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Anita Bunk
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New Product Generation Visual Rules 4

Webcast to be moderated by Ian Skerrett, Marketing Director of the Eclipse Foundation

04/04/2008 -

On April 15, 2008, Innovations Software Technology will unveil the new 4 product generation of Visual Rules Business Rules Management System (BRMS). "Get ready for business" is the theme of Visual Rules 4. With its new concepts, functions and features, Visual Rules 4 will make it even easier for business users to manage their own business rules.

Business Rules Management for Agile Enterprises

Business rules implement decisions governing an enterprise´s applications. One criterion for a company's success is the quality and speed of business users' ability to define and modify rules in order tobe automated. Visual Rules 4 has been designed to optimize this very important business agility and development acceleration.

Visual Rules for Business and IT

Visual Rules is a unique and premier BRMS with an advanced graphical modeling approach. It is remarkably intuitive and streamlined for the business user. At the same time, Visual Rules offers an elegant interface and collaborative platform aligning business and IT.

"Personally, I was excited to get to know Innovations' technology. As the name Visual Rules says, you see - and understand - business rules," Mike Milinkovich exclaimed.

Visual Rules 4 "Get Ready for Business"

The new product generation 4 features include:

  • A graphical Rule Editor for direct input of descriptions and expressions within the model ("In-place editing")
  • Decision Tables that are modeled using simple drag & drop
  • Rule Packages for hierarchically organizing rules within the Explorer
  • New elements for calling services and modeling the handling of functional exceptions
  • Simulating and testing rules graphically with expected and actual results as well as quick and easy modifications

Visual Rules 4: Technical Highlights

Visual Rules 4 supports Eclipse 3.3 and an integration API that provides the ability to write rules and data structures from other Eclipse plug-ins or external applications.

Webcast moderated by Ian Skerrett

For the launch of Visual Rules 4, Ian Skerrett, Director of the Eclipse Foundation, and Volker Grossmann, Product Manager of Innovations Software Technology, will participate in webcast presentations on April 15 at 11:00am and 12:00pm (both Eastern Time) / 5:00pm and 6:00pm (both Central European Time).