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1. (US20050049938) Method and system for providing online procurement between a buyer and suppliers over a network

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 10360755 Application Date: 30.11.2001
Publication Number: 20050049938 Publication Date: 03.03.2005
Grant Number: 7756750 Grant Date: 13.07.2010
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
G06Q 30/00
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
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Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
Applicants: Vinimaya, Inc.
Inventors: Venkiteswaran Vaidhyanathan
Agents: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Priority Data: 09360755 30.11.2001 US
Title: (EN) Method and system for providing online procurement between a buyer and suppliers over a network
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(EN)

A request for shopping is placed from inside a procurement system. Intelligent agents are launched to retrieve information from catalog sources web-enabled over the internet or within the intranet. Retrieved catalog information is aggregated and associated with other data items. Business rules are applied to make decisions on what part of aggregated information will be rendered to User. Sorting/multi-level refining operations are enabled. The User selects one or more catalog results, whereupon an XML shopping cart is created and submitted to the procurement system through published interfaces. The procurement system is enabled to place an order on supplier web-enabled transaction system.