We do one thing really really well. Pega.
We’re Pega specialists. In fact, Pega is the only platform we work with for business transformation projects because we trust it to ensure the delivery of clear results for our clients. We firmly believe that our focus, dedication and deep experience has been the key enabler of Rulesware’s track record of successful and rapid Pega project delivery, always driving desired outcomes for our valued clients.
Rulesware consultants focus exclusively on Pega to help our clients accomplish the business transformation results they seek. Pega offers industry-leading case management, BPM, CRM, robotics automation, and decisioning capabilities that are specifically designed to help organizations achieve the clear results.
Rulesware offers Near-Shore offices in El Salvador and Mexico. Both are located in the Central time zone, roughly a three-hour flight from Houston, Texas. Our El Salvador office, located in San Salvador, is home to over 120 certified, English-speaking, Pega architects. And we are actively hiring to grow our newest office, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Having these near-shore delivery teams has been transformational for Rulesware, and for our clients. Unlike all of Pega’s other partners, we do not outsource work to India or China. Instead we have full-time employees at our large El Salvador office, working hand-in-hand with our clients.
The application of scrum methodologies to Pega development is a fairly new practice in the industry, so Rulesware’s specialization in this area provides great value to our clients. Our proficiency with agile and scrum methodologies means that we can commit to quick, well-planned 90-day engagements, enabling us to do away with the common industry practice of placing expensive full-time resources on-site indefinitely. Rulesware always focuses on helping clients to take control of their Pega technology in-house. Our unique application of agile/scrum methodologies in the Pega space, along with our strong El Salvador team and 24/7 live support service, makes this all possible.
Customizing any solution to meet the needs of your organization is complex enough. That’s why we’ve created a unique methodology that brings the great value of rapid prototyping into the Pega universe. Our clients benefit from this iterative process specifically crafted for use with Pega implementations.
Rulesware Testing Services (RTS) are Pega-specific automated testing services that outperform manual or standard automated testing approaches, which are often time-consuming and tedious, requiring a heavy investment in human resources.
We put our experience and expertise to work in order to expedite your testing needs. We’ll work with your organization to create customized test scripts, based on pre-built libraries which map automated testing functions to standard Pega components, ultimately allowing “plug-and-play” scripting of your tests. As the automated testing runs, it simulates human user interactions and back-end operations, performing functional and performance verifications each step of the way.
Like everything we do, Rulesware’s Testing Services are designed to be transferable. We can work alongside your staff and train your QA team to use RTS so that, if you prefer, you can leverage your own resources. Our tests can also be reused on different versions of an application, thereby assembling a regression testing strategy.
Check out our FAQs
When people are thinking about coming to work at Rulesware, they usually have lots of questions about who we are, what we do, and what it’s like to work here. Here are a few of the most common questions we’ve received from future and new employees. We hope they’ll help.
At Rulesware we focus exclusively on Pega, a rules-driven system from Pegasystems that we believe is best in breed. Our emphasis on implementing nimble, common-sense solutions helps us to effectively apply the specialized knowledge of our experienced team.
As a business transformation consultancy, Rulesware has an unrivalled success rate for delivering effective Pega solutions, and we are proud of this success. Our business transformation experience spans:
Pega offers a suite of tools that enable companies to optimize how work gets done. At Rulesware, we use Pega’s industry-leading Case Management, BPM, CRM, Robotics Automation and decisioning capabilities to help organizations:
- Increase business agility
- Create true process transparency
- Manage & control their business processes
- Improve customer service
- Implement operational efficiency
- Drive high quality outcomes.
Rulesware has always specialized in one thing: the on-time, on-budget implementation of world-class Pega solutions that enable peak operational performance.
Business Process Management (BPM) has been a particular area of specialty within Pega. BPM is a growing discipline, that aims to improve the processes inside an organization and processes exposed to external customers. BPM aims to increase efficiency and reduce costs, so that customers and stakeholders have a great experience (i.e. your health insurance claim is processed quickly and easily, or your car dealership service center can see that a repair is covered under warranty, while you’re at the service desk). BPM involves both software and service, and aims to improve sometimes extremely complex processes that touch multiple applications, dynamic rules, changing data and human interaction too. That’s why we love it.
Ultimately, we help companies solve complicated problems, and this creates vastly more efficient and seamless experiences for their customers.
Absolutely. We often hire for the following positions–and we’ve tried below to explain what each of those jobs entails.
Systems Architect: A Systems Architect most commonly helps to gather project requirements. The SA works with the client to thoroughly understand what’s needed in a given project, and to suggest options for implementing the solution using PEGA best practices.
Business Architect: People in this role work with client resources to identify and gather requirements for the system being implemented. Once the requirements have been gathered, a BA works with System Architects to design, implement and test the new system.
Delivery Manager: A Delivery Manager engages the client stakeholders (often from business and IT) along with Rulesware staff to establish, execute and monitor a Pega implementation. Delivery Managers lead the planning, development and execution of the project, as well as oversee the eventual adoption of the project by the client. This role demands optimal communications skills to ensure aligned expectations and value delivery.
These quotes are direct from our employees. Honest.
“Rulesware is a great company to work for because it follows a flat organization structure where in it follows open door policy. It also provides with the platform to update your pega skills and knowledge.”
“Rulesware is an organization that cares about developing its employees, by providing multiple opportunities for Pega training as well other knowledge share and continuing education opportunities.”
“For me, Rulesware is a great company to work for because I have been able to operate in a way that our clients usually only dream of and I can do it without the usual company obstructions or competing goals.
“Rulesware provides a unique environment for its employees to be able to contribute to the overall success of the company. We are encouraged to ask questions, provide insight and share our knowledge and material on implementing successful BPM solutions to the larger Rulesware family so we can all be successful.”
Simply put, BAs engage with business subject matter experts with a focus on business objectives and requirements gathering: the ‘what’ of the project. SA’s, on the other hand, focus on the ‘how’.
Business Architects (BAs) are advocates for the business users of the to-be implemented solution, by working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and key stakeholders to understand the business needs, define objectives and requirements and ultimately defining the specifications for the application. BAs then communicate these specifications throughout the implementation, to the System Architects (SAs) to ensure that the application being built properly addresses the business needs.
System Architects (SAs) are responsible for building out the end-to-end application, while also ensuring that it addresses the business needs of the client. They also are responsible for ensuring the design adheres to Pega’s guardrails and best practices so that the solution is set up for “Build for Change”; the ability to quickly adapt your solution to changing business needs.
Pretty darned good. Rulesware is a quickly, but strategically, growing company that’s supported by a large nearshore office in El Salvador, and a strong employee coaching program too. We have a very pronounced focus on professional development, so that as we grow and expand, we have a strong pool of candidates that can grow and advance from within. Working consistently with your career coach will help you gain knowledge and skills to achieve the next level in your career with Rulesware and make you successful in your new role.
Rulesware offers vacation, Paid Time Off (or PTO), a 401K plan, annual bonuses, monthly phone allowances, medical, dental and vision insurance, and phantom shares given out after one year. We also offer a high performance award bonus paid out twice a year; paid expenses when traveling to client sites, and paid certifications and training.
For these roles, travel to client sites usually takes place from Monday morning, returning home on Thursday evenings, working remotely on Fridays. This of course varies according to client and project, and there is flexibility offered according to personal needs and/or national holidays.
From a work perspective, our consultants unanimously agree that it’s more beneficial to be on-site with the client because it allows for better collaboration with the business users and eliminates any chance of miscommunication by being able to talk and interact face to face. Remote work “gives back” consulting travel time allowing consultants to focus on detailed work from a home base that is outfitted for distributed team collaboration and productivity, helping greatly to enable our consultants to maintain a good work-life balance.
As one of our consultants recently put it: “The leadership is focused on good quality of life for all employees. So even though this job is 80-100% travel, great emphasis is placed on maintaining a Monday-to-Thursday 40-hour work week, regular remote work when possible, and full use of paid time off. Pay is good, career mobility, flexible leadership, and excellent coworkers. All of the hype about Rulesware being a great place to work is true!”
We have two near-shore offices: in El Salvador and Mexico, respectively. We love both countries, and both offices are in the Central Time zone, which is a great advantage for many of our North American clients. Team members in our near-shore offices can take short, direct flights from either location to many different US cities, which makes it easy for them to come and work on-site with our clients, just as our US consultants do. Having everyone in the same time zone also makes it easy for everyone to hop on a call, message back & forth, and problem-solve in real-time. Both El Salvador and Mexico offer excellent education and technical training, and we’ve been fortunate to hire wonderful, dedicated, skilled engineers as a result.
The main difference between nearshore and offshore is the availability of the team during U.S. working hours. Nearshore teams are available during the U.S. business hours and the offshore teams are more often available only when it’s night for U.S. workers. Nearshore work offers U.S. companies overlapping working hours, which encourages collaboration, seamless teaming and high cross-team productivity.
Featured Success Stories
At Rulesware, our client’s success truly is the standard against which we measure our own. We’re proud to share their success stories below.