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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Outlook SendMail Plug-in to Compete Directly with "ClickYes" Software

San Diego, CA - January 18, 2007 - Productive Computing, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of the Outlook SendMail plug-in.  The Outlook SendMail Plug-in is the newest addition to the Outlook Manipulator family of plug-ins Productive Computing, Inc. produces that exchange data with Microsoft Outlook in a stand alone Outlook or Exchange Server environment.  The Outlook SendMail plug-in is a lower cost version of the Outlook Manipulator plug-in that has a subset of features specifically designed to send mail from FileMaker Pro through Outlook while suppressing the Outlook security dialogs.

"When sending e-mail from FileMaker Pro to Outlook, Outlook will pop open a security dialog that requires the user to acknowledge that a third party application is trying to access Outlook before allowing the e-mail to be sent.  While this is a prudent security step from Microsoft's point of view, it limits FileMaker Pro's ability to send out mass e-mail campaigns.  We recognized that suppressing this security dialog without user intervention while still maintaining the integrity of Outlook's security functions is a much desired activity - an activity that our competitor "ClickYes" has managed to do for some time.

Our answer was to create a new plug-in that had more features and a lower cost per user.  Not only does our new Outlook SendMail plug-in suppress the Outlook e-mail security dialog, but it allows you to send HTML formatted e-mail, send multiple attachments directly from a container field or from a file path, can be deployed to an entire network via FileMaker Server's auto-update feature and is half the cost of the 'ClickYes' commercial license.

Priced at $19.95 per user, our new motto is, 'Say no to ClickYes'!"
- CEO, Marc Larochelle

The Outlook SendMail plug-in is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 7 or later and for use with Outlook 2002 or later and Windows 2000 or later.

Please visit http://www.outlookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175 for video tutorials and downloadable demos of the Outlook SendMail plug-in and the entire Outlook Manipulator family of plug-ins for FileMaker Pro.

Other plug-ins and solutions available from Productive Computing, Inc.:

* The "Core" Contact Management solution:
Built from the ground up in FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8 native format, the "Core" manages all your contacts, individuals, letters, faxes, e-mail, tasks, notes, calendar events, and associated documents.

* Outlook SendMail Plug-in:
Sends plain text or HTML formatted e-mails with multiple attachments while suppressing the Outlook security dialog.
http://www.outlookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175

* Outlook Manipulator Plug-in:
Exchange data with Microsoft Outlook Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Journal, Post Items and Mail.
http://www.outlookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175

* Exchange Client Manipulator Plug-in:
Contains all of the functionality of the Outlook Manipulator, plus the added functionality to access Exchange Server's Public Folders.
http://www.outlookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175

* Exchange Manipulator Plug-in:
Contains all of the functionality of the Outlook Manipulator, plus the added functionality to access multiple Exchange mailboxes and Exchange Server's Public Folders.
http://www.outlookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175

* FM Books Connector Plug-in (for use with QuickBooks):
Allows you to exchange data between QuickBooks® and FileMaker Pro using only a handful of script steps that do not require any knowledge of XML!
http://www.fmbooksconnector.com/index.php?ID=175

* OS X Address Book Manipulator Plug-in:
Provides a lightning fast two-way data exchange between FileMaker Pro and Apple's OS X Address Book®.
http://www.addressbookmanipulator.com/index.php?ID=175

* Entourage Manipulator Plug-in:
Exchange data within Microsoft Entourage® (OS X) Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Mail. 

* SendFax Plug-in:
The SendFax Plug-in allows you to fax documents directly from your FileMaker database applications.

* Calendar Pop-up Plug-in:
Enter dates, date ranges, and times into your fields with a pop-up interface that includes a year at a glance and a side-by-side mini calendar for entering date ranges.

* PDF Manipulator Plug-in:
Exchange data between FileMaker Pro and Adobe Acrobat PDF files that have embedded form fields.

* eSign Signature Capture Plug-in:
This plug-in allows you to digitally capture and bind signatures to information stored in a FileMaker Pro database. 

* Biometric Plug-in:
Add additional security to your solutions by incorporating fingerprint authentication.

* Multi-User Calendar v4 solution:
Built from the ground up as a single file in FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Pro 8 native format, it covers all the basic needs of individual and team scheduling and task management.  It is useful as a powerful add-on to an existing or new FileMaker Pro based system.

* IT Asset Inventory solution:
Catalog and label your entire organization's IT assets in one central database solution including Hardware, Software, Users, and Passwords.

For more information and downloadable demos of these plug-ins and solutions, visit: http://www.productivecomputing.com/index.php?ID=175

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker Pro developers.  The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

Productive Computing, Inc.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA  92078
http://www.productivecomputing.com/index.php?ID=175
info@productivecomputing.com
(760) 510-1200

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

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