How to install Business Manager Carrier Class and Fees (CCF) Rate Update

UPDATED: June 16, 2017

  • Back up the databases before the installation of the class fee update to ensure that no data is at risk during the update. See How to back up and restore Business Manager databases.
  • Update the Carrier Class and Fees (CCF) files right before you process USPS mail for the first time on the USPS rate change date.
  • The CCF files must be updated on the Business Manager Host PC and Client Host PCs. If the CCF files are not updated, reports, exports and Business Manager screens will not reflect the new class structure. There is no need to load the CCF files on Data Collector PCs or Administrative/Reporting workstations.
  • Review Job, Surcharge or Preset settings to see if they are affected by the new rate structure. You may need to reconfigure carrier, class, and fee surcharges. Refer to the Business Manager User Guide for more information.
  • Business Manager reports reflect the weight of the mail piece and weight breaks, but not the thickness, height, and width. The Weight Break Reports remain the same.

Steps for Connect+ Meter Clients

If you have a Connect+ meter, follow the steps in this section. If you do not have a Connect+ meter, skip to Update the Carrier Class and Fee (CCF) Files for Business Manager.
  1. From the Host or Master Host PC, insert the Pitney Bowes CCF rate update CD into the CD drive.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and browse to your CD\DVD drive.
  3. Double-click the RateChange.bat file.
  4. Navigate to the C:\ drive and open the log file RateChange.txt.
    • The log displays several lines confirming the database updates and batch file ran successfully. If it was successful, skip to Update the Carrier Class Fee (CCF) Files for Business Manager.
    • If there is no RateChange.txt file or if it contains an error (for example, "Login failed for user 'sa'"), continue to the next step.
  5. Copy RateChange.bat and RateChange.sql from the CD to the root of the C:\ drive.
  6. If the SQL login used by Business Manager is not set to the default, edit RateChange.bat with the correct username and password. For assistance with this step, please call Pitney Bowes support or your IT department.
  7. Double-click RateChange.bat on the C:\ drive, then check the RateChange.txt log again. If there is no RateChange.txt file or it contains an error, contact Pitney Bowes support or your IT department for assistance.
  8. Continue to Update the Carrier Class Fee (CCF) Files for Business Manager.

Update the Carrier Class and Fee (CCF) Files for Business Manager
  1. On the Host or Master Host PC, insert the Pitney Bowes CCF CD into the CD drive.
  2. In the Business Manager Admin Module, select Parameters > Configuration > Carriers, Classes, and Fees > Import CCF Files. The Carriers / Class / Fee Import screen displays.
  3. In the CCF File extension field, type 067.

    CCF file type

Note: To locate the current CCF extension number, browse to the CD drive and locate the extension number on the files Mmscar, Mmscls and Mmsfee.
  1. Select the Browse button next to the Path to CCF files Directory field.
  2. Navigate to the CD drive.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Select the Confirm button at the bottom of the screen. The system imports the CCF files.
  5. When the import is complete, the message Data Import Succeeded is displayed.  
  6. Select Close at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Remove the CD from the CD drive. The Carrier Class Fee update procedure is complete for the Business Manager Host PC.
  8. Repeat the Update the Carrier Class Fee (CCF) Files for Business Manager steps on each additional Host PC. If you have a Connect+ meter, repeat the Steps for Connect+ Meter Clients section on each additional Host PC.

Environment Details

Products affected: Business Manager


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