Patent Number: 8,218,185

Title: Information processing apparatus and information processing method

Abstract: When a user selects an existing image forming apparatus and a virtual image forming apparatus, a job log acquisition unit acquires a job log from the selected existing image forming apparatus. A simulation unit calculates a processing speed of the existing image forming apparatus and a processing speed of the virtual image forming apparatus. The simulation unit performs job processing using the virtual image forming apparatus, and acquires a job log. The simulation unit compares the job log of the existing image forming apparatus and the job log of the virtual image forming apparatus, calculates a replacement effect, and outputs the replacement effect.

Inventors: Matsumoto; Tetsuya (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 3/12 (20060101); G06K 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00