Some clients with PRO printers print in such high volumes that they need weekly billing. On top of that they don't use the standard meter readings, they use the detailed meters that split paper size and ink coverage. Those meters happen to be only available in paper on site. That means sending a technician over every so often or calling the client meaning a costly followup. 

The problem

Some of our clients manage printers from customers that work with large printers like Konica Konica Minolta Bizhub Press and Pro Series. Those customers are real pros. They print large quantities and don't follow a pattern. They can print in large, small or medium size papers as well as with high coverage rate or low coverage. Konica Minolta printers have the ability to split meters by paper size and coverage rate. It allows to assign a different factor depending on the paper size and printed page coverage. Those meter readings are not shown in the standard meter reading report. The report looks like this. (please scroll down) 

The problem is that the only way to capture those meters is on site. That's specially painful because those clients may require weekly billing due to their volume. So it has a high cost jut to read the meters manually. 

The solution

- The first challenge was to find the place where we could read the information from apart from a printed report. Thanks to one of our clients we found the website where to pull the data from. It's not active by default, so it first have to be activated (Displaying Billing Total Counter).

- After finding the source, we had to develop a system to gather that information from the printer in a digital form so it can be processed into our system. 

- Finally we had to set a simple way to activate the PRO Billing Counters feature just when t's required. 

The benefits

Now, Konica Minolta Bizhub Press / Pro Billing counters flow into the AMR system to allow automatic billing to customers.

The best part of it is that, like Steve Jobs liked to say, "it just works" as simple as usual.

 

Conclusion:

Konica Minolta Bizhub Press - Pro Billing counters

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Billing Total Counter

 

 
Color Mode Paper Size Size Coefficient CYMK Total
Coverage Rate
CMY Total
Coverage Rate
Coverage Rate
Coefficient
Billing
Click
Print count SubTotal
Full Color/Single Color Banner 3.00 90.0% or more - 2.00 6.0000 0 0.0000
60.0 - 89.9(%) - 2.00 6.0000 0 0.0000
40.0 - 59.9(%) - 2.00 6.0000 0 0.0000
20.0 - 39.9(%) - 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 19.9(%) 8.0(%) or more 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 7.9(%) 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
Large Size 1.00 90.0% or more - 2.00 2.0000 320 640.0000
60.0 - 89.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 288 576.0000
40.0 - 59.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 330 660.0000
20.0 - 39.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 400 400.0000
0 - 19.9(%) 8.0(%) or more 1.00 1.0000 177 177.0000
0 - 7.9(%) 1.00 1.0000 311 311.0000
Small Size 1.00 90.0% or more - 2.00 2.0000 4 8.0000
60.0 - 89.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 8 16.0000
40.0 - 59.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 503 1006.0000
20.0 - 39.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 6 6.0000
0 - 19.9(%) 8.0(%) or more 1.00 1.0000 210 210.0000
0 - 7.9(%) 1.00 1.0000 326 326.0000
Envelope Large Size 1.00 90.0% or more - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
60.0 - 89.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 53 106.0000
40.0 - 59.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
20.0 - 39.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 1 1.0000
0 - 19.9(%) 8.0(%) or more 1.00 1.0000 129 129.0000
0 - 7.9(%) 1.00 1.0000 13 13.0000
Envelope Small Size 1.00 90.0% or more - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
60.0 - 89.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 186 372.0000
40.0 - 59.9(%) - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
20.0 - 39.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 19.9(%) 8.0(%) or more 1.00 1.0000 292 292.0000
0 - 7.9(%) 1.00 1.0000 45 45.0000
Black Banner 3.00 17.5(%) or more - 2.00 6.0000 0 0.0000
10.0 - 17.4(%) - 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
5.0 - 9.9(%) - 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 4.9(%) - 1.00 3.0000 0 0.0000
Large Size 1.00 17.5(%) or more - 2.00 2.0000 5 10.0000
10.0 - 17.4(%) - 1.00 1.0000 47 47.0000
5.0 - 9.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 37 37.0000
0 - 4.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 89 89.0000
Small Size 1.00 17.5(%) or more - 2.00 2.0000 4 8.0000
10.0 - 17.4(%) - 1.00 1.0000 3 3.0000
5.0 - 9.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 4.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 63 63.0000
Envelope Large Size 1.00 17.5(%) or more - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
10.0 - 17.4(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
5.0 - 9.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 4.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
Envelope Small Size 1.00 17.5(%) or more - 2.00 2.0000 0 0.0000
10.0 - 17.4(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
5.0 - 9.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
0 - 4.9(%) - 1.00 1.0000 0 0.0000
Billing Total Counter Full Color/Single Color Total 5294
Black Total 257
Total 5551



 

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