Benefits of Business Rules Automation

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The rules are well documented, safeguarding your business knowledge. Businesses run the risk of losing rules that are locked away in the minds of its employees, if those employees leave the company.


· Rules are committed to an open rules repository, and not hidden away in code or OO-objects.


· Rules are specified in a non-technical way, to facilitate easy communication between technical people and users.


· Rules can be shared across applications, allowing you to define them only once.


· Rules can be defined at atomic level, without having to overview the full process.


· Rules are combined with other rules at run time automatically to realize business functions and are therefore always evaluated when needed.


· Programmers become focused on the business, and are hence transformed into analysts.


· Communication between IT-department and business units improves dramatically.


· The Rules Engine, and not the programmer, determines when a rule needs to be invoked. When business policy changes, the changes are implemented by updating the business rules only.


· A direct result of developing systems with business rules is that the number of "lines of code" is reduced by orders of magnitude when compared to other approaches. More complex systems are built faster, and with less staff than with other methods. And because fewer staff are involved, the systems are developed more efficiently.