Patents by Inventor Hergen Busch

Hergen Busch 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).

  • Publication number: 20170178151
    Abstract: A method for extrapolating product market research data includes determining whether the market research data for two or more products includes a complete time series data set, for each product with a complete time series data set, performing a trend analysis on the obtained market research data for a respective product, and for each of the two or more products with an incomplete time series data set, applying one set of weighting factors. Decomposing the obtained market research data for the respective product into at least an unexplainable remainder, comparing the unexplainable remainder to a predetermined threshold, and either extrapolating the time series data of the respective product using an optimized triple exponential smoothing algorithm, or applying the one set of weighting factors for the time series data of the respective product. A system to implement the method and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Pamela Sharma, Hergen Busch, Alexander Grendel
  • Publication number: 20160307207
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems configured to consolidate market research data from a plurality of sources (e.g., regional providers) into a single data warehouse suited for global reporting purposes. Accordingly an engine is provided in communication with a plurality of underlying databases each comprising market research data. The databases comprises a time dimension, a market dimension, and a product dimension. The engine aggregates data of the individual market research databases into a consolidated database, by first identifying a pre-aggregated market total. Next, the engine selects and identifies single individual products relevant to the aggregated market research data. Finally, the engine checks that the sum of the selected products of the previous step is within a tolerance level of the pre-aggregated market total of the initial step. If the check fails, in an iterative manner the engine returns to alter the selected relevant products and performs the check step again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Hergen BUSCH, Dirk KOELLING, Julia DEUTSCH
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Z├╝erl, 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20050197882
    Abstract: A system, method and program product are provided for performing assortment definition. The method includes classifying the assortment by a first dimension, receiving information regarding a plurality of stores, and classifying each of the plurality of stores by the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Thomas Collet, Hergen Busch
  • Publication number: 20050197881
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • Publication number: 20050197878
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 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
  • Publication number: 20050197872
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Christine Fotteler, Klaus Kopecz, Hergen Busch
  • 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: 20050197887
    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: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Ruediger Zuerl, Hergen Busch, Christine Fotteler