A charge managing system including an image forming apparatus and a charge managing server is provided. The image forming apparatus includes plural applications each configured for executing a specific process on input data, a counter unit that counts a number of result items output as a result of executing at least one of the applications, a count value storage unit that stores a count value corresponding to the number of result items counted by the counter unit, and a storage area setting unit that secures a plurality of storage areas within the count value storage unit each of which storage areas is configured for storing a corresponding count value obtained for each of the applications. The charge managing server manages charging a fee for using the image forming apparatus based on the corresponding count value stored in each of the storage areas secured for each of the applications.

Title
Charge managing system, image forming apparatus, charge managing server, and image forming method
Application Number
12/123737
Publication Number
20080306845
Application Date
May 20, 2008
Publication Date
December 11, 2008
Inventor
Kentaroh Murakawa
Kazumi Hanada
Ryosuke Sako
Yoshiroh Someya
Yasushi Ogawa
Toshiyuki Shimizu
Nobumitsu Samukawa
Naoki Wakasugi
Minoru Sakai
Minoru Saito
Hidenao Ubukata
Chikara Kishi
Midori MURAYAMA
Agent
Oblon Spivak Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt PC
VA, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
G06Q 10/00
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