Some .NET business rules were made to be broken. Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say that it’s ok to bend some rules at specific times.
Business rules are powerful functionality in the RightAngle .NET framework that enable companies to implement condition-based validation rules. Some clients don’t take advantage of this feature because implementing a business rule requires writing code and clients think that it’s difficult to change rules (and therefore rewrite code). So why would you change a rule if it’s something your business wants?
Inevitably, you’ll encounter a one-off scenario that doesn’t align with the rules and processes your company has established for how it conducts business. You need to suspend a rule temporarily to continue operations without costly, time-consuming interruptions.
What you may not be aware of is that RightAngle enables you to change rules on your own, when needed, with configurable .NET business rules.
Making The Case: Trader LimitsLet’s use an example of a relevant work scenario we’re all familiar with: trader limits. Businesses typically implement trader limits when there are multiple hierarchies of traders within the organization. Some traders are only allowed to trade up to a set quantity of a certain product, the next level of traders can trade up to perhaps a higher quantity of the product, and so on. For example, Trader 1 can trade 0 to 100 barrels, Trader 2 can trade 0 to 200 barrels, and Trader 3 can trade any amount of barrels.
But what happens when Trader 2 is out with the stomach flu and Trader 3 jets off to Hawaii for the week—and both are unreachable? The big trades need to happen, but Trader 1 is limited to a maximum of 100 barrels. If you have an in-house IT team, it could take days for them to schedule a code change for release. If you rely on outside help, engaging a consultant to customize code could take weeks and consumes extra costs.
However, if you have RightAngle set up to enable rule configurations, an internal system administrator can simply turn off the rule about trader limits so that Trader 1 can do what he needs to do in the system and keep your business functioning normally. These types of rule changes can be made at any time and as many times as necessary—without seeking external help. This incredible flexibility provides your business with important benefits:
1. No code change is required.
2. It saves time and money.
3. It enables company to implement key controls while reacting quickly to business needs.
At capSpire, we believe in empowering our clients by sharing best practices. Our consultants have extensive experience in RightAngle technology and we can advise on better ways to implement typical business requirements. Let’s face it—this situation can happen frequently. We don’t want you to be hard coded and stuck with no options. Let us help you make sure you’re getting what you need from your RightAngle experience—and that you can adapt your operations when the unexpected happens. For more information about how to configure .NET business rules, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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