Business Rules

5 Definitions

Business rules describe what the business does and why, and provide a formal structure for understanding business operation.
defined by PCoE Oregon .Gov
A statement describing a business policy or decision procedure. Some programming languages run business rules together into very complex algorithms. In business process analysis, each rule is usually stated independently, in the general format: If A and B, Then C. Workflow tools and detailed process diagrams both depend on business rules to specify how decisions are made. We generally associate business rules with activities. A decision diamond is adequate to show what happens if a loan is accepted or rejected, but dozens or even hundreds of business rules may need to be defined to clarify what a loan should be accepted or rejected. Training programs, job aids, software systems and knowledge management systems aim to document business rules either to automate the decision process or to and make the rules available to other decision makers.
defined by BP Trends
A statement describing a business policy or decision procedure. Some programming languages run business rules together into very complex algorithms. In business process analysis, each rule is usually stated independently, in the general format. Workflow tools and detailed process diagrams both depend on business rules to specify how decisions are made.
defined by Steelnet Solutions, Inc.
Directive that is practicable. A rule is a claim of obligation or necessity.

A business rule is highly structured, discrete, atomic, carefully expressed in terms of standard vocabulary.
A Business rule in BizAgi describes the operations, definitions, and constrains that apply to an organization in achieving its goals. Business rules are a fundamental component of BizAgi, which are stored and classified in such a form that can be reused in the application (process).
defined by Bizagi