Introduction to Business Rules: Taking Advantage of Business Rules Management Systems
Business rules, described as the externalization of business logic and also as automation, are a means of implementing and enforcing business policies, and Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) are a means of accelerating the change process. Helping to identify business rules can be one of the most challenging tasks because business rules have been made difficult to understand. But it is not that difficult if you understand what constitutes a business rule. Using a real-world example from the insurance industry, this article tries to solve the mystery of what it means for a structured logic to be classified as a business rule.