Rule management

Organisations are faced with laws, as well as company guidelines and pre-determined policies. In some cases, these have been documented in applications or spreadsheets. However, often they are only documented in the mind of one or several persons. This potentially leads to different interpretations and management issues. In the worst case, this gives rise to a rigid organisation that cannot react properly to changes in laws and regulations. Good rule management can prevent or solve this.

Rule management means documenting knowledge about rules consistently and in one location, in order to manage it. Legal and company rules are leading. They serve as a starting point for translating laws and regulations to day-to-day business. Rule management leads to increased efficiency and transparency of the business, and eventually results in cost savings.

The Decomplexification Model© is often a first step toward rule management. This model enables fast assessment of possible added value realised by rule management projects. A Legal Blueprint© then provides a clear overview of all relevant laws and regulations. It reveals omissions and loopholes and provides definitions of legal terms applicable to your organisation.

Information contained in the Legal Blueprint© is formulated in natural language and therefore independent of implementation. The information can, depending on the purpose of the analysis, be translated to a specific method of implementation. Should automated request processing be the goal, natural language can be translated to a ‘rule engine’. For this specific method of implementation, Juris cooperates with software suppliers and other implementation partners. If the main aim is to make business processes compliant with current legislation, Legal Business DNA© is the tool of choice.

Juris educates your employees in working with Visuall© and how to create Legal Blueprints©. Moreover, we can support you with designing the information architecture and management processes.