Capacity Planning (Impressions) Dashboard

The default Capacity Planning (Impressions) dashboard provides information for capacity planning and load balancing by tracking the annual, monthly, and daily volume, the printer performance, and the peak production days and hours based on the number of printed impressions.
    Note:
  • This dashboard requires data from RICOH Supervisor Data Collector.

All the time-related data from the Capacity Planning (Impressions) dashboard is displayed in the printer time zone set in RICOH Supervisor Data Collector.

Dashboards tab - Capacity Planning (Impressions) dashboard

These default widgets are included in the Capacity Planning (Impressions) dashboard:

Annual Volume
Widget type: Polar chart
Displays the total number of printed impressions per year. Includes data from both cut sheet and continuous form printers.
Monthly Volume
Widget type: Column chart
Displays the total number of printed impressions per month. Includes data from both cut sheet and continuous form printers.
Daily Volume - Best & Worst Calendar Days
Widget type: Calendar heatmap

Displays a calendar with the daily number of printed impressions. Includes data from both cut sheet and continuous form printers.

The days in the calendar are displayed with different shades of blue according to the minimum and maximum throughput values:

  • Light blue icon Days with the minimum throughput value are displayed with the lightest shade of blue.
  • Light blue range icon Days with a throughput value closer to the minimum value are displayed with lighter shades of blue.
  • Dark blue range icon Days with a throughput value closer to the maximum value are displayed with darker shades of blue.
  • Dark blue icon Days with the maximum throughput value are displayed with the darkest shade of blue.

Printers with Highest Volume for Selected Dates
Widget type: Bar chart

Displays the printers with the highest number of printed impressions for the time period specified in the Filters panel. Includes data for both cut sheet and continuous form printers.

You can use the slider to focus on a specific range of data.

Peak Production Days
Widget type: Area chart

Displays the peak production days based on the total number of printed impressions. Includes data from both cut sheet and continuous form printers.

You can use the slider to focus on a specific range of data.

Peak Production Hours by Average Impressions
Widget type: Line chart
Displays the overall peak production hours based on the average number of printed impressions. Includes data from both cut sheet and continuous form printers.

These filters are defined for the Capacity Planning (Impressions) dashboard:

Date Range
Lets you filter the data based on a specific data collecting period. By default, the data in the dashboard is limited to the current quarter.

When you edit the filter, you can also switch from a time frame filter to a different type of time filter. To switch to a list filter, which lets you select specific years, quarters, months, weeks, days, or time intervals, select the List tab. To switch to a calendar filter, which lets you select custom date ranges from a calendar, select the Calendar tab.

The data is selected based on the time zone of the web browser that accesses RICOH Supervisor. The first day of the week is Monday.

Location NamePrinter NameShift Name

This set of dependent filters lets you display data only for specific locations, printers, and shifts.

Location Name
Lets you display data only for specific locations.

To view data per location, you must first group your printers by location in the Locations panel on the Settings tab.

Only the printers that are currently registered in RICOH Supervisor Data Collector can be associated with a location.

A location is displayed in widgets and filters only if it contains at least one printer and if data is available from the printers assigned to the location. If the location is associated with a shift, data must be available for the time interval covered by the shift.

Printer Name
Lets you display data only for specific printers in the locations selected for the Location Name filter.

Only the printers that have already sent job or status information are available in the list.

Shift Name
Lets you display data only for specific shifts associated with the locations and printers selected for the Location Name and Printer Name filters.

To view data per shift, you must first record your shifts in the Shifts panel on the Settings tab.

Shifts apply only to printers that are currently registered in RICOH Supervisor Data Collector.

Data is assigned to a shift based on the printers included in the shift location and the printer time zone set in RICOH Supervisor Data Collector. If a shift does not have a location specified, it applies to all the printers available in the system.

All the job data collected in the time interval covered by a shift is assigned to that shift, even if the job started printing or finished printing outside the shift interval.

A shift is displayed in widgets and filters only if data is available for the time interval covered by the shift. If the shift is associated with a location, data must be available from the printers assigned to that location.

By default, all locations, printers, and shifts are included.