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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 […]

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 […]

The growing impact of Business Rules and Decision Management. What a difference 5 years makes!

Back in 2008 I wrote this post – The small impact of business rules on the big players, bemoaning the lack of serious investment in business rules on the part of major software companies. As we enter 2014 I thought I would revisit this post and consider what a difference 5 years makes. Let’s consider some of the world’s top enterprise software  vendors:

  • IBM
    IBM has become a major booster for both Decision Management and business rules. The old ILOG product is now Operational Decision Management and has seen significant and continuous investment since IBM acquired it. Decision Management is one of three pillars of IBM’s Smarter Process initiative and every year it seems to have more visibility at events like IMPACT as well

The role of decision modeling in a data-driven culture

I recently checked out The Evolution of Decision Making – How leading organizations are adopting a data-driven culture, a new white paper from the Harvard Business Review sponsored by SAS: People have long preached the benefits of relying on data and insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics to help make better and timelier decisions. A reliance […]

Big Data and Decision Management Systems: The impact of Volume

Big Data is often described in terms of an increase in volume, an increase in velocity and an increase in variety: More data, of more types, arriving more quickly. In this short series of blog posts I will discuss the impact of each aspect of Big Data on Decision Management Systems – systems designed to […]

The role of decision requirements in the analytical life cycle

Earlier this week I posted on the value of decision requirements modeling in analytic projects when it comes to coping with some of the analytic skills shortages people face. But this is not the only reason to focus on decision requirements if you are focused on predictive analytics and data mining.  In fact decision requirements modeling […]

Big Data Analytics #sassb

Paul Kent, VP of Big Data, came up next and gave a white board talk with no slides. His initial focus was on parallel processing for analytics, something that SAS has been working on for a while and that is key to their HPA and Big Data approaches. He points out that some problems (min […]

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 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 […]

Decision Management #decisionmgt Buzz 10/8/2012

It was great to see the FICO Decision Management Awards announced on October 1, 2012. These rewards recognize outstanding use of predictive analytics and decision management technology. Congratulations to Fiserv, Interbank, President’s Choice Bank and Universal American. James was a member of the selection panel. In the Twittersphere, Brian McDonough ‏(@briantheanalyst) at #OOW12 tweeted “Oracle RTD sessions […]