Coupa Software has been granted a patent for a computer-implemented method aimed at enhancing efficiency in electronic procurement systems. The method involves automatically tracking buyer computer actions, generating observation data, determining active sourcing events, and displaying them in a user-friendly interface without explicit requests for recommendations. GlobalData’s report on Coupa Software gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Efficient electronic procurement system for sourcing resources

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Coupa Software Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11915177B1) outlines a computer-implemented method aimed at enhancing efficiency within an electronic procurement system for sourcing resources. The method involves automatically tracking real-time digital interactions of a buyer computer on software platforms, generating implicit observation data from context data of the buyer computer, extracting keywords, and determining if they relate to a commodity term. By utilizing a machine-learning classifier, the system cross-references the commodity term to sourcing event records, identifies active sourcing events, creates electronic collaboration rooms for these events, and updates their status indicators based on collected information. Additionally, the method allows for the display of these collaboration rooms in a graphical user interface, facilitating communication between participants and enabling the buyer computer to request participation in specific sourcing events.

Furthermore, the patent includes provisions for generating implicit observation data from historical spending data and assessment data of the buyer computer, enhancing the system's ability to provide relevant recommendations. The method also caters to scenarios where the buyer computer initiates new sourcing events, offering features like a new events section in the graphical panel for easy access. By tracking real-time actions during a single session, the system ensures context data is obtained promptly, enabling efficient decision-making and communication within the electronic procurement system. Overall, the patented method aims to streamline the procurement process, improve collaboration among participants, and enhance the overall efficiency of sourcing activities within the electronic system.

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