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Constructing Business Rules in a Business Software System Using Intelligent Tiles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207128D
Publication Date: 2011-May-17

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Abstract

Methods and systems for constructing rules enable a simultaneous display of multiple windows on a display screen of a computer system. The multiple windows include a first window configured as a library and a second window configured as a canvas. Custom configuration of tiles in the library is enabled, and each tile corresponds to a term. Further, selection of the tiles from the library for placement in the canvas is enabled, and the placement reflects a logical statement, which corresponds to one or more instructions capable of being executed by a computer to perform a business function.

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CONSTRUCTING BUSINESS RULES IN A BUSINESS SOFTWARE SYSTEM USING INTELLIGENT TILES

BACKGROUND

Field

[001]     This disclosure relates generally to rule configuration in computer systems, and more particularly, to methods and systems for allow business analysts to create and modify business rules in a computer system using intelligent tiles. 

Background

[002]     It is desirable to establish a user interface for the creation of business rules.  The user interface may humanize the language and interactions, allow for flexible construction of rules, and guide a user to be specific enough for explicate definition used by some computer systems.

SUMMARY

[003]     Methods and systems consistent with aspects of the present invention provide a computer-implemented rule construction method for configuring rules in a computer system having a memory and a display screen.  The method enables simultaneous display of multiple windows on the display screen, the multiple windows including a first window configured as a library and a second window configured as a canvas.  The method enables custom configuration of tiles in the library, each tile corresponding to a term, and enables selection of the tiles from the library for placement in the canvas, wherein the placement reflects a logical statement.

[004]     Additional methods and systems consistent with aspects of the present invention provide a rule construction system for configuring rules, comprising a memory; a display screen configured to enable simultaneous display of multiple windows on the display screen, the multiple windows including a first window configured as a library and a second window configured as a canvas; a library configuration component configured to enable custom configuration of tiles in the library, each tile corresponding to a term; and a placement component configured to enable selection of the tiles from the library for placement in the canvas, wherein the placement reflects a logical statement.

[005]     Further, other methods and systems consistent with aspects of the present invention provide a computer-implemented rule construction method for configuring a business rule for a customer’s bill payment pattern in a computer system having a memory and display.  The computer-implemented rule construction method enables simultaneous display of multiple windows on the display screen, the multiple windows including a first window configured as a library and a second window configured as a canvas; enables custom configuration of tiles in the library, each tile corresponding to a business term; and enables selection of a first tile and a second tile from the library for placement in the canvas, wherein the placement reflects a configuration of the business rule for the customer’s bill payment pattern.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[006]     Figure 1 is a diagram of a user interface for creating a business rule using a tile library in accordance with one implementation consistent with the present i...