Business Re-Design

New Article on BPMInstitute – Smarter Systems: Applying Decision Management

“All systems are active participants in business decision making to some degree,” says Gagan Saxena, VP Consulting, Decision Management Solutions. Read more in Gagan’s article, Smarter Systems: Applying Decision Management,  on BPMInstitute covering Smarter Processes – Transactional Systems Smarter Dashboards – Business Intelligence Systems Smarter Portals – User Experience Systems Any why “Decisions First”! Read […]

New Collaborative Decision Modeling Offerings

Today we officially announced our DecisionsFirst Modeler decision modeling cloud-based application. DecisionsFirst Modeler delivers a new collaborative approach to decision modeling for enterprise architects, business owners, analytic professionals and business analysts. DecisionsFirst Modeler has already proven itself with clients and on Decision Management Solutions’ projects. Look for us at the upcoming Building Business Capability Conference in Las […]

Why Business Analysts Want Decision Management

The purpose of business analysis is to accurately describe the requirements for an information system (more or less). Business Analysts use a variety of techniques to do this. They use techniques designed to help them find out what is required, to elicit the requirements, and they use techniques to describe and model those requirements in […]

Decision Management Systems Improve Business Processes

Many industries share common problems that can be lumped into a focus on process efficiency and effectiveness. Decision Management Systems, by handling critical decisions in those processes, can make a big difference on both counts. Some examples follow. Validation Has enough information been entered? Does it match other information available and is it internally consistent? […]

Put Predictive Analytics in your Business Processes with Decision Management

Decision Management puts predictive analytics right where they are needed most – in operational business processes. Analytics do not show an organization how to change its processes at a macro level. An organization must change its processes by externalizing decisions to allow analytics to work. The results are analytic, adaptive and agile business processes and […]

Information Management Articles on Decision Management

James has written several articles over on Information Management that offer useful tips on how to get started with decision management, predictive analytics and business rules. Here are a few of my favorites: Where to Begin with Predictive Analytics –  learn why the best place to start with predictive analytics is in your day-to-day operations. The […]

New White Paper – Operationalizing Analytics

We’ve posted our recent whitepaper on “Operationalizing Analytics” to the white paper section of our website. The most powerful examples of analytic success use Decision Management to deploy analytic insight into day to day operations helping organizations make more profitable operational decisions. This paper sponsored by SAS discusses both how to use a focus on decisions […]

New Article – The Power of Business Rules Management

James has a new article over on Information Management on “The Power of Business Rules Management.”  Companies are recognizing the benefits of decision management – automating and managing high-volume, transactional decisions with business rules and business rules management systems or business rules engines. Major software vendors, from IBM, Oracle and SAP to RedHat and SAS, have or are developing business rules management […]

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 […]

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 […]