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1. US20170169487 - Efficient resource usage by interruption of interconnected processes

Office United States of America
Application Number 14970491
Application Date 15.12.2015
Publication Number 20170169487
Publication Date 15.06.2017
Grant Number 10181144
Grant Date 15.01.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
G06Q 30/06
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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
CPC
G06Q 30/0609
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; 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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
0601Electronic shopping
0609Buyer or seller confidence or verification
Applicants Coupa Software Incorporated
Inventors Donna Wilczek
Scott Harris
Agents Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
Title
(EN) Efficient resource usage by interruption of interconnected processes
Abstract
(EN)

A method and system for interrupting interconnected processes are described. An interconnected process is a process that cannot progress unless another process is complete. A Supplier Information Management (SIM) computer is logically positioned between an accounts receivable computer and an accounts payable computer. The accounts receivable computer can use the SIM computer to perform business tasks that are processes interconnected with a profile management process. The profile management process ensures that the SIM computer has complete and up to date information about an entity using the accounts receivable computer. If the SIM computer does not have complete and up to date information, the processes corresponding to business processes are interrupted until such information is provided by the accounts receivable computer. Because business tasks cannot be completed without complete and up to date profile information, the accounts payable computer no longer receives incomplete documents like invoices for the accounts receivable computer.