Archive for September, 2015

Don’t Procrastinate… Stay up-to-date! FM Books Connector is Now QuickBooks 2016 Compatible!

September 29th, 2015

Just in time for the new QuickBooks 2016 version—we’re releasing our latest FM Books Connector plug-in v, which is conveniently compatible with QuickBooks 2016.

Now you have no excuse to delay your upgrade.
Updates for FM Books Connector v include:
– Added support for QuickBooks 2016 Pro, Premier, and Enterprise US editions
– Updated demo file
– Minor bug fix (Note: that’s singular—just one little bug)
Never heard of FM Books Connector? It’s only the best plug-in on the market to push and pull data between FileMaker and QuickBooks—but that’s just our humble opinion.

This FileMaker Accounting plug-in opens up the Intuit® QuickBooks application like never before.

Save time and energy by eliminating double entry of contacts, invoices or sales transactions.

Provide financial data to your staff without having multiple people accessing your sensitive QuickBooks company file(s).

Streamline your work flow by giving your staff the information they need while protecting your critical financial data.

Using QuickBooks Online? We’ve got you covered there too! Check out our FM Books Connector Online plug-in.

Want more reasons to check out FM Books Connector? Well, we’ve got ‘em. The plug-in allows you to PUSH AND PULL:

Customer Records: By only needing to create a single entry versus different departments making multiple entries, you can save yourself and your colleagues precious key strokes.

Invoices: Staff can create, send, modify, and accept payments regardless of which department they work.

Payment and Balances: Everyone has quick access to view customer balances. No more of this “the check’s in the mail” nonsense.

Inventory: Easily keep the books balanced between accounting and sales.

Timer Entries: Effectively eliminate double entry, reduce labor time, and ensure accuracy.
FM Books Connector also allows for access to additional modules including:
– Chart of Accounts
– Bills and Checks
– Lists
– Items and Inventory
– Jobs
– Deposits
– Employees
– Reports
– Sales Orders and Purchase Orders
– Templates, Vendors, and General Journal Entries
You get the point
We’re currently testing FM Books Connector’s compatibility with QuickBooks 2016 UK and Canadian editions, as well as Australia’s Reckon Accounts 2015. However, we were just too excited to wait, so stay posted for further compatibility updates.

Check out the newest version of FM Books Connector at

Pssst! If you’re looking for an easy way to integrate FM Books Connector with your system or looking for a new CRM system all together, make sure you check out our CORE4 Solution.

A Word of Caution:
Successful integration of FileMaker plug-ins require the creation of integration scripts within your FileMaker solution.

Translation: intermediate to advanced experience with FileMaker Pro, especially in the areas of scripting and calculations, is necessary to integrate this plug-in.

Take a look at our overview videos, demo scripts, and product documentation to see if you have what it takes. Don’t worry if you don’t – we can do it for you!

We’re always here to help! We also offer professional plug-in integration support. If you’d like the pros who created FM Books Connector to assist you with integrating the plug-in into your system, contact or call 760-510-1200.

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iCal Manipulator Version Now Available—So What’s New?

September 22nd, 2015


Our iCal Manipulator plug-in, hereinafter referred to as iCal Manip, was first released on April 6, 2010, and to celebrate its five and almost a half year Birthday, we’re proud to announce that the newest version is now available! So how did we improve a plug-in that’s been around for over half a decade? Read on to find out…


How it works:


iCal Manip provides a bidirectional data exchange using nothing more than FileMaker script steps. You can use our iCal Manip plug-in to eliminate double entry and directly connect FileMaker with Apple Calendar.


Awesome features you can use in our updated demo file to integrate iCal Manip with your solution:


– With iCal Manip you can quickly push and pull calendars, reminders, and events with the simple click of a button. This plug-in also allows for selective imports. When pulling events or reminders from Apple Calendar, you can select a specific calendar, type of reminder or event, and the completion or due date—and it will only import those items that match your request.


– You have the ability to create, edit, and delete your calendars, events, and reminders directly in FileMaker.

– iCal Manip can even handle recurring events! So go ahead—schedule that weekly meeting for the next five years. However, please note that the plug-in does not support events that occur on a specific week each year, so we can’t help you remember that you have that timeshare in Belize on the 32nd week of the year.

– You can also read and write to any calendar in your Apple Calendar, regardless of what account it resides under. This includes the local calendar, iCloud, Exchange, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, CalDav and more!

– Mobility is key in this generation, so of course you’ll have access to events and tasks on the go, if you’ve synced your mobile device with your Apple Calendar.


So what’s new?


– We’re now compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and we’re FikeMaker Pro 14, 64-bit certified.

– We’ve updated our demo file! You know the feeling you get when you put on that perfect outfit? Well that’s how we feel about our demo’s new, sleek design!

– And this is what we’re most excited about: You can create alarms for events or tasks that will alert you on your desktop or mobile device (via your Apple Calendar/ Reminders). Now you’ll never forget about that meeting, miss that important deadline, or accidentally skip the next company party.

– Last but not least, you’ll appreciate the fact that we’ve created iCal Manip with the latest Apple tools and technologies for maximum under the hood performance and efficiency.



Check out what is new for yourself by heading over to our website and downloading the demo!

For more information: Contact or call us at (760) 510-1200.

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