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1. (US20180232227) Method of automatically invoking application program functions for a defined project and generating activity and report data for progress in the project

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 15431698 Application Date: 13.02.2017
Publication Number: 20180232227 Publication Date: 16.08.2018
Grant Number: 10055223 Grant Date: 21.08.2018
Publication Kind : B1
IPC:
G06F 9/44
G06F 8/77
G06F 3/0482
G06F 8/71
G06F 8/65
G06Q 10/06
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
9
Arrangements for programme control, e.g. control unit
06
using stored programme, i.e. using internal store of processing equipment to receive and retain programme
44
Arrangements for executing specific programmes
[IPC code unknown for G06F 8/77]
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048
Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUIs]
0481
based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
0482
interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
[IPC code unknown for G06F 8/71][IPC code unknown for G06F 8/65]
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
06
Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
CPC:
G06F 3/0482
G06F 8/65
G06F 8/71
G06F 8/77
G06Q 10/067
Applicants: Coupa Software Incorporated
Inventors: Steve Deol
Scott Harris
Agents: Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Method of automatically invoking application program functions for a defined project and generating activity and report data for progress in the project
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(EN)

A data processing method including, in a procurement application program, generating and causing displaying as part of a graphical user interface of a client computer, a user interface widget that is programmed to list a plurality of different project identifiers; receiving first input indicating a selection of a particular project identifier representing a project managed using the procurement application program from among the plurality of different project identifiers; in response to the first input, retrieving from a database, a particular self-executing project table that corresponds to the particular project identifier, from among a plurality of digitally stored self-executing project tables, wherein the particular self-executing project table comprises: header data; a plurality of action identifiers of a plurality of different actions that are available in the procurement application program and that are associated with executing the particular self-executing project table; a plurality of different configuration parameter values for configuring the procurement application program to execute the project; and a plurality of dashboard data configuration values; based on retrieving the particular self-executing project table: automatically applying the plurality of different configuration parameter values to result in configuring the procurement application program to execute the project, automatically generating a list of the plurality of different actions that are available in the procurement application program and that are associated with executing the project, based on the plurality of dashboard data configuration values, automatically generating a data dashboard in a graphical user interface that displays then-current values of data variables that are maintained by the procurement application program and that are associated with executing the project, asynchronously receiving second input selecting a particular action from among the different actions from the list, in response to the second input, executing the particular action with the procurement application program and updating the data dashboard in the graphical user interface based upon changes in the dashboard data configuration values that result from executing the particular action.