As BODs are transported from the publishing application to the subscribing applications, there is much more you can do with that information. For example, in ION Event Management, you can define and activate monitoring rules. The setup can be done by a business analyst, as programming is not required.
When a rule is activated, ION Event Management listens to the interested BODs, applies the rules, and sends real-time alerts to people or to a group of people that an exception occurred. Additionally, next to a single event, ION Event Management can also monitor a business process.
By using the relationship metadata built into the BODs, ION can relate a sales order originated from an ERP to a shipment that was originated by a warehouse management system. This allows users to apply rules to different events so they can find out that their shipment is late for that important customer.