Global Options

For X Dispatch 17.1 or newer. See here for older versions.


The Options section is where you can make customizations for areas in X Dispatch and other CXT products such as Rapidship and X Internet.

Company

Field NameDescription

CXT Customer

CXT Software customer name. Assigned by CXT Software and cannot be modified.

CXT Customer ID

CXT Software customer ID. Assigned by CXT Software and cannot be modified.

Company Location ID

Used to identify company location id number.

Name

Company name. This information is used throughout X Dispatch.

Address

Company address.

City, State, Zip

City, State, and Zip of where your company is located.

Phone

Company phone number.

Fax

Company fax number.

Web Address

URL for company web site.

E-mail

Main email address.

Shipping Label

Two options:

Scanned Docs URL

Not applicable for Cloud customers. 

The location where scanned documents are stored. 

Invoice Database File(Button)

Not applicable for Cloud customers. 

Link to Microsoft Access for access to historical data.

Reports Database File(Button)

Not applicable for Cloud customers. 

Link to Microsoft Access for access to historical data.

Server Postal Code

Postal code where the database server is physically located. 

If this field is updated, the WebService must be restarted for the changes to appear. 

Maximum Attachment Size (MB) Allowed

Maximum size of a single file that can be uploaded into X Dispatch.  (Maximum file size can be set to as high as 255 MB)

Maximum Image Size (MB) AllowedMaximum size of an image file that can be uploaded into X Dispatch.
Automatically Compress Larger ImagesAutomatically compress images larger than the "Maximum Image Size Allowed".
Cloud Settings

Amazon S3 settings. Managed by CXT for Cloud customers. On-premise customers see Using Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) with X Dispatch for more information.

Websites Base URLCompany's base URL. Auto populated for Cloud customers and cannot be changed.

Order

Field NameDescription
Internet Mapping Options 

Left Click Mapping

Mapping service used when you left click on an address in X Dispatch.

Right Click Mapping

Mapping service used when you right click on an address in X Dispatch.

Defaults

City

"Default City" when taking a new address.

State

"Default State" when taking a new address.

Display Warning....

This will allow you to specify how long an order can be open on the dispatch screen before the user is prompted that the order is still open, enter 0 to disable the warning.

Treat Polygon Zones Records as OverrideAllow Polygon Zones to override zip code or zone pairs, when zone rating in Rate Charts.
Use ____ when calculating charges for distances

How to calculate the charges for distances.  Select from:

  • Miles
  • Kilometers
Allow zero pieces on ordersAllow orders to have 0 pieces.
User Definable Fields

Field Name

The name that is displayed for each "User Field" on an order. See How to Set Up User Definable Fields for Orders.

Wait Time Items

Pickup Wait Time Item

The item selected will be automatically added to the order's charges with the quantity set to the time, in minutes, between the "At Origin" and "Picked Up" status.

Pickup Threshold (Minutes)

Length of time before the pickup wait time item is added to the order.

Example: You allow for 15 minutes of waiting time before charging the customer for waiting time.

Delivery Wait Time Item

The item selected will be automatically added to the order's charges with the quantity set to the time, in minutes, between the At Destination and Delivered Status.

Delivery Threshold(Minutes)

Length of time before the delivery wait time item is added to the order.

Example: You allow for 15 minutes of waiting time before charging the customer any additional waiting time after the 15 minutes will be added to the order based on the item chart set up for the order type.

Check for Duplicate Orders
Check for Duplicate OrdersCheck for duplicate orders.
Duplicate Order Check Threshold (Minutes)Maximum number of minutes used to check for duplicate orders.

Accounting

 

Field NameDescription
Global GL Account (Peachtree)

This must match the GL account you have set up in Peachtree.

Allocate Revenue for Business Unit by

How to assign revenue for business unit. Select from:

  • Customer
  • Driver

Resolve surcharge conflicts by

How to handle surcharge conflicts. Select from:

  • Using one surcharge amount prioritized by the customer record
  • Use highest surcharge amount
  • Using the combined surcharge amounts
DisabledPayments are not allowed.

Plug'n Pay Processor 

For X Dispatch 19.2 or newer.

For X Dispatch 19.1 or older: MPS/Mercury Payment Systems

Use Plug'n Pay Processor as payment method. 

This is required for Cloud customers to accept credit card payments.

For more information on how to sign up see Setting Up Credit Card Processing in X Dispatch.

Host serverShould be set as https://pay1.plugnpay.com/payment/pnpremote.cgi
User IDUser ID provided for by Plug'n Pay.
PasswordRemote client password set up in Plug'n Pay.

Use auth method to validate credit card

For X Dispatch 19.2 or newer.

Required for processors who need to process credit cards with the auth method.

Unchecking this box may cause problems processing credit cards.

PayPal Payflow Pro

Use PayPal Payflow Pro as payment method. 

PayPal Payflow Pro is for on premise customers only and limited support is provided by CXT Software. 

Host server

Should be set as payflowpro.paypal.com. This can be selected by using the drop down arrow.

Merchant partner

The Merchant partner you have set up with PayPal.

Vendor ID

The Vendor ID you have set up with PayPal (Contact PayPal for assistance with setting up an account).

Password

Password that goes with your Vendor ID.

Convert Customer Cards to Plug'n Pay

Opens the Credit Card Conversion Wizard to convert credit cards from PayPal PayFlow Pro to Plug'n Pay.
Enforce X Dispatch Credit Limit

How you would like to enforce the X Dispatch credit limit. Select from:

  • Ignore
  • Warn
  • Enforce
Enforce X Internet Credit LimitSelect how you would like to enforce the X Internet credit limit. 

Dispatch

 

Field NameDescription
Options

Default dispatch E-Mail address

When sending orders or messages to a driver, this is the return email address that is used when the driver replies to the message or updates an order using the Q codes if there are no email addresses associated to that driver's fleet.

Dispatch refresh interval

Interval that the dispatch board will automatically refresh at.

Ranked order refresh interval

The automatic refresh interval that is used when you are ranking drivers for orders.

Enforce capabilities when dispatching

This will look at the capabilities that a driver has. If the order requires a capability that a driver does not have, it will keep you from dispatching the order to that driver. You will be prompted with a message that lists the capabilities that the driver needs for this order.

Enforce capabilities when ranking

This will take in to account the drivers capabilities when ranking the drivers for an order.

Enforce capabilities on order form

This will take in to account the drivers capabilities on an order form. 

Example: If there is a HAZMAT item in the order that requires approval for a driver to deliver, it would check if the driver has this certification when assigning to an order. Then depending on your selection, it will "enforce" or "warn" the CSR.

Enforce critical dates

Critical dates are stored in Human Resources that can refer to items such as drivers license, insurance, or immigration expirations and in Vehicles (Desktop Operations App) for items such as registration and insurance.

  • Enforce - The dispatcher will not be able to dispatch the driver or vehicle if one or more of the items are expired.
  • Warn - The system will prompt the dispatcher if they would like to dispatch the driver or vehicle despite the expiration.
  • Ignore - The expiration dates are not monitored by X Dispatch.

Enable & Track "Received At Dock" (Check Box)

Checking this box enables another status tracking option called Received at Dock. This can be found under order status on the order form.

Tunable Dispatch Parameters See Driver Ranking Configuration for more information.

Vehicle Records User Definable Fields 

Requires X Dispatch 20.0 or newer.

Field Name 

Requires X Dispatch 20.0 or newer.

These are all user definable fields used to customize the field name of fields in the User Data section of vehicle records. See Vehicles (Desktop Operations App).

Reports

Field NameDescription

Settlement Caption

When running settlements, the caption entered here will display at the top of the settlement.

Replace Pairs

Find and replace in settlements.

Text boxCSS to edit the style of your settlements.

Rapidship Client

Options for Rapidship Client.

Field NameDescription
Welcome messageWelcome message displayed in Rapidship Client.
Update URL

Auto populated. Do not change.

Company LogoCompany image displayed in Rapidship Client. Choose between images uploaded to X Dispatch.
Shipping LabelImage displayed on shipping label. Choose between images uploaded to X Dispatch.

Internet Options

Options are for Rapidship, X Internet, and Web Services.

Field NameDescription
Tracking Display
Null Pickup Time as

If not checked, the "Picked Up" status will not be displayed on the order tracking page on your website until the order has been marked as picked up in X Dispatch.

If checked, the "Picked Up" status on your website will always be displayed on the order tracking page with the caption set here. Once the order has been marked as picked up in X Dispatch, the caption on your website will be replaced with the actual pickup date/time.

Null Delivery Time as

If not checked, the "Delivered" status will not be displayed on the order tracking page on your website until the order has been marked as delivered in X Dispatch.

If checked, the "Delivered" status on your website will always be displayed on the order tracking page with the caption set here. Once the order has been marked as delivered in X Dispatch, the caption on your website will be replaced with the actual delivery date/time.

Addresses

Allow user to see both pickup and delivery addresses for the order they are tracking.

Total Charges

Allow user to see "Total Charges" for the order they are tracking.

Driver Photo(s)Display driver photo(s) on your website
Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)

Requires X Dispatch 18.0 or newer for route stops.  

Requires X Dispatch 18.1 or newer for orders.

Allows Rapidship users to see the calculated ETA on orders and route stops through the Track Order page.

Global
Date Display Format

Format how the date will display in when logged in to your website. Select from:

  • yyyy-mm-dd
  • ddd mm/dd/yy
  • mm/dd/yy
  • mm/dd/yyyy

If this field is updated, the WebService must be restarted for the changes to appear.

Time Display Format

Format how the time will display in when logged in to your website. Select from:

  • h:nn AM/PM
  • hh:nn

If this field is updated, the WebService must be restarted for the changes to appear.

Maximum Attachment Size (MB) AllowedMaximum size in MB allowed for an attachment that can be uploaded to your website.
New User TemplateSelect a default template for new users.
Invoices OnlineAllow invoices to be viewed on your website.
Create New Account

Requires X Dispatch 18.0 or newer and is default to checked.

Allow Rapidship users to create new customer accounts online through Rapidship's register page. 

Orders
Disable Google Places SearchRemoves Google Place Search for all users.
Enforce Address Validation

This will require the internet user to enter in an address that can be validated, if the user enters in an address that cannot validate they will not be able to place the order.

Require Parcel TypeRequire users to select a parcel type when placing an order on your website.
Allow Parcel Entry - Rapidship

Requires X Dispatch 20.0 or newer.

Allow users to add parcels to orders in Rapidship. 

When unchecked, all parcel verbiage will be removed in Rapidship.

Contactless Service Options - Rapidship

Requires X Dispatch 20.0.5 or newer.

If enabled, allow Rapidship users to select a contactless pickup and/or delivery option whenever signatures are not required. 

Require Pieces w/ DefaultRequire pieces and set a default number of pieces when placing an order on your website.
Require Weight w/ DefaultRequire weight and set a default weight when placing an order on your website.
Edit Order

Requires X Dispatch 19.0 or newer.

If enabled, allow internet users to edit orders in Rapidship until the selected status event. 

Quick Tip

This can be changed on an internet user level. See Internet Users (Desktop Operations App)

Cancel Order

Requires X Dispatch 19.0 or newer.

If enabled, allow internet users to cancel orders in Rapidship until the selected status event. 

Quick Tip

This can be changed on an internet user level. See Internet Users (Desktop Operations App)

Display Driver Location

Requires X Dispatch 21.0 or newer.

If, or when, driver location will be displayed in Rapidship. This can be over-ridden on the customer or internet user level. See Driver Location in Rapidship.

  • Disabled - Driver tracking will not be available.
  • After Dispatch - The driver's location will be displayed after the order has been dispatched.
  • En Route Only - The driver's location will be displayed once the stop is the next stop. For the greatest accuracy for determining when a stop is next, the driver should mark the stop as the next stop in Nextstop and/or the sequence should be set for the driver from the dispatch board or route optimization. Routes will be sequenced when posted but on demand orders do not sequence automatically when assigned to a driver unless automatic route optimization is enabled for the driver.  If no sequence is set for orders and a next stop is not set by the driver, then the stops will be sequenced based on the To Time for the stops with the earliest To Time being considered the stop that the driver is en route to.
Orders w/RSR

Requires X Dispatch 21.0.4.3 or newer and an X Route License.

Visible when Edit Order is enabled.

Whether or not the associated route stop will be automatically deactivated or left active when a Rapidship user makes edits to the order type on orders that have been run through route sort rules.

  • Keep Active - Keep the associated route stop active even when the order type is changed during an edit of an order in Rapidship.
  • Deactivate - Deactivate the associated route stop that was created through route sort rules if the Rapidship user makes an edit to the order type.
Allow orders to be entered where the destination zip is not found within the Best Rate DetailsAllow users to enter orders where the destination zip code is outside of what the Best Rate Details specifies.
Zip Code not found in Rate Chart Error TextDisplay customized text when a zip code is not found in the Rate Chart.
Credit Exceeded MessageMessage displayed when the user goes over their credit limit.
X Internet Options
Origin Remarks Caption

Use this field to customize the origin remarks caption.

Origin Remarks Description

Add additional text that displays above the origin remarks to assist customers placing an order.

Destination Remarks Caption

Use this field to customize the destination remarks caption.

Destination Remarks Description

Add additional text that displays above the destination remarks to assist customers placing an order.

Display Delivery Release as

If checked, the text defined in this field is automatically added to order's destination comments during order entry.

Internet Status
On/Maintenance/Off Hours

Select the status of your website.

  • On: Your website is working and taking orders.
  • Maintenance: Your customers are not able to place orders on your website. Enter the maintenance message on the right that your customers will see.
  • Off Hours: Your customers can place orders and an email will be sent and/or the order will be auto dispatch. See the next 3 fields for setting this up.
EmailIf "Off Hours" is selected, enter an email address where to send the notification an order placed when your site is in the "Off Hours" status. You can leave this blank if you do not want an email to be sent.
Message FormatIf "Off Hours" is selected, select the message format of the email that will be sent to the email address in the previous field.
Auto Dispatch DriverIf "Off Hours" is selected, select a driver to auto dispatch orders placed when your site is in the "Off Hours" status.

Misc

 

Field NameDescription
General
Enable spell checkEnables spell check when entering text into X Dispatch, such as order remarks, origin comments, destination comments, etc.

Display Reminders at random

Randomizes "Tip of the Day" pop-ups. If it's not checked, tips show in the order they were entered.  This option is set for the local computer only, it is not a global setting.

Use server time on workstation

When checked, X Dispatch uses server time instead of workstation time. This option is set for local computer only, it is not a global setting.

Enable 'Due From' on Orders

Allows manual adjustment of "Due From" time on orders.

Enable SMS Text Notifications

Requires X Dispatch 21.0 or newer.

Allow email fields to also accept phone numbers, so users can receive status update notifications via SMS text messaging. 

Additional fees apply for text messaging services. See API and SMS Pricing.

Enable sales tax processing

Enables sales tax usage during order rating. Sales tax still must be setup under Maintenance > Sales Tax.

Allow blank destination on orders

Allows saving of orders without a destination address. 

When using this option, a base rate item must be manually added to the Charges tab of the order.

Item Comments Classic Mode

When enabled,  this feature automatically adds comments to order items on the Charges tab describing how charge was calculated.

Enable Embedded Fonts for AREnable embedded fonts for active reports.

Enable Parcel Refrigeration Types

Requires X Dispatch 19.2 or newer.

Enable the "Parcel Refrigeration Type Enforcement" field within Maintenance > Parcel Types that controls whether a Nextstop user is required to select a refrigeration type of Frozen, Refrigerated, or Room Temperature on specific parcel types.

Sales Tax EvaluateSelect how to evaluate sales tax.

Display last ___ (qty) orders on main orders form

Sets number of orders  displayed in the X Dispatch "Orders" screen. The maximum number of orders allowed is 1000.

Customer ID Algorithm

Sets how the Generate ID  feature works that is used to create a system-generated customer number when adding a new customer.  Two options are available:

  1. Maximum ID Plus 1 - Creates new customer number by adding "1" to the highest customer number on file.
  2. Next Available ID - Creates new customer number by finding gaps in current customer number list (lowest to highest).  Once all gaps are used, reverts to "Maximum ID Plus 1" methodology.
Customer Options
Enable Customer Inactivity Warning ___ daysWarn CSRs of customer inactivity after a configurable number of days
Enable Alternative LookupAllow alternate lookup. See Customer Alternate Lookup for more information.
Driver Options
Enable driver pay charts

If enabled, this option makes visible driver pay charts in:

Customer > Accounting tab:

 

Human Resources > Advanced tab:

 

Driver pay charts allow the disconnection of delivery personnel pay from order rates. A separate pay chart is created to which "Human Resources" or "Customers" are pointed. When the delivery person is paid, if pay charts are setup for their "Human Resource" or for the order's "Customer," the pay is calculated using it instead of the order's rate.  By default, customer pay charts override human resource pay charts, however this logic can be reversed by using the "HR Pay Charts Override Customer Pay Charts" option described below.

HR Pay Charts Override Customer Pay Charts

If driver pay charts are enabled using "Enable driver pay charts" option above this option is visible.  When enabled, if a pay chart is defined in "Human Resources" it overrides the pay chart (if defined) setup for customer.  The end result is the delivery person is always paid from the "Human Resources" pay chart, not the customer pay chart.  

Caution

If enabled, this option causes ALL driver pay to be calculated using the Human Resource pay chart, regardless of whether a pay chart is specified for the customer or not.

Watermark Options
Image

The background image that displays behind signature wherever a signature image can be viewed.  (X Dispatch, X Route, X Internet, Remote Order Entry, etc.)

Opacity

Sets opacity (transparency) level of "Watermark Image" wherever it is viewed.  This adjustment allows image to be somewhat "faded out" so it doesn't interfere with signature.

Test Watermark

Displays what signature looks like with the watermark image.
Signature Max HeightEnter the max height in pixels of your signature.
Signature Max WidthEnter the max width in pixels of your signature.
Ensenda Options
Courier ID

Courier ID provided by Ensenda to those delivery companies performing Ensenda work.

Ensenda URL

URL provided by Ensenda to those delivery companies performing Ensenda work.

Carrier IDCarrier ID provided by Ensenda to those delivery companies performing Ensenda work.
Agent IDAgent ID provided by Ensenda to those delivery companies performing Ensenda work.
International Options
Default to Canadian Addresses

Sets default drop down box to "Can Address" when entering and validating new addresses.

XTracking MP Options
Password

Password used by Cloud Clients who also have MapPoint on their local workstation and want to interface Cloud Client with MapPoint. The password set here must also be entered into the "X Tracking" settings in MapPoint. 

CXT Software has limited support for using MapPoint with Cloud Client.

Password Confirm

Retype same password entered in previous "Password" field.

X Route

Field NameDescription
Rate Surcharge

Surcharge Item

Sets surcharge item for routed work.

Surcharge Percent

Sets surcharge percent, this change is global and affects all routes.

Driver Surcharge %

Sets driver's surcharge percent. This change is global and affects all routes.

Print Barcodes

All stops

Sets option to print barcodes for all stops on a route.

Route stops only (On demand stops and stamps excluded)

Sets option to only print stops created by contract stops, and not print stops created by route stamps or on demand orders moved to route.

Stop Time Settings
Enable Min/Max Automatic Time CalculationAllow auto calculation, +/- preferred time, when adding a new contract stop.
Minimum Time Offset (minutes)Minimum time is auto calculation is enabled.
Maximum Time Offset (minutes)Maximum time is auto calculation is enabled.
Misc. Settings
Allowed number of days to view posted route stops

Requires X Dispatch 18.1 or newer.

This will be applied to users with the Restricted Viewing for Posted Route Stops (Options→X Route) permission enabled. See How To Prevent X Dispatch Users from Viewing or Modifying Past Posted Route Stops

Set the number of days in the past a user is able to view posted route stops. Enter "0" to not allow a user to view any posted route stops.

Allowed number of days to edit posted route stops

Requires X Dispatch 18.1 or newer.

This will be applied to users with the Restricted Editing for Posted Route Stops (Options→X Route) permission enabled. See How To Prevent X Dispatch Users from Viewing or Modifying Past Posted Route Stops

Set the number of days in the past a user is able to edit posted route stops.  Enter "0" to not allow a user to view any posted route stops.

Enable Route Sort Rules (enables on demand orders to sort onto routes)

Allow Route Sort Rules. See Route Sort Rules - New / Edit Route Sort Rule for more information.

Display POD Name on Route Manifest

Requires X Dispatch 21.0 or newer.

Adds a POD column to the route manifest.

Mobile

Hover over each option for a detailed Description for each setting.

Pathfinder-XML 

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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Field NameDescription

Company ID

Company ID provided by Pathfinder.

User Name

User Name for login to Pathfinder services.

Password

Password for login to Pathfinder services.

Search Radius to Find Closest Airport

Input of number of default miles to closest airport.

HR

Field NameDescription
User Definable Fields
Field Name

These are all user definable fields used to change the field name of fields in the User Data section in the Misc tab of human resource records. See Human Resources - New / Edit Human Resource.

User Definable Date Fields 

Requires X Dispatch 19.1 or newer.

DescriptionThese are user definable date fields found on the Dates tab of human resource records. See Human Resources - New / Edit Human Resource.