Rule management is about defining, capturing, validating, maintaining and monitoring your business rules. Rule architecture and model validations support proper rule base development. Linking business rules to legislation and policy document sources ensures traceability and supports impact analysis.
Capture your rules. The Be Informed Platform is an integrated environment that enables capturing, validating, testing and previewing business rules. Business rules are captured in human-readable models.
Rule architecture. The rule architecture is captured in customizable meta models. Meta models describe the vocabulary and boundaries used to capture all business rules. Meta models are customized so you can use your own vocabulary. This way the Be Informed Platform supports the creation of a proper rule base within the boundaries set by the organization-specific rule architecture using terms and definitions you already know.
Ownership of the rules. Efficient collaboration requires clear ownership and responsibilities of team members. The Be Informed Platform enables you to define and establish ownership and enables team members to reuse each other's rules.
Shared Team Repository. Team members collaborate with each other by means of the Team Repository. It is a single repository which keeps track of changes of the complete rule base.
Traceability of the rules. The original source of a business rule is an essential part of rule management. The Be Informed Platform allows you to include it in the rule-base and link it to the captured rule. This both ensures traceability and supports impact analysis.
Validate and share your rules. Reviews are important to validate the correctness of business rules. Rules are automatically published in an online knowledge base that supports validation and reviews.
Test your rules. As regulations are extended and the number of models grows, it is important to use testing measures to avoid regression. The Be Informed Studio supports testing business rules in an automated manner and comparing the results with anticipated results of domain experts.
Time-versions. Rules and processes change over time. The models capturing the rules will change likewise. In the Be Informed Platform, different versions in time can be created for a single model. At any single point in time, there can be only one version of such a model. This enables for time travelling, i.e. executing a specific time version of a model.