Abstract: Methods and computer systems are used to create context-based event entries. In one aspect, the method includes, at a computer system with one or more processors and memory: (1) receiving a content-less request to create an event entry; (2) selecting an applicable rule from a set of rules stored at the computer system in accordance with one or more context items, the one or more context items comprising one or more context items for the user, the set of rules comprising a plurality of distinct rules; (3) creating an event entry in accordance with the selected applicable rule and at least one of the one or more context items for the user, the event entry including one or more fields having content determined in accordance with the at least one of the one or more context items for the user; and (4) providing the event entry for display.
Abstract: A salesperson may be paid commissions for products sold from the inventory of a merchant. In some examples, the commissions for different products may be determined and changed dynamically, throughout the course of a business day, in response to changing sales rates and inventory conditions. Specifically, commissions may be changed to increase the sales rates of certain products over others. As an example, it may be desired to increase the sales rates of products having relatively high inventory counts and/or that are nearing the expiration of their shelf lives. The changing commission amounts are published or advertised to the salespersons throughout the day so that the salespersons can see which products will produce the highest commissions. The commissions may be paid electronically, immediately or soon after the transactions in which the commissions were earned.
January 13, 2015
Date of Patent:
November 13, 2018
Caroline Hollis, Amir Nathoo, James Colin Brady, Connor H. Dunn