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July 19th, 1999

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[6:45 AM]
New FileMaker Pro Plug-in Provides Credit Card Authorization Over The Web
Waves un Motion has released a new product that many Mac merchants will find invaluable. The product is called oAzium cc Authorize, and it allows Mac businesses to process credit cards directly through a secure Mac server, as opposed to a modem-dialup authorization service. According to Waves in Motion:

There's nothing quite so important to successful Internet commerce as building a robust transaction system and connecting it securely to the Internet. Unless, of course, it's finding the easiest way of moving the money from your customers' bank accounts and into yours. FileMaker Pro includes pretty much everything you need to bring in the sales and process the orders, but how are you going to verify all those credit cards, when the only solution for the Macintosh still relies on a steam-driven modem connection?

With oAzium cc Authorize, the developers at Waves in Motion have built credit card authorization into a simple FileMaker Pro plug-in that connects directly to the Internet through your existing Internet connection.

"A typical credit card authorization used to take us as long as 45 seconds and it tied up our modem," says Marcus Silving of Worqsmart. "With oAzium cc Authorize it takes about four seconds, it's all done over the Internet, the plugin is integrated right into FileMaker Pro, and best of all, my customers get instant service."

What's more, with 40-bit RSA data encryption, the transactions are guaranteed to be secure. oAzium cc Authorize even comes complete with a customized merchant account to receive your transactions, or Waves in Motion can assist you in converting your existing account over to their online system.

oAzium cc Authorize requires Mac OS 8.6 and runs with FileMaker Pro 4.0 or better, and you'll need a secure web server to capture the credit card information from your customers. It comes ready to go with a customizable database containing all the essentials for credit card authorization. Or integrate the plug-in into your existing FileMaker Pro solution, and you're finally ready to join the lucrative world of Internet commerce.

Waves in Motion will be demonstrating its full family of oAzium plug-ins throughout Macworld Expo in New York. You can drop by the FileMaker booth or download a demo of oAzium cc Authorize from the Waves In Motion website and take a look at the future of simple and secure e-commerce.

The introductory price for oAzium cc Authorize is $395.00, which includes the cost of a new merchant account. Or you can trade in your current authorization system for a 50% discount on the plug-in. People looking to convert their existing merchant account or to purchase a site license for oAzium cc Authorize should contact Waves in Motion directly for special discount pricing.

You can find more information about this product at the company's web site.

The Mac Observer: This is an important development for Mac business owners, both on the Web and in a more traditional retail setting. Most credit card authorization companies have ignored the Mac and this has often been a reason for some business owners to have to go the PC route. With FileMaker Pro's power to handle many aspects of businesses, it has just become easier for Mac users to run their business entirely from their Mac. Now, if we can just get Intuit to pull their collective heads out Microsoft's business end, we will be set.

One note, this product does require a secure web server to handle capturing credit card data.

Waves in Motion



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