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(12) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT) 



(19) World Intellectual Property Organization 

International Bureau 

(43) International Publication Date 
3 April 2008 (03.04.2008) 




PCT 



(10) International Publication Number 

WO 2008/038232 A3 



(51) International Patent Classification: 
G06Q 30/00 (2006.01) 

(21) International Application Number: 

PCT7IB2007/053906 

(22) International Filing Date: 

26 September 2007 (26.09.2007) 



(25) Filing Language: 

(26) Publication Language: 



English 
English 



(30) Priority Data: 

2006/07992 



26 September 2006 (26.09.2006) ZA 



(71) Applicant (for all designated States except US): DISCOV- 
ERY HOLDINGS LIMITED [ZA/ZA]; 155 West Street, 
2196 Sandton (ZA). 

(72) Inventors; and 

(75) Inventors/Applicants (for US only): POLLARD, Alan 

[ZA/ZA]; 11 Central Park, 39 1st Avenue Illovo, 2196 
Sandton (ZA). GORE, Adrian [ZA/ZA]; 10 7th Street, 
2142 Houghton Estate (ZA). 

(74) Agents: SPOOR & FISHER et al.; P O Box 454, 0001 
Pretoria (ZA). 



(81) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every 
kind of national protection available): AE, AG, AL, AM, 
AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, 
CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, 
ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, 
IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, 
LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, 
MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, 
PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, 
TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, 
ZM, ZW. 

(84) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every 
kind of regional protection available): ARIPO (BW, GH, 
GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, 
ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM), 
European (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, 
FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, 
PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, 
GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG). 

Published: 

— with international search report 

(88) Date of publication of the international search report: 

30 April 2009 



(54) Title: A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REWARDING EMPLOYEES OF AN ORGANISATION 



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(57) Abstract: A system and method of rewarding employees of an organisation are provided. The method includes awarding points 
to an employee for participation in a plurality of program areas. The total points awarded to the employee for a predetermined period 
is then calculated and the employee is rewarded with at least one reward depending on the total points awarded to the employee. 



INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT 


International application No. 




PCT/IB07/53906 



A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER 
IPC: G06Q 30/00( 2006.01) 



USPC: 705/14 

According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC 



B. FIELDS SEARCHED 

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols) 
U.S. : 705/14 



Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched 



Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used) 



DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT 



Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages 



Category 



Relevant to claim No. 



X 



US 2003/0200142 Al (HICKS et al) 23 October 2003 (23.10.2003), entire document 



1-12 



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Further documents are listed in the continuation of Box C. 



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See patent family annex. 



* Special categories of cited documents: 

"A" document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of 
particular relevance 

"E" earlier application or patent published on or after the international filing date 

"L" document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to 
establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as 
specified) 

"O" document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means 

"P" document published prior to the international Filing date but later than the 
priority date claimed 



later document published after the international filing date or priority 
date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the 
principle or theory underlying the invention 

document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be 
considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step 
when the document is taken alone 

document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be 
considered to involve an inventive step when the document is 
combined with one or more other such documents, such combination 
being obvious to a person skilled in the an 

document member of the same patent family 



Date of the actual completion of the international search 
16 June 2008 (16.06.2008) 




Date of mailing of the international 



600 



Name and mailing address of the ISA/US 
Mail Stop PCT, Attn: ISA/US 
Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
Facsimile No. (571) 273-3201 



Authorized officer 
Alexander Kalinovvski 
Telephone No. 571-272-3 



Form PCT/ISA/210 (second sheet) (April 2007)