Smart BPM requires smart business rules
Today’s leading enterprises want “intelligent” business process management platforms that can thrive in complex, highly dynamic operational environments. A smart process management solution, however, can only be as smart as its business rules capabilities. In a sense, business rules comprise the intellect of a BPM system. In order for processes to be automated, an organization’s goals, policies, and procedures must be translated into a set of business rules that can be applied to individual events and interactions. The more sophisticated the business rules capability, the farther will be the reach of your BPM system.
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What is a business rules engine?
A business rules engine separates business logic from your mission-critical applications in order to gain agility and improve operational performance. A leading IT company, for example, would use a rules engine to streamline its business processes, as well as adapt to changing policies and regulations in order to expand into new markets.
Business rules engine software
A business rules engine empowers business users to create and manage business rules with minimal involvement from IT. It should capture your business workflow, integrate seamlessly with your existing IT assets, and scale for enterprise-class performance.
Pega’s business rules engine
Pega is the acknowledged leader in enterprise business rules and business process management solutions. Pega has long been an innovator in business rules logic and automated decisioning. Today, our rules-based business process solutions are used in eight of the top 10 global banks, seven of the top 10 insurance companies, and four of the top five health insurance payers.
Usability: Pega’s rules engine puts business users firmly in charge of creating and managing business rules, for maximum agility. Usability features include intuitive HTML rule forms to easily configure and manage business rules, an MS Visio graphical front-end to link rules with applications, built-in review and approval processes, aversion-controlled rules inventory that supports the efficient reuse of existing rules, a secure audit trail for all rules changes, and automatic documentation generation.
Power: The Pega business rules engine is unmatched in its support for a wide range of rule types, including process rules that automate workflow management, decisioning rules of all types, declarative rules that compute values based on detected changes in other related values, transformation rules that appropriately transform data as it passes across heterogeneous systems, and integration rules that determine the right system to invoke in each situation.
Scalability: With Pega’s business rules engine, distributed application nodes can share a common rules database, for optimum scalability. The system employs an open Java and XML architecture, and runson any major operating system in conjunction with any major application server. Some of the largest corporations in the world run enterprise-scale business transformation programs that utilize Pega’s rules engine.
For dynamic enterprises striving for greater operational efficiency and effectiveness, Pega offers our business rules engine either as part of a stand-alone business rules platform, or as a core element in our industry-leading business process management platform.