New Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost Tool Simplifies Color Job Estimation

Users can accurately track color ink usage on a job basis to ensure ROI and profitability





TRUMBULL, Conn., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce Print 09 Booth 1863 -- Oce, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced a new cost-saving, revenue-optimizing enhancement to Oce PRISMAproduction(R) server software. New Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost(TM) software automatically records and provides access to ink coverage information for the Oce JetStream(R) family of very high-speed color inkjet digital presses. Print providers benefit from pixel-precise monitoring, pricing, quotations, cost accounting and chargeback based on the exact cost of producing a color job. By taking the guesswork out of calculating color costs, Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost software enables print providers to capture more color profits and maximize ROI for color jobs, regardless of color ink coverage.


"In today's fiercely competitive environment, print providers need new ways to control costs and tap into profitable opportunities," said Eric de Goeijen, Vice President of Marketing for Oce Production Printing Systems. "The ability to calculate total ink coverage in a color job and provide customers with highly accurate yet competitive quotes helps print providers maximize revenues, generate ROI and provide a higher level of customer service."


Further extending Oce leadership in document and workflow management, the Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost tool integrates with Oce PRISMAproduction Accounting(TM) software and other Oce PRISMA(R) workflow extensions to deliver powerful cost estimation, revenue-optimizing and productivity benefits. When Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost software is implemented in concert with other Oce PRISMA products, print providers can accurately calculate the true cost per page of a color job based on all of the costs of operating a printing system, including paper, labor, clicks, power, finance charges and ink usage.


Generating an initial cost calculation using the Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost tool is as simple as running a small sample of the color job. The software calculates the exact number of dots for every color in a sample, breaking out percentages of cyan, magenta, yellow, black, MICR or spot color coverage. Being able to calculate usage and costs in this way gives print providers more precise data for formulating quotes to help them run their businesses more efficiently.


In addition, the Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost tool "remembers" ink consumption on a job-by-job basis for every document printed on the Oce JetStream system. As a result, print providers can look up historical pricing data on jobs weeks or months after they're printed. In addition, they can determine which jobs are making or losing money and ensure that all costs are in line. Print providers benefit from the ability to quickly generate accurate, competitive quotes, which helps improve profitability, enhance customer satisfaction and keep tight control of consumables cost and usage.


"The challenge for print providers responding to customer requests for quotes has been accurately calculating the true cost of a color job, including ink usage. This varies dramatically from job to job based on several factors--the number of color images, the number of colors and the density of color," said de Goeijen. "Until now, print providers generated approximate estimates. However, if they quoted on the high side they risked losing business and if they quoted on the low side, they risked losing money. With Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost software, customers can create an accurate quotes based on the true cost of a job."


The Oce PRISMAproduction TrueCost tool will be featured in Booth 1863 at Print 09 September 11-17, at McCormick Place South in Chicago and will be generally available in first quarter of 2010.


About Oce

Oce is a leading international provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.


Oce employs around 23,000 people, with 2008 revenues of approximately $4.3 billion, operates in around 100 countries and maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Romania and Singapore. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues represented approximately half of Oce's worldwide business in 2008, and employment is approximately 10,000. For more information about Oce, visit Outside the U.S., consult


"Oce JetStream", "Oce PRISMA", "Oce PRISMAproduction", "Oce" and the Oce logo are registered trademarks and Oce TrueCost is a trademark of Oce-Technologies B.V. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks, are the property of their owners, and are respectfully acknowledged.





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