PRGS) today announced significant momentum in the public sector’s use of
Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Management System (BRMS), bolstered
by several new state agency contract signings and the recent release of
Corticon BRMS 5.5. The increase in activity comes as numerous government
agencies already leveraging the Progress Corticon solution are seeing
rapid returns on investment and significant hikes in productivity. The
announcement was made at the ISM Conference, held at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center, Philadelphia, August 30-September 2.
Many industries rely on complex business rules to run their businesses.
These include verticals such as government, healthcare, insurance, real
estate, financial services and others that are governed by complex–and
constantly changing–policies and regulations. Existing processes,
whether manual or automated, can no longer keep up with this rate of
change. For example, the Affordable Care Act forced modernization of
supporting software applications, as well as brand new systems, to
conform with mandated changes to healthcare eligibility and
administration. Rather than modify existing systems, most states
determined that it would be more cost effective to rewrite the systems
using modern business rules engines to guard against ongoing regulatory
changes. More than half of U.S. states chose Progress Corticon and have
achieved tremendous success improving productivity, assuring compliance
with regulation, and delivering better citizen service.
“In the past year, we have made significant investments in our core
Corticon solution—a business rules engine that empowers users to make
millions of decisions every day by managing them promptly and
efficiently through automation,” said Dr. Mark Allen, Vice President,
Decision Analytics at Progress. “Corticon BRMS has been embraced by the
U.S. government to manage processes such as eligibility determination
and benefits administration. Corticon BRMS can help organizations
perform at their best, especially in highly regulated industries such as
government, healthcare and financial services.”
With the recent Corticon 5.5 “Rules without Limits” release, rule
authors can build, develop, test and deploy rules in their platform of
choice-Java or .NET. In addition to cross-platform support, other key
new features in the Corticon 5.5 solution, such as rule flow branching,
adaptive and reusable rule flows, improved thread pooling and
high-performance logging, firmly position Corticon BRMS as the
industry’s leading business rule engine.
Progress, a long-time provider of BRMS to government clients, has
implemented projects with the following state agencies, among many
State of Oregon Health Authority: Using Corticon BRMS, the
State of Oregon will be able to create and modify rules quickly,
ensuring it is up to date with the latest eligibility requirements.
The solution provides a record of what rules are in affect at any
given time, and ensures eligible citizens receive the benefits to
which they are entitled, all while reducing risk and fraud.
Texas Teachers Retirement System (TTRS): As part of its
Enterprise Modernization Program, TTRS chose Corticon BRMS to ensure
that as staff retire and institutional knowledge disappears, business
users are still able to provide a high level of service for its
members and benefits recipients.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services:
Using the Corticon solution, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Human Services has modernized existing systems, moving
the hard-coded rules into the flexible Corticon BRMS, and used
Corticon BRMS to automate previously manual processes.
“We chose Progress Corticon BRMS over alternative solutions because
it was much easier to create and modify rules,” said James Weaver,
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Public Welfare, Insurance and Aging,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “The system enables users to use
formats and terms that are understandable to non-IT users, so even
business analysts can translate policy into rules easily, on their own.”
For more information about Corticon BRMS, please click here.
Follow Progress on Twitter,
the Progress blog
PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development,
deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the
cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced
performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership.
Progress can be reached at www.progress.com
Progress and Corticon are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or
affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained
herein are the property of their respective owners.
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150831005142/en/