Abstract: An apparatus for workflow automation includes a server computer and a plurality of client computers. Each client computer has an electronic coupling to the server computer for transmission of information between the server computer and each of the client computers and data entry elements and form interfaces for a user to fill out using the data entry elements. The server and client computers are configured to have a main spreadsheet on the server computer and client spreadsheets on the client computers with data entered in the form interfaces also appearing in the client spreadsheets, links from cells in the main spreadsheet to cells in the client spreadsheets, and directional instructions for sequentially routing data from client and server spreadsheets according to a workflow plan.
October 15, 1996
Date of Patent:
December 5, 2000
Rashid N. Khan, Michael Andrade, Paul Williams