Central Rule Engine

Bring efficiency to a new level by providing business rules as shared services across the organization.

ACTICO Rules

Central Rule Engine Allows Shared Services

By using ACTICO Rules as a Central Rule Engine, companies bring operational efficiency to a new level. They centralize and standardize business rules to consistently provide them as shared services across their organization. The approach allows maximum flexibility in case of changes.

  • Central repository for rule maintenance and deployment

  • Integration as consistent, reusable web services

  • Highly efficient, automated rule execution



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An Optimized IT Architecture


Consistent business rules in a service-oriented architecture

Business Rules & SOA

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

Business rules in time-critical applications

Time-critical, high performance applications (e.g. trading systems) usually do not access webservice/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.


Consistent business rules through central deployment



Key Features

Common platform

Business experts and IT collaboratively use ACTICO's business rules management system ACTICO Rules as a common platform to create, implement, test and improve operational decisions.

Graphical modeling

ACTICO offers a unique graphical approach for modeling decisions, rules and workflows. Business experts transfer their new insights or changes rapidly into graphical models – without the need for special IT skills.

Central repository

All models of your decision logic are maintained centrally in the repository, and documented and deployed uniformly. By avoiding redundancies, the central rule engine ensures consistent decisions and reduces errors.

Webservices & microservices

From the central repository, your decision logic is deployed as a reusable Central Decision Service – in the form of a classic webservice or as a lightweight microservice.

Integrated Java code

Time-critical applications with high performance requirements (e.g. trading systems) can use the decision logic from the central repository in the form of directly integrated Java code.

Governance support

With features like version management, change logging, decision-making records or user and authorization concepts our Central Rule Engine helps you meet your governance requirements.

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"Any system that contains a number of rules should be using a rule engine."
Francisco Gonzales, Business Analyst, Eurex

Benefits

Consistent decision logic

By managing decision logic in a central place and distributing it from there, companies ensure consistency across all processes, channels, and applications.

Accelerated time to market

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.

Cost savings

By reducing 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.

Empowered business experts

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.

Minimized risks

The central approach helps you minimize redundancies while test support within the BRMS helps track down and avoid technical errors.

Simplified IT landscape

Business logic deployed as a webservice 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.