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About this paper: This road map document should help to understand the strategic direction of SAP in the area of Business Rules Management under the overall umbrella of Enterprise SOA technology. It is therefore part of an overall SOA technology roadmap. For a complete picture, please refer to the roadmaps for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE), SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management (BPM) and SOA Middleware. The paper contains the following parts: 1. Evolution of Business Rules Management 2. Typical Customer Challenges 3. Definition - what is Business Rules Management? 4. Business Rules Management Accelerates Business Process Management 5. Building Blocks of SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management  Business Rules Modeling and Implementation  Business Rules Testing and Refinement  Business Rules Execution and Justification  End-to-End Change Management 6. Value Proposition of Business Rules Management 7. SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management - Roadmap Highlights 8. Summary Contact: rajagopalan.narayanan@sap.com

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Managing fast changing business rules across different software systems and business functions has become more challenging than ever today.0‘ and beyond Business Rules Management (BRM) and Business Process Management (BPM) convergence BRM and Business Intelligence (BI) convergence BRM and Complex Event Processing (CEP) convergence Simulations and replays Optimization and alignment Integrated rules and process analytics Expert Systems Hardwired business rules ‘BRM 1. Business rules management (BRM) as a technology helps organizations create the technical framework (or software products) to compose.Evolution of Business Rules Management 1990s Decision Support Expert Systems 2000s Decision Automation Rule Engines Change Management 2010s Decision Alignment Business Alignment Decision Support   Key Business Drivers Business Agility  Faster decisions  Business user control  Accurancy and consistency Business Alignment  Align decisions with business goals Business Transparency  Need for transparent business  Compliance requirements ‘BRM 2. organizations need to achieve agility when responding to changing business requirements in today‟s dynamic market conditions. centralization and consistency in key business decisions. In our very competitive era.0‘     Rules externalization First rules engines Application Configuration Change Management Introduction SAP has been facilitating businesses for more than 35 years by helping streamline business software and align software requirements for companies all around the world. Business Rules are critical enterprise assets that are very dynamic in nature. BRM technology provides considerable added value for a service-enabled platform via securing return of investment and minimizing business risks:    Reduced coordination requirements Transparency and centralization Flexibility and agility at an „atomic level‟ SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -2- . execute. Business rules management (BRM) as a management discipline helps business organizations standardize and optimize their business rules in order to achieve greater visibility. deploy manage business rules spanning across various business applications used by different departments within an organization.

BRM capabilities supporting business users end-to-end from business rules capturing. Service Level Agreement (SLA) monitoring. the need to manage growing sets of business rules. Business Rules Management aligned with Real Time Event Processing (also called CEP). Major unique business drivers of BRM in the overall SAP strategy: Although rules engines drive decision automation they have been in the „realm‟ of IT only up to now. This shift has started with and brought increasing adoption and awareness. Actionable + integrated process and rules analysis  SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -3- . etc. simulation.0 and beyond‟).rapid modeling and deployment of rules-enabled composites & business processes.   BRM 2. as well as informed decision making. businesses required focus shift from plain decision automation to management of rules and rules driven decisions. In the mid 2000s. From a market perspective BRM functionality in the Enterprise SOA context brings huge benefits to SAP existing and new customers in the following ways:    Business Rules Management is an accelerator for Business Process Management . while continuously optimizing processes for achieving performance goals. As rules increase by volume in an organization and as business users show more and more active interest in influencing operational business decisions. Business Intelligence (BI) and Real Time Event Processing (also called CEP) where BRM together with BPM become critical components of Enterprise SOA. Other kinds of intelligent systems include neural networks (used in predictive analytics and data mining). This may be seen as convergence of various disciplines: Business Rules Management (BRM) with Business Process Management (BPM).  Achieve business agility through faster decisions that are precise and consistent. Examples of back-up business scenarios are in fraud detection. fuzzy logic. genetic algorithms. organizations require innovative end-to-end perspective on business rules management („BRM 2. modeling. etc. The late 1990s saw the birth of a new breed of intelligent systems called rules engines. Enable stable business functions and at the same time allow for dynamic changes at the speed of business. firmly controlled by business. Ensure transparency and compliance in all cases of urgent business requirements or government requirements. Align operational business decisions and business rules driving them up with organizational KPIs and corporate goals while involving business users. The future trend is to provide businesses with new methods/technology to help them gain agility on an „atomic‟ level and align their operational business rules with overall strategic business goals.rules services for end-toend consumption and collaborative business user rules management. offering to business user‟s visibility and control of critical operational business rules that drive day to day business decisions on the way of achieving corporate performance goals.0 and beyond In today‟s fast pacing business world. BRM brings immense benefits across the value chain. enabling decision consistency. refining and optimization for improved and controlled alignment with business goals . BRM forms part of a class of intelligent systems called rule-based systems. which provided value by enabling externalization and automation of business logic. has come to the forefront.The Evolution of Business Rules Management (BRM) Business rules management (BRM) emerged as a discipline from the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.

Duplicated business rules maintained in multiple repositories are less likely to be discovered which may lead to inconsistency and even failure to meet important regulation requirements. and organizations typically employ conventional techniques for their automation and management.Typical Customer Challenges Zero visibility into business decisions  Business has no visibility into how systems take decisions  Critical business rules are locked in code or databases Change resistant IT systems  Business rules can be very volatile  Hardwired business rules make change difficult for IT  Unacceptably long testing and change cycle times  High costs of correction and rework Scattered knowledge  Business rules not centrally managed  Scattered across code. Here is a summary of such challenges. manuals and as tacit knowledge  Inadequate. Business cannot look into the system and „see‟ how rules are being implemented to drive to particular business decisions. spreadsheets and other documents. Business rules implemented using conventional methods tend to get hidden across code. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -4- . ambiguous and inconsistent business rules across the Enterprise  High risk of compliance violation Typical Customer Challenges Business Rules are ubiquitous. Customers end up facing some typical challenges when they adopt such an approach. databases. Lack of visibility into how applications enforce business rules   When business rules are implemented in code. manuals. an IT system may become a big black box.

Example is in regulated industries like Banking. this leads to a situation where business rules are inconsistent. but IT is responsible for implementation. requirements paradox. ambiguous and even duplicated across the system.   Scattered Knowledge   For many Enterprises critical business rules are “scattered” across multiple sources. Changing them as fast as business requires may become a challenging task. as well as change lifecycle duration. This is called the rules vs. Insurance etc. This is because changes to business rules are difficult to validate and verify because they are owned by the Business. departments and business systems. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -5- .Change Resistant IT Systems  Many business policies are very volatile by nature. This situation can lead to serious compliance violations. Because business rules are not centrally managed. If business rules are embedded in code there is no way to run separate rules change test cycle and system test cycle.one of the main reasons to start driving informed decision automation in the first place. which means that operational and maintenance costs increase. Hardwired business rules can lead to high costs of correction and rework. as it is very complicated to assess what impact a simple change in code base may have .

Therefore their constant and correct identification and externalization improve organization's adaptability to industry changes and competition. represent the core business logic of each organization. design. recommendation rules  Personalization rules. exception rules. storing and sharing of business rules in a business user friendly form  Externalization and centralized management of all volatile business rules  Automation of critical rule-based business decisions  Capabilities to test.  Clear separation between business rules (business requirements) and software requirements  Business rules externalized from application logic and centrally managed  Ability to represent rules in business user-friendly natural language like format  Business users build and edit rules with ease without „IT dependency‟  Model and execute complex business rules. guidelines that drive operational business decisions  Business rules are owned by Business. Pricing policies  Products and services offerings. testing and deployment. decision rules. rate calculations. Management practices and regulatory forces  Marketing strategies.What is Business Rules Management? What are business rules?  Business rules represent the policies. governance. guide and control all basic business processes that form the back bone of any business transaction. ability to access rules remotely and change them in real-time  Common understanding and standard interpretation for business rules  Business rules versioning. fine-tuning and analysis of business rules along with report generation capability. concurrent development and testing SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -6- . What is Business Rules Management (BRM)? Modern BRM functionality allows the capture. Business Rules are one of the most dynamic components of any application. access management. not by IT Different kinds of business rules  Validation rules. implementation. configuration rules  Rules for event correlation. Customer relationship practices What is Business Rules Management?  Representation. event filtering and event analysis Sources of business rules  Corporate charters. Business rules represent a set of standard business practices or policies that need to be applied consistently across business activities in order to achieve company goals and stable business growth. Externalizing business rules from applications ensures that these rules are easily communicated across the organization and managed separately from the application code: business adaptability and flexibility via IT stability. validate and refine rules What are business rules? Business Rules describe business behavioral constraints. debug. localization rules.

let‟s review a common business process in Manufacturing & Automotive industries. Some of the major issues in warranty claims processing are as follows: SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -7- . Example: In this context. as well as through rules based correlations for real-time business events. Because of the dynamic nature of rules and the complexity involved in automating and managing them. By leveraging the complementary strengths of Process Management & Rules Management. through capturing. organizations can realize the highest benefits of process efficiency and optimization. these processes steps are rarely automated in a manageable fashion. A problem arises when these processes involve activities that require decisions to be taken based on complex business rules.Business Rules Management Accelerates Business Process Management Rules are a BPM Accelerator  Clear decoupling of process logic from decision logic  Accelerated process efficiency with automated decisioning  Reusable business rules services  Rules based correlations for real-time business events End-to-End Rules Consumption  By composite applications  Business process composites  Service & event composites  UIs & situational composites  By system-to-system processes  By human-centric processes  By ABAP business applications BRM Business Rules Management as an accelerator for Business Process Management SAP believes that BRM will complement and accelerate Business Process Management on top of the common Business Process Platform. BRM will act as an accelerator for BPM and improve efficiency through decoupling of decision logic from process logic.90% levels of automations. There are documented instances of processes that have achieved 80% . automation and alignment of critical business rules and the decisions they drive as reusable services. per example „warranty claims processing’.

This can cause delays in payments for approved claims. Consequences. Compose reusable rules services with SAP NetWeaver BRM 2. When a supplier‟s contract changes. or may even use different systems. Multiple departments (IT. Composite UIs and mashups d. B2B. Unrealized claim value can be in the order of 20%. Inefficient claims management means that Inventory has to remain stocked. Here is an overview of the various consumption scenarios for business rules: 1. Mistakes in separating company‟s warranty responsibilities from those of suppliers or distributors. Communication gaps lead to poor data sharing about defects. System-to-system processes can consume reusable rules services. review are all manual and “prone” to error activities. Purchase. may be huge.     Warranty claims processing. the whole process can take up to 6-8 weeks. Recovery) involved may not have the same “visibility” into the system. validation. result in covering costs pertaining to others. Warranty policies and contracts are typically not strictly enforced. BRM enables the automation of operational policy decisions in an agile. Inventory. In some cases. where a large scale of human and automated (H2H. Scenarios for End-to-End Rules Consumption It is envisioned that Business Rules be available for consumption across the entire application stack. The implication of not improving process efficiency is obvious as summarized below:      Time spent and resources engaged in manual processing increase go-to-market costs. Example of a use case is “Destination Determination Rules” 4. When it comes to process automation. Composite services and event composites c. B2H. consistent. because it enables automation of critical guidelines and policy driven decisions in a transparent and agile fashion. which could add up to 10‟s of 1000‟s of claims a year. consistent and timely manner. Inefficient claims management may influence relationships with dealers and suppliers and may even affect customer satisfaction adversely. A2A) activities have to be performed in a concise. ABAP applications can consume rules services or rules-enabled composite services SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -8- . Specifically: a. H2B. BRM clearly stands out as an effective solution for such business scenarios. This is because “rules are everywhere” and business applications of all varieties would find it necessary to take advantage of these capabilities. Transferring these activities into the „human-centric‟ domain does not obviously solve all problems. precise. as financial balances show. Composite applications of all types can use business rules capability (rules services) to deliver rules enabled composites. This in turn can lead to fraudulent claims. which adds to „opportunity‟ losses cost. Composite business processes b. Same resources cannot be “channeled” to perform other important activities. compliant and auditable fashion while giving business users the control to influence business rules. one of the first concerns that needs review should be human intervention. Rules-enabled situational composites 3. these changes may not flow back into the system immediately leading to incorrect billing. It is obvious that these activities cannot be automated simply through a hand-coded / hard-coded application exposed as a Web Service. incorrect billing and excessive payments.

permissions management.  Rules Modeling for the Business Analyst  Rules Implementation for the Business Rules Developer  Support a variety of data model definitions This functionality will be available in two flavors: from within the SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management (SAP NetWeaver BPM) process composer to model rules in a business process context and as a separate perspective in SAP NetWeaver CE to model rules to be used by non-BPM applications. Rules Repository: The rules repository is the environment that will provide rules versioning. management and execution capabilities. Execution will be supported by an integrated capability for rule execution monitoring. Rules Manager: The rules manager represents Business user environment. Rules Analyzer: The rules analyzer is the environment for testing. alerts and other repository services. refining. It will provide a web based collaborative functionality for modeling. It will be a licensed add-on available with SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment. access control.SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management Building Blocks Rules Composer Rules Manager Rules Repository Rules Engine Rules Analyzer Rules Modeling & Implementation    Business user-friendly rich rule formats Support for multiple data models for rules implementation Data model independent business vocabularies Rules Testing & Refinement  Rules validation. access control & governance SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management (SAP NetWeaver BRM) is a set of pure java components that will provide rules modeling. control and configuration and execution logging and justification capabilities. Rules Engine: The rules engine represents the runtime for rules execution. simulation. „What-If‟s‟ and analysis SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment  Rules Execution & Justification    Dedicated sequential & inference engines Decision justification & rules execution logging Integrated administration & monitoring End-to-End Change Management    Business user rules management interface Rules versioning & repository services Permissions. analyzing and optimizing business rules. testing & refinement Optimization. Architecturally. it will become a first class SAP NetWeaver component providing the following technical sub-components: Rules Composer: The rules composer is the modeling and implementation environment for business rules. editing and managing business rules. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG -9- .

   SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . Planned technical capabilities of SAP NetWeaver BRM for business rules composition and modeling:  Enable Business Analysts to model complex business rules in an appropriate representative format of their choice. A seamless navigation prom business process to business rules through integrated modeling for processes and rules.. per example: complex guidelines using inference rules. rule based responses to complex patterns of business events. Java) of their choice for implementing executable rules. XSD.10 - . Provide both Business Analysts and Rules Developers the capability for inspecting business rules consistency and resolving conflicts. involved decision sequences using graphical modeling.Business Rules Modeling Rules Modeling       Business rules modeling for Business Analysts Rich business user-friendly rules formats Natural language-like rules representations Support for multiple data models for rules implementations Resolve conflicts & identify inadequacies Seamless navigation from process to rules through integrated process & rules modeling SAP NetWeaver BRM intends to provide rules modeling capabilities targeting Business Analysts and rules implementation capabilities targeting Business Rules Developers. like in fraud detection. Enable rule developers to model/implement business rules using data definitions (e.g.

Planned capabilities for an Integrated and actionable rules and process analytics will provide businesses with insight into how well business decisions are aligned with overall business goals. SAP NetWeaver BRM will enable business rules refining and optimization. It will not only feature business rules modeling. How to measure the impact of this change on the business? SAP is intending to address these needs via the new SAP NetWeaver BRM component.Testing & Refining Business Rules Application UI Rules Refinement and Alignment     Business rules testing for Business Analysts Business rules refinement and validation throughout rules lifecycle Business rules analysis towards optimization and alignment Integrated process & rules analytics Unit Testing Regression Testing Debug Test in MS Excel Application UI Simulate Rules Analyze Rules Optimize Rules Typical Business Questions Every organization has to meet specific business goals in order to be successful. to make sure changes to them are introduced correctly as rules evolve over time.11 - . „tweaked‟ and improved in order to pro-actively optimize them and meet successfully all business goals? There is a need to make a policy change. in order to deliver business decisions in line with business objectives. and on the other hand. Capabilities for validating business rules across their life cycle spanning from modeling and change are also planned. but also rules testing and validation through regular testing methods. Let‟s consider that an automated business decision manager is available:    How can organizations help business teams to determine the best policy formulation for each specific business goal? How can business rules be analyzed. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . Correctly and concisely means that all business rules must behave exactly in the way they are expected to. therefore it is essential to formulate policies correctly and concisely in the first place. To help businesses to answer such questions. simulations and replays.

It is planned to enable out of the box consumption of rules services by composite applications and business processes as well as ABAP business applications. It is intended that SAP NetWeaver BRM will provide dedicated inference and sequential rules engines. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG .12 - . Also planned is the capability for integrated rule engine execution logging and decision justification capabilities that will provide organizations with the possibility to revise conditions and reasons why certain decisions were made for fulfilling auditing and compliance requirements.Business Rules Execution & Justification Rules Execution  Dedicated inference & sequential engines Out-of-the-box support for rules consumption by  Rules Engine If { }  Composite applications & business processes ABAP Business Applications  Rules Monitoring & Control  SAP NetWeaver Administrator integrated rules engine administration Decision Justification & rule execution logging  The rules engine is the runtime component that serves as a decision delivery „vehicle‟. and are therefore called by an application or a business process. Rules engines are always used as components.

and therefore intends to provide such capabilities. review and change approval activities in a collaborative fashion using a secure and protected web based business UI. traceability and change approval mechanisms will enable organizations to perform rules asset management. SAP intends to provide rules repository capabilities for both design time and runtime including Rules versioning.13 - . It is also intended that business users be able to completely coordinate management. and alerts and so on. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . permissions. reporting services. SAP believes that Access Control.End-to-End Change Management Rules Change Management      Web based collaborative business user interface Protected access to business rules Change approval mechanisms Runtime & design time repository services Business rules reports & rules traceability services It is intended that SAP NetWeaver BRM will provide complete lifecycle change management capabilities for securing. having the security of managing their business rules as concisely as any other organizational asset. governing and managing business rules.

towards aligning them with organizational goals and KPIs. Powered by SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment the new SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management component will compliment and accelerate SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management. but will go beyond in facilitating customers to react appropriately to business changes. as well as separately from SAP NetWeaver BPM which adds on process flexibility and business agility. BRM will minimize IT impact in the change management loop and reduce maintenance costs for systems in an Enterprise SOA landscape. Together they will become critical components of Enterprise SOA:  Provide integrated rules modeling for all types of composite business processes. which undoubtedly require appropriate IT infrastructure modifications. ABAP business applications and back-end applications. SAP customers will be able to leverage SAP NetWeaver BRM jointly. Enable Business Analysts and Business Process Experts to drive the definition and optimization of business rules.14 - . business processes.   SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . SAP NetWeaver BRM will not only provide technical answers to business challenges. End-to-end rules consumption – rules ready for reuse across a variety of edge composite applications. manage these fast-changing.Value Proposition VALUE CURVE Actionable + integrated process and rules analysis Rules services for end-to-end consumption collaborative business user rules management Rapid modeling and deployment of rulesenabled composites & business processes Delivering Value Across the Business Process Platform     Precise and informed decision automation Flexible IT Systems Improved Visibility for the Business Knowledge Centralization SAP believes that BRM will offer sustainable value to customer organizations by helping them automate critical complex rules-driven decisions. By enabling business users to introduce real-time changes to the business logic. dynamic business rules.

etc.1.SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management – Roadmap Highlights Rules Composition SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) delivers Business Rules Composition Integrated Business Rules Modeling for pure composite applications and composite business processes Rules made available across the application stack from the Composition Environment extending to the ABAP Business Applications Automate critical rule based decisions involving compliance & regulations. etc.Roadmap Highlights SAP is planning to significantly extend BRM functional capabilities. EhP 7. Rules Management Advanced BRM Integrated Composition Experience Support complex business decision sequences modeling like „under-writing‟.1) It is intended that SAP NetWeaver BRM will empower the business process platform by delivering added agility in the form of automated business decisions functionality. Integrated support for refinement and validation of business rules Future Releases Rule based responses to business events in real-time business scenarios like fraud detection. It is planned that the first release of SAP NetWeaver BRM component will provide capabilities integrated into the NetWeaver Composition Environment and will be supporting the following usage scenarios:  Composite rule-enabled applications  Support for complex business rules modeling using rich rules formats with the rules composer  Enable the composition of rules based services and applications covering:  Composite business processes  UIs composition  Services and events composition  Information composition. constantly providing added value to its customers in the following three stages: Stage 1: Rules Provisioning (SAP NetWeaver CE.15 - SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . End-to-end Business Rules Support End-to-End rules change management Informed decision automation and justification capabilities Advanced rules analysis capabilities towards alignment with business goals through simulations and replays Business Efficiency Enable business user participation and collaboration towards rules authoring and tactical change management Advanced BRM capabilities Business rules modeling for Business Analysts Themes do not correspond to releases 2008 2009 2010 SAP NetWeaver Business Rules Management . aka situational composites  Support for system-to-system processes to consume rules services deployed in SAP NetWeaver CE runtime  Support for ABAP business applications to consume rules services deployed in SAP NetWeaver CE runtime . pricing. SLA monitoring.

approve changes. XSD) Capabilities to model and represent rule-based event correlations to respond to real-time business situations (per example: fraud detections. using a graphical modeling capability Integrated environment for business rules testing. etc. validation and refining. SLA monitoring.) SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG .16 - . generate reports. lifecycle alerting. as well as capabilities to create and test business rules using MS Excel spreadsheets Enabled end-to-end change management through a rules repository providing rules versioning and governance capabilities Informed decision-making via rules execution monitoring and decision justification capabilities integrated with the SAP NetWeaver Administrator in the form of audit trails Stage 3: Advanced BRM      Simulations and historical replays provisioning for business rules alignment Actionable and integrated rules and process analysis enabling consistent business rules and complete decision alignment with strategic organizational goals Capabilities for building optimization and analytical models for business rules alignment with departmental performance KPIs Enabled independent rules modeling without availability of data definitions (Java. Support modeling of complex decision-making sequences.Stage 2: Rules Management      Web based UI for rule-authoring targeting business users – they will be able to make tactical changes to business rules. per example „underwriting decisions‟. etc.

Building on the value on top of an Enterprise SOA stack. For SAP customers. etc. and at the same time lower time-to-market pressures. SAP NetWeaver Product Management SOA © 2008 SAP AG . as well as integrated rules modeling in a business process model context. providing seamless navigation from business processes models into business rules definitions that drive decisions within processes. BRM will constantly add value towards integrated Business Process and Rules Management capabilities. The road ahead for BRM SAP believes that SAP NetWeaver BRM will complement and accelerate Business Process Management via the automation.). As a result. securing IT investments already made and fostering new ways to incrementally achieve flexibility and improved collaboration while new systems are being built. Precise and Targeted Campaign Management in SAP CRM. A major differentiating factor for organizations tightly integrated BRM in an Enterprise SOA landscape is the acquired agility at an „atomic‟ level where business rules are captured in an unambiguous manner providing all capabilities required for business flexibility in different IT systems. SAP NetWeaver BRM will enable organizations to build agile business systems.17 - .Summary BRM – Accelerator for BPM Innovate on top of the Core Business Extend Application Processes Extend the Business Network Compose Accelerate Innovation Faster Time to Process Change Standardize Reuse Application Building Blocks Lower implementation costs Integrate Standards-based Integration Lower integration costs BPM for BUSINESS NETWORK TRANSFORMATION New ways of achieving faster „go live‟ may be identified using BRM functionality. management and alignment of critical business rules. BRM can be successfully applied in a variety of business scenarios involving pure composite applications at the edge of the application core. in many S2S application integration scenarios (per example: destination determination rules in SAP NetWeaver Process Integration. Enterprises need to adapt only their „business rules” according to changing business requirements and not their systems. Systems built on top of the Enterprise SOA framework leveraging BRM will offer an appropriate resolution for the challenges previously outlined in detail. an overall real-world competitive benefit emerges with the ability to considerably reduce maintenance and operational costs.

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