Global Patent Index - EP 0979480 A1

EP 0979480 A1 20000216 - OPERATING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Title (en)

OPERATING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Title (de)

VERWALTUNGSSYSTEM FÜR INFORMATIONSMITTEL

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE GESTION DE RESSOURCES DE FONCTIONNEMENT

Publication

EP 0979480 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98919907 A

Priority

  • US 9808407 W
  • US 4437297 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9849644A1] A software system efficiently procures operating resources within an enterprise. A requisition record generating module generates a requisition record for a requisition. The requisition record indicates at least an operating resource that a requestor desires to purchase. The requisition record generating module generates the requisition record responsive to a combination of input by a requestor and operating resource information in an operating resource information database. An approval path determining module, responsive to the requisition record and to approval rules in an approval rules database, determines an approval path for the requisition record, among various ones of a plurality of possible approvers, required to approve the requisition record. An approval path handling module guides the requisition record along the determined approval path, and the approval path handling module generates a global approval indication in response to the requisition record successfully traversing the approval path.

IPC 1-7

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06Q 10/087 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9849644A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9849644 A1 19981105; AU 7259198 A 19981124; AU 751847 B2 20020829; BR 9809314 A 20010717; CA 2287850 A1 19981105; EP 0979480 A1 20000216; JP 2002504245 A 20020205

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9808407 W 19980427; AU 7259198 A 19980427; BR 9809314 A 19980427; CA 2287850 A 19980427; EP 98919907 A 19980427; JP 54723498 A 19980427