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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: http://www.productivecomputing.com/FileMaker-software

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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 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

PCI Heads to K1 Speed for 2013 Holiday Party

January 10th, 2014

Productive Computing, Inc. held its 2013 Company Holiday Party at K1 Speed in Carlsbad, CA. K1 Speed is a popular electric go-kart racing venue featuring an indoor asphalt track. A large entertainment atmosphere is offered at K1 Speed including racing memorabilia, a pit café, pool tables and various games. Professional racecar drivers and celebrities are known to have visited the facility including Boris Said, Tony Hawk, Travis Pastrana, Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn.

Racing events at K1 Speed are designed to promote friendly competition while driving around the tight track at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. The electric go-karts include motors producing 20 HP with maximum torque available immediately. Karts are environmentally friendly, producing zero emissions.

Productive Computing staff had the opportunity to participate in their own exclusive Grand Prix race. PCI’s Grand Prix consisted of 3 races:

  • 12 Lap Practice
  • 14 Lap Qualifying
  • 16 Lap Final Race

Competition was running high between the staff throughout all three of the runs. Everyone surely enjoyed the adrenaline rush of competing for the top spot. While this experience was familiar for those who had previously participated in K1 kart racing, others were entirely new to the escapade. After each round every driver received a score sheet including specific performance details and placement.

An awards ceremony was held for all the winners after the final race. The top 3 racers received winning trophies and a podium finish.

  • 1st Place = Keith Larochelle, CFO
  • 2nd Place = Richard Padaon, Product Development Specialist
  • 3rd Place = Marc Larochelle, CEO

In addition, the top 3 performing PCI staff members (excluding CEO and CFO) were awarded with grand prizes of their own.

The occasion was surely a fun and memorable experience. Staff camaraderie and morale were boosted during the thrill of friendly competition.

Winners at K1 Speed

PCI Staff at K1 Speed

 

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GoPro® footage captured by Richard Padaon.

 

For more information please visit:  http://www.K1Speed.com

 

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Productive Computing Sponsors Alvaka Networks’ Annual Speed and Feed

November 20th, 2013

Productive Computing Inc. co-sponsors the 3rd Annual Alvaka Networks’ “Speed and Feed” technology trade show and performance driving event on November 8th, 2013. This unique expo took place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, and brought together various companies within the Information Technology industry.

Vendors and attendees were invited to ride along with experienced racing drivers or take their own cars out on the race track to drive hot laps. The event wasn’t an actual race, but rather a special “track day” for enthusiasts looking to have fun while networking. Out of the more than 200 attendees, about 100 participants, including PCI’s very own amateur racing drivers Marc and Keith Larochelle, took their own cars out to drive the track. Instructional coaches were paired up with each driver, providing tips while they took laps and drivers were grouped according to their skill level and experience. Alvaka ensured that the event was highly structured and safe for newcomers who have never experienced performance driving. Top speeds in the various groups ranged from between 110mph and 155mph on the fastest parts of the track.

Professional photographers were on hand to capture every vehicle’s drive along the speedway. All attendants were able network with various business executives and racing enthusiasts while enjoying outdoors barbeque, raffles and prizes. This one of a kind event surely exemplified the true meaning of “Speed and Feed.”

“This was my 1st time on a big track and pushing 125mph coming out of a long straight and into turns 1 and 2 which are 2 tight left banking turns, was arguably the most fun I’ve had at a technology expo!” —Keith Larochelle, CFO, Productive Computing Inc.

 

Auto Club Speedway Map

 

Marc Larochelle, Josh Mazur, Keith Larochelle

 

Josh Mazur

 

Railz

 

Flash

 

Railz

 

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Flash & Railz

 

Flash & Railz

 

Flash Crossing the Finish Line

 

Railz Crossing the Finish Line

 

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Dash cam video of CFO Keith Larochelle in his 2008 Lotus Exige S240

 

For more information, please visit:  http://www.alvaka.net