[ANN] Productive Computing, Inc. Releases FM Books Connector Online Edition Available for Use with QuickBooks Online

Discussion created by KeithLarochelle on Mar 21, 2014

San Diego, CA - March 20, 2014 – Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of FM Books Connector Online plug-in for use with QuickBooks Online.  This new plug-in allows you to easily exchange data between a QuickBooks Online account and FileMaker Pro.


Intuit recently announced changes to the underlying technology that allows 3rd party developers to exchange data with QuickBooks Online.  This change prompted Productive Computing, Inc. to develop a specific plug-in that works with their new technology.  For more information regarding Intuit’s QuickBooks Online technology changes, please see the following links to the developer release notes:



The FM Books Connector Online edition is available on an annual subscription basis for $120 per user/per year. 


For more information on the FM Books Connector Online please visit to download a product demo and read the product documentation.


Key Features:



You can push or pull a customer record between the two applications allowing a single entry to be done versus multiple entries by different departments. 



You can push or pull invoices between the two applications allowing creation and modification by multiple departments.  This allows your staff to create, send, make changes and accept payments regardless of which department they are in. 


Payment and Balances:  

You can push or pull payment information between the two applications allowing everyone with FileMaker quick access to view customer balances. 



You can push or pull your inventory items between the two applications keeping the books balanced between accounting and sales. 


Timer Entries:        

You can push or pull timer entries from your FileMaker Pro solution into QuickBooks Online to effectively eliminate double entry, reducing labor time and ensuring accuracy.



There is no XML programming required as all integration is performed with FileMaker script steps and calculations.


Access to Additional Modules Include:

- Chart of accounts

- Bills

- Checks

- Lists

- Items and Inventory

- Jobs

- Employees

- Sales Orders

- Purchase Orders

- Vendors

- General Journal Entries


*Available features and functionality will vary depending on your QuickBooks Online service plan subscription.


If you are using the desktop version of QuickBooks, please visit to view the original FM Books Connector plug-in.


Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:

Want help getting a plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution? Do you have other database enhancements you would like to have programmed? 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 several off-the-shelf productivity solutions such as Core4 CRM, Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, Core2 Invoices, FM Work Orders, OrgPlanner, Music Director Pro and IT Asset Manager 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, credit card processing, digital signatures and biometric fingerprint scanners.


In addition to building custom and off-the-shelf FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, 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 CRM, Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, and FM Work Orders products 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

(760) 510-1200


Press Contacts:

Productive Computing, Inc.

Keith Larochelle

(760) 510-1200