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Business Rules Management with Visual Rules - Design and Architecture

Business Rules Management with Visual Rules BRM
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Design and Architecture: seamless integration, powerful services


Regardless of whether you are working with client-/server systems, enterprise applications or business processes – Visual Rules allows you to swiftly adapt the business logic to new market developments, regulations and strategic decisions.

Visual Rules technology integrates seamlessly into your current IT infrastructure, merges with your existing applications and supplies high-performance services throughout your company.


Visual Rules architecture

Visual Rules BRM architecture

Enterprise-wide Business Rules Management

Multi-tenancy with Visual Rules

Visual Rules architecture has full multi-tenant capability and thus enables a scalable infrastructure: several tenants can make simultaneous use of instances of Visual Rules server components – this allows you to use the software throughout your company even more cost-efficient and significantly reduce maintenance efforts. By default the users of one tenant cannot view the rules, data, rule services or build processes, users and authorization structures of the other tenants. Tenant relationships allow that rules and data can now also be shared – both between service providers and their tenants and between tenants themselves.

This enterprise functionality is the basis for a wide variety of business models and new service concepts such as SaaS, cloud services, collaborations as well as the outsourcing of certain rule-based services.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Service providers can now offer their tenants a service that goes beyond the hosting and use of Visual Rules components to include complete business and technical rules. Fine-grained management of access permissions and the new tenant relationships mean rules services can be used securely by a variety of tenants on the basis of defined SLAs or contracts.


One example of collaborations in the context of the tenant relationships is the contract-based shared use of specialist business logic by collaborating companies, which has the potential to deliver a high degree of efficiency. In banking, for instance, offering credit risk assessment rules services on Visual Rules Execution Platform and giving access to specific collaboration partners allows business-specific decisioning logic to be harmonized, used jointly, and developed further.

Acting on behalf of other parties

The new tenant relationships also make it possible for rules provided to be managed and used by service providers commissioned to carry out specific rules-based services. Returning to the example above, a bank can for instance provide credit assessment rules services on the Execution Platform and then arrange for a call center to actually conduct the credit assessments on its behalf.