[ANN] FM Books Connector Online Edition V2 Now Compatible with Macintosh and FileMaker 64-bit

Discussion created by KeithLarochelle on Oct 5, 2016

San Diego, CA - October 5, 2016 - Productive Computing, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker® Business Alliance, is proud to announce the release of FM Books Connector Online Edition version 2. This FileMaker plug-in is now compatible with Mac OS 10.10-10.12, Windows 7-10, and FileMaker 32-bit and 64-bit.


Since its release in 2014, the FM Books Connector Online Edition has been a Windows only, 32-bit plug-in. This version release is part of Productive Computing's initiative to overhaul and redesign its suite of plug-ins and solutions for FileMaker 64-bit compatibility.


"It is important to us that our subscribers are able to capitalize on the new features available with QuickBooks Online and are able to take advantage of the performance enhancements available with the FileMaker 64-bit architecture. With version 2, we also wanted to expand the plug-in’s capability to be fully compatible for our Macintosh customers.  While there have always been work arounds for Mac users who wish to accomplish a FileMaker to QuickBooks integration, such as robot machines and virtual Windows instances running on Macs, it is important to us to provide our customers with a dedicated QuickBooks Online plug-in that is specifically designed for the Mac OS.


"We believe it is integral to continually expand the compatibility and functionality of all our plug-ins and to deliver the most reliable products and highest quality support to our customers.  We take great pride and work hard every day to provide the absolute best QuickBooks to FileMaker integration experience for both the customer who asks us to integrate the plug-in for them, as well as the developer who integrates the plug-in on their own." Marc Larochelle, Chief Executive Officer, Productive Computing, Inc.


Version 2 of the FM Books Connector Online Edition features:

  • FileMaker 64-bit compatibility for Windows and Mac OS
  • A redesigned plug-in for improved performance
  • Built-in authentication to allow the user to authenticate to QuickBooks Online using an in-app browser (Mac only)
  • Updated Developer's Guide, Migration Guide, and Functions Guide
  • New installer packages for Windows and Mac for easier installation
  • Updated Demo file
  • Verified compatibility with Mac OS 10.10 - 10.12, Windows 7/8/10, and FileMaker 13-15 (32-bit) and FileMaker 14-15 (64-bit)


Over one million customers use QuickBooks Online to send invoices, track sales and expenses, and manage their cash flow. The FM Books Connector Online Edition plug-in makes the user's work flow even easier. By connecting their FileMaker solution with their QuickBooks Online file, users can push invoices and customers with the click of a button, or perform vendor or purchase order data exchanges, customer balance queries, time sheet imports, and more.


QuickBooks Online gives its users the flexibility to work from anywhere with real-time information and the security of automatic software updates and data backups. With the FM Books Connector Online Edition plug-in you can utilize the flexibility of QuickBooks Online, while continuing to streamline your workflow with a QuickBooks and FileMaker integration. With a new suite of instructional videos and expanded compatibility it is easier than ever to accomplish an integration.


The FM Books Connector Online Edition plug-in is available for $120/user/yr with multiuser discounts available. Please contact or call 760-510-1200 for more information. Visit for more information and to download the demo.


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
(760) 510-1200


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


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