Archive for August, 2011

Integrating FileMaker Pro with Magento Shopping Cart

August 15th, 2011


Productive Computing, Inc. works with COFA Media to deliver a state-of-the art website for  The website integrates SundryDrop’s existing FileMaker 11 database combined with FileMaker’s “ESS” and “Execute SQL” features to transfer data to and from a Magento based web store engine.  Magento is perhaps one of this most not the most sophisticated and full-featured open source web site / web store engines ever created.  FileMaker is one of the most flexible database engine / front end systems that was already running Sundry’s brick and mortar business.  Together the combination is a lethal “one-two punch” that delivers a highly flexible, highly customizable complete business solution for SundryDrop.  The amount of integration between these two technologies is unprecedented and to our knowledge the first of its kind on this scale. is a brick and mortal business that buys collections and sells on consignment.  Having sold for more than 17 years, they enjoy over 60% repeat business and strive for high customer satisfaction.  What makes this integration more advanced is that SundryDrop simultaneously sells collectables through Amazon and Ebay, their new Magento based website, as well as their own retail store front.  Having four avenues to sell collectables is effective and necessary but managing the inventory is very difficult for your average Mom and Pop business.  Using FileMaker and the direct integration with the webstore provides a highly efficient operation .  For example, SundryDrop might make a particular collectable available on both Ebay as well as their main website at the same time.  If a customer were to purchase the item from Ebay, that inventory item is updated and automatically removed from the website because there is a direct connection between FileMaker and Magento.

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Compatibility for Mac OS X Lion 10.7

August 3rd, 2011

San Diego, CA –  August 2, 2011 – Productive Computing, Inc. a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, provided an update today regarding the compatibility of its Macintosh line of FileMaker Pro plug-ins with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.  This release has been timed with FileMaker, Inc.’s biggest annual event, the FileMaker Developer’s Conference which is being held in San Diego, California this week.  For those customers who are attending the conference, Productive Computing is offering a 20%-30% discount for all purchases made at the show so be sure to stop by the booth for a product demo and huge savings.

The following plug-ins are fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion 10.7:

Address Book Manipulator v3.0.1.0
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iCal Manipulator v1.0.1.0
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FM Credit Card v1.0.1.0
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PDF Manipulator v2.0.4.0
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File Manipulator v2.0.3.0
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Change Printer Plug-in v4.0.1.0
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eMail Marketing Connector v1.0.1.0
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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 technology consulting and FileMaker Pro development services.  Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several software solutions such as Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, Core2 Invoices, FM Work Orders, 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, Constant Contact, Entourage, the Apple Address Book, Apple Mail and iCal, PDF forms, digital signatures, credit card processing and biometric fingerprint scanners.

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

Productive Computing, Inc.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA  92078
(760) 510-1200

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Productive Computing, Inc.
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