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Method for migrating users from Fox to WebOrder and Invoice

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015872D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The invention involves automating supplier (vendor) and user enablements in preparation for use of new Procurement e-Services (PeS) applications. The process is adapable for future applications, and is also adapable in a world-wide arena. As currently exists, enablements have to be done manually, with some of the work done on the PeS databases, and then replicated to a Supply Portal. Since most of the information is already available, but spread across multiple sources, applications and databases, application programs and bridges bring the information together and automate the enablement process. When fully implemented, the enablement process will become almost a turn-key operation, and will enable 3 categories of suppliers, each with its own set of business processes and controls to satisfy: (1) those suppliers which currently use a Forms Exchange application, (2) existing suppliers which don't currently use forms exchange, but choose to use PeS applications, and (3) brand new suppliers which will automatically be enabled for PeS applications. 1

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Method for migrating users from Fox to WebOrder and Invoice

  The invention involves automating supplier (vendor) and user enablements in preparation for use of new Procurement e-Services (PeS) applications. The process is adapable for future applications, and is also adapable in a world-wide arena. As currently exists, enablements have to be done manually, with some of the work done on the PeS databases, and then replicated to a Supply Portal. Since most of the information is already available, but spread across multiple sources, applications and databases, application programs and bridges bring the information together and automate the enablement process. When fully implemented, the enablement process will become almost a turn-key operation, and will enable 3 categories of suppliers, each with its own set of business processes and controls to satisfy: (1) those suppliers which currently use a Forms Exchange application, (2) existing suppliers which don't currently use forms exchange, but choose to use PeS applications, and (3) brand new suppliers which will automatically be enabled for PeS applications.

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