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Productive Computing Focuses on FileMaker Go Development with a New Version of Vessel Service Solutions

San Diego, CA - February 14, 2017 - Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of Vessel Service Solutions (VSS) version This vertical solution was designed for the marine assistance industry and operates as a virtual command center to manage vessel assistance orders. VSS version 2.4 offers additional functionality, new iPad and iPhone layouts, and new QuickBooks functionality.

What is VSS?
VSS utilizes FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go to allow captains to fully digitalize the entire tow order process from beginning to end. As soon as distress calls are received, any employee has the ability to send mobile orders from the office or an iOS device to themselves or other in-field captains. The captain receives the order on an iPad and, after assisting the boater, updates and submits the order to dispatch for final processing. VSS also allows invoices and items to be pushed one at a time or in batches to QuickBooks via the FM Books Connector.

"When we started working on the new version of VSS, we asked for feedback from our current customers. What was working well, what processes and features could be improved, and was there anything that could enhance their team's workflow? The responses we got back were tremendous. This release was truly a collaborative effort and resulted in some exciting improvements to the system." Marc Larochelle, Chief Executive Officer, Productive Computing, Inc.

Updates in version 2.4 focus on the mobile functionality available with FileMaker Go and include:
- Access on an iPhone using FileMaker Go
- Dispatch orders remotely from an iPad or iPhone
- Create new orders on the iPad with no internet connection
- Manage multiple tower IDs and assign IDs to ports
- Automatically create timer entries when submitting orders to dispatch
- Push multiple invoices to QuickBooks at one time

This release also features updates to the Orders, Fuel Log, Maintenance, and Reports modules for improved ease of use, protection against bad data entry, and increased automation. To accompany this release, there are new instructional videos that review all new features and additional tips and tricks for using the system.

Every business, even in the same industry, has different business standards and practices. Building VSS in FileMaker has allowed for the creation and continued improvement of a comprehensive solution that is also easy to customize specific to a client's needs.

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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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