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PCI Releases Address Book Manipulator v3 Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

July 6th, 2010

San Diego, CA –  July 6, 2010 – Productive Computing, Inc. a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the release of the Address Book Manipulator v3 plug-in for FileMaker Pro®.  In addition to providing a bidirectional data exchange between FileMaker Pro and the Macintosh Address Book, this new version comes with a list of new features that customers have been asking for.

New Features:

– Set and get picture field.

– Retrieve a list of group members or a list of groups to which a contact record belongs.

– Delete persons or group records according to the groups which they belong.

– Ability to expand or constrain your search allowing you to perform multi values searches.

– Add, get and set custom Address Book fields.

– Enhanced method of error trapping.

– Assign a name to a new group created.

– Operate with the currently opened group or person record.

The Address Book Manipulator v3 starts at $74.95 ($48.72 upgrade) for a single user and is now compatible with OS X 10.5 – 10.6.  Visit the product page at  to download a demo, view the video tutorials and read our documentation.

Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:

Want help getting this plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution?  Do you have other database enhancements you would like to have programmed?  We can help!

 The process is easy – complete our online Request a Quote form (RFQ) or call us directly at 760-510-1200 and one of our certified developers can work with you on improving your solution today.

Easy Tasks to Maintain Your Windows PC

June 21st, 2010

Occasionally clients ask us what they can do to maintain their computer with the intention to speed it up and keep it clean and running well. Although there is a laundry list of things that could and should be done to keep your computer clean and running well, here are three items that can at least get you started and that don’t require a technical expert to configure or adopt..

Disk Defragmentation

Disk defragmentation is the process of resorting all the data on a hard drive so that it starts at the beginning of the disk and is ordered in a sequential nature. Defragmentation is of vital importance to maintaining a properly running computer.

Below is a video demonstrating this on Windows 7. The same concept applies if you’re using Windows XP although the exact location may vary slightly.

http://www.productivecomputing.com/blog/video_library/EasyThingsYouCanDo/defrag.flv

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Disk Cleanup

The idea of disk cleanup is to remove files that you don’t need anymore. The main purpose is to save hard drive disk space. Although the act of removing files from your computer may not result in noticeable speed increases, it’s always a good idea to only store what you need and remove what you don’t. The more files you have on the computer the more your computer has to keep track of those files in its internal index.

Below is a video demonstrating this on Windows 7. The same concept applies if you’re using Windows XP although the exact location may vary slightly.

http://www.productivecomputing.com/blog/video_library/EasyThingsYouCanDo/Disk Cleanup.flv

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System Updates

System updates are important releases that either patch or enhance the operating system and related operating system components. The updates are generally comprised of recommended and optional updates.

Although few could argue that installing a required security update is important, many are perplexed by exactly how and when these updates take place. Some would argue that the updates happen at the most inconvenient times like when you’re trying to shut your computer down on your way out to appointment and you get the screen that says “Installing updates 1 of… please do not shut down your computer…” To avoid this from happening, you can schedule when your system to automatically downloads and performs updates.

Below is a video demonstrating this on Windows 7. The same concept applies if you’re using Windows XP although the exact location may vary slightly.

http://www.productivecomputing.com/blog/video_library/EasyThingsYouCanDo/Install Updates.flv

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PCI Adds iCal Integration to Core2 CRM

May 19th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego, CA – May 17, 2010 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the integration of the iCal Manipulator Plug-in into its popular Core2 CRM Solution. This integration allows users to push their Core2 CRM event and task data into Apple’s iCal application. This also allows users to take advantage of iCal’s “pop-up” reminders as well as view their Core2 CRM events on their mobile devices or Mobile Me accounts.

The Core2 CRM retails for $499.95.

Visit the product page at http://www.core2crm.com or http://www.icalmanipulator.com to download a demo, view video tutorials or read our documentation.

Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:
Want help getting the iCal Manipulator plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution? Do you have other database enhancements you would like to have programmed? We can help!

The process is easy – complete our online Request a Quote form (RFQ) or call us directly at 760-510-1200 and one of our certified developers can work with you on improving your solution today.

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and computer support services. These services include custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting, IT support and hosting services. Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several software solutions such as Core2 CRM, OrgPlanner and IT Asset Manager as well as a suite of FileMaker Pro plug-ins that allow FileMaker Pro to integrate with third party applications including Outlook, QuickBooks, Entourage, the Apple Address Book, iCal, PDF forms, and digital signatures.

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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PCI Adds iCal Integration to Core2 CRM

May 17th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego, CA – May 17, 2010 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the integration of the iCal Manipulator Plug-in into its popular Core2 CRM Solution. This integration allows users to push their Core2 CRM event and task data into Apple’s iCal application. This also allows users to take advantage of iCal’s “pop-up” reminders as well as view their Core2 CRM events on their mobile devices or Mobile Me accounts.

The Core2 CRM retails for $499.95.

Visit the product page at or http://www.icalmanipulator.com to download a demo, view video tutorials or read our documentation.

Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:
Want help getting the iCal Manipulator plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution? Do you have other database enhancements you would like to have programmed? We can help!

The process is easy – complete our online Request a Quote form (RFQ) (http://www.productivecomputing.com/rfq) or call us directly at 760-510-1200 and one of our certified developers can work with you on improving your solution today.

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and computer support services. These services include custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting, IT support and hosting services. Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several software solutions such as Core2 CRM, OrgPlanner and IT Asset Manager as well as a suite of FileMaker Pro plug-ins that allow FileMaker Pro to integrate with third party applications including Outlook, QuickBooks, Entourage, the Apple Address Book, iCal, PDF forms, and digital signatures.

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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PCI and StarQuick Solutions, Inc. form Strategic Alliance

April 15th, 2010

San Diego, CA – April 15, 2009 – Productive Computing, Inc. recently formed a strategic collaboration agreement with StarQuick Solutions, Inc., to provide technical sales and support services for its flagship software solution, TheraQuick.

TheraQuick is a state-of-the art billing and practice management solution for mental health professionals built on the award winning FileMaker Pro software platform.

TheraQuick is ideal for small-to medium-sized mental health practices and offers a rich and comprehensive feature set with unparalleled ease of use. TheraQuick fills a void in this market and has already established itself as a superior product for psychotherapy practice management, with nearly half of current users happily migrating to TheraQuick from other products. TheraQuick users are especially pleased with the quality and responsiveness of the sales and technical support.

“We chose Productive Computing, Inc. to support our software because they have over a decade of experience producing and supporting commercial FileMaker database solutions, and was the ideal partner for extending these services to TheraQuick customers.”

– Dale Stuart, CEO, StarQuick Solutions, Inc.

“We are pleased to be able to provide our product sales and support expertise and infrastructure to TheraQuick customers. This collaboration is the latest example of how Productive Computing can be leveraged to provide a uniquely tailored service to its customers and to the FileMaker community at large.”

– Marc Larochelle, CEO, Productive Computing, Inc.

Pricing starts at $795.00 for the Solo Standard and is compatible with Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Visit TheraQuick product page to download a demo or view the video tutorials.

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