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New FM Books Connector Mac Template Announced by PCI

FMT NEWSWIRE SAN DIEGO, CA – November 6, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc. announces the release of a free utility tool for Macintosh-based developers that works hand in hand with the for Windows.  The FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in is a template file that allows Mac FileMaker[2] developers to write scripts from a Mac operating system to be used with the Windows based FM Books Connector plug-in and Intuit’s QuickBooks desktop applications.  All functions available to the FM Books Connector plug-in for Windows are also available in the FM Books Connector Mac Template.  However, one important difference is that the Mac Template has zero functionality implemented within it.  The FM Books Connector Mac Template will not perform any actual data transfer between FileMaker Pro and QuickBooks desktop.

The intent of the FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in is to provide a useful tool for Mac-focused developers and integrators of the FM Books Connector plug-in to carry out their development from their preferred environment.  For example, a Mac-based FileMaker developer[3] could use the FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in to write up an entire script for pushing a found set of customer records to QuickBooks on their OS X development machine, and then access the same script in FileMaker Pro on a Windows machine and perform testing and refinement to ensure the script is functioning as intended without the need to rewrite the entire script or comment/uncomment every plug-in function call.

The FM Books Connector Mac Template plug-in requires no registration, no extra installations or required resources.  To get started, simply download the FM Books Connector Mac Template from the link below.  Unzip the bundle and install the “PCFMBooksConnector.fmplugin” file into the FileMaker Pro Extensions folder, or install using the “Install Plug-in” script step (available in FileMaker Pro 12 and newer) and the plug-in is set up and ready for scripting.

For the FM Books Connector Mac Template click here: http://www.productivecomputing.com/downloads/FM_Books_Connector/FMBooksConnectorv7_MacTemplate.zip

For more information regarding FM Books Connector for Windows please visit:  http://www.fmbooksconnector.com/

Important Note:  The FM Books Connector Mac Template is for development purposes only.  For full functionality to communicate directly with QuickBooks for Windows the full version of the FMBooks Connector plug-in is required.  Unfortunately, communication of any kind to the Macintosh version of QuickBooks is not available since Intuit does not have a Mac compatible Software Development Kit (SDK).

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PCI

From left to right Keith Larochelle, CFO and
Marc Larochelle, CEO

Our Mission:

Since 1996 our mission has been to help our customers utilize technology to make their operations more organized and efficient. Our trained and certified staff listen to the issues our customers want to fix, accomplish or avoid and we apply a common sense business approach that provides the highest return on investment.

How It All Started:

Founded by two brothers from a small town in New Hampshire, Marc and Keith Larochelle moved to California to create a software company. Within 5 short years they built exactly that and it is one of the premier FileMaker Pro development firms and product manufacturers within industry. But don’t take our word for it, in 2001 this distinctive accomplishment was marked by the company earning the highly respected and exclusive Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance. This title, held only by a select few companies in the world, has been maintained continually since then and is reviewed annually by FileMaker, Inc. to ensure only the highest caliber expertise and most honest and trustworthy companies hold the title.

What Sets Us Apart:

We have spent years refining our business processes to meet our customers high expectations – and continue to do so. We have assembled the finest team of developers, consultants and admin staff who work together to bring years of collective experience and training to bear on a customer project. We have developed one of the most comprehensive suites of business products and services to address almost any customer technology requirement. With all these differentiating factors, skills and tools available at our immediate disposal, we are able to take the best tool to hone in and solve customer problems.

Who We Serve:

Our customers range from the 5 person small office to entire divisions in fortune 500 enterprises. What is common to each of them is that they are all looking for a solution to a problem that saves or makes more money than it costs and that is what we deliver no matter what size the customer is.

Website: www.productivecomputing.com