Patent Number: 7,822,669

Title: System and software for providing recommendations to optimize a portfolio of items

Abstract: A method of operating a computer system includes storing, in the computer system, a database containing performance measure data regarding performance measures of a plurality of items. The method further includes inputting into the computer system a plurality of performance measure constraints. The method also includes modeling the performance measure constraints with a set of equations. The equations include a plurality of variables. Each of the variables corresponds to a respective one of the items. Each variable is, for example, to be assigned either the value "1" or the value "0". The value "1" may represent a recommendation to take an action relative to the corresponding item in the portfolio and the value "0" may represent a recommendation to take another action. The computer system is used to solve the set of equations to generate one or more solutions that satisfy the performance measure constraints.

Inventors: Tyagi; Rajesh (Niskayuna, NY), Chalermkraivuth; Kete (Niskayuna, NY), Garbiras; Marc Anthony (Clifton Park, NY), Ellis; John Andrew (Niskayuna, NY), Allen; Matthew (Allen, TX), Russo; James G. (Milford, CT)

Assignee: General Electric Capital Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 40/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00