features.

New Features Include:
– Support for QuickBooks 2009 versions
– Compatibility to use the same type XML pass through commands as FileBooks Link
– Enhanced FileMaker demo file to be compatible with international versions of QuickBooks (Canadian, UK and Australian)
– Single plug-in to support QuickBooks international versions (Canadian, UK and Australian) 2004-2009
– Loads an XML document into memory and applies the XPath query to the document
– Allows for a filter string to filter results, and a path string to save the results
– Automatically formats most input values to values expected by QuickBooks
– Allows for path to XML file as input or direct XML as input
– Allows user to load an XMK document into the parser
– Returns the input string formatted to the desired QB format.

“Other than upgrading and verifying the plug-in’s compatibility with QuickBooks 2009, the biggest modification we have made to the FM Books Connector code is to add the same ‘pass through’ XML functionality that our competitor, FileBooks Link has. Our original intent for the plug-in was to have the plug-in write all the necessary XML code which makes it easier for the developer to integrate FileMaker with QuickBooks. However, there was enough interest from the developer community to have the additional flexibility to simply use the plug-in to pass through XML code directly to the QuickBooks application and use such XML tools as XPATH when developing that we decided to include this functionality on this release.

Now FM Books Connector developers can connect their FileMaker Pro solutions to QuickBooks either with or without writing XML. The FM Books Connector plug-in is truly the best of both worlds.” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

Single user price is $179.95 and please note if you already own FM Books Connector you can download this latest version and install for FREE to take advantage of the new features.

For more information and a downloadable demo visit: http://www.fmbooksconnector.com

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. (PCI) has been helping companies become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and support services. From custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting and products, to IT support, web site design and hosting services, PCI is your strategic partner for all your company’s technology needs.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected and exclusive Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance.

Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Brand New Entourage Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker® Pro on the Macintosh

August 28th, 2008

San Diego, CA – August 28, 2008, Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of the brand new Entourage Manipulator Plug-In. This is the only plug-in that provides a two-way data exchange between FileMaker Pro® and Microsoft Entourage using nothing more than simple script steps. No AppleScript or XML programming required!

With this new plug-in, developers and users will have the tools to be able to manipulate Microsoft Entourage data DIRECTLY THROUGH A FILEMAKER PRO INTERFACE! The Entourage Manipulator plug-in can exchange data with the Microsoft Entourage Address Book, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Mail.

Example Uses:
• Move all contacts from FileMaker into Entourage for easy contact and E-mail address lookup
• Populate and view the Entourage calendar with events from FileMaker
• Populate FileMaker with your Entourage E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability
• Create Entourage tasks from your live FMP data and sync with your handheld device
• Send Mail from FMP with dynamically named attachments and option to use HTML or Rich Text formatting
• Retrieve and archive e-mail attachments
• Bidirectional data exchange between Entourage and FileMaker to avoid double entry and duplications
• Use as a conduit to get FMP contact and event data into your iPhone

Main Functions include:
• New Record, Delete Record, Delete All Records
• Save Record
• Send Mail (plain text, rich text, HTML)
• Set Record, Set Field Data
• Verify Field Data
• Get Field Data, Get First Record, Get Next Record, Get Record Count
• Get First Mail Folder, Get Next Mail Folder
• Move Mail

Single user prices begin at $99.95 and is compatible with Macintosh OSX 10.4.0 or newer including universal binary Intel platform and is Leopard compatible, FileMaker Pro 7 or newer, and Microsoft Entourage 2004 or newer. Upgrade and multi-user pricing discounts available.

For more information and a downloadable demo visit: http://www.entouragemanipulator.com

About Productive Computing, Inc.

Productive Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of custom software and plug-in solutions based on FileMaker Pro. Our mission is to help customers create efficiency through the use of intuitive multi-user database systems. Productive Computing, Inc. was started in 1996 and is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected and exclusive Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance.

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