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PCI Announces New FM Books Connector Mac Template

November 6th, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA – November 6, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc. announces the release of a free utility tool for Macintosh-based developers that works hand in hand with the FM Books Connector for Windows.  The FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in is a template file that allows Mac FileMaker developers to write scripts from a Mac operating system to be used with the Windows based FM Books Connector plug-in and Intuit’s QuickBooks desktop applications.  All functions available to the FM Books Connector plug-in for Windows are also available in the FM Books Connector Mac Template.  However, one important difference is that the Mac Template has zero functionality implemented within it.  The FM Books Connector Mac Template will not perform any actual data transfer between FileMaker Pro and QuickBooks desktop.

The intent of the FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in is to provide a useful tool for Mac-focused developers and integrators of the FM Books Connector plug-in to carry out their development from their preferred environment.  For example, a Mac-based FileMaker developer could use the FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in to write up an entire script for pushing a found set of customer records to QuickBooks on their OS X development machine, and then access the same script in FileMaker Pro on a Windows machine and perform testing and refinement to ensure the script is functioning as intended without the need to rewrite the entire script or comment/uncomment every plug-in function call.

The FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in requires no registration, no extra installations or required resources.  To get started, simply download the FM Books Connector Mac Template from the link below.  Unzip the bundle and install the “PCFMBooksConnector.fmplugin” file into the FileMaker Pro Extensions folder, or install using the “Install Plug-in” script step (available in FileMaker Pro 12 and newer) and the plug-in is set up and ready for scripting.

For the FM Books Connector Mac Template click here:

For more information regarding FM Books Connector for Windows please visit:

Important Note:  The FM Books Connector Mac Template is for development purposes only.  For full functionality to communicate directly with QuickBooks for Windows the full version of the FMBooks Connector plug-in is required.  Unfortunately, communication of any kind to the Macintosh version of QuickBooks is not available since Intuit does not have a Mac compatible Software Development Kit (SDK).

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PCI Announces Plug-in Compatibility for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

October 22nd, 2014

For Immediate Release:

San Diego, CA – October 22, 2014 – 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 Yosemite 10.10.


The following plug-ins are compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10:

Address Book Manipulator v3.0.3.1:


Change Printer v4.0.6.0:


eMail Marketing Connector v1.0.4.1:


File Manipulator v3.0.0.1:


FM Credit Card v1.0.2.6:


Outlook Manipulator for Mac v1.0.4.0:


PDF Manipulator v3.0.0.1:


FM Books Connector Now Available for QuickBooks 2015

October 13th, 2014

FM Books Connector


For Immediate Release:
San Diego, CA – October 13, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of the FM Books Connector compatibility with Intuit® QuickBooks 2015 Pro, Premier and Enterprise 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. 


Updates for FM Books Connector for Windows include:

– Added support for QuickBooks 2015 Pro, Premier, and Enterprise US editions

– Added support for QuickBooks 2015 UK and Canadian editions

– Added support for Reckon Accounts 2014 (Australia)

– Updated to resolve errors received when calling PCQB_ZParseXML


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 please visit to download a product demo, view the tutorial videos, or read the product documentation.


Also available for QuickBooks Online, use the FM Books Connector Online Edition.  For details please visit:



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Changes to FileMaker Upgrade Licensing Coming Soon

September 9th, 2014

Now is the time to upgrade to the FileMaker 13 Platform!FMP_13_Folder

As your FileMaker Partner we wanted to make sure you were aware of the changes in upgrade licensing that FileMaker is switching to in late September. This is a big change in how you can stay current with your software, but we feel it will be easier in maintaining your solution at the most optimum level.

As of September 26th, 2014:

FileMaker Pro 10 upgrade eligibility ends which means you will have to pay full price to move up to the latest version.

Clients with 5 seats or more (Volume Licensing Program) will no longer be able to purchase upgrades. This means if you have 5 or more seats you will need to remain current with your maintenance agreement or have to purchase the seats again at full price.

The new FileMaker 13 Platform is a set of tools and technologies used to easily create custom solutions that go everywhere your business takes you. Get more than 50 new features that include breakthrough web technology, flexible design tools, native iOS behaviors, and stronger security.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your FileMaker licensing to ensure you don’t have to pay full price again for new releases.

Click here if you are ready to upgrade:

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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:

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