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Pub. No.: WO/1999/005631 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/015466
Publication Date: 04.02.1999 International Filing Date: 24.07.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 22.02.1999
IPC:
G06Q 10/10 (2012.01)
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
10
Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting
Applicants: OUCHI, Norman, Ken[US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SOLECTRON CORPORATION[US/US]; Building 1 847 Gibraltar Drive Milpitas, CA 95035, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors: OUCHI, Norman, Ken; US
Agent: MOLL, Robert; @PatentPlanet 1173 St. Charles Court Los Altos, CA 94024, US
Priority Data:
08/901,53928.07.1997US
Title (EN) WORKFLOW SYSTEMS AND METHODS
(FR) SYSTEMES ET PROCEDES DE DEROULEMENT DES OPERATIONS
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to message-based workflow systems and methods for computer networks. In one embodiment, the present invention provides three elements: (1) an e-mail system; (2) PC's, terminals, or workstations connected by the e-mail system; and (3) a form route manager connected by the e-mail system.
(FR) La présente invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés de déroulement des opérations se basant sur des messages destinés à des réseaux informatiques. Dans un certain mode de réalisation, la présente invention concerne trois éléments: (1) un système de courrier électronique; (2) des PC, des terminaux ou des postes de travail connectés par le système de courrier électronique; et (3) un gestionnaire d'itinéraire de formulaires connecté par le système de courrier électronique.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)