Decision Model “Vehicle Insurance – UServ Product Derby”

As a response to the DMCommunity.org challenge, I will describe an OpenRules-based implementation of the highly popular use case known as “UServ Product Derby”. The use case deals with automobile insurance problems including eligibility and pricing decisions for a hypothetical insurance company “UServ”. Its detailed description can be found here. Our implementation may be considered as another complex-enough example of the DMN approach. Continue reading

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Decision “Determine a Killer of Aunt Agatha”

Could we use decision tables to represent and solve complex logical problems? An example of such problem was offered by the DMCommunity.org in the Nov-2014 Challenge called “Who Killed Agatha“. Continue reading

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Resolving Conflicts among Business Rules

Contradictory business rules occur in normal business situations, and maintaining rules with exceptions is a very typical example of rule conflicts. Is it possible to automatically resolve such conflicts? Continue reading

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Decisions with Mitigation Criteria

The Decision Management Community (http://DMCommunity.org) published an interesting Challenge in Oct-2014. It deals with a quite typical problem when some business rules may be mitigated by other rules.  Here is an OpenRules-based solution that follows the DMN guidelines. The main idea is to use multi-hit decision tables when more specific rules (mitigations) may override more generic rules. Continue reading

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A Little Story From OpenRules Trenches

I’d like to share a little story from our recent consulting experience. Being in the midst of helping our client to deliver a large OpenRules-based banking system, we received an urgent request. The problem should be familiar to many businesses who deal with NAICS (the North American Industry Classification System). Continue reading

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OpenRules at 2014 Fall Conferences

This fall as usual OpenRules will participate in two major Business Rules and Decision Management events: DecisionCAMP-2014 and BBC-2014. DecisionCAMP is much smaller but more technical to compare with BBC that is now mainly oriented to business analysts.  Continue reading

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OpenRules Test Harness

A new OpenRules Release 6.3.1 enhances its Test Harness with automatic comparison of expected and actual decision execution results. Continue reading

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