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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 www.FMBooksConnector.com 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 www.productivecomputing.com/fm-books-connector-online for additional information.


Have additional questions? Contact [email protected] or 760-510-1200. 


FileMaker Pro Support and Plug-in Integration:

Do you have database enhancements you would like to have programmed?  Want help getting a plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution?  We can help!

The process is easy - complete our online 
Request For Quote form (RFQ) or call us directly at (760) 510-1200 and one of our certified developers can work with you on improving your solution today.


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's Address Book and iCal, 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.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA 92078

[email protected]
(760) 510-1200


Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200


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