Patents by Inventor Markus Welter

Markus Welter 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: 8423428
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase order is disclosed. The method includes receiving an electronic purchase order in a current one of a plurality of order periods for a designated delivery period, accessing a budget allocation corresponding to said delivery period, and providing an acceptance or a rejection of the electronic purchase order based at least partially on a budget portion of the current order period. The budget allocation includes a budget portion corresponding to each of the plurality of order periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter
  • Patent number: 8117078
    Abstract: An event management method, program product and system for monitoring the status of a purchase order involves receiving purchase order information from a user, obtaining timeline information corresponding to the purchase order, receiving information from one or more sources on the status of the purchase order, using the received information to monitor progress of the purchase order against the timeline information, and providing a notification to the user upon identification of a missed date in the timeline information. Remedial measures are suggested or taken by the event management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ziad Abo-Hasna, Chantal Ullrich, Markus Welter
  • Patent number: 8050990
    Abstract: A method of generating a purchase order includes receiving purchasing data for the item to be purchased in a computerized system and generating the purchase order based on received purchasing data for the item to be purchased, determining whether a sufficient amount of funds is available for the purchase order, submitting the purchase order for a remedial action to obtain the sufficient amount of funds if the sufficient amount of funds is not available, determining a supplier for the item to be purchased from a plurality of potential suppliers using an automated auction system if a sufficient amount of funds is available, and modifying the purchase order to include data from the automated auction regarding the supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Holger Wittmer
  • Patent number: 8046273
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing purchasing orders for a plurality of items to be purchased is shown. The system includes a computer implemented purchase order management interface, the purchase order management interface configured to display data associated with a plurality of purchase orders, a purchase order generation application configured to allow a user to generate a new purchase order or modify an existing purchase order, a purchase order procurement application configured to allow a user to obtain financing for purchase order that has failed a budget check, and an event-driven purchase order controlling application configured to allow a user to review existing purchase orders for event-driven information related to the purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Holger Wittmer, Andreas Freitag, Ziad Abo-Hasna
  • Patent number: 8027886
    Abstract: A method of electronic purchase order processing includes receiving an electronic purchase order, applying at least one rule to the electronic purchase order to determine whether the electronic purchase order should be accepted or rejected, and providing the acceptance or rejection of the electronic purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Alexander Grendel, Michael Biwer
  • Patent number: 7962377
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase order is disclosed. The method includes receiving an electronic purchase order in a current one of a plurality of order periods for a designated delivery period, accessing a budget allocation corresponding to said delivery period, and providing an acceptance or a rejection of the electronic purchase order based at least partially on a budget portion of the current order period. The budget allocation includes a budget portion corresponding to each of the plurality of order periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter
  • Patent number: 7853491
    Abstract: A method and system for organizing purchasing data for a plurality of items is disclosed. The method includes receiving purchasing data for the plurality of items, and generating a purchase order list from the purchasing data. The purchase order list comprises a list of the plurality of items and purchasing data for each item. The system includes means for receiving purchasing data for the plurality of items, and means for generating a purchase order list from the purchasing data, wherein the purchase order list comprises a list of the plurality of items and purchasing data for each item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Holger Wittmer, Markus Welter, Andreas Freitag
  • Patent number: 7742948
    Abstract: A method of and system for allocating a purchasing contract over a temporal period associated with the purchasing contract is disclosed. The method includes receiving data regarding the purchasing contract in a computerized system, distributing the received data regarding the purchasing contract over the associated temporal period, and applying at least one rule to the distributed data to determine whether the distribution of the data regarding the purchasing contract should be accepted or rejected. The system includes means for receiving data regarding the purchasing contract, means for distributing the received data regarding the purchasing contract over the associated temporal period, and means for applying at least one rule to the distributed data to determine whether the distribution of the data regarding the purchasing contract should be accepted or rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Alexander Grendel
  • Publication number: 20100049582
    Abstract: An event management method, program product and system for monitoring the status of a purchase order involves receiving purchase order information from a user, obtaining timeline information corresponding to the purchase order, receiving information from one or more sources on the status of the purchase order, using the received information to monitor progress of the purchase order against the timeline information, and providing a notification to the user upon identification of a missed date in the timeline information. Remedial measures are suggested or taken by the event management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Ziad Abo-Hasna, Chantal Ullrich, Markus Welter
  • Patent number: 7660742
    Abstract: A method of and system for processing a purchase order. The method of processing a purchase order includes receiving data regarding the purchase order in a computerized system, wherein the purchase order has been rejected based on the application of at least one rule. The method also includes providing options to facilitate acceptance of the purchase order. The system for processing a purchase order includes means for receiving data regarding the purchase order, wherein the purchase order has been rejected based on the application of at least one rule. The system further includes means for providing options to facilitate acceptance of the purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: SAP Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Biwer, Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter
  • Patent number: 7647250
    Abstract: An event management method, program product and system for monitoring the status of a purchase order involves receiving purchase order information from a user, obtaining timeline information corresponding to the purchase order, receiving information from one or more sources on the status of the purchase order, using the received information to monitor progress of the purchase order against the timeline information, and providing a notification to the user upon identification of a missed date in the timeline information. Remedial measures are suggested or taken by the event management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ziad Abo-Hasna, Chantal Ullrich, Markus Welter
  • Publication number: 20050240488
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase order is disclosed. The method includes receiving an electronic purchase order in a current one of a plurality of order periods for a designated delivery period, accessing a budget allocation corresponding to said delivery period, and providing an acceptance or a rejection of the electronic purchase order based at least partially on a budget portion of the current order period. The budget allocation includes a budget portion corresponding to each of the plurality of order periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter
  • Publication number: 20050216359
    Abstract: A method of and system for allocating a purchasing contract over a temporal period associated with the purchasing contract is disclosed. The method includes receiving data regarding the purchasing contract in a computerized system, distributing the received data regarding the purchasing contract over the associated temporal period, and applying at least one rule to the distributed data to determine whether the distribution of the data regarding the purchasing contract should be accepted or rejected. The system includes means for receiving data regarding the purchasing contract, means for distributing the received data regarding the purchasing contract over the associated temporal period, and means for applying at least one rule to the distributed data to determine whether the distribution of the data regarding the purchasing contract should be accepted or rejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Alexander Grendel
  • Publication number: 20050203817
    Abstract: An event management method, program product and system for monitoring the status of a purchase order involves receiving purchase order information from a user, obtaining timeline information corresponding to the purchase order, receiving information from one or more sources on the status of the purchase order, using the received information to monitor progress of the purchase order against the timeline information, and providing a notification to the user upon identification of a missed date in the timeline information. Remedial measures are suggested or taken by the event management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Ziad Abo-Hasna, Chantal Ullrich, Markus Welter
  • Publication number: 20050203813
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system for managing purchasing orders for a plurality of items to be purchased is shown. The system includes a computer implemented purchase order management interface, the purchase order management interface configured to display data associated with a plurality of purchase orders, a purchase order generation application configured to allow a user to generate a new purchase order or modify an existing purchase order, a purchase order procurement application configured to allow a user to obtain financing for purchase order that has failed a budget check, and an event-driven purchase order controlling application configured to allow a user to review existing purchase orders for event-driven information related to the purchase order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Holger Wittmer, Andreas Freitag, Ziad Abo-Hasna
  • Publication number: 20050197914
    Abstract: A method of electronic purchase order processing includes receiving an electronic purchase order, applying at least one rule to the electronic purchase order to determine whether the electronic purchase order should be accepted or rejected, and providing the acceptance or rejection of the electronic purchase order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Alexander Grendel, Michael Biwer
  • Publication number: 20050197915
    Abstract: A method of and system for processing a purchase order is disclosed. The method of processing a purchase order includes receiving data regarding the purchase order in a computerized system, wherein the purchase order has been rejected based on the application of at least one rule. The method also includes providing options to facilitate acceptance of the purchase order. The system for processing a purchase order includes means for receiving data regarding the purchase order, wherein the purchase order has been rejected based on the application of at least one rule. The system further includes means for providing options to facilitate acceptance of the purchase order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Biwer, Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter
  • Publication number: 20050197949
    Abstract: A method of generating a purchase order includes receiving purchasing data for the item to be purchased in a computerized system and generating the purchase order based on received purchasing data for the item to be purchased, determining whether a sufficient amount of funds is available for the purchase order, submitting the purchase order for a remedial action to obtain the sufficient amount of funds if the sufficient amount of funds is not available, determining a supplier for the item to be purchased from a plurality of potential suppliers using an automated auction system if a sufficient amount of funds is available, and modifying the purchase order to include data from the automated auction regarding the supplier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Markus Welter, Holger Wittmer
  • Publication number: 20050197911
    Abstract: A method of associating a purchasing contract with an item to be purchased includes receiving purchasing data for the item to be purchased in a computerized system, selecting the purchasing contract using the received purchasing data for the item to be purchased, and generating a reference which associates the purchasing contract with the item to be purchased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Holger Wittmer, Markus Welter
  • Publication number: 20050197913
    Abstract: A method of processing a purchase order is disclosed. The method includes receiving an electronic purchase order in a current one of a plurality of order periods for a designated delivery period, accessing a budget allocation corresponding to said delivery period, and providing an acceptance or a rejection of the electronic purchase order based at least partially on a budget portion of the current order period. The budget allocation includes a budget portion corresponding to each of the plurality of order periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Alexander Grendel, Markus Welter