Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS)

Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) Overview

What is Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS)?

A business rules management system (BRMS) is used to develop, store, edit, and execute business rules. Business rules are logical statements that define the behavior and operation of a business. For example,“if a user cancels their subscription, send them an e-mail.” These rules may be written in process documents or embedded in applications. However, this implementation is prone to errors when rules are updated, scaled, or cloned.


A BRMS acts as a central repository for business rules. Decision owners and IT employees can collaborate to develop, version, and edit rules in a single-sourced environment. A BRMS helps businesses automate tasks, improve consistency, and shorten turnaround on policy changes.


BRMS vendors provide tools for developing, tracking, and editing business rules. Often, these tools support both programmers and non-programmers. Vendors also provide an engine to simulate and validate business rules before they are implemented. When business rules are completed, the BRMS deploys the rules to other platforms, allowing users to single-source their rules.

BRMS Features & Capabilities

Most vendors offering BRMS software include:

  • Custom development environments for creating business rules with code

  • Tools to develop business rules without writing code

  • Tools to validate business rules

  • Simulation environments to test new or changed business rules

  • Deployment of business rules to other platforms

  • Lifecycle and ownership management for business rules

  • Flexible hosting options for the platform itself

Pricing Information

Pricing for a BRMS varies and depends heavily on the number of users. Multiple free, open-source BRMS options exist. However, users of these systems rely on community support and are responsible for their own hosting.


Other vendors may offer free trial periods followed by a monthly or yearly subscription. Subscription prices range from $50 per user per month to over $180 per user per month. The subscriptions often include hosting, technical support, training, and software updates.

Business Rules Management Products

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IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation
5 ratings
5 reviews
IBM Cloud Pak for Automation allows the user to design, build and run automation applications and services on any cloud, using pre-integrated automation technologies and low-code tools. IBM Cloud Pak is the latest deployment option of the IBM automation platform for digital business, available on R…
InRule
1 rating
3 reviews
InRule Technology in Chicago, Illinois offers business rules management software.
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
1 rating
2 reviews
According to Agiloft, this workflow and process automation solution provides a package that is comprised of a flexible and robust data model with a powerful workflow and business rules engine that enable it to map any business structure and automate the most complex business processes — all with no …
Red Hat Decision Manager (formerly JBoss BRMS)
3 ratings
2 reviews
Red Hat Decision Manager (formerly JBoss BRMS) is a business rules management and CEP option.
Agiloft Contract Lifecycle Management
2 ratings
2 reviews
Agiloft’s Contract Lifecycle Management solution is contract management software for managing the complete contract lifecycle, streamlining the approval process, and integrating contract information into all relevant business processes.
Hyperon
0 ratings
1 review
Hyperon is a tool for managing business rules: the instructions that tell an enterprise software how a company runs, like which customers are eligible for which products, or how to dynamically price services in response to changing conditions. Hyperon aims to make it easy for line managers to fine-…
Drools
6 ratings
1 review
Drools is an open source business rules management system developed by Red Hat.
Progress Corticon Business Rules Engine
2 ratings
1 review
Progress Software, headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, offers the Progress Corticon Business Rules Engine (BRE), a business rules management option.
IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 ratings
1 review
IBM Operational Decision Manager is presented by the vendor as a comprehensive decision automation solution that helps users discover, capture, analyze, automate and govern rules-based business decisions, on premises or on cloud. It is formerly known as the IBM Websphere Operational Decision Managem…
CA Aion Business Rules Expert
CA Aion Business Rules Expert, from Broadcom is a business rules management solution.
Visual Rules BRM
Visual Rules BRM is a business rules management option from German company Bosch.
iLeap Platform
iLeap is a low-code application development and business process management platform which empowers enterprises to build business applications rapidly, while seamlessly integrating with existing technology platforms. The vendor's value proposition is that iLeap empowers enterprise users to build bus…
CNSI RuleIT
CNSI headquartered in Rockville offers the RuleIT business rules management engine.
Experian PowerCurve Strategy Management
Experian offers the PowerCurve Strategy Management business rules engine, designed to link strategy with execution; helping the user recognize early signs of market and customer behavior changes so as to quickly adapt decisioning strategies to avoid negative impacts and take advantage of opportunit…
Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite
The Digital Enterprise Suite is a visual, interactive software suite that enables technical staff to encapsulate programmatic logic and lets non-technical business people assemble the business logic to innovate, transform and improve. Trisotech states their Digital Enterprise Suite combines intuitiv…
Sparkling Logic
Enterprise AI-driven Decision Management Platform Low-code / No-Code development platform for capturing, managing & deploying ML predictive models & decisions in real time. AI Rules Engine.
Ab Initio Business Rules Environment (BRE) and Express>It
The Ab Initio Business Rules Environment (BRE) allows business analysts to specify business rules in a form that is very familiar and comfortable to them: grid-like spreadsheets. In the BRE, the rules are specified in business terms, not technical terms, and with expressions that are clear to anyone…
FlexRule
The FlexRule Advanced Decision Management Suite, from FlexRule in Melbourne, as a low-code, unified platform, architected for the businesses to make optimized, customer-centric, and situation-aware decisions—enabling organizations to automate end-to-end operational decisions across business rules, p…
Decisions.com
Decisions.com is a business rules engine, from Decisions LLC headquartered in Chesapeake.
ACTICO Platform
ACTICO Platform combines business rules management and machine learning with automation technology. It is a unified low-code platform that aims to make it easy for users to rapidly implement applications and services and adapt quickly in order to improve market responsiveness.
GxDash
GalaxE.Solutions headquartered in Somerset offers GxDash, a dependency mapping and business rules management tool for forward engineering of business processes.
OpenText AppWorks
5 ratings
0 reviews
The OpenText AppWorks Platform (formerly known as the OpenText Process Suite) supports business process management, case management, master data management, and business rules management capabilities with the ability to quickly build and rapidly deploy business applications to the cloud with a low-c…
SAS Business Rules Manager
SAS Business Rules Manager is a business rules management option.
ParagonERP
ParagonERP is a full-feature, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that offers business a single platform from which to manage their day-to-day business operations. It allows business to operate the way they want to, with no massive upfront costs. With a focus on awesome user experi…
FICO Blaze Advisor
FICO Blaze Advisor, from San Jose based FICO, is a business rules management solution.