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Update to the Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report began in early 2012 as a way to share our research and experience in building Decision Management Systems. Since then we have extended, updated and revised the report many times. This week we released the latest version – Version 8 – with a new, easier to use format. There is […]

Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – New White Paper

As R has become more popular, the role of analytics has become increasingly important to organizations of every size. Increasingly, the focus is on enterprise scale analytics—using advanced, predictive analytics to improve every decision across the organization. Enterprise-scale adoption of analytics requires a clear sense of analytic objectives; an ability to explore and understand very […]

Version 7 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 7 of our popular Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on The Analytics Capability Landscape. We also welcome new vendors Blue Yonder and Erudine to the platform vendor index. Overview Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and […]

SAS Decision Manager Product Review and More on Decision Management

Here is a useful set of Decision Management Assets on Modernizing Operational Decisions from SAS Software with Decision Management Solutions’ CEO James Taylor. The set includes two decision management videos – one aimed at business users and one at IT professionals: For Business Users the first video is an interview between Fiona McNeil of SAS and Jame […]

IBM #WatsonAnalytics Live Blogging Series

James live blogged from this week’s IBM Watson Analytics event in New York earlier this week. Don’t miss the series posted to www.jtonedm.com. Table of contents for IBM Watson Analytics Cloud IBM Watson Analytics Cloud Announcement KickOff IBM Watson Analytics Cloud Customer Panel IBM Watson Analytics Cloud Business Partner Panel IBM Watson Analytics Cloud – […]

New Decision Management MarketScape from IDC

Brian McDonough has been writing (with Dan Vesset, Steve Hendrick, Henry Morris and others) on Decision Management at IDC for many years and he has recently published an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Decision Management Software Platform 2014 Vendor Assessment. The report has an IDC MarketScape figure, IDC’s opinion on the Decision Management market, process and software as well as some […]

Challenges Scaling Open Source R – Part 2

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In my first post (Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1) I outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics. In this second post I will discuss the challenges of R […]

Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In this first post I wanted to outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics and in a second post I will discuss the challenges of R in that context. As advanced […]

Great Hurwitz Report on Predictive Analytic tools

The Hurwitz Group just published their Victory Index for Predictive Analytics. This is a great report on the core predictive analytic vendors written by Marcia Kaufman and Daniel Kirsch. The report covers Angoss, IBM, Megaputer, Pegasystems, Predixion, RapidMiner, Revolution Analytics, SAS, SAP, StatSoft. The report aims to assess four things about each vendor:

  • Vision – how good the company’s strategy for predictive analytics is
  • Viability – how sustainable the company’s presence in the market is
  • Validity – how customers perceive the technical benefits and capabilities of the company’s product
  • Value  – how much business value customers achieve with the company’s product

This assessment is based on vendor surveys, vendor s

Pegaworld 2014 – Pega 7 Summary

Kerim Akgonul came up next to talk products, in particular Pega 7. Pega 7 was released last year and is being used around the world. Pega 7 focused on several elements:

  • Visibility through the common case interface
  • Speed and accuracy through automation of processes and decisions
  • Speed and accuracy also of development, making it easier and quicker to develop applications and adapt them over time.
  • Anticipating customer needs through new data integration capabilities that support streaming data and “Big Data” delivering predictive and adaptive analytics built using this data.
  • User adoption by redoing the UI engine so that it is easy to deliver engaging,usable interfaces.

Pega 7 also supported cloud deployment, social/mobile and all the usual enterprise capabilities.

 

Pega 7 is also the platform for their CRM applications – Next Best Action Marketing, Customer Process Management and Sale