Business Rules

X-Rules

Analysis and documentation of business rules from RPG and COBOL code on IBM i

A business rule can enforce a business policy, make a decision, or gather new data from existing data. In the systems that have been developed over decades, the business rules ultimately come to run the business. Often time the rules are rarely documented or fully understood. Programmers often must implement new programs with only a basic understanding of how the program impacts existing rules and processes.

Documenting and under­standing the rules that run your business is the first step to improving the business. The X-Analysis Business Rules module creates a highly structured repository of business rules written in easily readable code to analysts and business stakeholders. This re­pository provides a basis for all ongoing activity such as modernization and maintenance, reengineering and rewriting, package replacement analysis and all types of audits. You cannot improve what you do not know and do not measure.