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[ANN] Productive Computing Focuses on FileMaker Go Development with a New Version of Vessel Service SolutionsBy Productive Computing, Inc.
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 22.214.171.124. 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.
For more information please visit www.vesselservicesolutions.com. Have additional questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-510-1200.
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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. Utilizing FileMaker Pro as a rapid application development tool, their certified FileMaker developers can create custom applications that a business can run on their Windows or Macintosh desktop computers, in a web browser, on an iPad or iPhone or shared simultaneously on all of these platforms.
Productive Computing, Inc. also produces Core4 CRM and Core5 Starter Edition, two off-the-shelf productivity solutions designed to automate your workflow, as well as a suite of FileMaker Pro plug-ins that allow FileMaker Pro to integrate with third party applications including Outlook, QuickBooks, Apple Contacts and Calendar, PDF forms, digital signatures, and biometric fingerprint scanners.
In addition, Productive Computing, Inc. is a full-service FileMaker Pro hosting company. FileMaker hosting services allow customers to host their own FileMaker Pro solutions on Productive Computing servers in the cloud instead of purchasing and supporting the necessary server infrastructure themselves. These same servers also provide the infrastructure for customers who would prefer to subscribe to Productive Computing's Core4, Core5, or Vessel Service Solutions under a SaaS (Software as a Service) pricing model.
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.
Productive Computing, Inc.
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By David Silverthorn
I just purchased Scriptmaster Advanced, and entered in the license.
When I attempt to generate a plugin, it gives the error:
Server error: Unable to retrieve Scriptmaster license
I've sent in a support request, but I wondered if anyone had experienced this error as well, and if it would be a simple fix from my end.
By Laura Griffin Long
I would like to see if anyone could help me to verify if the problem I am having is a bug in Filemaker. I have recently upgraded my network from Filemaker 13 to 14. In 13 I did not experience this issue. It seems that in Filemaker 14, when a particular Hindi character is pasted into a Filemaker field it crashes the database. I have tested this on numerous machines within my network with the same result. I am hoping that someone will run this simple test for me and report back if it happened to them as well. I just need someone to create a database, create one text field. Create a new record and paste this Hindi character in that field. Then do a find and place your cursor in that field. At this point the database should crash. If anyone can confirm this I would love to know, thanks!
Hindi character: क्स्ड (I will also attach a text file with the Hindi character in case something messes up when I post this...)
By Gianluca D'Aquino
I'm just investigating on 2 issue I have on sync 2 DB, 1 on the server and 1 on the iPad that are set to use a Spoke Db in the middle tier.
Basically the sync is set to copy ALL the data from some tables on the server to the local db and send some data from the local db to the end server db. For some reason, on a large table, called Articles, with more than 130k records, the sync does not copy all the record for some users. There is no 'filter' based on user on the end db, and I run a pre-populate sync on the spoke db that copied all 130k records. When the sync is run for that specific user, the final result on the iPad is that the sync DELETES 12k records for no apparent reason.
In addition, there is a Global table that has always 1 records and is get from the server to the client. But I found some times that there are several records on that table (more than 10) on the server, even if the sync is set to write on the spoke and not viceversa for that table. I have the suspect that are written from the sync. Is it possible?
Thanks in advance,