FileNet Corporation and ILOG announced an agreement that will combine two software products – ILOG JRules and FileNet Business Process Manager – to increase the effectiveness of business process management solutions. The agreement calls for the integration of ILOG JRules and FileNet’s BPM suite — a combination that will boost agility by supporting the fine-tuning of process change through business rule management. The FileNet-ILOG integration provides data exchange of business objects between ILOG JRules and the FileNet BPM suite. Business analysts creating process flows can invoke business rules directly from the process-modeling environment and provide access to JRules’ functionality, including the product’s natural language rule editing capabilities. The combined solution allows customers to easily blend their process flow controls and business rules into a single, modeled environment, empowering business users and business analysts to rapidly modify processes and business rules without complex programming or IT involvement.,