Expanding the Reach of BPM with Decision Modeling

We presented at bpmNEXT for the first time this week on “Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes” which included a demo of our decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler.

Thanks to Jim Sinur (@JimSinur) for his write up the conference. Jim writes  “James Taylor demonstrated his brilliant decision modeling capability that assists in delivering better decisions inside or outside the context of processes.”

Sandy Kemsley (@skemsley) covered the sessions in detail (thanks Sandy!). Sandy writes The interesting thing about decision modeling, which is exploited in the tool, is that it is based on firmer notions of re-usability of data sources, decisions and other objects than we see in process models: although reusability can definitely exist in process models, the modeling tools often don’t support it well. DecisionsFirst isn’t a rules/decision engine itself: it’s a modeling environment where decisions are assembled from the rules and decisions in other environments, including external engines, spreadsheet-based decision tables, or knowledge sources describing the decision. It also allows linking to the processes from which it is invoked, objectives and organizational context; since this is a collaborative authoring environment, it can also include comments from other designers.”  You can read Sandy’s complete session report here.

Missed the conference? You can watch the demo here:

Learn more about decision modeling and DecisionsFirst Modeler.