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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
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
G06F 7/04
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
7Methods or arrangements for processing data by operating upon the order or content of the data handled
02Comparing digital values
04Identity comparison, i.e. for like or unlike values
G06F 15/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
G06F 17/30
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
H04L 29/06
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
G06Q 10/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA 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
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
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
Title
(EN) Policy system for E-procurement
Abstract
(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.