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Ready, Set, Go Racing! Join Productive Computing, Inc. & Corporate Alliance at K1 Speedway

June 13th, 2014

Corporate Alliance in partnership with Productive Computing, Inc. would like to invite you to participate in the 1st of its kind Corporate Alliance Electric Karting Grand Prix on 6/19/2014 at 6:30pm.  We rescheduled the event due to the recent fires.  

This spectacle of pageantry features a spirited event of thrills and camaraderie well suited for making memories and building strong relationships through friendly competition.  This casual and catered event is located at the indoor K1 Speedway in Carlsbad and is open to novice and experienced racing participants as well as enthusiastic spectators alike.

For racers, the cost of the event is $75 which includes dinner courtesy of Productive Computing, Inc., a 12 lap practice race, a 14 lap qualifying race and a 16 lap grand prix style final race with trophies for the top three finishers, podium photo and statistic score sheets for all. Spectators can enjoy the food, drinks and the camaraderie of racing for just $10/person.

So come out and hop in a kart to compete or just to witness the Larochelle brothers in their native habitat.  Whatever the reason, the night will be sure to put a smile on your face!

 

When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: K1 Speed Carlsbad

6212 Corte Del Abeto

Carlsbad, CA  92011

 

Click here to register:  http://bit.ly/1kTGzER

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Productive Computing, Inc. Announces Updated DocKeep

June 12th, 2014

For Immediate Release:

San Diego, CA – June 12, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc. in collaboration with Acordex® Imaging Systems is proud to announce the release of  DocKeep 9.0.0.1 for Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9.

With this release DocKeep has added support for the new Fujitsu scanners fi-7160, fi-7260, fi-7180 and fi-7280.

Key Features:

– High productivity document scanning compatible with  Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.9
– Simple to operate, easy to learn
– Supports Fujitsu scanners with a rapid Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
– Scan all document formats (double sided, color, black & white)
– Scanning speeds from 30 to 180 images per minute
– Integrated document viewer with pagination control
– Optional database integration (including FileMaker® Pro)

DocKeep is an easy-to-use Macintosh OS X solution for rapidly scanning documents with Fujitsu scanners. Increase efficiency by quickly transforming stacks of paper into safely stored digital images. Now your documents are under your control – access any document needed with a click of the mouse.

DocKeep’s advanced technology is designed for ease of use and high productivity scanning. Fujitsu scanners, long known for their high reliability and excellent automatic document feeder, work seamlessly with Mac computers. DocKeep can be used as is or can be integrated with your database, thus creating an ideal imaging system for thousands less than you’d expect to pay.

There are three versions of the software available with varying scanner support and functionality for each. Pricing starts at $199.00 for a single DocKeep Express license. DocKeep Pro at $495.00 enables the integration of FileMaker solutions.  Please visit http://www.DocKeep.com for more information.

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PCI Announces Core4 CRM – Updated for FileMaker® Pro 13 and FileMaker WebDirect

May 28th, 2014

 

 

Core4 CRMFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – May 28, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of Core4 CRM for FileMaker Pro 13.  This new version has been updated throughout to utilize the new capabilities introduced in FileMaker Pro 13.  New Core4 CRM features include a completely redesigned web interface that uses FileMaker’s latest WebDirect technology.  Additional improvements include an update to the desktop interface, the implementation of a custom “Core” theme for customized graphics management, improved dashboard list views and graphs as well as an optimized iOS experience using FileMaker Go.

The Core4 CRM is an easy to use business information tool that serves as the central nervous system for every business it is used in.  Core4 was built with a “your data anywhere” philosophy by providing users with access into the Core4 system through the use of a FileMaker Pro client, FileMaker Go on the iPad or from a web browser using FileMaker WebDirect.

Coupled with Productive Computing’s FileMaker Pro cloud hosting services, Core4 CRM can be purchased under a per user monthly subscription service or for a one-time site license fee for an on premise or hosted installation.  Customers will also have three new custom tailored installation package choices that range from basic installation and training to an all-inclusive custom development package.  These new options are supported by a dedicated Core4 CRM support team that have been trained to provide a highly personalized initial integration and adoption of the software into a customer’s business as well as to provide an unparalleled level of personalized business consultation, training, support and custom development services.

“Our goal was not to simply sell a software license or subscription to our customers, but to set a new standard for how CRM software providers deliver and engage with their customers.  The Core4 solutions we put in place become the most critical business tools our customers use on a daily basis so we want to build a very deep relationship to ensure the customer is getting the most out of the tool.  The more we know about the customer and how their business operates, the better we can shape the tool to their needs.  Our new offerings and well defined setup packages help guide our customers to decide what level of service they would like to have and our new pricing greatly expands our offerings to customers at every budget level.”
       Keith Larochelle, CFO, Productive Computing, Inc.

SaaS pricing is as little as $24/month/user with a minimum $500 setup fee and includes FileMaker Pro and upgrades as part of the subscription.

On premise site licenses can be purchased for $5000 for unlimited users – FileMaker Pro not included.

Please visit www.Core4CRM.com for full product details.

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PCI Announces New FM Books Connector Online Edition

March 20th, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

San Diego, CA – March 20, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of FM Books Connector Online plug-in for use with QuickBooks Online. This new plug-in allows you to easily exchange data between a QuickBooks Online account and FileMaker Pro.

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Intuit recently announced changes to the underlying technology that allows 3rd party developers to exchange data with QuickBooks Online. This change prompted Productive Computing, Inc. to develop a specific plug-in that works with their new technology. For more information regarding Intuit’s QuickBooks Online technology changes, please see the following links to the developer release notes: 

 

QuickBooks Online Migration Release Details

https://developer.intuit.com/blog/2013/12/20/migration-details-quickbooks-online-sdk-to-quickbooks-online-rest-api-v3

QuickBooks Online Migration Release Dates

https://developer.intuit.com/blog/2014/03/14/update-on-quickbooks-online-migrations

 

The FM Books Connector Online edition is available on an annual subscription basis for $120 per user/per year.  

 

For more information on the FM Books Connector Online please visit http://www.FMBooksConnectorOnline.com to download a product demo and read the product documentation.

 

Key Features:

Customers:

You can push or pull a customer record between the two applications allowing a single entry to be done versus multiple entries by different departments.

Invoices:

You can push or pull invoices between the two applications allowing creation and modification by multiple departments. This allows your staff to create, send, make changes and accept payments regardless of which department they are in.

Payment and Balances:

You can push or pull payment information between the two applications allowing everyone with FileMaker quick access to view customer balances.

Inventory:

You can push or pull your inventory items between the two applications keeping the books balanced between accounting and sales. 

Timer Entries:

You can push or pull timer entries from your FileMaker Pro solution into QuickBooks Online to effectively eliminate double entry, reducing labor time and ensuring accuracy. 

No XML:

There is no XML programming required as all integration is performed with FileMaker script steps and calculations.

  • Access to Additional Modules Include:
  • Chart of accounts
  • Bills
  • Checks
  • Lists
  • Items and Inventory
  • Jobs
  • Employees
  • Sales Orders
  • Purchase Orders
  • Vendors
  • General Journal Entries

 *Available features and functionality will vary depending on your QuickBooks Online service plan subscription.

If you are using the desktop version of QuickBooks, please visit http://www.fmbooksconnector.com/ to view the original FM Books Connector plug-in.

 

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, Music Director Pro 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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Productive Computing Opens New FileMaker Hosting Data Center – WebDirect™ Now Available

January 27th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Diego, CA – January 27, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the opening of a new FileMaker® Pro hosting data center in Milwaukee, WI. In addition Productive Computing is now offering FileMaker 13 and WebDirect™ technology which securely runs business solutions in a web browser. FileMaker WebDirect is ideal for those who prefer a simple alternative to database access without locally installing software.

“We are so happy to bring our newest FileMaker hosting data center on-line to serve the greater Chicago area, Central U.S. and Canada. This 4th data center, coupled with adding FileMaker 13 hosting capabilities, is PCI’s most recent effort in continuing our commitment to bring our customers the latest versions and fastest FileMaker hosting experience possible.” – Marc Larochelle, CEO, Productive Computing, Inc.

FileMaker Pro hosting services allow customers to host FileMaker databases or solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud. All the necessary server infrastructure and software is maintained by PCI and kept up-to-date for optimum performance.

Watch the video below for information on FileMaker database hosting benefits:
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FileMaker Hosting Differences You Can Count On:
While there are many choices out there for hosting a FileMaker Pro database, keeping things focused and simple to efficiently accomplish your hosting needs is our philosophy. Here are some things that make Productive Computing, Inc.’s FileMaker Pro database hosting service different:

  1. We are a large FileMaker Platinum development firm with extensive expert knowledge of all things FileMaker (not just a hosting company who may or may not know how FileMaker works under the hood).
  2. The biggest difference in speed your users will experience is directly related to the user’s proximity to our servers. With 4 data centers located in New York City, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Las Vegas, the server your data is being served from is close by and served up fast.
  3. We have physical servers with SSD drives (nothing virtual, nothing outdated) and as a result have read/write times faster than traditional hard drives.
  4. We don’t overload our servers with too many files or customers and we always use the latest version of FileMaker Server and OS security patches after we have tested them.
  5. FileMaker 13 WebDirect hosting is available to bring a desktop-like experience to users via a web browser without the requirements of traditional web programming.
  6. We perform local backups, twice daily backups to a physical attached drive, and to the cloud. That gives us 3 points of redundancy for disaster recovery and up to 30 days of data as well as weekly and monthly snapshots.
  7. We provide a daily DropBox backup for those customers who want the peace of mind to know their data is at their fingertips. No cumbersome FTP programs are required to get at your data should you need it.
  8. We provide direct FileMaker Server admin console access for users on FileMaker 12 – 13 where they can close and open files, download files, etc. We can provide direct access to FileMaker 11 Server admin as well for developers who request it.
  9. We provide a unique Instant Web Publishing (IWP) scenario for FileMaker 11 – 12 users that will auto redirect to a web page of your choosing upon IWP time out or IWP log out. We developed this technology here in-house and it’s truly one of a kind.

Various FileMaker hosting server locations also provide a foundation for Software as a Service (SaaS) product subscriptions. Products including Core4 CRM, Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, and FM Work Orders are available to customers for a monthly fee under SaaS.

Sign up for a FREE 30 day trial of FileMaker Database hosting or SaaS 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, Music Director Pro 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
www.ProductiveComputing.com
sales@productivecomputing.com
(760) 510-1200

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