(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (i0) Pub. No.: US 2004/0044673 Al
Brady et al- (43) Pub. Date: Mar. 4, 2004
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PLANNER AND A DEDUPLICATING PLANNER
(76) Inventors: Jeffrey Brady, Jersey City, NJ (US);
Kevin McMurtry, Basking Ridge, NJ
(US); Greg Miller, Chesapeake, VA
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121-1714 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/440,012
(22) Filed: May 16, 2003
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/408,066, filed on Sep. 4, 2002.
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 17/30
(52) U.S. CI 707/100
A planning system and method is disclosed. The planning system includes at least one business rule remote from at least one client, a meeting editor, wherein at least one meeting may be generated for the at least one client by the meeting editor in accordance with at least one of the at least one business rule, and at least one tracker communicatively connected to the meeting editor, wherein the at least one tracker tracks at least two data items selected from the group consisting of invitees to at least one of the at least one meetings, respondents to invitations to the meeting, at least one speaker of the meeting, at least one host of the meeting, finances of the meeting, and a venue of the meeting, and wherein the at least one tracker communicates the at least two data items with the meeting editor. The method may include a receiving a logging onto the application, receiving a meeting identifier, receiving a selection of at least one venue for the meeting, receiving an identification of participants for the meeting, sending the participants invitations to the meeting, assembling statistics on replies to the invitations, sending reminder notices to the participants upon the assembling of statistics, tracking expenses for the meeting, and generating reports concerning the meeting.