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Filemaker, Quickbooks and the Cloud

Question asked by tflannery on Jul 21, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2017 by tflannery

My current setup:


  Quickbooks Desktop 2016

  FMPA 2017

  QODBC 2016 driver

(I use QODBC to pull data from Quickbooks into Filemaker.) 

  Windows 10 desktops-office staff in house and remote

  iPad-field staff


I'm developing a database to eventually be shared with employees in the field as well as office staff.  Total 8 users. I'm getting to the point that I need to figure out the best approach on sharing the database.


Initially I thought I could host Quickbooks in a QB authorized cloud service and the FM database in an FM authorized cloud service but a QODBC tech support person told me last week he didn't think the two cloud services would talk to each other for security reasons.  I have to be able to pull QB data and then import to FM DB.


Is FM Server the answer? My preference would be to utilize the cloud services.


I'm wondering if anyone has experience with a similar situation or can point me in the right direction?


Thank you so much in advance for any help / guidance.