Waves in Motion, maker of FileMaker Pro solutions and plug-ins, has new line of eAuthorize credit card solutions that can be used to replace the late MacAuthorize product. A CD containing the Mac OS 9 and OS X versions of the solution will be available for sale at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo in New York through DevDepot.
On March 13, 2001, it was announced that
development was ceasing on MacAuthorize, a standalone credit card authorization/processing software system from CyberCash.
Network 1 Financial Corp., a supplier of payment processing systems and Internet payment services, bought out the company’s operating assets. MacAuthorize was a fatality of the acquisition, as are other products such as DOS, SCO, AIX, and Solaris versions of ICVERIFY. Originally, CyberCash and Network 1 planned to merge. However, the deal fell through and CyberCash filed for bankruptcy.
Waves in Motion’s eAuthorize products make it easy to authorize credit cards from your desktop, according to President Vince Menanno. They also work in tandem with Authorize.net and PlanetPayment to offer a global solution in almost any currency.
eAuthorize is a Carbonized application so it works on both Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. It’s a set of FileMaker Pro files that lets anyone link up into a network authorized payment gateway. eAuthorize “talks” to the payment gateway and sends transactional data for processing, Menanno told MacCentral.
eAuthorize Desktop supports a contact list, a product list and provides a way to import and integrate your own products and contacts, with built-in filtering, so that you can quickly locate the contact or product. It also offers built in support for a USB mag strip reader. eAuthorize Desktop is also bundled with the eAuthorize plug-in for FileMaker Pro, and is provided as open source when you purchase the plug-in.
eAuthorize Desktop offers the ability to implement a filtering mechanism. If you have hundreds of products, you can filter them to find a specific product or a product for a specific customer. eAuthorize Desktop also has some basic reporting built-in, so you can produce a report filtered by a date range for a list of customers, a list of products that have sold within a certain time period, etc.
“This is a runtime solution, so you don’t need FileMaker to use it,” Menannon said. “It’s ideal for people who offer services or small products for sale, such as small home business.”
“If you want to customize it to suit your needs, we offer a trade-up value to maintain your investment,” Menanno said. “If you need help adding new features, our team of experts here can help you achieve your goals.”
Or you can always use FileMaker Pro to extend the solution, he added. eAuthorize Desktop is available for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X, as well as Microsoft Windows (98 – 2000) for US$295. The folks at Waves in Motion will also help you set up an Authorize.net account.
The US$249 eAuthorize plug-in for FileMaker Pro lets you develop database solutions that can process credit cards or electronic checks from within your FileMaker solutions. It comes with documentation, example files, an unlocked version of eAuthorize Desktop, and a brand new Blackbox architecture. Developers will be able to add credit card authorization to any solution simply by adding one field and one relationship, Menanno said.
Unlike eAuthorize Desktop, the plug-in can also handle credit cards and e-checks and some different sorts of transactions. The Blackbox concept offers a way for FileMaker developers to quickly integrate the plug-in into their own solutions, Menanno said.