Electronic proposal preparation system

  • US 7,606,739 B1
  • Filed: 05/08/2000
  • Issued: 10/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer program product readable by a computing system comprising instructions that when executed cause a processor to:

  • receive answers to a plurality of questions from a specific customer related to at least one of a desired feature and desired use by the customer of a tangible product for sale from a user interface;

    automatically select, in response to at least one of the received answers, an image of the tangible product for sale, an image of an environment in which the product for sale is to be used and a text segment comprised of a description of the product specifications and performances that are of particular interest to the customer; and

    integrate the selected images and the selected text segment into a proposal for the sale of the product customized to the specific customer such that a single composite visual output can be generated that shows the product in the product environment along with said text segment,wherein the single composite visual output is generated by;

    a selection device operatively interconnected to an active database, the active database configured to electronically store customer information obtained via the user interface;

    the selection device operatively connected to a static database, the static database storing electronically at least one of, (a) text;

    (b) pictures or (c) texts and pictures, relating to at least one product; and

    the system dynamically building a template utilizing the selection device to fill in the template to produce the single composite visual output.

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