Method and apparatus for performing collective validation of credential information

CAFC
  • US 7,904,326 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2001
  • Issued: 03/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. In a computer system, a method for collectively performing validation of credential information of one or more product distributors associated with one or more product distribution transactions, the method comprising:

  • obtaining a set of available credential information of each of the one or more product distributors associated with the one or more product distribution transactions;

    storing the set of credential information in the computer system, wherein the credential information is stored in a form that can be processed by the computer system;

    loading from at least one data source a set of credential validation rule data;

    obtaining the one or more product distribution transactions associated with the one or more product distributors; and

    processing in the computer system the one or more product distribution transactions and the credential validation rule data to validate the obtained one or more product distribution transactions associated with the one or more product distributors in accordance with predetermined validation criteria to determine if the one or more transactions can be used for compensating one or more product distributors, to validate the obtained credential information of one or more product distributors associated with one or more transactions to determine whether the one or more product distributors meet eligibility requirements for compensation associated with each of the obtained product distribution transactions for the one or more product distributors, and to generate results data representing at least any validated transactions and determined-eligible product distributors; and

    generating compensation data from the results data for each of the one or more product distributers to be compensated for the one or more product distribution transactions.

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