Corticon: Business Rules Studio

Corticon Studio allows you to easily model and deploy business rules without the need for traditional programming.

Corticon Progress® Corticon® Business Rules Modeling Studio is a standalone desktop environment for modeling, analyzing, testing and saving business rules as executable decision services. Corticon Studio supports all aspects of the modeling process, from initial capture of business requirements through testing the decision against organizational data -- delivering complete, deployment-ready decision services.

Corticon Studio allows you to:

  • Extend rule modeling access to everyone in your organization
  • Assure the quality and consistency of your organization’s decisions
  • Guarantee accurate results with unique rule integrity features
  • Optimize model performance and scalability every time you save

Progress Corticon Studio revolutionizes the way organizations automate business rules.

Its model-driven approach enables business analysts and policy makers -- those who best understand the dynamics forcing change within the organization – to easily model and deploy business rules without needing traditional programming.

Corticon Studio provides a spreadsheet-like modeling environment to create, analyze, test and verify rules. Dynamic business environments require constant adjustment to business rules, and Corticon Studio makes it simple to implement changes with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Corticon Studio guarantees accurate results with unique rule integrity features. Unlike traditional programming approaches that often contain errors and performance issues, Corticon Studio ensures the right decisions are made at the right time.

Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio works as a standalone modeling environment or as part of the Corticon Business Rules Management System. It communicates directly with the central repository in the Corticon Business Rules Collaborator to share vocabularies, rule sets and test scenarios across the organization. It plugs into the Corticon Enterprise Data Connector to enable model-driven data integration. And it creates the deployment files needed by Corticon Business Rules Server to integrate and execute the rules as a decision service. When used together, these products provide a complete platform for managing the lifecycle of decisions across the enterprise.

Key Benefits

Automated decision management with Corticon empowers organizations to improve productivity and customer service, and adapt quickly to changing market conditions. Benefits include the ability to:

  • Extend Rule Modeling Access to Everyone in Your Organization
    Easy to learn and use, Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio makes modeling decisions and their business rules accessible to business professionals, business analysts and software developers alike. Its model-driven approach eliminates the need for classic programming skills, with a spreadsheet metaphor that is easy to understand, yet still offers support for the most sophisticated decisions and business rules. Even skilled programmers get the benefit of significantly reduced development cycles when using Corticon Studio to create and maintain rule-based decision services. Within its environment you can model, analyze and test rule sets independent of any IT system, then save them as executable decision services.

  • Assure the Quality and Consistency of Your Organization’s Decisions
    One of the greatest challenges to successful business rule projects is assuring that your business logic will produce the correct outcome for all possible scenarios. The cost in time and resources to perform exhaustive functional testing is prohibitive. Corticon overcomes this challenge by ensuring that any rule model constructed and analyzed using Corticon Studio will produce the correct outcome every time it executes. Corticon Studio provides tools based on Corticon-patented logical analysis techniques that show you how to resolve all rule conflicts, ambiguities, and unintended logic loops. Missing business rules are automatically found and modeled for you. Scenario-based testing tools confirm correct model execution behavior for any number of user-defined test cases. You analyze and test your logic during modeling, which eliminates multiple hand-offs and the potential for classic communication problems when multiple people and tools are used to define, construct and test.

  • Optimize Model Performance and Scalability Every Time You Save
    Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio plays a leading role in the delivery of enterprise-class runtime performance and scalability. It automatically generates a performance-optimized, executable decision service every time it saves a rule set. This reduces the burden associated with fine tuning rule performance at run time.


Progress® Corticon™ Business Rules Modeling Studio has an intuitive spreadsheet environment to model, verify and test any business logic, regardless of its complexity. Features include:

  • Sophisticated, Intuitive Rule Modeling
    Corticon Studio provides a complete business rule modeling framework and tools to make modeling easy to learn and easy to use. It automatically handles the underlying complexities of constructing business rules, so you can focus on the logic of your business decisions.

  • Advanced Analysis Tools for Decision Logic Validation
    Corticon Studio includes patented technology that automatically identifies logical errors in your rule models, and provides interactive assistance in resolving them.

  • Comprehensive Scenario-based Model Testing
    Corticon Studio includes a complete test bed for functional testing of rule models at design time. It provides the foundation for unit testing, regression testing, and data-driven functional analysis at the granularity of a rule, rulesheet, or rule set.

  • Template-based Reporting for Documentation and Audit
    Use our Studio Reporting Framework to generate HTML reports from vocabulary, rule set, and test files. View and print using any web browser, or publish to your corporate content management system.

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