Patent Number: 6,253,206

Title: Method and apparatus for a commercial network system designed to facilitate, manage and support the implementation and integration of technology systems

Abstract: A system in which the implementation and integration of technology systems is facilitated, managed and supported regardless of the type of technology system being implemented. An implementation plan and strategy is developed that will ensure the highest probability of success and will be time and cost effective. The creation of implementation deliverables such as project schedules and plans is streamlined. Users are able to access, communicate with and share implementation and integration strategies with each other. An "implementation template" is created based upon specific implementation requirements. A common framework, marketplace and community is provided where businesses, vendors, consultants and other experts can communicate and share implementation information data in a useful and workable manner. A mechanism is provided for pricing and billing of implementation templates and tools. Expert analysis is provided surrounding a specific technology system implementation using historical "like kind" implementation data and knowledge bases.

Inventors: Burton; Tom C. (Santa Barbara, CA), Jeter; Lorin E. (Santa Barbara, CA), Marshall; Scott A. (Santa Barbara, CA)

Assignee: Inroads Technology, Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018