US 9,811,864 B1
Automatic invoicing based on business activity
Michael Rea Willson, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to Intuit Inc., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by Michael Rea Willson, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 30, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/15,680.
Int. Cl. G06Q 40/00 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 40/10 (2013.01) 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for generating a service provider invoice, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of documents from a plurality of sources via a mobile device of a service provider, wherein the plurality of documents are generated for a plurality of customer jobs performed by the service provider at a plurality of jobsites, and wherein one of the documents comprises an image captured by the mobile device;
analyzing, by a computer processor and based on a pre-determined criterion, the plurality of documents to identify a subset of the plurality of documents corresponding to a jobsite of the plurality of jobsites, wherein analyzing the plurality of documents comprises:
retrieving a plurality of global positioning service (GPS) data items associated with the plurality of documents; and
determining, based on the plurality of GPS data items, that the subset of the plurality of documents is related to the jobsite;
extracting, by the computer processor, job data from the subset of the plurality of documents, wherein the job data comprises time and material information associated with a customer job of the plurality of customer jobs that is performed at the jobsite; and
generating the service provider invoice, using the job data, by:
identifying, using one or more of the plurality of GPS data items, an address for a location of the jobsite,
identifying a customer at the address,
inserting an identifier of the customer into the service provider invoice,
identifying, using the material information extracted from the subset of the plurality of documents, a type of the customer job,
determining, based on the type of the customer job, a labor rate of the service provider for the customer job, and
inserting the labor rate into the service provider invoice.