FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MDG Computer Services, Inc.
231 Faircroft Road
Bartlett, IL 60103-1363
MDG Ships WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 – adds SSL and Inventory Tracking
Bartlett, IL July 21, 1999 — MDG Computer Services, Inc, a leading
developer of web and eCommerce tools for Macintosh and Windows,
announced today that it would ship version 3.1 of WS4D/eCommerce, its
a single application that includes a full featured web server,
shopping carts, storefronts, credit authorization, virtual domains,
and database publishing. The new version adds inventory tracking
within eCommerce and SSL for MacOS. SSL Support for Windows is
currently under development.
The most significant addition in WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 is support for
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is available as an option for anyone
running WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 or Web Server 4D 3.1. Since every site
does not require SSL, SSL will be sold as an option. That way, the
price of WS4D/eCommerce and Web Server 4D will remain very
attractive. SSL Support will be built into every copy of
WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 and Web Server 4D 3.1.
In addition to SSL, WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 has a number of other improvements.
Based on user feedback, WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 now includes inventory
tracking. With inventory tracking, each product can have a beginning
inventory level and each time an item is sold, the inventory level
will be reduced. Once an item is out of stock, options are available,
to automatically hide the item. If your business does not allow back
orders, this will allow people browsing your storefront to only
purchase items that you have in stock.
A flexible Status Icon can be listed next to each item. An icon can
show items that are in stock, out of stock, pre-order, on sale, new
or discounted. Each of the icons can be changed or own can be added.
One option, is to have the Status icon automatically change when an
item becomes out of stock.
WS4D/eCommerce is an all in one application that includes: full
featured web server, shopping carts, storefronts, customer tracking,
order tracking, credit card authorization, virtual domains,
guestbooks and database publishing. The eCommerce features include: *
No HTML to write, even for multiple StoreFronts hosted by a single
server! All HTML is completely customizable for those that wish to
* Sherlock Optimized – using Apple’s Sherlock Technology – all
products searchable via Apple’s Sherlock.
* Export Orders into popular Accounting Packages which include:
Quicken, QuickBooks, MacAuthorize, PCAuthorize, Microsoft Excel, and
* Unlimited Products for Single or Unlimited StoreFronts.
* Browser Configurable – The StoreFront is completely configurable
from any browser. Modify your StoreFront, Products and even View
Orders from your browser.
* Credit Card Number Verification – using a mathematical formula,
WS4D can determine if the credit card number is valid.
* All Shoppers, Products, Storefronts, and Orders stored in powerful
* Single application can be either a Web Server or a CGI to your
existing web server (CGI feature MacOS only).
* Products Search Engine Accessible.
* Export orders to Quicken, Excel, MacAuthorize, PCAuthorize,
QuickBooks or AppleWorks.
* Authorizenet Support for real-time credit card authorization.
* Customer Address info saved on Server – repeat customers only need
to enter their email address and password – Credit Card info NOT
stored on server.
* Option to print completed order form for completion via Fax or Mail.
* Support for International Characters and Currencies.
* Server Cookies – allows tracking/carts to work even if Browser
cookies are disabled.
WS4D/eCommerce Single – includes Web Server 4D 3.1,
WS4D/CGI, WS4D/eCommerce 1 Store $495
WS4D/eCommerce Unlimited – includes Web Server 4D 3.1,
WS4D/CGI,WS4D/eCommerce Unlimited Stores $795
Web Server 4D 3.1 & WS4D/CGI (No eCommerce – upgrade to
eCommerce Available later) $295
WS4D/SSL – adds SSL capabilities to Web Server 4D 3.1 or
WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 $295
Upgrades For Existing WS4D Customers
Web Server 4D 3.1 Upgrade From Web Server 4D 1.x $99
Web Server 4D 3.1 Upgrade From Web Server 4D 2.x $49
Web Server 4D 3.1 Upgrade From Web Server 4D 3.0 NC
WS4D/eCommerce Single to Unlimited Upgrade $300
WS4D/eCommerce Single Store
requires Web Server 4D 3.1 $195
WS4D/eCommerce Unlimited – includes Web Server 4D 3.1
Currently, WS4D/eCommerce and Web Server 4D 3.1 is available today!
WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 and Web Server 4D 3.1 is a free upgrade for anyone
currently running Web Server 4D 3.0, or WS4D/eCommerce 3.0. At MDG,
we use WS4D/eCommerce to process orders, visit at http://store.mdg.com
WS4D/eCommerce 3.1 Developer (Source Code) and WS4D/Developer 3.1
will be available July 31, 1999.
MDG has been shipping Web Sever 4D since November, 1995. Web Server
4D combines the power of a relational database along with a full
featured web server in single high performance single application.
WS4D/CGI takes the powerful database capabilities of Web Server 4D
and allows other web servers to easily publish databases.
WS4D/Email-Search allows any mailing list to be searchable from the
web. MDG can be contacted at 231 Faircroft Road, Bartlett, IL
60103-1363, USA; Phone: 630-497-0220, Fax 630-497-8893; email@example.com
Michael Ginsberg Internet: MAILTO:firstname.lastname@example.org
MDG Computer Services, Inc. Web: http://www.mdg.com/