Patents by Inventor Christine Fotteler

Christine Fotteler has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8639548
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for performing assortment planning. The comprises receiving data representing a plurality of articles, an assortment, and a display area. The method further comprises assigning a first subset of the plurality of articles to the assortment for a first validity period to define a first assortment version. The method also comprises linking the display area to the assortment, wherein a first display area version is automatically created corresponding to the first assortment version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Thomas Collet
  • Patent number: 8392231
    Abstract: A system and method for performing assortment definition is provided. The method comprises inputting information regarding a plurality of stores into an assortment definition engine, and performing a matching process to identify at least one group of stores for assignment to the assortment. An automated system for defining an assortment and a program product for defining an assortment are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 8370185
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for performing assortment definition/planning (i.e., matching the right articles with the right stores at the right times). The method comprises assigning a first article to the assortment via a first intermediate link, and assigning a first validity period to the first intermediate link to determine a first time period during which the first article is in the assortment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 8370184
    Abstract: A method for planning an assortment including a store comprises receiving a hierarchical list of articles including a plurality of nodes, and assigning a first node in the hierarchical list to the store to define a first group of articles that are assignable to the assortment. A system and program product for planning an assortment including a store are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 8285584
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for defining an assortment for use in an operative execution system. The method includes assigning a plurality of articles to the assortment for one or more article validity periods, assigning a plurality of stores to the assortment for one or more store validity periods, and releasing the assortment to the operative execution system. Once released to the operative execution system, the articles and the stores are automatically added to and dropped from the assortment based on the validity periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 8285580
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Generated forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be directed to a transitory dialog message. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Andreas Guldner, Christine Fotteler, Wolfgang Schuhn, Markus Schwingel, Joern Keller
  • Patent number: 8255260
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Generated forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be directed to a transitory dialog message. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Andreas Guldner, Christine Fotteler, Wolfgang Schuhn, Markus Schwingel, Joern Keller
  • Patent number: 8219444
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for planning sales of one or more products or services. The method comprises selecting a markdown profile associated with the one or more products or services, selecting a sales pattern associated with the markdown profile, and distributing sales of the one or more products or services using the markdown profile and sales pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ruediger Züerl, Hergen Busch, Christine Fotteler
  • Patent number: 8108270
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for determining a product layout for a group of stores. An assortment is defined as a group of stores. An assortment version is defined by assigning a first product to the assortment for a time period, thereby determining the time period during which the first product is in the assortment. A layout module is defined and the layout module is assigned to the assortment, the layout module representing a display area of the store. A layout module version is defined that represents a product layout for the group of stores for a time period based on the corresponding assortment version. The layout module information is provided to a shelf optimization or ranging program. The optimized layout module information is received and the optimized layout module information is inputted to the layout module version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 7822692
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for controlling pricing for sale of a product, where the method includes: selecting a markdown profile to be used for the product; selecting a retail price for the product; acquiring updated sales data regarding the product; and determining a markdown to be applied to the retail price from the markdown profile using the updated sales data. The method can further include the step of adjusting a retail price of the product by the markdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ruediger Zuerl, Christine Fotteler
  • Patent number: 7788124
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium are provided for performing assortment definitions. The method includes receiving category information regarding a plurality of stores, receiving category information regarding the one or more assortments, identifying the dimensions of the categories of information regarding the one or more assortments, identifying the dimensions of the category information regarding a plurality of stores classifying the assortment by a first dimension, receiving information regarding a plurality of stores, classifying each of the plurality of stores according to the received values of the dimensions and receiving a classification of each of the one or more assortments and assigning each of the plurality of the stores to one or more of the one or more assortments having the same classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Thomas Collet, Hergen Busch
  • Patent number: 7752067
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-readable media are provided for performing assortment definition and planning to match the right articles, with the right stores, at the right times. The method, system and computer-readable media include receiving sales information for a plurality of stores, calculating a capacity index, assigning the calculated capacity index to each of the plurality of stores, defining a criteria level for each of the plurality of stores, categorizing the plurality of stores according to both the capacity index value and the criteria level and assigning one or more stores to the assortment based on the categorizing result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Thomas Collet
  • Publication number: 20100153343
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Generated forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be directed to a transitory dialog message. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: SAP AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas GULDNER, Christine FOTTELER, Wolfgang SCHUHN, Markus SCHWINGEL, Jörn KELLER
  • Publication number: 20100088147
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Generated forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be directed to a transitory dialog message. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas GULDNER, Christine FOTTELER, Wolfgang SCHUHN, Markus SCHWINGEL, Jörn KELLER
  • Patent number: 7657453
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions. Exceptions may be filtered tacitly according to a user profile associated with the business replenishment specialist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Guldner, Christine Fotteler, Wolfgang Schuhn, Markus Schwingel, Jörn Keller
  • Publication number: 20060004624
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods, system, and apparatus. A method of the present invention may include collecting and storing replenishment data, calculating a performance indicator using the collected and stored replenishment data, transmitting the calculated performance indicator to a first database, flagging the calculated performance indicator within the first database with a searchable flag, sending a query to collect a calculated performance indicator and replenishment data, and obtaining a forecast and replenishment analytic calculation using the retrieved calculated indicator and replenishment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: German Melara, Christine Fotteler, Sylvia Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20060004615
    Abstract: A system and method for storing, filtering, selecting and manipulating business exceptions generated by forecasting and replenishment processes and systems. When an exception is generated, it will be associated with attributes corresponding to those business objects and business areas to which the exception relates. Exceptions may also be associated with administrative attributes such as status, priority and generation date, as well as information identifying the specific business process that generated the exception. Generated forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be directed to a transitory dialog message. Alternatively, forecasting and replenishment exceptions may be logged or stored in a database for future review and treatment. Within an exceptions monitor or workbench tool, a business replenishment specialist may browse, search, select, review, filter, rearrange, edit, forward and/or respond to generated exceptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: Andreas Guldner, Christine Fotteler, Wolfgang Schuhn, Markus Schwingel, Jorn Keller
  • Publication number: 20050216371
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for performing assortment planning. The comprises receiving data representing a plurality of articles, an assortment, and a display area. The method further comprises assigning a first subset of the plurality of articles to the assortment for a first validity period to define a first assortment version. The method also comprises linking the display area to the assortment, wherein a first display area version is automatically created corresponding to the first assortment version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Thomas Collet
  • Publication number: 20050197850
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for performing assortment definition/planning (i.e., matching the right articles with the right stores at the right times). The method comprises assigning a first article to the assortment via a first intermediate link, and assigning a first validity period to the first intermediate link to determine a first time period during which the first article is in the assortment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Publication number: 20050197928
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for determining a product layout for a group of stores. An assortment is defined as a group of stores. An assortment version is defined by assigning a first product to the assortment for a time period, thereby determining the time period during which the first product is in the assortment. A layout module is defined and the layout module is assigned to the assortment, the layout module representing a display area of the store. A layout module version is defined that represents a product layout for the group of stores for a time period based on the corresponding assortment version. The layout module information is provided to a shelf optimization or ranging program. The optimized layout module information is received and the optimized layout module information is inputted to the layout module version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Hergen Busch