System and method for facilitating bilateral and multilateral decision-making

CAFC
  • US 8,069,073 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2010
  • Issued: 11/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/23/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating evaluation, in connection with the procurement or delivery of products or services, in a context of at least one of (i) a financial transaction and (ii) operation of an enterprise, such context involving a first class of parties in a first role and a second class of counterparties in a second role, the method comprising:

  • in a first computer process, retrieving first preference data from a first digital storage medium, the first preference data including attribute levels derived from choices made by at least one of the parties in the first class;

    in a second computer process, retrieving second preference data from a second digital storage medium, the second preference data including attribute levels derived from choices made by at least one of the counterparties in the second class;

    in a third computer process, for a selected party, performing multilateral analyses of the selected party'"'"'s preference data and the preference data of each of the counterparties, and computing a closeness-of-fit value based thereon; and

    in a fourth computer process, using the computed closeness-of-fit values to derive and provide a list matching the selected party and at least one of the counterparties.

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