Systems and methods for rule inheritance

CAFC
  • US 7,822,777 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2008
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method implemented in a system having a business processor engine coupled to one or more data sources, the method comprising:

  • defining a hierarchical structure of positions in an organizational data structure stored in the one or more data sources;

    the business processor engine associating at least a first one of the positions with at least a first user;

    the business processor engine associating one or more roles with at least one of the group consisting of the first position and the first user;

    the business processor engine associating one or more rules for one or more business processes with the one or more roles;

    the business processor engine automatically applying the one or more rules to positions and users that are subordinate to the first position within the hierarchical structure and that are associated with the one or more roles associated with the first position or first user; and

    the business processor engine controlling access to the one or more business processes according to the rules.

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