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Setting Up Credit Card Processing
Watch this video and follow the step-by-step instructions below to get set up to process credit cards with myStratus through Cayan (formerly Merchant Warehouse).
StudioPlus has chosen to integrate myStratus with Cayan, an industry-leading credit card processing company. The integration
does not require any additional software.
In addition to making credit card processing extremely easy, StudioPlus
and Cayan take much of the hassle out of the requirements
necessary for your business to become PCI compliant. See the PCI compliance
section below to learn more about PCI compliance and how it affects you.
The Payment Card
defines a set of requirements for the configuration, operation, and security
of payment card transactions in your business. If you allow your clients
to pay with credit cards, these standards apply to you. Failure to comply
with these standards can result in significant fines should a security
The credit card processing routine myStratus offers in conjunction with Cayan makes it much easier for your business to attain PCI compliance. Using this integration allows Stratus to remain outside the PCI compliance scope. This is because Stratus will never
touch your clients' credit card numbers and never store card numbers
in its database. Utilizing token processing through Cayan,
this credit card routine works on single transactions as well as automatic
To get started using Cayan credit card processing with your myStratus software, follow these simple steps:
Create a Cayan account. The first step is to get a no-obligation quote from Cayan, click here. Once your account is established, Cayan will email you your unique account credentials.
Using your account credentials, log in to the Cayan gateway and process a payment for $1. Doing so will ensure the account credentials are valid and that your account is set up properly. You can then void the test transaction.
Enter your account credentials in myStratus. Go to Maintenance > Preferences > Company Preferences and open the Credit Cards page. Enter your Cayan credentials on both the Keyed and Swiped tabs.
Create a test client and invoice in Stratus and then process a test payment through Stratus. See Processing Credit Cards through Stratus for instructions on how to process a payment.
Log in to the Cayan gateway to verify the payment was received by Cayan. You can then void the test transaction in the Cayan gateway.