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FM Books Connector is Now QuickBooks 2013 Compatible!

November 5th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – November 5, 2012 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the compatibility of our FM Books Connector with Intuit® QuickBooks 2013 US, Canadian, UK and Australian editions. The FM Books Connector is a FileMaker Pro plug-in that is a bi-directional data conduit used for exchanging data between QuickBooks and FileMaker Pro.

The FM Books Connector starts at $199.95 for a single user. Existing FM Books Connector customers may purchase an upgrade of this new release at a 50% discount.

For more information on the FM Books Connector please visit http://www.FMBooksConnector.com to download a product demo, view the tutorial videos, or read the product documentation.

Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:
Want help getting a 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 For 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 implementing custom software solutions using FileMaker Pro. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.

Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several off-the-shelf productivity solutions such as Core4 CRM, 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, Apple’s Address Book and iCal, PDF forms, credit card processing, digital signatures and biometric fingerprint scanners.

In addition to building custom and off-the-shelf FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full service FileMaker Pro hosting company. FileMaker hosting services allow customers to host their own FileMaker Pro solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and supporting the necessary server infrastructure themselves. These same servers also provide the infrastructure for customers who would prefer to subscribe to Productive Computing’s Core4 CRM, Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, and FM Work Orders products under a SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing model.

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 won the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

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

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200

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Core4 – CRM Anywhere, Released for FileMaker Pro 12

July 13th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – July 13, 2012 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of Core4 CRM for FileMaker Pro. The Core4 CRM is a strikingly efficient customer relationship management system that offers organizations shared user access and control over critical business data. This cross-platform business management tool includes a full suite of integrated modules to help organizations manage their business and direct their work flow. From initial contact with a potential customer, through the sales and estimating process, and finally to managing and completing successful projects, the Core4 CRM will help you and your team produce efficient and organized results for your customers time and time again.

Core4 was built with a your data anywhere philosophy by providing users with access into the Core4 system in a number of convenient ways.  By installing the award winning FileMaker Pro 12 database engine, the Core4 delivers a feature rich user experience when being accessed via a desktop or laptop computer.  Using the free FileMaker Go App provides remote tablet access via an iPad.  Accessing Core4 CRM through a web browser provides additional access when users are on the go or have limited bandwidth.  Using techniques now available in FileMaker Pro 12, Core4 has been heavily optimized for access across a Wide Area Network and the web.

Coupled with Productive Computing’s new FileMaker Pro database hosting and SaaS service, Core4 is launched as the first full-featured FileMaker CRM solution offered under an optional Software as a Service subscription model. Customers have the choice to make a traditional one-time purchase to run it on their own server, on one of PCI’s hosting servers, or to purchase a subscription to the software “in the cloud” for a monthly per user fee.

Key Features:

•  Customer Relationship Management

•  Web Access and iPad Optimized

•  Sales Opportunities, Estimates, Orders, and Invoices

•  Remote Work Orders with Digital Signature Capture for Field Service Technicians

•  Correspondence History and Campaigns

•  Calendars and Activities (Tasks, E-mails, Faxes, Letters, Notes, Calls)

•  Purchase Orders

•  Payments and Credit Card Processing

•  Inventory Management with Kitting and Assemblies

•  Projects and Time Tracking

•  Dashboard

•  Reporting

•  Document Management and Storage

•  Integrates with Outlook, QuickBooks, Apple Address Book, iCal, and Credit Card Processing

•  100% Customizable

•  Flexible Deployment and Pricing Options

“We are tremendously excited about the new capabilities that FileMaker Pro 12 brings to our product as well as what our new pricing model offers to our customers.  The ability for a customer to begin using our software on the FileMaker Pro platform without an upfront cost will allow us to bring a new level of efficiency to organizations who may have otherwise not been able to afford it.  Helping businesses become more organized and profitable through the use of well designed, easy to use, easy to access software is our goal and the Core4 CRM ties all of that together in an incredibly valuable tool for our customers.  With the introduction of FileMaker 12 and FileMaker Inc.’s continuing commitment to developing the best database software for the desktop, the Web and mobile devices, our goal and more importantly our customer’s dreams are made a reality.”
– Marc Larochelle, CEO, Productive Computing, Inc.

Please visit http://www.Core4CRM.com to try a product demo, view the tutorial videos, or read the product documentation.

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by implementing custom software solutions using FileMaker Pro. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.

Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several off-the-shelf productivity solutions such as Core4 CRM, 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, Apple’s Address Book and iCal, PDF forms, credit card processing, digital signatures and biometric fingerprint scanners.

In addition to building custom and off-the-shelf FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full service FileMaker Pro hosting company. FileMaker hosting services allow customers to host their own FileMaker Pro solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and supporting the necessary server infrastructure themselves. These same servers also provide the infrastructure for customers who would prefer to subscribe to Productive Computing’s Core4 CRM, Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, and FM Work Orders products under a SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing model.

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 won the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

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

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200

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PCI Announces Software as a Service for its Flagship Applications!

May 24th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – May 24, 2012 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the availability of Software as a Service (SaaS) for its most popular solutions running on the latest FileMaker Pro 12 database engine.

Our web-based SaaS will provide you remote access to our select FileMaker Pro Solutions for a low monthly fee and includes a free 30-day trial.

If You Already Own FileMaker Pro 12:
Core2 CRM: $10/month/user (includes subscription to Outlook for Win, Address Book and iCal plug-ins)
Core2 CRM with Invoices: $20/month/user (includes subscription to Outlook for Win, FM Books Connector, Address Book and iCal plug-ins)
Core3 CRM: $35/month/user (includes subscription to Outlook for Win or Mac, FM Books Connector, Address Book and iCal plug-ins)
FM Work Orders: $25/month/user (includes subscription to FM Books Connector plug-in)

If You Need FileMaker Pro 12:
Purchase FileMaker Pro through PCI or…
Subscribe to FileMaker Pro for $15/month/user (requires at least 1 year SaaS commitment)

“We are tremendously excited about offering our products to the public for a one-time purchase or for a low monthly fee under this new subscription model. The ability for a customer to begin using our software on the award winning FileMaker Pro platform without an upfront cost will allow us to bring a new level of efficiency to organizations who would have otherwise not been able to afford it. Helping businesses become more organized and profitable through the use of well designed and easy to use software systems is the goal, and this additional pricing option is a win-win for both our customers and PCI.” — Marc Larochelle, CEO, Productive Computing, Inc.

For more information on Software as a Service please visit http://www.productivecomputing.com/FileMakerHosting.php

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by implementing custom software solutions using FileMaker Pro. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.

Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several off-the-shelf productivity 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, the Apple Address Book and iCal, PDF forms, credit card processing, digital signatures and biometric fingerprint scanners.

In addition to building custom and off-the-shelf FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full service FileMaker Pro hosting company. FileMaker hosting services allow customers to host their own FileMaker Pro solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and supporting the necessary server infrastructure themselves. These same servers also provide the infrastructure for customers who would prefer to subscribe to Productive Computing’s Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM and FM Work Orders products under a SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing model.

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 won the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

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

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200

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PCI Announces New Features and Enhancements to Core3 CRM for FileMaker Pro

April 24th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – April 24, 2012 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of a new Core3 CRM version 3.1.1.0.

This new version has been greatly enhanced with the following features:

– Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization to provide a faster user experience for remote connections.

– Outlook Manipulator for Mac plug-in integration.

– Optional Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription.

– Miscellaneous minor updates to further enhance your Core3 experience (full list on Core3 web site).

An open source site license of Core3 CRM is priced at $2,500.00. This solution is also available as a subscription for $35.00/month per user/device.

Core3 CRM is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 11 or later. Please visit the http://www.Core3CRM.com to download a product demo, view the tutorial videos, or read the product documentation.

About Core3 CRM:
The Core3 CRM provides a completely open and customizable CRM platform that includes company and individual contacts, tasks, letters, faxes, call logging, e-mails, group calendaring, sales opportunities, estimates, orders, invoices, inventory, projects, time tracking, dashboards and reports. In addition, it is preprogrammed to work with third party applications such as Microsoft® Outlook, Intuit® QuickBooks, Apple® Address Book, iCal, PayPal® and Authorize.net® through the use of optional add-on FileMaker Pro plug-ins.

Built using the award winning FileMaker Pro cross-platform database engine, Core3 is one of the few CRM solutions that will work on both Apple and Windows computers so that everyone in your organization can access a single solution no matter what platform they are using.

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by implementing custom software solutions using FileMaker Pro. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.

Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several off-the-shelf productivity 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, Entourage, the Apple Address Book and iCal, PDF forms, credit card processing, digital signatures and biometric fingerprint scanners.

In addition to building custom and off-the-shelf FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full service FileMaker Pro hosting company. FileMaker hosting services allow customers to host their own FileMaker Pro solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and supporting the necessary server infrastructure themselves. These same servers also provide the infrastructure for customers who would prefer to subscribe to Productive Computing’s Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM and FM Work Orders products under a SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing model.

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 won the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

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

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200

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Productive Computing, Inc. Announces Database Hosting Services for FileMaker Pro 7-12

April 12th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – April 12, 2012 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the availability of FileMaker® Pro database hosting for FileMaker Pro versions 7 – 12. Features include a free annual system analysis and report, backups accessible via Dropbox, superior performance by utilizing SSD server hard drives with unlimited bandwidth and up to 100 Mb/s upload speed. Sign up for a FREE 30 day trial today!

“What makes more sense than to have certified FileMaker Pro experts providing FileMaker Pro database hosting? Our staff is dedicated to personally walk each customer through their hosting setup process so that it is easy and pleasant for even the most novice computer user. We will review and analyze your system annually and provide a detailed report on the condition of your solution with recommendations on what you could do to improve it or how you could benefit by incorporating the latest FileMaker Pro features. Not only do we care about your hosting experience, but we care about the solution you are running your business on.” – Marc Larochelle, CEO, Productive Computing, Inc.

Database hosting can be purchased for $50.00/month and includes the following features:

– Free 30 day trial / no setup fee.
– Free 1 hour consultation and database analysis on how we can optimize your solution’s performance.
– Free annual system analysis and detailed report on the condition of your solution with recommendations for improvement.
– Daily and Weekly Backups: Have access to your weekly backups via Dropbox.
– 5 Database Files: Additional database files may be added for $5/month/database.
– 5 GB Storage Space: Additional GB may be added for $5/month/1 GB.
– 10 Users: Additional users may be added for $5/month/user.
– 5 Instant Web Publishing (IWP) Users: Additional users may be added for $1/month/user.
– Non-virtualized FileMaker 11 and 12 servers running SSD drives for maximum performance.
– Unlimited bandwidth and upload speeds up to 100 Mb/s.
– Optional direct connection to FileMaker Server’s control panel (FileMaker Pro 12 solutions only).
– Supports FileMaker Pro versions 7 – 12.

For more information on FileMaker database hosting services, please visit http://www.productivecomputing.com/FileMakerHosting.php

 

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by implementing custom software solutions using FileMaker Pro. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.

Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several off the shelf productivity 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, Entourage, the Apple Address Book and iCal, PDF forms, credit card processing, digital signatures 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 won the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

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

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200