Automating workflows with Rulex Platform

Configuring solutions to run without human intervention ensures smooth data flow across systems, enhancing end-to-end business process automation, efficiency, speed, and data consistency.

Workflows can be triggered in response to specific events to adapt to changing business circumstances, or scheduled to obtain up-to-date information whenever most needed.

Rulex Platform supports comprehensive cloud, server, and standalone process automation, compatible with scheduling tools from Windows Task Scheduler to enterprise solutions.

Automating workflows with Rulex Platform

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How Rulex automates your flows

API-first approach

API-first approach

The cloud and server versions of Rulex expose a comprehensive set of REST APIs, which enable smooth integration with multiple systems and services.

As well as enabling the computation of Rulex Platform flows without manual intervention, other important operations can be performed via API, such as managing environment variables and importing flows.

Script creation support

Rulex Platform provides automation from the standalone desktop version by enabling API calls through a Command Line Interface (CLI), which can be called from scripting languages, such as PowerShell, or generic command prompts.

Leveraging the CLI, developers can script any interaction with Rulex, from computing flows to modifying configurations, enabling the automation of multiple business scenarios.

Script creation support
Collaboration enablement through DevOps

Collaboration enablement through DevOps

Rulex Platform provides all the necessary features to support companies in creating DevOps pipelines, integrating Rulex with the tool chains already in place.

The native integration of Rulex Platform with GIT repositories, and the underlying code generated by Rulex Platform operations, enable the application of continuous integration (CI) principles to Rulex flow development.

The broad catalogue of REST APIs and containerization support are the pillars that subsequently support testing automation, flow deployment and automatic computation, enabling the fast roll-out of updates for a fully-fledged continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD) approach.

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Automation use cases

INTEGRATING WITH ENTERPRISE SCHEDULING TOOLS

A major F50 global supply chain needed to schedule interconnected Rulex flows to totally automate production, reaching a total of 14,000 executions per month.

They also needed Rulex to integrate with a third-party scheduling tool already in use to minimize disruption.

Flow operations were scheduled to run at specific times, (daily, hourly, weekly), according to business needs and and/or production calendars, and in a precise order, to enable the output of one flow to feed the consecutive flow.

EXTENDING CAPABILITIES OF THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE

Rulex enabled a third-party software to extend their optimization capabilities beyond their core features, by leveraging Rulex Platform’s proprietary general optimization algorithm to handle complex exceptions.

The third-party software was able to trigger flow computations through the REST API exposed by Rulex. At the end of the computation, Rulex shared the results through an API call with the software.

The whole process can be handled “behind the scenes”, providing the end-user with a continuous user experience within the same software platform.

SAVING COSTS WITH CONTAINERIZED EXECUTION

Rulex delivered cost-effective automation for an energy company requiring the launch of 40 daily flows in a production environment, with email alerts triggered by specific conditions.

To minimize the expenses associated with setting up and maintaining a persistent architecture, such as a cloud solution, containerized execution via Docker was adopted.

This approach also ensured predictable, on-demand flow execution, unaffected by the launch environment, resulting in increased efficiency.

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