Creating efficiency through automation
with Claris FileMaker
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.
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 20 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.
Productive Computing News and Press Releases
March 30, 2023 - Claris Studio updates, connect FileMaker to Freshdesk, and more! (mailchi.mp)
March 1, 2023 - Check out the new Claris coaching program and courses, plug-ins, and more! (mailchi.mp)
February 16, 2023 - Introducing the Claris Platform - a free course from PCU! (mailchi.mp)
January 31, 2023 - Introducing new lessons for Claris Studio, Linux in AWS, and more! (mailchi.mp)
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
December 16, 2021 - News: FileMaker Features & Free Resources Course and Sample Files, Working with Barcodes
November 18, 2021 - News: New PCU course, Mastering FileMaker Server, and Windows 11 compatibility
October 28, 2021 - News: Monterey macOS 12 updates, Working with Calendars in FileMaker, and We're Hiring
September 30, 2021 - News: Important Plug-in Updates and Other News!
June 16, 2021 - New FileMaker Certification Sample Questions course & updated FileMaker Certification Preparation course
May 26, 2021 - Face Business Challenges Ahead with Dedicated Services
March 5, 2021 - News: Claris CEO Interview, FM Server Manager Course Update, Free Add-on
January 29, 2021 - News: Three New Videos, Two Podcast Releases & Three Plug-in Updates
December 22, 2020 - December News: Claris FileMaker 19.2.1 Updates
November 19, 2020 - November News: Black Friday Promo - 50% off Plug-ins and macOS News
October 30, 2020 - October News: Claris Interview Marc Larochelle and FileMaker 19 Updates
September 30, 2020 - September News: Core CRM Pro & QuickBooks Desktop 2021
September 17, 2020 - BaseElements Mastery Course - New Course Release
September 2, 2020 - August News: Claris Engage 2020 Recap
July 30, 2020 - July News: Claris Engage Coming Soon
June 25, 2020 - June News: Dev Tools
May 20, 2020 - May News: FileMaker 19 Release, Plug-in Updates, and More!
April 29, 2020 - Claris Connect Fundamentals - New Course Release
March 31, 2020 - March News: Covid-19 and Working Remote
February 27, 2020 - February News - Five Secrets to a Successful CRM Webinar & New DocuSign API Course
February 11, 2020 - January News: Integrating Okta with FileMaker
December 18, 2019 - December News and Videos
November 22, 2019 - November News: New FileMaker Charting Course and Other Course Updates
October 31, 2019 - October News: Catalina - macOS 10.15 Release and Compatibility
September 26, 2019 - September News: Connect FileMaker to MailChimp API Course Release and Other Course Updates
August 29, 2019 - August News: Connect FileMaker to Stripe API Course Release
August 2, 2019 - DevCon News: Learn API Fundamentals for FileMaker and Certification Course Updated for FileMaker 18
July 25, 2019 - Introducing the New Core CRM Pro
May 22, 2019 - May News: FileMaker 18 Release, FM Server Manager Updates, and Plug-in Product News
April 4, 2019 - FileMaker Certification Test Prep Course Available at Productive Computing University
March 28, 2019 - March News and Videos
February 28, 2019 - February News and Videos
January 31, 2019 - January News and Videos
November 29, 2018 - New Training Course on FileMaker Server External Authentication Released at Productive Computing University
November 8, 2018 - Productive Computing Releases Innovative New Support and Maintenance Program
October 31, 2018 - Learn to Integrate QuickBooks Online with FileMaker at Productive Computing University
October 18, 2018 - FileMaker AWS S3 Plug-in Now Available - Cloud Manipulator
June 28, 2018 - Connect FileMaker to Google, Gmail and G Suite with the gManipulator plug-in
May 3, 2018 - Productive Computing is Now Offering QuickBooks Desktop Hosting
October 11, 2017 - Productive Computing Introduces Micro Team FileMaker Hosting Plan
September 25, 2017 - Productive Computing's Suite of Mac Products Now Compatible with macOS High Sierra
September 21, 2017 - Productive Computing Releases FM Credit Card Version 2 and Offers New Integration Package
September 18, 2017 - Productive Computing Releases FM Books Connector v10 and QuickBooks 2018 Licensing
August 23, 2017 - Productive Computing is Now an Authorized Intuit QuickBooks Reseller
July 21, 2017 - Productive Computing Release Exchange Manipulator Server Edition plug-in for Exchange Web Services
July 12, 2017- FM Books Connector Online Edition Plug-in Now Compatible with FileMaker Cloud
June 27, 2017 - Productive Computing Expands Capabilities of Vessel Service Solutions to Work with QuickBooks Online
May 31, 2017 - Core5 Starter Edition CRM is Now Compatible with Server-Side FM Books Connector Online Plug-in
May 17, 2017 - Productive Computing Now Offers FileMaker Server 16 Dedicated Hosting
May 9, 2017 - PCI's Full Suite of Products All FileMaker 16 Compatible
February 14, 2017 - Productive Computing Focuses on FileMaker Go Development with a New Version of Vessel Service Solutions
January 12, 2017 - FM Books Connector Online Edition Now Server-Side Compatible for Windows and Mac
October 19. 2016 - Core5 Starter Edition- Streamlined, customizable, and preconfigured for a QuickBooks Integration
October 13, 2016 - Productive Computing's Suite of Mac Products is Now Compatible with macOS Sierra
October 5, 2016 - FM Books Connector Online Edition V2 Now Compatible with Macintosh and FileMaker 64-bit
September 22, 2016 - PCI Announces Release of FM Books Connector v9 Now FileMaker 64-bit and QuickBooks 2017 Compatible
July 7, 2016 - Simplify your FileMaker Solution's Document Management with File Manipulator
June 20, 2016 - PCI Releases PDF Manipulator DC Edition for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
May 20, 2016 - PCI's Full Suite of Products All FileMaker 15 Compatible
April 21, 2016 - PCI Announces Release of Vessel Service Solutions Version 2
November 10 2015 - PCI Announces Outlook Manipulator v7 Now Including Exchange Functionality and Outlook 2016 Compatibility
September 25, 2015 - FM Books Connector is Now QuickBooks 2016 Compatible
September 17, 2015 - PCI Announces Release of iCal Manipulator V 220.127.116.11
June 4, 2015 - Productive Computing Announces FileMaker Server 14 Availability
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