Presentation & Replay: How to Build Decision Management Systems Part Two Decision Services

In this second webinar of our three part series on How to Build Decision Management Systems, Part 2 Decision Services describes the core of a Decision Management System, a set of software components that make these decisions accurately, reliably and responsively, leveraging advanced analytics and business rules management systems. You can watch the replay here […]

The How & Why of Decision Discovery in 2013

Check out today’s Decision Management Solutions News for The How and Why of Decision Discovery in 2013. Decision Discovery lays the foundation for Decision Management and the effective application of business rules and predictive analytics in enterprise applications. One of the best investments you can make in 2013 is to improve your understanding of the operational […]

Presentation & Replay: How To Build Decision Management Systems Part 1 Decision Discovery

Here is the presentation and replay of “Part One – Decision Discovery” of our three part webinar series on “How To Build Decision Management Systems.” Based on multiple client engagements, How to Build Decision Management Systems introduces our phased approach to building information systems that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations. “Part One – […]

40% off Decision Management Systems Book – IBM Press Holiday Sale

Susan Visser @susvis tweets today about their IBM Press Books holiday sale, 40% off great books like James’ book, “Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics.” Use discount code HS2012 and happy shopping!

Decision Management and the idiocy of “video bills”

Listening to Marketplace I heard a piece on AT&T’s new “video bills.” Now I am sure this sounds cute to the folks in the AT&T marketing department and you can just hear the conversation can’t you? Someone points out that people hate their bills, that the customer service people are deluged with people calling who don’t understand […]

Navigating Decision Management Systems Product Categories – Report Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from our Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report on Navigating Product Categories: Navigating Product Categories Multiple product categories exist in the market for decision logic management, predictive analytic modeling, optimization and simulation. As Figure 3: Overlapping product categories below shows, these product categories often overlap. Figure 3: Overlapping product categories While […]

Decision Management Systems Overall Architecture – Report Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from our Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report on the overall architecture of decision management systems: Overall Architecture These capabilities come together in an overall platform for building Decision Management Systems as shown in Figure 1: The capabilities of a Platform for Decision Management Systems below. Decision Logic capabilities allow for […]

Presentation & Replay: Reinventing Business Requirements with Decision Management

The presentation and replay of yesterday’s webinar are now available. James and business rules consultant Don Perkins presented practical advice from real world projects on how to effectively identify, document and model the repeatable, operational decisions crucial to success with business rules and predictive analytics. Don recommended in his presentation several books. First he recommended Chapter […]

Reinventing Business Requirements for the Analytic Enterprise with Decision Management

A quick reminder that our webinar “Reinventing Business Requirements for the Analytic Enterprise with Decision Management” is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST, 2 p.m. EST. This webinar will share practical advice from real world projects for Architects and Business Analysts on how to effectively identify, document and model the repeatable, operational decisions […]

New Article on Operationalizing Analytics

Analytics magazine recently published an article I wrote on Operationalizing Analytics. The need to create a more industrialized process for building and deploying analytics is one I discuss regularly on the blog and in articles. As I say in the article: To broadly and effectively adopt predictive analytics organizations must operationalize analytics. Operationalizing analytics requires […]