Electronic sourcing system and method

  • US 6,023,683 A
  • Filed: 08/10/1994
  • Issued: 02/08/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electronic sourcing system comprising:

  • at least two product catalogs containing data relating to items associated with the respective sources;

    means for selecting the product catalogs to search;

    means for searching for matching items among the selected product catalogs;

    means for building a requisition using data relating to selected matching items and their associated source(s);

    means for processing the requisition to generate one or more purchase orders for the selected matching items; and

    means for determining whether a selected matching item is available in inventory.

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