A Rule Engine is a Component which executes Business Rules which can be directly created or updated without going through the heavy classical development process.
The main advantage is “time to deploy Rules”.
So the Rule engine is well adapted to rules which often change like Pricing Rules.
Other advantages are Visibility on existing rules, and Simulations of new rules.
But isolating Rules supposes to answer some questions:
As Time to Market becomes a priority and Rule Engines becomes more popular, a new question arises: how to integrate the Rule Engine inside a more global application?
Example of “Product Factory” which allows marketing teams to directly create or modify Products by defining Product Structure, assembling Services and managing Rules like pricing rules, commission rules or eligibility rules, without the help of IT teams.
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