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Well, the migration did not go quite as planned! Some recent articles were lost due to a bug (or user error?) in the export of the MySQL database. When I get time I may try to validate and migrate some of the old web links and other content as well.

For the moment I will be using this site as my primary business rules blog, however I don’t want to shut out other voices and I will be trying to keep the tone as vendor neutral as I can. Don’t hesitate to send me your gossip, news or articles. If you want to blog regularly here feel free to drop a comment below.

Here’s to 2010!

YASU’s QuickRules 4.5 Comes With Massive Productivity Enhancements

Posted by: Subhash

YASU Technologies, a provider of Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS), has announced the launch of QuickRules Standard Edition 4.5 GA with enhanced Web Service offering.

Now each set of rules can be easily deployed as Web Service with a single click operation. Besides, it is power-packed with productivity enhancing features like Database Lookup Table and ability to model Scorecards. The Database Lookup Table allows a rule developer to build rules on database table elements directly.

YASU Technologies, a provider of Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS), has announced the launch of QuickRules Standard Edition 4.5 GA.

The new 4.5 version has enhanced Web Service offering of QuickRules. Now each set of rules can be easily deployed as Web Service with a single click operation. Besides, it is power-packed with productivity enhancing features like Database Lookup Table and ability to model Scorecards. The Database Lookup Table allows a rule developer to build rules on database table elements directly.

Satish Madhira, CEO of YASU Technologies, adds, “In this new version, business users can easily model validation rules and score cards.”

About YASU Technologies
YASU, a pioneer in the Business Rules Management Solutions (BRMS), provides business rules solutions for both Java and .NET platforms. QuickRules BRMS platform provides advanced tools for business analysts and developers enabling business rule modeling, analysis, implementation and management with advanced tools for analysis and simulation of business rules. QuickRules Java Standard Edition is easy to integrate into SOA centric applications through its strong support for Web Services and rule definitions directly on XML schema.

Patronage by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), Scottish Power PIC, Bank of New York, Bombay Stock Exchange, Discovery Holdings, JPMorgan Chase, WebMD, Columbia Insurance Group, Combined Insurance Company of Australia, TransAmerica Occidental Life Insurance Company, Express Capital Lending, Home Loan Center, QUALCOMM Incorporated, Volubill, Deutsche Post AG, Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH (LTL) and such 140+ customers and 30+ (Resellers and OEM) partners worldwide has placed YASU among Fast 500 Asia Pacific winners. It is closely monitored by analyst firms across the world.

You can evaluate the QuickRules BRMS suite of applications at
http://www.yasutech.com/products.

Oracle’s Siebel CRM Release 8 Leverages Haley To Maximize Business Flexibility

Posted by: jtesla

Haley Systems, Inc., a business rules management system provider, today announced that Oracle has embedded HaleyRulesTM and HaleyAuthorityTM as the business rules technology in its recently announced Siebel CRM Release 8.

By embedding business rules into Siebel CRM, businesses are able to achieve new levels of cost containment, time-to-market response and long-term competitive advantages. Haley technology is a key part of the Siebel Privacy Management solution within Siebel Universal Customer Master, a comprehensive customer data hub that unifies customer data across multiple business units and functionally disparate systems to provide a trusted authoritative source of customer information across the enterprise.
“Providing business users with an easy to use, yet powerful way to define and refine their business rules is a key ingredient to enabling business agility,” says Mark Woollen, Vice President of CRM Product Strategy at Oracle. “By leveraging technology from Haley in Oracle’s Siebel CRM Release 8, we are able to provide our customers with a high-performance solution that will enable them to define and enforce the rules they need to stay ahead in today’s fast paced, ever changing business environment.”

Oracle’s Siebel CRM Release 8 Leverages Haley To Maximize Business Flexibility Press Release

Blogs: A great way to track business rules

Posted by: Admin

Every week I seem to stumble across a new blog that touches on business rules or business rule engines. I thought I’d post my list in the hope you’d share yours!

In no particular order:

If you use BlogBridge (an excellent open source blog reader) you can subscribe to this Blog Guide, and always remain up to date. The URL for the Blog Guide is:

http://www.blogbridge.com/rl/12039/Business+Rules.opml

If you are using a blog reader that supports OPML (most do) you can download the list and import it into your reader.


Announcing The Business Rules Blog

Posted by: rajgo

Rajgo, the Product Manager for QuickRules.NET, now writes a blog at The Business Rules Blog.

The posts normally provide a commentary on business/technology news of the day from a Business Rules perspective. This blog also provides Rajgo an opportunity to share his perspectives on the Business Rules Space, talk about implementation stories and challenges.

Business Rule Revolution: Running Business the Right Way

Posted by: Admin

Barbara Von Halle, Larry Goldberg and John Zackman have published a new book on business rules. The book covers a broad range of contemporary business rules subjects. James Taylor has written a review of the book which is available
here.

Reviews of the book are also available from Amazon:


http://www.amazon.com/Business-Rule-Revolution-Running-Right/dp/1600050131/sr=8-1/qid=1161757220/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5594227-6427865?ie=UTF8&s=books

Countrywide Home Loans Selects Haley As Its Business Rules Solution

Posted by: jtesla

Fortune 500 Mortgage Lender Deploying Business Rules to Help Drive Greater Efficiency and Agility in its Loan Administration. Countrywide’s choice of Haley followed a thorough technical evaluation and successful proof of concept.


Haley Systems, Inc., a leading provider of business rules management systems (BRMS), today announced that the Haley Business Rules Management Suite has been selected by the Loan Servicing Division of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., the principal subsidiary of Countrywide Financial Corporation, a provider of diversified financial services. Countrywide has begun work on its implementation of Haley’s BRMS in support of the company’s loan servicing systems.

Countrywide’s choice of Haley followed a thorough technical evaluation and successful proof of concept. Among Countrywide’s key criteria were: rules authoring decoupled from software development, so that business logic can be externalized from applications; a natural language interface that enables business decision makers to manage business logic themselves using plain English rather than programming code; platform-independent high performance; and a platform-independent rules language.

By leveraging rules technology from Haley, Countrywide’s Loan Servicing Division will provide its business users with the high-performance rules solution they need to stay ahead in today’s fast paced mortgage lending environment. The loose coupling between the rules implementations and its other software systems will deliver faster-time-to-market and increased quality by allowing Countrywide’s Loan Servicing Division to develop, test, and deploy rules independently from other software. In addition, Haley’s BRMS will support Countrywide’s heterogeneous platforms (including, for example, MS Windows, IBM AIX and IBM AS/400).

Full Countrywide Press Release

www.haley.com

SOA Meets Business Rules

Posted by: jtesla

In the September issue of ebizQ.net Haley’s president and CEO, Hans Witt, presents an innovative solution to achieving maximum agility. This unique solution combines two approaches, a business rules management approach to increase agility and a Web Services/ Service-Oriented Architecture approach to increase accessibility across the entire enterprise.


As the pace of change within businesses across many industries continues to accelerate, market demands are driving the need for increased business agility. Achieving business agility within an enterprise requires rapid implementation of changes to business logic across the organization’s applications. In order to accommodate dynamic logic that varies by industry, geography, and over time across all enterprise operations, two critical issues must be resolved. The first is how the logic can be maintained with the necessary degree of agility. The second is how to support that agility across many disparate applications. Organizations that face these challenges are beginning to turn to two approaches in combination to meet them head-on: a business rules management system (BRMS) approach to achieve the agility and a Web Services/Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) to make it accessible to many different applications across the enterprise.

The ‘implicit’ approach that buries business logic within applications cannot accommodate rapid and frequent changes — without a heavy burden in terms of time and cost. This outdated method is being abandoned widely as organizations seek new alternatives. Web services and business rules are complementary technologies that provide an excellent alternative. When these two approaches are deployed in combination, organizations benefit from their strengths in ways that enhance business agility. The “loosely-coupled” approach of Web services/SOA, together with the “de-coupled” approach of business rules management systems (BRMSs) enables organizations to better represent business logic in “explicit” format that can be more quickly and easily modified and shared across many applications.

Click here for full article

TheServerSide interview on Business Rules

Posted by: Admin

Daniel Selman has been interviewed by TheServerSide on the subject of business rules. The interview covers some of the basic values of the business rules approach as well as the on going work related to standards.

View the interview here:

http://searchtechtarget.com/r/0,,61447,00.htm?Microsoft

Over a Million Page Views!

Posted by: Admin

Today javarules.org broke the 1 million page views threshold! My hat is off to all of you…

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