The 360Works Plastic plugin makes it easy to process secure, SSL-encrypted credit card payments from FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server.
The 360Works Plastic plugin works with scripts that are scheduled with FileMaker Server 9, as well as with custom web publishing and Instant Web Publishing. It also reads the extra magnetic tracks for 'card present' swipes. You must have a merchant account with authorize.net or PayPal Payflow (formerly Verisign) to use this plugin. Once your merchant account is set up correctly, running charges can be done in one quick step.
Here is an example of its usage:
CCProcessPayment( "MyMerchantAccountName" ; "MyMerchantAccountPassword" ; .99 ; // the charge amount "1234123412341234" ; // the credit card number Date(12, 1, 2010) ; // credit card expiration date "John" ; // card holder first name "Doe" ; // card holder last name CCParam("chargeDescription" ; "For services rendered" ) & CCParam("cardType" ; "VISA") & CCParam("verificationCode" ; "1234" ) )
The above method will process a payment transaction for a card, and return the approval code for the transaction, or the word "ERROR:", followed by an explanation of the error.
"We also really like the 360Works Plastic plugin.
Steve Lehman was very impressed with 360Works software and service and went to 360Works Plastic for a credit card processing solution. "The Titanic
Museum is not a small business,” he says. “They have to run a very high volume of credit transactions every hour of every day. Since the point-of-sale
system was an active operating system, I couldn’t afford to experiment and I couldn’t leave them behind either"
"Unlike some other plugins all
"I am a FileMaker Developer for the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri. I have been working in FileMaker since version 2. Recently we purchased your
Plastic Plug-in for credit card charging to replace a plug-in from another company.
"We had a requirement to add credit card processing to a FileMaker database. Plastic was by far the easiest to implement." —Larry Schultz, Mac Edge Corporation
I just finished my first attempt at using the plastic plugin from 360 works. To be honest I was pretty intimidated by credit card processing which is why I had not sold it before as an option to my customers.
I was absolutely amazed at how painlessly the process was. I used the example file to get me off the ground and ended up with a very full featured solution.
The end solution now asks the user if they would like to charge the full amount of the invoice if not then asks the user for the amount to charge. It then attempt to charge the card on file for the amount specified and logs the payment in the partial payment section of BC8. Another section was to allow either a voided payment or a charge back to a previous payment. So on the payments portal I added a button and based on if the charge was done today (void) or done previously (charge back) I processed the appropriate charge on the card. Including a lot of logic to choose between multiple Merchant Accounts and other functionality specific to this customer I completed the whole section of payments and refunds in about 8.5 hours. That included going from no knowledge to a completely tested and working solution.
I will definitely be selling this functionality to my customers going forward!
"Love this product. Use it with several clients and has been very reliable. Thank you." —Lee Strong, Strong Computer Support
"Thanks for all of your help. I rarely get the customer care from a company that I got with you. I will certainly be recommending your products and company to anyone that needs your services." —Angel Perales, Home Mac Services
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Will it run on Windows/Mac? What version of FileMaker is required?
Yes, all of our plugins are designed to run on Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel) as well as on Windows.
Our plugins take advantage of the plugin features of FileMaker 7 and later, such as attaching styles to text, and are compatible with the most recent version, FileMaker 12. In addition, the Mac versions of all of our plugins ship as universal binaries, and will run at full speed on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
|Mac OS X 10.4 or
later on PPC
|Mac OS X 10.4 or
later on Intel
|Windows XP or later|
|FileMaker 4-6||FileMaker Pro 7 or later required|
|FileMaker Pro 7||X||Won't run in Rosetta||X|
|FileMaker Pro 8||X||Won't run in Rosetta||X|
|FileMaker Pro 8.5||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 9||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 10||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 11||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 12||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 7 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 8.0v4 Advanced||See note below||See note below||X|
|FileMaker Server 9 Advanced||X||X||X|
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|FileMaker Server 10||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 10 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 11||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 11 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 12||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 12 Advanced||X||X||X|
FileMaker Server Advanced 8.0v4: Unfortunately, a bug in FileMaker Server Advanced 8.0v4 disables all plugins in the Web Publishing Engine on OS X. This affects all plugins, not just ones from 360Works. FileMaker, Inc. is aware of this bug.
Rosetta: Rosetta is not supported. If you are running FileMaker 7 or 8 on an Intel Macintosh, we strongly recommend upgrading to FileMaker 8.5 or later; the speed and stability improvements are very significant.
What about Web Publishing and FileMaker Server?
If you purchase the Enterprise License (see below), then you will be able to use the plugin with the FileMaker Web Publishing Engine. This means that when you use our plugins in your FileMaker scripts, they will work the same way with Instant Web Publishing (IWP). It also means that your Custom Web Publishing applications (with XSLT, PHP, or any other web technology) can call FileMaker scripts that use our plugins.
If you're using FileMaker Server 9 or later, our plugins are compatible with the FileMaker Server scheduled script feature.
Can I use this plugin with my FileMaker runtime solution?
Yes, all of our plugins work in FileMaker runtimes solutions, just copy the plugin to the runtime's Extensions folder.
What kind of licenses are there?
Most of our plugins are available in 3 licenses: a Demo version which works for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker, a "WorkGroup License" for 10 or fewer users, and an "Enterprise License" for unlimited users within a single organization.
There are more Questions and Answers on our product support site.
Purchase the Portfolio Bundle to obtain an Enterprise license of this product which allows for unlimited users within a single organization.
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