Method and apparatus for dynamically maintaining and executing data definitions and/or business rules for an electronic procurement system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7499877
APP PUB NO 20020156687A1
SERIAL NO

09788611

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An apparatus, method, and computer readable storage medium for dynamically maintaining data structures and executing business rules in an electronic procurement system. The method includes (a) dynamically maintaining a plurality of organizational profiles containing data structures, a plurality of users each being associated with a particular organizational profile; and (b) implementing a user requested transaction on a hosted e-procurement system with an application system by using information from the data structures stored in an organizational profile associated with the user.

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CGI TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS INC.FAIRFAX, VA52

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carr, Richard Ashburn , US 2 39
Gidadhubli, Rajiv Raghavendrarao Centreville, US 2 39
Mohideen, Ismail Centreville, US 1 32
Nguyen, The-Hao Marc Arlington, US 1 32

Cited Art Landscape

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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QVALENT PTY LIMITED (1)
5970475 Electronic procurement system and method for trading partners 659 1997
 
EFFICIENT AUCTIONS LLC (1)
6026383 System and method for an efficient dynamic auction for multiple objects 279 1996
 
DUN & BRADSTREET, INC. (1)
* 6950809 Facilitating a transaction in electronic commerce 14 2001
 
NEXTAG (1)
* 6598026 Methods and apparatus for brokering transactions 290 1999
 
Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc. (1)
5761649 Method for updating a remote computer 181 1995
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
* 5839117 Computerized event-driven routing system and method for use in an order entry system 219 1997
 
Roberto; Nora (1)
5758327 Electronic requisition and authorization process 290 1995
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 2012/0084,090 EPROCUREMENT CHANGE REQUEST PROCESS 2 2010
 
SAP SE (18)
7805335 Purchase list having status indicators 10 2004
* 2005/0216,357 Purchase list having status indicators 14 2004
8423428 Method for allocation of budget to order periods and delivery periods in a purchase order system 35 2004
* 8027886 Program product for purchase order processing 1 2004
* 2005/0197,914 System for and method of purchase order processing 12 2004
7660742 Method of and system for processing purchase orders 9 2004
8050990 Method of and system for generating purchase orders using an auction process 0 2004
* 2005/0197,949 Method of and system for generating purchase orders using an auction process 13 2004
7962377 Computer program product for purchase order processing 2 2005
* 2005/0240,488 Method and apparatus for purchase order processing 53 2005
8050956 Computer-readable medium, program product, and system for providing a schedule bar with event dates to monitor procurement of a product 3 2005
7983962 Method and system for purchase order data entry 1 2005
* 2005/0216,325 Procurement workbench 61 2005
8046273 System and method for purchase order creation, procurement, and controlling 2 2005
7813949 Method and system for flexible budgeting in a purchase order system 33 2005
* 2005/0216,375 Method and system for flexible budgeting in a purchase order system 22 2005
8117078 Method and program product for event monitoring 0 2009
* 2010/0049,582 METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR EVENT MONITORING 7 2009
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