Electronic proposal preparation system for selling computer equipment and copy machines

DC CAFC
  • US 5,625,776 A
  • Filed: 06/29/1994
  • Issued: 04/29/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-based system for generating a customized proposal for selling computer equipment to particular customers, the system comprising:

  • a) input means for receiving information identifying a customer'"'"'s desired features and uses of the computer equipment, the input means includingi) means for presenting the customer with a plurality of questions relating to features and uses of the computer equipment, andii) means for receiving a plurality of answers to the questions, the answers specifying the customer'"'"'s desired computer equipment features and uses;

    b) receive means for electronically receiving computer equipment pictures, computer equipment environment pictures, and text segments;

    c) processing means for gathering computer equipment information for use in generating the customized proposal, the processing means includingi) means for electronically selecting a particular computer equipment picture in response to at least one of the answers,ii) means for electronically selecting a particular computer equipment environment picture in response to at least one of the answers, andiii) means for electronically selecting a particular text segment in response to at least one of the answers; and

    d) output means, coupled to the receive means and the processing means, for receiving the gathered computer equipment information and for compiling the gathered computer equipment information into the customized proposal.

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