Using ACTICO Rules as the central rule engine, companies take their agility and efficiency to a new level. They separate the business logic from application code and manage it in the form of visual rule models in a central repository. This makes it easy to make changes to the business logic. The result: maximum agility and transparency for the business, and consistent business logic across all applications.
Subject matter experts and business analysts gain more transparency and are able to implement changes to policies, specifications, calculations and much more autonomously, quickly and securely.
Developers and IT architects can focus on technical aspects and reduce coordination loops with the business stakeholders. The central approach provides a single-point-of-change and ensures high efficiency.
As a collaboration platform, the central business rule engine reduces development time and costs by up to 50% and maintenance by up to 90%. This ensures a high ROI and low total cost of ownership.
By separating business logic from process and application logic, subject matter experts from the business gain more clarity and control. The business logic is represented in the form of comprehensible flow rules and decision tables. This enables business experts to make changes without the need for coding.
Transparent rule and decision models for business logic
Test-driven quality assurance and simulation
Automatic generation of the documentation
The generated business rule models are stored and managed in a central repository. Colleagues from the business or IT department can access the models based on roles and permissions, which improves collaboration and quality assurance. From the central repository, the models are deployed to all processes and applications in a version-accurate and consistent manner.
Organization, reuse and versioning of business rule models
Coordinated collaboration, change history & version control
Deployment independently of IT release cycles
The business rule engine supports various scenarios for executing the business rules. Whether as a web service, in batch mode or by direct integration of the Java code – the rule engine is designed for high scalability and use in enterprise-scale environments.
Flexible scalability during business rule execution
High runtime performance and clustering capabilities
Detailed, audit-proof execution logs including statistics
Central Rule Engines combine the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept and the business rules approach. The combination allows companies to increase efficiency, flexibility and agility.
Easy maintenance of business rules in the central repository
Flexible and secure changes through business users
Provisioning of reusable shared services
Time-critical, high performance applications (e.g. trading systems) usually do not access web service/microservice functionality. Instead of using services, these applications can directly integrate executable business rule code accessed from the same central repository that supplies the services. The whole time, ACTICO Rules ensures continuous consistency of the centrally provided business logic that is integrated into the applications.
Business SMEs and IT professionals collaboratively use ACTICO's business rules management system ACTICO Rules as a common platform to create, implement, test and improve rule-based business logic.
ACTICO offers a unique graphical approach for defining business logic. Subject matter experts transfer their insights or changes rapidly into graphical flow rules or decision tables – without the need for special IT skills.
All business rule models are maintained centrally in the repository, and documented and deployed uniformly. By avoiding redundancies, the central rule engine ensures consistent decisions and reduces errors.
From the central repository, business rule models are deployed as reusable Central Decision Services – in the form of classic web services or as lightweight microservices.
Time-critical applications with high performance requirements (e.g. trading systems) can use the business logic from the central repository in the form of directly integrated Java code.
With features like versioning and change management, execution logs and user and authorization concepts, the central rule engine helps meet enterprise-scale governance requirements.
"Any system that contains a number of rules should be using a rule engine."
By managing decision logic in a central place and distributing it from there, companies ensure consistency across all processes, channels, and applications.
By decoupling business logic from applications, optimizing business-IT alignment, and using a central approach, companies accelerate time to market new or updated decision models significantly.
By reducing the time required for development, testing and coordination, and by avoiding system discontinuities, you can realize significant cost savings: up to 50% in the development phase, and up to 70% in the maintenance phase.
Decision models are maintained where they are "at home": in the business department. This way, companies empower their business experts and relieve their IT departments.
The central approach helps you minimize redundancies while test support within the BRMS helps track down and avoid technical errors.
Business logic deployed as a web service or microservice can be reused and jointly used by various processes and client applications. This enables the simplification of a company's IT application landscape.