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1. (US08904471) Policy system for E-procurement

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 12079821 Application Date: 28.03.2008
Publication Number: 08904471 Publication Date: 02.12.2014
Grant Number: 08904471 Grant Date: 02.12.2014
Publication Kind : B1
IPC:
G06F 17/00
G06F 7/04
G06F 15/16
G06F 17/30
H04L 29/06
G06Q 10/08
G06Q 30/06
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
7
Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
02
Comparing digital values
04
Identity comparison, i.e. for like or unlike values
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15
Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16
Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a programme unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programmes
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17
Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30
Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29
Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02
Communication control; Communication processing
06
characterised by a protocol
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10
Administration; Management
08
Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30
Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06
Buying, selling or leasing transactions
Applicants: Eisner Noah
Coupa Software Incorporated
Stephens Dave
Williams David
Umboh Seggy
Inventors: Eisner Noah
Stephens Dave
Williams David
Umboh Seggy
Agents: Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Policy system for E-procurement
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A method for utilizing a policy system in the requisitioning of goods or services over a network, the network connected to a server, thereby allowing communication between the server and a plurality of users, each user having a login ID and belonging to one of a plurality of classes, the method comprising: the server storing each user's login ID, each user's class information, and a plurality of policies, wherein the class information comprises the identification of each class to which the user belongs, and each policy is associated with a class; a user logging into the server using the user's login ID; the user providing search input to the server; the server processing the search input; the server determining the appropriate policies, wherein the appropriate policies are policies that are determined to be associated with the user's class information; and the server providing the appropriate policies to the user.