(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0007298 Al
JIM et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 17,2002
(54) COMPUTER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC EXECUTION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
(76) Inventors: PARSONS JIM, SUGARLAND, TX (US); GIRISH NAVANI, SHREWSBURY, MA (US)
HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS,
530 VIRGINIA ROAD
P.O. BOX 9133
CONCORD, MA 01742-9133 (US)
( * ) Notice: This is a publication of a continued prosecution application (CPA) filed under 37 CFR 1.53(d).
(21) Appl. No.: 09/267,538
(22) Filed: Mar. 12, 1999
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Non-provisional of provisional application No. 60/077,841, filed on Mar. 13, 1998.
(51) Int. CI.7 G06F 17/60
(52) U.S. C I 705/9
A computer method and apparatus for automatic execution of software applications where the software applications are launched from a business terminology oriented workspace built using a business solutions framework. The framework includes the ability to define a workspace consisting of users, user types, business categories, business activities and business tasks. The workspace is presented by displaying associated business activities and the business tasks using business-oriented language and organization. A hierarchy of business categories, business activities and business tasks is also displayed in the workspace.