Frequently Asked Questions

General

You do not. CDA Software v.10 runs in the cloud using Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services.

You are not. You can cancel any time. You only pay for month-to-month service.

You do not. You just need a FREE Encompass account. Set-up your Encompass account now.

Yes, we do. We process both Desktop and Mobile credit card transactions securely. We use Stripe as our payment gateway. See Stripe's pricing page for more information. See our White paper for more information.

Yes, we can. We auto-calculate taxes down to the address for all 50 States. See our White paper for more information.

Currently we do not have an auto-import (API) into QuickBooks.

Yes we do.

Coming soon.

Desktop App

All you need to know is your CompanyID, and your user name and password. Once you have that, go here to download the latest version of CDA.

Since CDA runs in the cloud, you just need to download the software, and it will automatically connect with your company profile. There are no special requirements. You can deploy your team all around the world, and as long as they have electricity and internet, they will be able to access CDA.

It does! Below is a list of a few features CDA Message Center offers.

  1. A built-in messaging platform that connects to all of your staff.
  2. Manage both personal and job-related messages.
  3. Available from within the work order to quickly see all the dialog entered between all of the employees related to that job.
  4. Ability to attach a work order so the recipient can gain quick access.
  5. Select recipients from an Employee dropdown or click a button to send to all.
  6. Flag messages as urgent.
  7. The CDA Message Center will alert you of new messages.
  8. Profile settings to customize the level of use for each employee and also allow supervisors to monitor dialog from all staff members.
  9. Job-related messages become a permanent part of the claim even if deleted from the personal inbox.

Coming soon.

Yes, we do. Model PDF manuals are available on the desktop application of CDA.

iOS & Android App

It does. We use Stripe as our processing agent. More details about Stripe can be found here: https://stripe.com/pricing

It is. While your technician takes pictures, they are uploaded in realtime to that claim. While your techs take notes and make adjustments to the claim, all those edits are updated in real-time to claim for the front office to see.

It does. All techs will have access to unit manuals (Encompass account required). Set-up your FREE Encompass account now.

Coming Soon.

Yes, we do. See our White paper for more information.

Currently we do not. This feature is coming soon.

Coming Soon.

Coming Soon.

Coming soon you'll be able to phycially process a credit card automatically. We currently have no ETA on processing a customers check.

Route Scheduling

Yes we do!. Route optimization is done for each field technician you have. Not only do we give you optimization, but we also give you detailed information about the route. We give you the distance between calls, and how much distance is going to be traveled for the day.

Yes we do. When you schedule a call, and if all the parts are not checked in, we give you an alert so you can decide whether to run the call.

Yes we do. Whenever your technician looks at his schedule, if a job is a 2-Man job, there is an icon that informs the technician that the job is a 2-man job. The technician will also know if he’s a primary or secondary technician.

Advanced route optimization takes into account the time band (or time window) of the claim and will attempt to honor everyone's time preference.

To keep your schedule full, we have a cancellation queueing system for your routing manager to pull jobs from so your schedule always stays full. See our White paper for more information.

New Account Setup

Training normally takes a full week to complete. Training is broken up into small sections that are taught at your pace. You also are not billed for the first 30 days while you learn CDA.

5 Agents

Just call us at: (800) 451-0137.
You can also TXT us at: (510) 422-0079

CDA Pidgins Text Messaging

Yes they can. There are several manual and automated ways you can send your customer a link in a text message so they can schedule their service call.

Yes they can. Pictures and Videos are a simple 1-click operation to save them into the claim as well.

Yes they are. When a customer sends a text message, it will also be updated into their claim as well; so you always have a written record of what the customer sent you.

Yes, on the desktop application we show you relevant information about a claim, so you don't have to open it within CDA to answer most customer text messages.

RTI Support (Realtime Interface)

We currently support:

NSA
ServiceBench
ServicePower
Dispatch.me*

*Dispatch.me supports the following Home Warranty Companies:

  • 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
  • American Home Shield
  • American Water Resources
  • First American Home Warranty
  • HomeServe
  • Home Warranty of America
  • Landmark
  • OneGuard
  • Pivotal Home Solutions
  • Select Home Warranty

*Dispatch.me supports the following Appliance Manufacturers:

  • American Standard
  • Bryant
  • Carrier
  • Cove
  • Rheem
  • Ruud
  • Sub-Zero
  • Trane
  • Wolf

Parts / Inventory

Yes we do. We generate a parts bar code label for tracking. Each label generates its own unique bar code, that can be scanned with a hand-held scanner. Each part label contains the following information:

  • Claim number
  • Date label was generated
  • Tracking ID number
  • Invoice number
  • Part number
  • Vendor
  • Retail value
  • Core value and or Core no value return
  • Where the part is assigned/located
  • Which Tech it's assigned to

Yes, we do. CDA takes parts handling very seriously! We know that companies are losing a ton of money every year due to mis-handling of parts.

CDA has a very comprehensive tracking engine that provides intuitive bar code labels that will locate anything associated with the part such as the Workorder, Purchase Order, Inventory record, Vendor's invoice, and Tracking history.

Other great features such as:

  • Exact Vendor Pricing. The tracking engine links the part directly to the vendor's invoice, so you are using the exact pricing and other information associated to each physical part.
  • Comply with Vendor's Return Policies. The system knows each vendor's return policy for parts and cores and will alert you when parts are approaching their deadlines to be returned.
  • Tracking History. A tracking window will keep track of every time a part is touched giving the date, time, users name, and any action that was taken with the part. You will always know where every part is, the current status of the part, and everyone who touched it throughout the cycle.
  • Pro-Active Reporting. The reporting engine will give you many ways to pull information about parts, cores, RMS’s, returns, and credits. Automated reporting is also available.

WHEN IT COMES TO PARTS TRACKING, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!!!

Yes, we do. CDA can control an unlimited number of remote inventory locations such as trucks, or even remote parts warehouses.