InRule, a member of the Microsoft Business Process Alliance, and Microsoft will be co-presenting a webinar on eBizQ highlighting how workflow and business rules can be leveraged for BPM solutions. Originally delivered live on Thurs June 14 2007 9a PST, the webinar is also available on-demand. Click on the link below to learn more about Microsoft's BPM-enabling technologies as well as InRule's business rules solution.


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Webinar Abstract:

Delivering applications to support complex and volatile business processes and the dynamic behavior of the people involved in those processes is an extremely challenging, yet very common, requirement for IT. Business process management (BPM) is a discipline designed to improve business processes by defining, managing, and optimizing processes across organizational silos.

This session will discuss workflow and business rules - two key technologies that support the BPM discipline and optimize business processes. Workflow and business rules technologies can streamline processes, helping businesses improve their agility and increase responsiveness to their customers. Workflow and business rules also improve the reliability and consistency of critical business processes.

After an introduction to Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation, a common workflow engine that is key component of the .NET 3.0 Framework, this session will discuss how to improve business agility by externalizing and automating complex decision logic using business rules technology. The result: better decision-making, highly customizable software products, and improved customer experience - all without increasing the burden on IT.

A highlight of the webcast will be hearing an application engineer's perspective: Margaret Riley from AirTran Airways will discuss their use of business rule technology to automate decision logic in a frequent flier system.

This practical session will cover:

  • Supporting dynamic human and system processes and workflows
  • Automating complex decision logic with business rules
  • Approaches to integrating rules within workflow
  • Masking complexity to expose workflow and rules to a broader audience
  • Making workflow and rules developer-extensible to address the most complex processes
  • The role of the business analyst