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Mac - Quickbooks 2012 - Virtual Box - Windows - FMP - FMBooksConnector

Question asked by davidanders on Dec 19, 2011


Mac - Quickbooks 2012 - Virtual Box - Windows - FMP - FMBooksConnector


Mac only printer wants to connect a new Filemaker database to Quickbooks Pro.

Intuit has not supplied the SDK for Quickbooks to developers, so FMBooksConnector works only with Win Quickbooks.

A short conversation with a Productive Computing tech support guy indicated that Quickbooks comes with a DataMGR that allows hosting the IFF file (Quickbooks database) and accessing it from multiple users.

He indicated that he thought that a Virtual Box (or Parallels or VMWare) install on the Mac with WinXP as a client and Quickbooks DataMGR and Filemaker with FMBooksConnector would work for tying FMP with QB and even remotely accessing the Quickbooks data.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience?  (I realize a Windows PC would be the logical solution) It is one user accessing the QB data and double entry of the Client, Invoicing and such would be nice to eliminate.

Thank you for your attention.

David Anders
The Computer Guy Seattle