Patent Number: 7,822,675

Title: Generation of cost or price quotations

Abstract: Provided are systems, methods and techniques for, among other things, generating a master price quotation. In one representative embodiment, a representative creates a list that includes at least one item to be included within a master price quotation and submits the list to an automated bidding agent. In response, the automated bidding agent communicates requests for quotations to different automated entity agents, each such automated entity agent corresponding to a different entity. The automated bidding agent then receives the quotations from the automated entity agents, selects a best quotation, and communicates the best quotation to the representative for inclusion within the master price quotation.

Inventors: Kuno; Harumi Anne (Palo Alto, CA), Smathers; Kevin Lee (Palo Alto, CA), Shahoumian; Troy (Palo Alto, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: G06Q 40/00 (20060101)

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