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Business rules, business strategy automation

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Business rules or
sets of business rules describe the policies, rules, operations, definitions
and restrictions in an organization that are of vital importance to achieve
their mission.

Organizations and companies in general are
environments in which automatic operating systems (computers, machinery,
facilities, etc.) coexist with systems in which people play a primary role, not
only by contributing their physical work but also their intellect when making
evaluations, decisions and communicating with others.

In the case of business operations, some activities
are perfectly defined and repetitive enough for their automation to be
appropriate, but there are still some tasks where human intervention, and
decision making, is necessary and essential.

Therefore,
having a low-code tool, with its own business rules engine that facilitates the automation of a large part of company processes, and
also integrates human participation is essential for any digital transformation
project.

In addition, this approach is practical even at the
planning level because it allows you to start with a smoother automation, and
daily practice indicates whether it is possible to advance further in the
digitization of the activity.

WHAT IS A BUSINESS RULE?

In a broad sense, business rules are always present in
the performance of an organization, either explicitly (a salary policy, working
hours, the discount to be applied depending on the conditions of the sale,
etc.) or implicitly (courteous treatment with clients, a supervisor’s responsibility
for his team, etc.) always involving direct or indirect human participation.

However, in the
world of process management, the term business rules is reserved for those
rules of an explicit nature that can be and are, expressed in an understandable
way, registered, traceable and modifiable.

Business rules are closely related to processes, but
their existence and personality derives from the very conception of the company
as an economic and social entity and its mission is to define its policies and
operating modes in a granular way. Thus, they must be defined and maintained
independently of the models and processes with which the company operates.

For example, you can create a rule to offer a discount
to customers who spend more than a certain amount, but you can later lower the
amount of the discount, or even remove it if required.

HOW TO IDENTIFY BUSINESS RULES

Although there is no mathematical formula to identify
a business rule, there are some characteristics that can help us discover them:

WHAT IS A BUSINESS RULES
ENGINE?

Businesses and organizations depend on a number of
policies, definitions, restrictions, and standards to achieve their goals. And
this business logic is what is known as business rules.

A business rules
management system allows you to define, centralize and manage the rules to
adapt them to new market needs, new regulations or conditions.

A business rules engine is the fundamental part of the
system and is responsible for validating and calculating the data to finally
supply a decision to the business processes or systems.

The fundamental concept of a system based on a
business rules engine and its main advantage over other systems is that it
keeps the process objects separate from the process logic. The system
recognizes which rules must be applied to which objects for processes to
function correctly.

Finally, it is very important that the rules maintenance
is in the hands of business users, so it will be necessary to have a tool to
define these rules without the need for technical or programming knowledge.

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