About Us

For over 25 years, we've been your FileMaker resource for development, plug-ins, solutions, licensing and hosting

Creating efficiency through automation
with Claris FileMaker

Our Team

Located in sunny San Diego, the Productive Computing team is comprised of a diverse and talented group of individuals from life-long FileMaker developer veterans, cutting-edge local computer science college grads, UI designers, experienced business leaders, consultants and everything in-between.

We care about our customers as individuals, because we understand that everyone's needs differ. Whether you need a plug-in, want to find the right hosting option or are interested in creating or updating your existing FileMaker solution, you can talk one-on-one with an expert in our office.

When you partner with us, you'll be working with a team of FileMaker and Amazon Web Services Certified developers and designers.

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Our Story

We’re a small, family-owned company that was started back in 1996 by two brothers from New Hampshire.

Our co-founders, Marc and Keith Larochelle, started Productive Computing as a small computer software firm with a passion for FileMaker. As that passion grew, so did the company. Now, over 25 years later, Productive Computing offers a range of FileMaker products and services with a full team of employees, who are ready to help you today.

From the beginning, our mission has been to help our customers utilize technology to make their operations more organized and efficient. Our trained and certified staff listen to the problems our customers want to resolve or enhancements they want to accomplish. We apply a common sense business approach that provides the highest return on investment.

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.

Our Skills & Expertise

We understand every client's situation is unique and may need a custom approach. Having worked with customers ranging from the small 5 person office to entire divisions of fortune 500 enterprises, we have seen and done it all.

The common thread among our customers is that they are all looking to resolve an issue with their system or process that is costing them time and money. 

We have worked hard to expand our company's products and development services. If you are looking for assistance to solve a single problem or looking for a full-service team to help streamline your business, our team of developers and consultants can help.

Our experience has afforded us the opportunity to work with and learn from many industries over the years. Our team has handled complex integrations with third-party websites and applications, built many solutions from the ground up and created mobile options requiring two-way data exchange.

We start each new project with a business consultation. It is important for your organization and ours to learn the value of what you are trying to accomplish to ensure the solution is cost effective.

With FileMaker, we use the latest, cutting-edge development technologies to ensure your system is designed and built to operate at an optimal level.

Accomplishing a FileMaker and QuickBooks integration

Refreshing and updating your user interface

Expanding the functionality of your solution

Finding the right plug-in for your integration

Saving money on Claris FileMaker products

Solving script issues or need advice with paid support

Hosting your FileMaker solution

Understanding and using FileMaker Cloud

Productive Computing News and Press Releases


December 15, 2022 - ⭐️ Happy Holidays! Learn what's new with FileMaker 19.6, our courses, and more! (mailchi.mp)

December 8, 2022 - Introducing Mastering Claris Studio - a new course from PCU! (mailchi.mp)

November 17, 2022 - Save your business with a healthy FileMaker system (mailchi.mp)

November 2, 2022 - Check out PCU's new course along with Claris and PCI updates! (mailchi.mp)

September 29, 2022 - Get the latest Claris news and PCI updates in our September Newsletter (mailchi.mp)

August 31, 2022 - Monthly News: Get the new offer from Claris, check out 2 updates from PCU, and more! (mailchi.mp)

July 28, 2022 - PCI News: New course for users, learn about JSON, plug-in updates, & more (mailchi.mp)

June 30, 2022 - PCI News: FileMaker 19.5 release, Claris Studio webinar, Plug-in updates & more! (mailchi.mp)

May 31,2022 - PCI News: learn about using JSON with APIs, the Claris Problem Solvers Circle, and more! (mailchi.mp)

May 5, 2022 - News from PCI: get our thoughts on the Claris announcement, learn to create QR codes, and an Exchange Manipulator plug-in update (mailchi.mp)

April 28, 2022 - PCU Update - the Connect FileMaker to Mailchimp course has all new lessons!

March 17, 2022 - News from PCI: A New Course - Connect FileMaker with Twilio & an Update for the FM Books Connector Online Plug-in (mailchi.mp)

February 17, 2022 - News: Two FileMaker tools to help your team - BaseElements and a QR Code API

January 22, 2022 - News: Using a Weather API in FileMaker, Using our Courses for FileMaker Certification


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