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"An exciting new
technology called Business Rules is
beginning to have a major positive impact on
the IT industry - more precisely, on the way
we develop and maintain computer
C.J. Date, inventor of
the relational database model that
revolutionized the field of computer science
New Power for Management
Understanding and managing
business rules is vital to the corporation. It
is just as important as managing people,
processes, IP, and information.
Business rules are often misunderstood and
Many rules remain unwritten – they are known
only to and retained by subject matter experts
who sooner or later leave the corporation,
causing brain drain. When business rules are
written, they are seldom shared and reused
throughout the corporation, which increases
operating costs. When business rules are
automated, they may not be aligned to the
business strategies and policies, leading to
In order to program business rules, programmers
often rely on unclear business rule
specifications that are incomplete or incorrect.
Then they usually hard-wire the business rules
in computer languages that only programmers can
understand and change.
Because programmers are not directly involved in
the day-to-day operation of the business, they
often make assumptions about what the rules are
and what management intended. That leads to
mistakes or bugs in the programs, which requires
further programming and re-programming.
is a solution.
Smart corporations use advanced
business rules technology and business rule
management methods to take business rules out of
IT and bring them back into the business. Now
management can finally manage and change their
Business rules management techniques help
management clearly describe and communicate
business rules to employees, partners, and
customers. Business rule management software
helps automate the rules that should be
Business rules improve the condition of the
corporation. They prevent business mistakes and
minimize risk. They solve many critical problems
Business rules are like the glue that holds
together all the parts of the corporation,
ensuring that the automated rules align with
goals and strategies.
Business rules integrate and align all the
moving parts of the corporation into a cohesive
enterprise architecture and operating system
that works, changes, and lasts.
you face any of these
challenges, then you are
ready to use the business rules approach and
business rules technology. The opportunity to
leverage rules is within reach.