SAP Assigned Patent for Architectural Design for Time Recording Application Software
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15 -- SAP, Walldorf, Germany, has been assigned a patent (8,352,338) developed by 20 co-inventors for an "architectural design for time recording application software." The co-inventors are Jacques Duparc, Speyer, Germany, Fabian Guenther, Mauer, Germany, Thomas Moser, Wiesloch, Germany, Peter Sieber, Wiesloch, Germany, Helgi Thorleifsson, Gaiberg, Germany, Markus Biehler, Landau, Germany, Peter Fitz, Waldsee, Germany, Jens Freund, Heidelberg, Germany, Otfried Von Geisau, Sinsheim, Germany, Stefan Kaetker, Dossenhelm, Germany, Joachim Kenntner, Heidelberg, Germany, Ralf Klein, Wiesloch, Germany, Dieter Krisch, Karlsruhe, Germany, Peter Latocha, Malsch, Germany, Peter J. Neumayer, Edenkoben, Germany, Kai-Michael Roesner, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany, Matthias Tebbe, Walldorf, Germany, Gertrud Beisel, Foster City, Calif., Gerd Moosmann, Pforzheim, Germany, and Christoph Jungkind, Heidelberg, Germany.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for implementing a software architecture design for a software application implementing time recording. The application is structured as multiple process components interacting with each other through service interfaces, and multiple service operations, each being implemented for a respective process component. The process components include a Project Processing process component that supports the management of projects, a Time and Labor Management process component that supports the management of employees timekeeping and work planning, an Accounting process component that records relevant business transactions, a payroll processing process component that supports the execution and monitoring of payroll processes, and a Goods and Service Acknowledgement process component that receives a confirmation from an employee of goods received or services rendered."
The patent application was filed on Sept. 18, 2008 (12/233,289). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,352,338&OS=8,352,338&RS=8,352,338
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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