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PCI Announces Release of FM Books Connector v9 Now FileMaker 64-bit and QuickBooks 2017 Compatible

San Diego, CA - September 22, 2016 - Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker® Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of FM Books Connector version 9. This FileMaker plug-in is now compatible with Intuit® QuickBooks 2017 Pro, Premier, and Enterprise US editions and has been redesigned to communicate with FileMaker 64-bit in addition to FileMaker 32-bit.

"Since its debut 10 years ago, the FM Books Connector has been a 32-bit plug-in working with the QuickBooks 32-bit application. When FileMaker introduced its 64-bit technology, we began investing a significant amount of our R&D resources into making our plug-ins and solutions 64-bit compatible to ensure that our customers were able to take advantage of the performance enhancements available with the FileMaker 64-bit architecture.

"While QuickBooks is still a 32-bit application, we have artfully redesigned the connection conduit in the FM Books Connector plug-in to allow for communication from 64-bit FileMaker to the 32-bit version of QuickBooks, and as a result have seen significant improvements in processing times during speed tests. The 64-bit plug-in pushed customers up to 63% faster and pushed invoices up to 43% faster than the 32-bit plug-in." Marc Larochelle, Chief Executive Officer, Productive Computing, Inc.

Updates for FM Books Connector v9 include:
- Added compatibility for QuickBooks 2017 Pro, Premier, and Enterprise US editions
- Added compatibility for FileMaker 64-bit
- Created MSI installer package for easier installation
- Updated Developer's Guide
- Updated Demo file
- Verified compatibility with FileMaker® Pro 13-15 for Windows (32-bit) and FileMaker Pro 14-15 for Windows (64-bit)

A typical FileMaker to QuickBooks integration enables you to push customer data and related invoices into QuickBooks with the push of a button. Other integrations can consist of vendor or purchase order data exchanges, customer balance queries, time sheet imports, shopping cart orders, general journal transaction and more. Using the FM Books Connector plug-in makes data exchange easy by eliminating time consuming double entry and costly data entry errors and maintaining the security and privacy of vital financial information. With a new suite of FM Books Connector instructional videos and expanded compatibility, getting started with an integration is easier than ever.

For Macintosh-based developers, we have developed a free utility tool that works hand in hand with the FM Books Connector for Windows.  This template plug-in mimics all the script functions that are available to the Window's FM Books Connector plug-in for use with Intuit’s QuickBooks desktop applications while programming on a Mac. However, one important difference is that the Mac Template will not perform any actual data transfer between FileMaker Pro and QuickBooks desktop and is for development purposes only. To download the template plug-in, please click here.

The FM Books Connector can be purchased for $249 for a single user. Existing FM Books Connector customers may purchase a single user upgrade for $120. Multi-user discounts are available.

For more information, please visit to download a product demo, view tutorial videos, or read product documentation.

If you are a QuickBooks Online user or intend to migrate to QuickBooks Online, a 64-bit version of the FM Books Connector Online Edition for use with Windows and Mac will be available soon. Please visit for additional information.

Have additional questions? Contact or 760-510-1200.

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.

Their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser and on an iOS device. Productive Computing, Inc. offers FileMaker solutions and plug-ins allows developers to integrate with third-party software. In addition, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full-service FileMaker hosting company, offering shared and dedicated hosting plans and FileMaker Cloud services.

Productive Computing, Inc. is proud to be a Platinum level member within the FileMaker Business Alliance and a Premier Intuit Reseller.

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

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