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Productive Computing Releases a New Version of the FM Books Connector Plug-In for FileMaker® Pro!

November 12th, 2008

San Diego, CA – November 12, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, announces the release of a new enhanced FM Books Connector plug-in.

The FM Books Connector plug-in allows you to exchange data between QuickBooks® and FileMaker® Pro and does not require any knowledge of XML! This new release is now compatible with QuickBooks 2008 and has the following added features.

New Features Include:
– Support for QuickBooks 2009 versions
– Compatibility to use the same type XML pass through commands as FileBooks Link
– Enhanced FileMaker demo file to be compatible with international versions of QuickBooks (Canadian, UK and Australian)
– Single plug-in to support QuickBooks international versions (Canadian, UK and Australian) 2004-2009
– Loads an XML document into memory and applies the XPath query to the document
– Allows for a filter string to filter results, and a path string to save the results
– Automatically formats most input values to values expected by QuickBooks
– Allows for path to XML file as input or direct XML as input
– Allows user to load an XMK document into the parser
– Returns the input string formatted to the desired QB format.

“Other than upgrading and verifying the plug-in’s compatibility with QuickBooks 2009, the biggest modification we have made to the FM Books Connector code is to add the same ‘pass through’ XML functionality that our competitor, FileBooks Link has. Our original intent for the plug-in was to have the plug-in write all the necessary XML code which makes it easier for the developer to integrate FileMaker with QuickBooks. However, there was enough interest from the developer community to have the additional flexibility to simply use the plug-in to pass through XML code directly to the QuickBooks application and use such XML tools as XPATH when developing that we decided to include this functionality on this release.

Now FM Books Connector developers can connect their FileMaker Pro solutions to QuickBooks either with or without writing XML. The FM Books Connector plug-in is truly the best of both worlds.” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

Single user price is $179.95 and please note if you already own FM Books Connector you can download this latest version and install for FREE to take advantage of the new features.

For more information and a downloadable demo visit: http://www.fmbooksconnector.com

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. (PCI) has been helping companies become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable software and support services. From custom FileMaker Pro database development, consulting and products, to IT support, web site design and hosting services, PCI is your strategic partner for all your company’s technology needs.

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. Releases Brand New Entourage Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker® Pro on the Macintosh

August 28th, 2008

San Diego, CA – August 28, 2008, Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of the brand new Entourage Manipulator Plug-In. This is the only plug-in that provides a two-way data exchange between FileMaker Pro® and Microsoft Entourage using nothing more than simple script steps. No AppleScript or XML programming required!

With this new plug-in, developers and users will have the tools to be able to manipulate Microsoft Entourage data DIRECTLY THROUGH A FILEMAKER PRO INTERFACE! The Entourage Manipulator plug-in can exchange data with the Microsoft Entourage Address Book, Calendar, Tasks, Notes and Mail.

Example Uses:
• Move all contacts from FileMaker into Entourage for easy contact and E-mail address lookup
• Populate and view the Entourage calendar with events from FileMaker
• Populate FileMaker with your Entourage E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability
• Create Entourage tasks from your live FMP data and sync with your handheld device
• Send Mail from FMP with dynamically named attachments and option to use HTML or Rich Text formatting
• Retrieve and archive e-mail attachments
• Bidirectional data exchange between Entourage and FileMaker to avoid double entry and duplications
• Use as a conduit to get FMP contact and event data into your iPhone

Main Functions include:
• New Record, Delete Record, Delete All Records
• Save Record
• Send Mail (plain text, rich text, HTML)
• Set Record, Set Field Data
• Verify Field Data
• Get Field Data, Get First Record, Get Next Record, Get Record Count
• Get First Mail Folder, Get Next Mail Folder
• Move Mail

Single user prices begin at $99.95 and is compatible with Macintosh OSX 10.4.0 or newer including universal binary Intel platform and is Leopard compatible, FileMaker Pro 7 or newer, and Microsoft Entourage 2004 or newer. Upgrade and multi-user pricing discounts available.

For more information and a downloadable demo visit: http://www.entouragemanipulator.com

About Productive Computing, Inc.

Productive Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of custom software and plug-in solutions based on FileMaker Pro. Our mission is to help customers create efficiency through the use of intuitive multi-user database systems. Productive Computing, Inc. was started in 1996 and 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.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases New Version of the Change Printer Plug-in for FileMaker Pro

December 17th, 2007

San Diego, CA – December 17, 2007 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the release of a new version of their popular Change Printer plug-in for FileMaker® Pro.

The Change Printer plug-in allows you to automatically change printers within your scripts. It can be used to coordinate large and complex print procedures and switch between various types of printers/drivers such as: inkjet, laser, label, and PDF. The plug-in also returns the default operating system printer

This latest release of the plug-in has been upgraded to be compatible with and native to FileMaker Pro versions 7, 8, 8.5 and 9 on both the Windows and Macintosh platforms including Leopard and Universal Binary support for Macintosh.

Features Include:

– Ability to automatically switch between printers with or without a print dialog box
– Ability to gather all the printers currently connected to the computer
– Ability to set the system (OS default) printer

Single user prices begin at $74.95 and are available for both the Windows and Macintosh platforms. Upgrade pricing available for existing users.

For more information and a downloadable demo visit: http://www.productivecomputing.com

About Productive Computing, Inc.

Productive Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of custom software and plug-in solutions based on FileMaker Pro. Its mission is to help customers create efficiency through the use of intuitive multi-user database systems. Productive Computing, Inc. was started in 1996 and 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.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Earns Coveted Mad Dog PR Award

August 6th, 2007

Orlando, FL – August 6, 2007 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today received the coveted Mad Dog PR Award. The FileMaker Mad Dog Public Relations Award is presented to those in the FileMaker Community who have demonstrated outstanding Public Relations efforts in such areas as news releases, conference speakers appearances and media relations.

“It is an honor that FileMaker, Inc. felt our contributions were worthy of this award and we are proud to continue demonstrating how businesses of all sizes can become more efficient and productive using the entire FileMaker product line.” – CEO, Marc Larochelle

About Productive Computing, Inc.

Productive Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of custom software and plug-in solutions based on FileMaker Pro. Its mission is to help customers create efficiency through the use of intuitive multi-user database systems. Productive Computing, Inc. was started in 1996 and 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.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Outlook SendMail Plug-in to Compete Directly with “ClickYes” Software

January 18th, 2007

San Diego, CA – January 18, 2007 – Productive Computing, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of the Outlook SendMail plug-in. The Outlook SendMail Plug-in is the newest addition to the Outlook Manipulator family of plug-ins Productive Computing, Inc. produces that exchange data with Microsoft Outlook in a stand alone Outlook or Exchange Server environment. The Outlook SendMail plug-in is a lower cost version of the Outlook Manipulator plug-in that has a subset of features specifically designed to send mail from FileMaker Pro through Outlook while suppressing the Outlook security dialogs.

“When sending e-mail from FileMaker Pro to Outlook, Outlook will pop open a security dialog that requires the user to acknowledge that a third party application is trying to access Outlook before allowing the e-mail to be sent. While this is a prudent security step from Microsoft’s point of view, it limits FileMaker Pro’s ability to send out mass e-mail campaigns. We recognized that suppressing this security dialog without user intervention while still maintaining the integrity of Outlook’s security functions is a much desired activity – an activity that our competitor “ClickYes” has managed to do for some time.

Our answer was to create a new plug-in that had more features and a lower cost per user. Not only does our new Outlook SendMail plug-in suppress the Outlook e-mail security dialog, but it allows you to send HTML formatted e-mail, send multiple attachments directly from a container field or from a file path, can be deployed to an entire network via FileMaker Server’s auto-update feature and is half the cost of the ‘ClickYes’ commercial license.

Priced at $19.95 per user, our new motto is, ‘Say no to ClickYes’!”
– CEO, Marc Larochelle

The Outlook SendMail plug-in is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 7 or later and for use with Outlook 2002 or later and Windows 2000 or later.

Please visit http://www.outlookmanipulator.com for video tutorials and downloadable demos of the Outlook SendMail plug-in and the entire Outlook Manipulator family of plug-ins for FileMaker Pro.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker Pro developers. The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

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