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Situation: Dave Ethier, lead enterprise architect (consultant) for ProAg, a subsidiary of CUNA Mutual of Wisconsin. Evaluating potential. Net business rules system. Dave is a team member of a large team of IT and business subject matter experts that are evaluating a business rule management system to be a key component. The BRMS solution will interact with ProAg's new rewritten core applications to manage the organization's risk and compliance rules, among others. The team has established parameters for POCs. Additional teams include the CIO, director of IT, group application manager, manager of policies and procedures, IT project manager and additional contractors and staff with specific subject matter expertise in crop insurance.

Dave's contact information:
Phone:
612-845-4283
Email:
dethier@proag.com

Project: Yes (application modernization)

Project objective: Establish a central rule repository, create a system that supports reuse of rules, incorporate a faster method of executing rules coupled with reducing regulatory and compliance risk and improving business usability

Application: Core application rewrite for rating, underwriting, claims, etc.

Users: Mainly business users; however, they'll work collaboratively with IT

Pain point: Updating core systems and government rules that change often, causing them to frequently rewrite (code) new rules

Goals: Reduce IT workload as to coding rules; improve business users' ability to create, manage and maintain rules; reduce risk and potential for noncompliance issues

Technology: Microsoft environment: C and .net

Other solutions:
Yes, but not specified

Important questions relate to:
Typical rule set-up implementation; development production environment; rule execution process; integration with enterprise environment; business functionality

POC specific areas of focus:
Minimum environment for POC and long-term POC environment including development, QA, user acceptance testing, production with high visibility into disaster recovery; evaluation software availability and expected hardware and software environment necessary to conduct a POC

Sequence of events:

  • Schedule a minimum two- to four-hour discussion and demonstration as soon as next week
  • Decision and direction from POC phase completed by mid-November
  • Purchase decision to be made no later than end of November


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