Release 1.0.2

EDISON, NJ -- May 28, 2004 -- OpenRules, Inc. announced today the availability of a new release of OpenRules™ 1.0.2, the first open source full-scale business rules framework.

A new release improved OpenRules configuration and includes a template rule project. Both business and technical specialists will enjoy reading a tutorial "Business and Technical Specialists Create a Rule Project" written as a dialog between a medical specialist and a programmer that work together on a use case dealing with clinical guidelines. It presents a methodological approach to business rules harvesting and implementation that can be useful not only for OpenRules but for any other rule engine. Among other useful features of the release 1.0.2:

  • Enhanced rules and data tables representation in MS Excel

  • The same rules now can work with objects defined in Java, in XML, or in Excel-based datatypes

  • Improved configuration facilities with a template rule project

  • An example of a pure Excel implementation (without a line of Java code) of auto insurance

  • premium calculation rules with different rating tables.

Along with a new release of OpenRules, a related release of has been implemented. The new releases are available for free downloads from and

About OpenRules
OpenRules, Inc. is a NJ-based corporation whose specialists are known to many leading US businesses as experts in developing practical decision support applications using business rules, optimization, and workflow technologies. OpenRules, Inc. is the company that develops, supports and markets the OpenRules™ product and provides related consulting and training services.  For more details, please visit


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