Business Rules Engine

62x faster than any other engine
Software that supports your
business behind the scenes
Hyperon is a rules engine both for developers and business users who appreciate the performance, flexibility in modeling, and robust decision tables.
It is a tool that can be tailored to individual needs depending on your busiess sector
Higson is a powerful business rules engine designed to facilitate decision-making across a broad range of industries without the need for deep coding knowledge. Primarily utilized in finance and insurance, Higson simplifies the management of complex rules and dependencies. By integrating with existing systems through REST or Java APIs, it offers a technology-agnostic solution that enhances operational efficiency and compliance. Key features include version control for decision tables and functions, an intuitive user interface for ease of navigation, and exceptional performance capabilities
Higson is a part
of the Gartner Toolkit:
Decision Management
Suite Vendor Profiles.
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Configure instead of coding

Replace programming work with configuration and take control over product development and deployment.

Development cost decrease

Higson decreases development costs because it supports separating business rules from the hard code and managing them through the user interface.

Structure of your business

The only rule engine with a nice tree structure for your rules. Our structure corresponds with your business, so it’s super easy to navigate and it's presented in a user-friendly interface.

Shorter time to market

With every additional product or service referring to Hyperon configuration, time to market shortens, because you can reuse existing decisions on tables and business rules. Additionally Higson lets you modify business rules and parameters on the fly.

Hyper efficient and scalable

Higson Runtime is extremely fast. According to our benchmark, even 100,000 calculations can be processed in around 90 seconds.


If you want to make sure that your changes work properly, Higson lets you check them using the tester option.

Two ways of connecting
to Higson

What are Business
Business rules define how the application should behave in a given context. In other words, they define the logic an application has to follow.
Most often business rules are expressed in the form of when-then statements.
What is Business
Rules Engine?
A business rules engine is a software component (often delivered in the form of a library) that can evaluate business rules to produce the
Such an engine should be high performing and allow rule modification during runtime.

Two ways of connecting
to Higson

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When to use Business Rules?

Business Rules are instructions on how the system (software or service) should behave given the exact conditions. The typical business rules structure looks like this:

  • when [condition],
  • then [result].

Business Rules usually refer to statements that concern a business model, pricing, offer, product/service attributes, or communication with a customer.

Business Rules examples

The following statements are Business Rules:

  • In banking: when a customer is new, then offer a $200 bonus.
  • In retail: when a customer buys three items of the same product, then make the third one free.
  • In insurance: when a customer has a history of claims, then raise the price by 10%.
Who uses Business Rules?

As the name suggests, business people create business rules.

The companies use business rules among others to:

  • gain new clients (special offers for new customers),
  • upsell (quantity discounts),
  • segment clients (higher prices for more costly clients)
When to use Business Rules?

The when-then statement is generic, and it can cover a lot. Consider the following sentence:

  • When a user clicks on the buy button, then she or he goes to the checkout card.

Is it a Business Rule or not? It might be, but it's standard e-commerce button behavior, and the business people usually don't focus on it. Instead, they concentrate on the Rules that are not obvious and need a business decision (such as the amount of the discount).

The examples in the previous subchapter are simple on purpose. They highlight the main idea. In business reality, business rules are far more complicated. The more complicated system or service, the more sophisticated the rules are.

Business Rules should help you simplify and organize the business process.

What is a Business Rules Engine?

A Business Rules Engine is a software that helps you manage and execute Business Rules. The main advantage of the engine is the separation of the business logic from the hard code. It leads to:

  • easier maintenance (business users might update the rules by themselves after the initial configuration)
  • and faster deployment (sometimes there is no need for releasing the new version of the system).

The users might model the rules as (depending on an engine):

  • decision tables,
  • decision trees,
  • functions (code),
  • DSL (Domain Specific Language),
  • workflow (with visual graphs modeling).

Usually, Business Rules Engines deliver a user interface in the form of:

  • web browser app,
  • desktop native app,
  • or through Excel.

Business Rules Engine might come as:

  • a library for the specific language,
  • or an autonomous component that connects by API.

You can install Business Rules Engines:

  • on-premise,
  • or in the cloud.
When to use a Business Rules Engine?

You should decide on a Business Rules Engine if at least one of the statements below is valid:

  • you change the Business Rules frequently (a few times a month),
  • you want to empower the business users to update the rules autonomously,
  • the Business Rules are multilayered, and it's challenging to test them (most Business Rules Engines simplifies tests).

On the other hand, implementing the rules engine might occur an unnecessary effort, if:

  • your business logic is very seldomly modified,
  • or there is no will for engaging the business people as users,
  • or your Business Rules are plain simple (for instance, the only variable is a one-size-fits-all price).
Which Business Rules Engine is the best fit for me?

It depends on several factors:

1) Who is going to use the Engine?

Are they business users, technical users, or both? Do they need the user interface? Do they prefer Excel? Hyperon provides the GUI and supports working in Excel.

2) Do you need to install it on every user's computer?

Some solutions require installing a desktop native application on every user's computer. Others are browser-based (Hyperon, for instance), and it makes it easier to access the tool.

3) Cloud or on-premise?

Most Business Rules Engines (including Hyperon) works both ways.

4) How complicated are your Business Rules?

a) Simple (several when-then statements, almost none exceptions, no scoring needed)

Look for tools supporting:

  • natural language,
  • decision trees,
  • and workflows.

b) Medium (hundreds when-then statements, some exceptions, simple scoring)

Look for tools supporting:

  • natural language,
  • decision trees,
  • workflows,
  • decision tables.

c) Advanced (thousands or more when-then statements, lots of exceptions, advanced scoring)

Look for tools supporting:

  • highly customizable decision tables,
  • functions as a flexible addition to modeling.

Hyperon is the best fit for advanced Business Rules. Decision trees or natural language processors with thousands of rules lose clarity. Decision tables are more straightforward to comprehend. Moreover, functions add unlimited possibilities to modeling.