Business Process Management (BPM) is the process-centric approach to planning, managing, and automating business. Typical technologies used to implement BPM lifecycle include process design, and modeling; process execution (workflow); content management; enterprise integration; collaboration; business activity monitoring; and Business Rule Technology.
As business users define processes, they may find that defining all the permutations around decision points can create a workflow that is unwieldy, both in terms of clarity and ability to maintain, execute, and optimize.
Eligibility logic embedded in the process Enlarge
Streamlined process with Eligibility logic managed externally by InRule Enlarge
By embedding every decision point within a workflow, organizations are not only creating complex, hard to maintain processes, they’re unintentionally embedding decision logic—thus moving away from the vision of SOA.
To streamline business processes, decision logic must be managed differently from flow logic. The underlying rules, logic, and calculations that drive decision points can be maintained separately from the workflow by subject matter experts. Business rule technology brings flexibility to complement the power of BPM.
By externalizing the decision logic from the workflow, business rule technology can simplify a workflow and make the logic easier to update. Using business rule technology with your BPM tool can help streamline the most complex business processes.
With InRule, a single decision point called “Determine Eligibility” will encompass many underlying decisions and calculations, reducing the complexity of the workflow.
Business Rule technology can also be used for complex data validation when processing or integrating data from multiple systems, a frequent requirement of BPM solutions.
InRule has been used by clients who also use a number of workflow and BPM technologies on the .NET and the Java platforms. InRule can be called in process from any .NET application or as a service from any platform. Additionally, InRule-specific integration capabilities may be available for your BPM solution.
"Many of our users find that the logic that underlies their business processes changes much more frequently than the processes themselves, and have turned to InRule to help improve and update their business applications." InRulian ROAD Warrior
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