Business Rules Engines has been around the software world for over a decade. A BRE is simply a piece of software that follows some chain of logic to execute a business workflow. In today’s modern environment, these tools are often referred to as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), workflow automation, low code or drag-and-drop no code. Similarly, the SQL data querying language has been around for decades. With the rise of data warehouses, data quality and transformation tools, as well as JSON APIs, SQL has proved itself to be the lingua franca of working with data. Naturally then, there is a huge opportunity to improve business workflows with the next iteration of internal tooling: a SQL-based Rules Engine.
Business logic is all around us. If you've ever had to:
Then you have used one flavor of a business rules engine or another. On the simpler side, the "business rules engine" is just logic that lives inside your own head, or on an excel spreadsheet. On the more complex side, you can use vendor tooling or have engineers build a custom internal rules engine for you.
In today's fast-growth world, operating efficiency is crucial to any scaling startup. If you're looking for a business workflow engine to improve your company's operating efficiency, a few keys factors are important:
Ultimately, the tool should help you automate manual tasks and save your team time.
When things are working properly, it will feel like magic and you'll wonder why you ever wasted time doing things manually before.
While old school Business Rules Engines like Drools or InRule have evolved over time to support increasing complexity, in the world of modern UI interfaces, they are extremely difficult to use and maintain. The need for speed, flexibility, and maintainability led to LogicLoop: the marriage of the data-driven Business Rules Engine. LogicLoop allows you to connect your database, write a SQL query on top, and have the results of the query trigger a downstream action. Here's why our SQL-based Rules Engine saves tech companies a ton of time:
Check out our template library to explore how various applications of a business rules engine can help improve your company operations.
If you're looking to empower business operators, save engineering time, and increase your company's operating efficiency, sign up to get a free demo of LogicLoop today or get started now and setup in less than 15 minutes.