System and method utilizing a graphical user interface of a business process workflow scheduling program
Patent 7184967 Issued on February 27, 2007. Estimated Expiration Date: March 6, 2021. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
705/8, Allocating resources or scheduling for an administrative function700/17, Operator interface (e.g., display with control)705/7, Operations research707/103R, Object-oriented database structure709/203, Client/server709/201, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING717/102, Enterprise based705/9, Staff scheduling or task assignment715/853, Hierarchy or network structure703/1, STRUCTURAL DESIGN717/136, Translation of code715/744, Interface customization or adaption (e.g., client server)717/100, SOFTWARE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT TOOL (E.G., INTEGRATED CASE TOOL OR STAND-ALONE DEVELOPMENT TOOL)715/530, Edit, composition, or storage control715/526, Display processing707/10Distributed or remote access
A graphical user interface (GUI) scheduler program is provided for modeling business workflow processes. The GUI scheduler program includes tools to allow a user to create a schedule for business workflow processes based on a set of rules defined by the GUI scheduler program. The rules facilitate deadlock not occurring within the schedule. The program provides tools for creating and defining message flows between entities. Additionally, the program provides tools that allow a user to define a binding between the schedule and components, such as COM components, script components, message queues and other workflow schedules. The scheduler program allows a user to define actions and group actions into transactions using simple GUI scheduling tools. The schedule can then be converted to executable code in a variety of forms such as XML, C, C+ and C++. The executable code can then be converted or interpreted for running the schedule.
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