IRS PRIME is a 15-year $10 billion Business
Systems Modernization Project to modernize all Internal Revenue
Service applications. Analysts say this is the largest civilian
systems development project in the world.
The main objective of this project is to take
the IRS tax agency from a paper-pushing system to an interactive
online program for taxpayers. Among the goals are to deliver tax
refunds in as little as two days instead of five weeks, enable
taxpayers to receive e-mail messages from the IRS about their
returns and track the status of refunds online, and enable IRS
Business Analysts/SMEs (non-programmers) to author and modify
business rules without reprogramming or recompiling. The CADE
Project (Customer Account Data Engine) is one of the first and
key pieces of the entire program: It will convert all Individual
and Business Taxpayer Master Files from tape to DB2. All 250,000
IRS Business Rules for processing Individual Tax Returns will be
stored in a rule engine instead of being hard-coded. Phase 1
will process 1040-EZ tax returns for the 2002 filing season.
BizRules.com helped design the Business Rules
architecture, methodology, and strategy for harvesting and
programming the 250,000 IRS business rules that process all
Individual Taxpayer tax returns.
Our BIZRULES® VISION™ Business
Rules Methodology is being used as the foundation for the new
IRS Business Rule Harvesting Methodology.
Provided expertise in
Business Rules technology, design, and industry best practices
on the IBM CADE Team. Also provided expertise in rule
harvesting, rule discovery, rule modeling, and rule authoring.
BIZRULES helped IBM design the rule engine portion of IBM’s RFP
Proposal, which won the bid for the IRS PRIME CADE project.
Business Goals & Benefits
Enable IRS Business Analysts and SMEs
(non-programmers) to author and modify IRS business rules
without reprogramming or recompiling.
Take the tax agency from a paper-pushing
system to an interactive online program for taxpayers.
Deliver tax refunds in as little as two days
instead of five weeks.
Enable taxpayers to receive e-mail messages
from the IRS about their returns and track the status of refunds