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8271316 Consumer to business data capturing system  
Methods and apparatus of the present invention collect data associated with a consumer through generation of a consumer feedback communication via a wide area network. A business to which the...
8271315 Personal information utilization system and personal information utilization program for commodity based identification  
The object of the present invention is to improve quality of service for customers by sharing and utilizing personal information on customers among variety of industries. In order to achieve the...
8271364 Method and apparatus for obtaining, organizing, and analyzing multi-source data  
The tool of the invention is a data gathering and analytical process that uses internal customer data and external CRA data to build a consumer credit market data base and data structure. The...
8271357 Presenting items based on activity rates  
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to monitor an activity level associated with queries made in an online marketplace over a monitoring time period to provide an activity rate, and to...
8271318 Systems and methods for markdown optimization when inventory pooling level is above pricing level  
Computer-implemented systems and methods generate a near-optimum product markdown plan for a plurality of uniform pricing levels having a required inventory sell-through target over all of the...
8271317 Method of assisting a sales representative in selling  
A computer implemented method of providing feedback to a sales representative for a sales opportunity to a customer, comprising: determining, in dependence on information received from the sales...
8271328 User-based advertisement positioning using markov models  
Methods and systems to modify the number and/or positioning of advertisements presented to a user based on that user's activity patterns (e.g., previous queries, query result selections, ad...
8271336 Increased visibility during order management in a network-based supply chain environment  
A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for a first business entity to provide a network-based supply chain framework for collaborative order management between at least a second...
8265983 System for collecting information for use in conducting an interview  
One embodiment relates to a method or process for structuring and operating an integrated interviewing and capture process including providing a produced recording of the interview. In one...
8265981 Method and system for identifying a business organization that needs transformation  
A method and system for identifying a business organization that needs transformation is provided. In one implementation the method and system may include providing information, such as financial,...
8265984 Method and apparatus for unified optimization model for retail network configuration  
A method and system for integrating multiple factors into a unified optimization model for retail network configuration, in one aspect, obtains input data for modeling store configuration. The...
8265980 Workflow model for coordinating the recovery of IT outages based on integrated recovery plans  
One aspect of the present invention provides a workflow model to effectively respond to outage events within an IT infrastructure. This workflow model enables a combination of manual and automated...
8266020 Methods and systems for collaborative demand planning and replenishment  
The present invention provides systems and methods for generating replenishment orders for products sold to a multi-store retailer. Store trait data is mapped with planogram information and the...
8265982 Systems, methods and computer program products for modeling costs and profitability of a good  
Systems, methods and computer program products for determining a learning curve value and modeling an associated profitability of a good are provided. According to one method of determining a...
8260690 System and method for capturing test subject feedback  
Embodiments of the invention include an apparatus used to present a participant with a virtual reality simulation of a shopping environment. For example, the system of the present invention may be...
8260645 Transaction recurrence engine  
Embodiments of the present invention relate apparatuses and methods that allow a financial institution to monitor, group, and store customer transaction data and determine market information...
8260657 Dynamic pricing of electronic content  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for dynamically pricing electronic content. In one aspect, a method includes determining a likelihood...
8260655 Price optimization with robust learning constraint  
A valuation optimization method includes generating offeree decision information (buyer decision information, by way of illustrative example) by presenting a sequence of mechanisms to a sequence of...
8260921 Demand forecasting system for data center, demand forecasting method and recording medium with a demand forecasting program recorded thereon  
A demand forecasting system and a demand forecasting method capable of forecasting demands for IT resources in a data center accurately are provided. The demand forecasting system includes: a...
8255263 Bayesian product recommendation engine  
The invention provides a method of generating a recommendation for a product type. A plurality of product attributes associated with the product type is provided. A sampled set of consumer values...
8255246 Method and apparatus for creating compound due-to reports  
Methods and apparatuses for computing a variance between two business metrics is described. In one embodiment, the method computes a variance for each of a first set of activities based on the...
8255248 Method and computer program product for obtaining reviews of businesses from customers  
A method and apparatus for automatically soliciting business reviews includes a process for automatically soliciting business reviews whereby searches made, and/or reviews submitted, by individuals...
8255266 Forecasting demand for products  
A global demand forecast is generated for a product group in a computer system, where the product group comprises a plurality of products of a predefined genre. A historical relationship between an...
8255245 Determining a value for an indicator  
Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method for determining a value for an indicator includes identifying an indicator for which a value is to be determined. The method...
8255267 System and method for determining relative preferences  
A method analyzes preferences of one or more participants. Each of the participants may be presented with a plurality of evaluation items that illustrate various marketing options. Response data...
8255264 Methods and systems for determining the effectiveness of a dealer's ability to close a sale  
A method of measuring the sales performance of a dealer may include determining a propensity to buy score associated with each lead received by a dealer and determining an expected close rate...
8249231 System and computer program product for predicting churners in a telecommunications network  
Data pertaining to interactions between a plurality of customers is obtained. A graph is formed, having a plurality of nodes representing the customers and a plurality of edges representing...
8249912 Method for determining, correlating and examining the causal relationships between media program and commercial content with response rates to advertising and product placement  
A method of determining correlations and causality between media program content and consumer responsiveness involves identifying and storing media and commercial program time occurrence and...
8244573 Dynamic marketing system and method  
Provided herein are systems and methods for providing access to marketing data via a reduced-complexity marketer GUI for dynamically defining market segments for use in marketing campaigns. The...
8244562 Sequence of algorithms to compute equilibrium prices in networks  
The claimed subject matter provides an architecture for facilitating equilibrium solutions for resource allocation markets. One particular example of such markets can be a computer network...
8244548 Augmenting service oriented architecture governance maturity  
Augmenting service oriented architecture (‘SOA’) governance maturity including receiving an evaluation of the maturity of the governance of the SOA; identifying, for each governance capability in ...
8244571 Automated specification, estimation, discovery of causal drivers and market response elasticities or lift factors  
In some embodiments, a software facility performs a method of automated specification of models, estimation of elasticities, and discovery of drivers using the framework(s) discussed elsewhere...
8244614 Method and system for automated transaction compliance processing  
A system for automated transaction compliance processing comprises a list server providing access to one or more lists of securities with trading restrictions and a rules engine which processes...
8244572 Systems and methods for managing security interest enforcement actions  
A legal process management system facilitates simultaneous dynamic dialogs between legal process managers and networked attorneys and contractors providing services in connection with security...
8239252 Fleet management system  
A method of implementing an automated diagnostic checklist for materials handling vehicles comprises detecting, by a processor on a materials handling vehicle, an error in operation of the...
8239242 Mobile device marketing and advertising platforms, methods, and systems  
A mobile marketing campaign platform and method including: a planning module including: a definition module for setting budget and objectives; and a design module for designing the campaign...
8239241 Method and apparatus for providing information about anticipated delays to customers at service centers, contact centers, or call centers  
The present invention provides a method for providing information to a client or customer about anticipated service center delays comprising maintaining data about the client's call preferences,...
8239251 Fleet management system  
A system comprises a materials handling vehicle, an information linking device and a wireless transceiver. The materials handling vehicle comprises a controller area network (CAN) bus and at least...
8239248 Techniques to manage information for dynamic reports using time periods for a business model  
Techniques to manage information for dynamic reports are described. An apparatus may comprise a business planning application module to update a current period reference to a time member of a time...
8239245 Method and apparatus for end-to-end retail store site optimization  
A method and apparatus for end-to-end retail store one-stop site configuration integrates multiple data sources, identifying key customers, forecasting merchandise demand. Site configuration is...
8239243 Apparatus and method for operating supply chain management in mobile terminal  
An apparatus and method for effectively operating Supply Chain Management (SCM) emerging as a management scheme preferred by mobile terminal manufacturers are provided. The method includes, upon...
8239240 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service  
A system and method is provided that provides an early indication of consensus of opinion among a number of users regarding an event or observation indicated by a user. Such an opinion may be...
8239250 Industry size of wallet  
Consumer spend by industry is modeled based on the industry sizes of wallet of consumers having a high share of wallet with a financial institution. A size of wallet is calculated for each consumer...
8234146 Method and system for conducting online marketing research in a controlled manner  
The invention describes a method and system for conducting online marketing research keeping in consideration the specified budget for the experiment. The invention describes a methodology for...
8234169 Dynamic method and apparatus for direct marketing  
Method and apparatus for direct marketing comprising establishing a first communications link between a prospective customer using a device having a unique identification number and a...
8234148 Method and apparatus for real-time reporting of electronic commerce activity  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for tracking and reporting electronic commerce activity over a web site that is stored on a first server coupled to a wide area network. The web page is...
8234152 Online survey spawning, administration and management  
A method and apparatus for spawning and management of online surveys is provided. An administration and redirector subsystem (ARS) is used manage ongoing surveys for a plurality of sites. Surveys...
8234147 Multi-variable product rank  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for ranking products using multiple data sources are provided. A computerized ranking system includes a ranking engine, loaders, and a presentation...
8232962 System and method for display management based on user attention inputs  
A system and method are provided for managing data being displayed on at least one monitor screen based on monitoring user's attention in relation to the monitor screen. In one embodiment, upon...
8229780 System and method for online lead generation  
A system and method for collecting and processing user data over a network relating to a given advertisement. The invention displays advertisements on a given web page to a user running a web...