All New Billing Engine
The entire engine behind MPS billing has been completely redesigned and is extremely powerful and flexible.
This new billing engine now takes into account all intricate billing types, such as split billing, unders and overs billing.
This splitting out of the charges can also give you an effective tool to determine clients who are consistently doing over their minimum allocation.
Bill clients on different frequencies – charges on a single machine or contract can be billed to any number of clients at different frequencies.
Tracking or 'non billable' meters – setting up your machine's meters with the rental component and marking it as 'non billable' allows you to track the rental component.
Charges based on date range – you may have some meter charges that only apply for certain date ranges.
This might be because a particular charge doesn't come into effect until the second year of a contract, or you may want to set up increased charges ahead of time.
Now you have that flexibility.
'Clawback under' charges – in a perfect world, clients would send in their readings on time and your billing process would be straightforward.
In the real world, you need to be able to bill a client their minimum charge without receiving one or more reads.
Now you can optionally allow for any under charges to be used to offset any over charges the client may have in the following month.
One of the biggest costs to your business is toner usage and supply. Until now, being able to track toner has been based on a preset coverage per page. Charges are usually based on 5% coverage, and this is rarely what’s actually being printed. It’s usually much higher than that.
A powerful new feature in Jim2 v3.3 is the Consumables Preview pane on both Machines and Jobs related to Machines. Here you can view all yield information on consumables, such as toners, fusers, servicing, and when these were last supplied.
Jim2 gives you much more flexibility than ever before by allowing you to set up toner yield percentages based on actual ink coverage. These percentages can be set to different levels for each colour as well.
Maintaining Master Contracts has been greatly simplified by allowing changes to the Master that can be pushed to all child machines.
Track every page against the Master Contract to determine how far through a volume-based contract your client actually is, and tailor your offerings to client needs.
New MPS Connectors
There are three new MPS Connectors available:
- Konica Minolta - copier meter reads, services and consumables requests direct into Jim2
- Konica Direct - automatically handles the spreadsheet sent
to Konica dealers
- Toshiba - incorporates meter read information collected
by Toshiba and automatically creates customer billing