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The Orders section displays a list of current orders with basic order information. 

Quick Tip

You can set the maximum number of orders to display in the Misc tab of the Global Options. See Global Options.

 

To access the Orders section go to On DemandOrders

Field NameDescription

The current status of the order is displayed by the color of the envelope.

  •  - Rated and uninvoiced 
  •  - Invoiced and unpaid
  •  - Invoiced and paid short
  •  - Invoiced and paid
  •  - Unrated and will not be invoiced 
  •  - Canceled 

If the order has a dispat

ch flag set, a red flag icon  will be displayed. See dispatch flag below.

CustomerThe customer's name that the order is for. See Customers - New/Edit Customer.
IDThe order ID.
CSRHow the order was entered and/or who entered it.
OriginName of where the order is being picked up from.
Origin AddressStreet address of where the order is being picked up from.
Origin CityCity of where the order is being picked up from.
DestinationName of where the order is being delivered to.
Dest AddressStreet address of where the order is being delivered to.
Dest CityCity of where the order is being delivered to.
Customer IDCustomer ID for the Customer. See Customers - New/Edit Customer.
Order DateDate and time the order was placed.
Order TypeOrder type that is on the order.
AttachmentsThe number of attachments on the order.

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How to Search for an Order

You can find orders by entering the criteria in the Look for field and selecting the column field you would like to Search Under.

Search by Order Number

If you know the order number you are searching for you can enter it in the search box in the top right. 

Quick Tip

This search bar can be used throughout and not just in the Orders section.

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How to Add a New Order

  1. Go to On Demand > Orders.
  2. Click the New button, or press the CtrlN keys. 

    Quick Tip

    You can also click the "<Ctrl+N> for New Order" link at the bottom. 

     

Alternate Steps

  1. Click the arrow next to the New button, or press Alt + N keys. 
  2. Select Order, or press the O key.

The fields that are required prior to saving an order will be highlighted in yellow.

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How to Edit an Order

  1. Go to On DemandOrders.
  2. Double click on the order you would like to edit.

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How to Cancel an Order

  1. Go to On DemandOrders.
  2. Double click on the order you would like to cancel.
  3. Click the cancel button  in the top toolbar.

Quick Tip

To cancel a new order before it has been placed/saved, click the X in the top right to close the form.

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Toolbar

Field NameIcon NameDescription
Save and CloseSave the current order and open a new order form.
Save and Keep OpenSave the current order and keep the order form open.
Reprint Dispatch Ticket

Print the order in a formatted print form or as seen on the screen depending on the selected Print dispatch ticket in the order type of the order. See Order Types (Classic Operations App)

Disabled when creating a new order.

Print Shipping Label

Print a shipping label for the order that can be added to the package.

Disabled when creating a new order.

Quick Tip

If you need changes made to the existing shipping label, including the logo, please contact Technical Support.

Use Imager to Scan AttachmentScan a document using a scanner connected to your computer and add it as an attachment to the order.
Insert FileUpload a file as an attachment to the order.
Set Dispatch FlagFlag either the Origin Remarks, Destination Remarks, Order Comments or all 3 of these fields for the order.  The fields marked as flagged will be highlighted in red.
Cancel

Cancel the order. This will remove the order from the dispatch board and it will not be invoiced. 

Quick Tip

Canceled orders can be restored or viewed for reference.

Disabled when creating a new order.

Restore

Restore the canceled order. This will add the order back to the dispatch board and can be invoiced.

Quick Tip

Restored orders will need to be re-rated.

Visible only for canceled orders.

Return

Save and close the current order and create a new return order with the same Order Number but appended with a ".01" at the end. The new order will automatically fill in the same Customer IDContact, and Billing Group. The Origin and Destination information will be reversed. You will need to select an Order Type for the new order.

Multiple Order Same OriginSave and close the current order and create a new order with the same Customer IDContact, Billing Group, and Origin.
Multiple Order Same DestinationSave and close the current order and create a new order with the same Customer IDContact, Billing Group, and Destination.
Continuation

Save and close the current order and create new orders in a sequence with the same Order Number but appended with a ".01", ".02", ".03", etc. at the end. The new orders will automatically fill in the same Customer IDContact, and Billing Group. The Destination information will be entered for the Origin. You will need to select an Order Type for the new orders.

Clone

Create a duplicate order with all of the information the same except for the dates which will be filled in as the current date.

In X Dispatch 22.1 or newer, flight information will also be added to the duplicate order. 

Insert Customer AddressIf the Origin Name or Destination Name field is selected, the current Customer Name and Customer Address information automatically filled in.
RateRate the order. 
Lock Charges

Lock or unlock the Charges tab. If the charges are locked, no changes can be made to the order under the Charges tab until the order has been unlocked. 

  • Users with "Edit Order" permissions can only unlock charges that they have locked themselves.
  • Users with "Unlock Rates" permission can unlock rates on any locked charges.

See Users (Classic Operations App).

Lock Driver Pay

Lock or unlock the driver pay on the order. If the driver pay is locked, no changes can be made to the driver assignment or pay under the Drivers tab until the order has been unlocked.

  • Users with "Edit Order" permissions can only unlock driver pay that they have locked themselves.
  • Users with "Unlock Driver Pay" permission can unlock driver pay on any locked order.

See Users (Classic Operations App).

In X Dispatch 21.0 or newer, users with the proper permissions can unlock driver pay when assigning an order from the On-Demand Dispatch board. 

Bill Credit CardProcess a credit card in order to pay for the order.
RecurrenceTurns the current order into a recurring order. See Recurring Order.
Flip AddressesSwitch the Origin and Destination information.

Re-calculate Distance

Recalculates the distance between origin and destination. 

View Tracking StatusOpen the Order Status window to view the status of an order. See Order Status.
View Customer Notes

Opens the Customer Notes found on the Notes tab of the customer record

Quick Tip

The icon will be yellow if a note exists.

View Driver SettlementsDisplays the "Driver Settlement" amount for the order.
Email StatusIf clicked, the information from the Order Status will be emailed to email in the Email / Fax field when the order is saved and closed.

Email Shipping Label

Requires X Dispatch 21.0 or newer.

Open a form to email the shipping label. See How to Email a Shipping Label from the Order Form

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Form

Field NameDescription

Customer ID

The customer ID number for the customer associated with the order. 

  • Enter the customer ID number and press the Tab key to load the appropriate default customer information.
  • If you do not know the customer ID number, enter the first few letters of the company name and press the Enter key to open the Find window to search for the customer ID number.


Quick Tips

Contact

The customer contact name. 

Quick Tips

  • Use the dropdown to select a contact from the customer record.
  • Click the Contact... button  to edit the contact information.
Billing Group / Cost

Used for grouping invoices.

Example

If the customer has sub-accounts, the sub-account can either be entered directly or picked from a list. This field can be filled in when the customer has different departments or offices that require a single invoice but need to track the usage and billing by department/office. 

Origin
Name

The address name of the origin for the order. 

  • Enter the first few letters of the address name and press the Enter key to search for an address.
  • If the origin is from the customer associated with the order, press the Insert key to populate the customer's Local Information Address from the customer record(Note: If the Contact associated with the order has an address, and the "Override" box is checked, the Insert key will populate the contact's address instead.) 

The address of the origin.

The button is enabled once the address is chosen from the Name field above. 

Quick Tips

  • Click the Address... button to search for an address.
  • Click on the address will show the location of the address on a map using your default "Left Click Mapping" option. 
  • Color of address links:
    • Blue - Validated
    • Red - Unvalidated.

Click to view the route stop created and the route sort rule applied to the order. 

In X Dispatch 21.0 or newer, you can see which route sort rule was used when hovering over this icon.

Click to view order, short and damaged parcel information.

Click to view the origin location information. 

Phone

Phone number of origin address. 

If added or edited in this field it will only be saved on the order and it will not be saved in the address book.

Click the Remarks... button to open a list of global origin remarks to select from that you can add or edit.

Get DirectionsClick the "Get Directions" link to open a window with a map and directions from the origin to the destination of the order.

Click the arrow icon  to open the Remarks in a separate window for easy editing.

Remarks (textbox)

Comments for the origin. 

Displayed in Nextstop on the Stop Info screen, Rapidship Track Order details, and X Internet Track Order. If the stop is consolidated in Nextstop, only the Remarks of the first consolidated will be displayed.

Quick Tip

Entering a URL in this field will display as a clickable link in Nextstop 3.1.1 or newer.

Destination
Name

The address name of the destination for the order. 

  • Enter the first few letters of the address name and press the Enter key to search for an address.
  • If the destination is to the customer associated with the order, press the Insert key to populate the customer's Local Information Address from the customer record(Note: If the Contact associated with the order has an address, and the "Override" box is checked, the Insert key will populate the contact's address instead.) 

The address of the origin.

The button is enabled once the address is chosen from the Name field above. 

Quick Tips

  • Click the Address... button to search for an address.
  • Click on the address will show the location of the address on a map using your default "Left Click Mapping" option. 
  • Color of address links:
    • Blue - Validated
    • Red - Unvalidated.

Click to view order, short and damaged parcel information.

Click to view the destination location information. 

PhonePhone number of origin address. 
Click the Remarks... button to open a list of global origin remarks to select from that you can add or edit.
Get DirectionsClick the "Get Directions" link to open a window with a map and directions from the destination to the origin of the order.
Click the arrow icon  to open the Remarks in a separate window for easy editing.
Remarks (textbox)

Comments for the destination. 

Displayed in Nextstop on the Stop Info screen, Rapidship Track Order details, and X Internet Track Order. If the stop is consolidated in Nextstop, only the Remarks of the first consolidated will be displayed.

Quick Tip

Entering a URL in this field will display as a clickable link in Nextstop 3.1.1 or newer.


Email /SMS Text Alerts 

"Email/ Fax Alerts" for X Dispatch 20.0 or older

Email address(es) and/or phone number(s) that will automatically receive status update notifications for the order. Separate multiple entries with a semicolon ";".

Quick Tip

POD information will automatically be sent to the address(es) upon delivery.  

Placed / At PU / Picked Up / At Del / Delivered / ETA
These checkboxes determine which emails will be sent during the delivery process. If a checkbox is grayed and you are unable to check it, this means that the status event is not set up with a message format in the customer record for the customer on the order. 
  • Placed - A confirmation message the moment the new order is "Saved and Closed".
  • At PU - A message will be sent when an order is marked with the "At Pickup" time stamp. Requires X Dispatch 21.1.
  • Picked Up - A confirmation message verifying the pick up has occurred.
  • At Del - A message will be sent when an order is marked with the "At Destination" time stamp. Requires X Dispatch 21.1.
  • Delivered - A message containing POD information for the order.
  • ETA - A message will be sent when an order's ETA is updated with more than a 10 minute change. Requires X Dispatch 21.1.

Quick Tip

If the customer record requires any one or all three of the above boxes, they will automatically be checked and can not be removed.

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General

Field NameDescription
References

References for the order usually supplied by the customer and will appear on the driver’s device and the customer’s invoice.

You can use the dropdown to select from a list of approved references or manually type one in.

Pickup
  • From - The time and date the order is ready for pickup. This default value is the current time and date the order is created.
  • To -  The time and date the order must be picked up by. This value is set by your company for dispatching purposes and usually is not changed, but can be changed if there is an actual deadline.
Service Type

The service type for the order. See Service Types (Classic Operations App)

Quick Tip

Having a service type helps filter valid order types for the order.

Order Type

The order type for the order. Only order types that are priced for this customer will appear in the list.

  • Automatic Time Windows - Checkbox visible when creating a new order. It is checked by default and controls whether or not the Pickup To and Deliver To time and dates are auto-populated and can be edited when creating the order. Unchecking this box will allow the editing of any one or all of these times and dates when creating the order.
Parcel Info

The parcel type that is being picked up. See Parcel Types (Classic Operations App). This list may be limited to the Available Parcel Types selected in the customer record Parcel Types tab if Enable parcel type list in XD is enabled on the customer record

  • Pieces - The number of pieces to be picked up. 
  • Weight - The weight of the parcel(s) to be picked up.
  •  - Opens the Dimensional Weight Calculator. See Dimensional Weight Calculator.
Delivery
  • From -  The time and date the parcel cannot be delivered before.
  • To -  The time and date the parcel must be delivered by. 
Labels

Requires X Dispatch 20.0 or newer.

Label(s) to be used for reporting purposes. See Labels (Classic Operations App).

Order Comments

General notes about the order.  

Quick Tip

You can add Order Comments to a message format by adding the "[SpecialInst]" field to the Message Format. See Message Formats (Classic Operations App).

Not displayed in Nextstop or Rapidship.

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Charges

The Charges tab shows a summary of all charges applied to an order.

Field NameDescription
Item

Items being charged on the order. 

Every order must have a "Base Rate", even with a Price of $0.00. Without a "Base Rate" the order status of the job is 0 and the job will not be invoiced. A "Base Rate" item will not be created if a base rate cannot be found or calculated by the Operations App.

Quantity

The quantity for the Item listed.

For X Dispatch 18.0 or newer, distance quantity must be updated in the "Override Calculated Distance". See Distance Override

above.  

Price

The price of the item. It is automatically be calculated and entered, but can be edited with proper "Order" permissions

DriverA specific driver to be paid on the item for multiple driver orders.  All the commission on the item will be given to the selected driver, overriding any percentage split that may be applied under the Driver tab.
CommentsComments or notes for the item. 
Rate Explanation

Click to display the Item Rate Details for the item which shows how the item rate was calculated

Quick Tip

Users with the "Edit Rates" permission can make edits in the Item Rate Details. See Users (Classic Operations App).

How to Remove an Item

Select the row of the item by clicking on the row, a triangle will appear, then press the Delete key.

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Drivers

The Drivers tab shows all the drivers assigned to an order and any required inputs.

Adding drivers in this tab will not dispatch the order to the driver and the order will show in the dispatch with a driver already assigned.

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Field NameDescription
$If this dollar symbol image is present, it indicates the driver has been "settled" for the job (meaning, a settlement was run for the driver and this order was included in the paid items).  The symbol will show on both the tab, and the field inside the tab.
Driver

Selected driver(s) for the order. 

Quick Tip

Drivers are listed by driver ID.

Percent

To view Driver Pay Items you must have the "View Driver Pay Percent" permission, under X Dispatch Functions > Orders, enabled.

The percentage value is used to calculate how much the driver will be paid. This value will default to 100% when a driver is selected. 

Quick Tip

If more then 1 driver is selected, you must adjust the percentage for each driver.

Pay Amount

To view Driver Pay Items you must have the "View Driver Pay Amounts" permission, under X Dispatch Functions > Orders, enabled.

The amount the driver will be paid. 

Changing this amount will override all driver pay calculations including the Percent amount.

Settlement NumberThe settlement number associated with the driver for an order.  See Display Settlements.
Required Input
Add New

Click the button to add a new specific driver prompt for the driver when he/she picks up and/or delivers the order. See Nextstop 3 Required Driver Input. 

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Required InputThe prompt to display for the driver.
ResponseThe driver's response.
TimestampThe timestamp when the driver responded.
Event

When the prompt will appear. 

  • Pickup
  • Delivery.

How to Remove a Driver or Delete a Required Input

Select the row of the driver or required input by clicking on the row, a triangle will appear, then press the Delete key.


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Notes

The Notes tab can be used to add notes for the order. See Notes

Field NameDescription
Type

The type of note.  Default note types include:

  • Bill Note
  • Email Note
  • Phone Note

See Note Types (Classic Operations App).

Email

If checked, the note will be emailed to the email address in the Email field on the order form when using [OrderNotes] in a message format associated with the customer. See Message Formats (Classic Operations App) and Customers - New/Edit Customer

Note

The note. Click here to add or edit the note. 

How to Remove a Note

Select the row of the note by clicking on the row, a triangle will appear, then press the Delete key.

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User Fields

The User Fields tab allows you to customize up to 12 user-defined fields to be able to track specific data and use for custom reporting. See How to Set Up User Definable Fields for Orders.

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Parcels

The Parcels tab is used for listing and tracking individual parcels on the order.

Field NameDescription
Parcel IDThe automatically generated unique identifier of the parcel.
Parcel TypeThe type of parcel. To edit parcel types available see Parcel Types (Classic Operations App).
Refrigeration Type

Requires X Dispatch 19.2 or newer.

The refrigeration type selected:

  • Frozen
  • Refrigerated
  • Room Temperature

See set up requirements for Parcel Refrigeration Types.

DimsClick to open the Dimensional Weight Calculator to enter the dimensions of the parcel and calculate the Dimensional Weight of the parcel. See Dimensional Weight Calculator.
AuditClick to view the audit trail for the parcel.
Parcel Items

Requires X Dispatch 19.2 or newer.

Click to view the parcel items and quantities associated with the parcel types. 

Units in ContainerThe number of units in the container.
Parcel WeightThe total weight of the parcel.
ReferenceBarcode for the parcel. 
CommentComments that relate to the parcel.
CustomerParcelIDUsed when the customer has their own unique parcel ID for the parcel.
CustomerMasterParcelIDUsed when the customer has their own master parcel ID for the parcel.
CustomerReference1Customer reference information for the parcel.
CustomerReference2
ConsolidationBarcodeMaster barcode associated with the parcel
UpdatedWhenWhen the parcel was last updated.
UpdatedByWho updated the parcel last.
CreatedWhenWhen the parcel was created.
CreatedByWho created the parcel.
MiscDataClick to view X Stream Imported Parcel Data. 

Order BOLThe bill of lading for the order.
Master BOLThe master bill of lading for the order.
Pickup OS&D

Click on the red info button  to view the over, short and damaged parcels.



Delivery OS&D
Received OS&D

How to Remove a Parcel

Select the row of the parcel by clicking on the row, a triangle will appear, then press the Delete key.

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Attachments

The Attachments tab displays all files attached to the order. To add a new attachment click the insert file icon  in the toolbar o right click and select Insert File or Create Text File. Double click to open the attachment or select the attachment then right-click and select Open... The right-click menu also allows you to delete, save the attachment to your computer, and edit the Description. 

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Flight

The Flight tab allows you to enter flight information associated with the order

Field NameDescription
Departure AirportThe airport code of the airport the flight is departing from.
Departure CarrierThe name of the airline of the departure flight.
Departure FlightThe flight number of the departing flight.
Departure TimeThe time of the departing flight.
Departure TypeThe type/model of the departing flight airplane.
Departure Distance from OriginThe distance from the "Origin Address" of the order to the airport.
Arrival AirportThe airport code of the airport the flight is arriving at.
Arrival CarrierThe name of the airline of the arrival flight.
Arrival FlightThe flight number of the arrival flight.
Arrival TimeThe time of the arrival flight.
Arrival TypeThe type/model of the arrival flight airplane.
Arrival Distance to DestinationThe distance from the airport to the  "Destination Address" of the order.
Airbill NumberThe Airbill Number for the charges of the flight.
Carrier ChargesThe total charges for the flight.
Comments

Comments related to flight information. Clicking on the arrow icon  will open the comments in a separate window for easy editing.

Find Flights 

This section is no longer available in X Dispatch 20.0 and newer because the 3rd party provider no longer supports the tool.


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Click on the Find Flights button located at the bottom of the Flight tab to open the Flight Search window.  Click on Search to find possible flights that may meet your order delivery needs.  Double-click the flight you want to import all of the flight information into the Flight tab.

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Tasks

Tasks are listed in the Tasks tab. The DueDate of overdue tasks will be highlighted red and completed tasks will be highlighted in green. You can add, edit and delete tasks by right-clicking in the Tasks section.

Quick Tip

When selecting to Edit or Delete a task, make sure to select the task first and it is highlighted in blue.

Tasks are assigned to users and can have reminders set. When the Reminder field is set, the Edit Task form will pop up at the time the reminder is set. for. For example, if Reminder is set to "10 Minutes" and my Due date is set to "06:00 Wed 03/27/19", the Edit Task form will pop up at 5:50am on 03/27/2019. 

The task must be completed to dismiss the pop up.

When the Mark as Completed button is clicked, a date field will appear to enter the time and date that the task was completed. 

Quick Tip

The Open Parent button will open the human resource record attached to the task.

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Status Codes

The Status Codes tab allows you to enter or view status information regarding an order.

Field NameDescription
CreatedDate and time the status code was added to the order. Localized time based on the origin address. 
Status CodeThe status entered for an order. This list is populated from the Status Codes section. See Status Codes (Classic Operations App).
CommentComment related to the status code for the order.

Removing a Status Code

Select the row of the status code by clicking on the row, a triangle will appear, then press the Delete key.

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Order Status Bar

The order status bar is at the bottom of the order screen and contains useful information.

Override Calculated Distance

Double-click the Distance on the order status bar to open the Override Calculated Distance window. Fill in the desired distance and click OK to override the Original Calculated Distance.

Example

The calculated distance is 0.4 miles but you want to charge a minimum of 5 miles.

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