Predicted outcome

Uses the predicted path of the job in its workflow and the estimated durations of the steps remaining in the predicted path through the Deadline step, to determine if there is enough time to run the remaining steps before the deadline time.

Ricoh ProcessDirector calculates the Predicted outcome for a job by using the estimated durations specified for each step in the workflow, the current date and time, and the deadline for the job.


May miss

The estimated durations of the steps remaining, including the Deadline step, add up to a length of time that is greater than the time remaining before the deadline time for the job. The job might not finish processing before the deadline.

Cannot determine

Information needed to choose a predicted path through a conditional workflow or estimate the duration for one or more steps is missing. For example, if the duration is estimated based on the number of pages in the job, but the page count for the job is not available yet. When the missing information is available, the Predicted outcome is updated.


The current job is predicted to complete the Deadline step before the deadline time.

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Usage notes:

  • A Predicted outcome is only set if the job has a Deadline step defined.
  • In the updated user interface, when the Predicted outcome for a job is May miss, Ricoh ProcessDirector adds an orange dot to the Schedule risk column in the Jobs table. The heading of the Schedule risk column is blank. To see the name of the column, hover over the heading area.
    In the legacy user interface, Ricoh ProcessDirector turns the whole row in the Jobs table orange.
  • A yellow dot in the Jobs table can indicate that a job is late for a Service Level Agreement (SLA) checkpoint even when the Predicted outcome is OK. In this situation, the workflow has both an SLA checkpoint and a deadline step defined.
  • Ricoh ProcessDirector does not calculate the Predicted outcome if the Deadline outcome is set to Met or Missed.
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