Business Rules Management: Implementation and Evaluation
55 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 18, 2013
The increasing complexity of information processing places severe constraints on the ability of organizations to respond to the demand for more customized products and services. While new technologies offer faster and more agile development, they do not address the complications arising from ever-changing business requirements. The business rules management (BRM) approach seeks to address this problem. We conducted an in-depth case study of the implementation and use of an innovative database-oriented Business Process Rules Engine (BPRE) for claim handling in a large insurance organization. We designed and tested a new database rule-matching algorithm as an alternative to the popular Rete algorithm that is used in most research and commercial rules engines. Performance tests during the implementation of the system and subsequent implementation experiences, allayed initial fears that a database solution would prove too slow for a demanding production environment.
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