Productive Computing, Inc. Acquires FileBooks Link Product Line from HAPPY Software, Inc.

San Diego, CA – December 18, 2008 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, today announced the acquisition of the FileBooks Link plug-in product line from HAPPY Software, Inc. and the release of a newly enhanced version of the FM Books Connector plug-in.

“This acquisition and product release introduces the consolidation of the two predominant methods developers use when integrating FileMaker Pro with QuickBooks into a single plug-in. As a result, the FileBooks Link product is no longer available for sale however this new version of the FM Books Connector plug-in now offers the additional XML functionality with nearly identical function calls used with the FileBooks Link plug-in. In addition we have detailed technical documentation outlining which FM Books Connector functions correspond to which FileBooks Link functions. These extra functions and documentation were added to the FM Books Connector product in order to provide those developers who are more familiar with the FileBooks Link plug-in an easy and familiar way to use the FM Books Connector plug-in.

By combining the technology and support infrastructure of the these two leading-edge plug-ins, we will continue to drive innovations that help developers everywhere integrate FileMaker Pro with QuickBooks.” – CEO, Marc Larochelle

Existing FileBooks Link customers can continue to use the FileBooks Link plug-in licenses as they always have however no new licenses will be sold.

Under the terms of the agreement HAPPY Software, Inc. will continue supporting existing customers through February 28th of 2009. After February 28th, Productive Computing, Inc. will continue to support the product under their paid support program.

“We look forward to earning the loyalty of existing FileBooks Link customers by demonstrating our commitment to produce an excellent product that provides the best of both integration methods. In addition, we are confident that those customers who are new to using the FM Books Connector will be comforted knowing that their QuickBooks integration projects will have the full weight and strength of our phone support team and custom development staff behind them. We anticipate the transition to be smooth and this acquisition demonstrates that we are committed to having a QuickBooks plug-in for the FileMaker Pro platform that will exist for many years to come.” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

Productive Computing, Inc. has prepared an exchange program for FileBooks Link customers who have purchased a FileBooks Link plug-in license between October 1, 2008 and December 18th, 2008. Those customers who wish to exchange their FileBooks Link plug-in licenses for an FM Books Connector license will be granted a single-user license for each FileBooks Link license they purchased between those dates. Customers who would like to participate in this exchange program should send their request to

The 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.

Please visit for video overview tutorials and a downloadable demo.

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. 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, Productive Computing, Inc. 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.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 510-1200