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Revised adAnalytics Maturity Curve or Landscape? Your Questions Answered

Complimentary Web Seminar
November 20, 2014
2 pm ET/11 am PT
Register here (hosted on Information Management)

There is an increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises today. These range from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc query to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities and advanced analytics. These capabilities are often presented as part of a maturity curve, where enterprise customers are expected to keep moving "up" the curve to get more value.

In fact enterprises adopt these technologies in different sequences and ultimately need a mix of these capabilities. Most, if not all, enterprises have a real business need for all of them. The real question is what situations need which capabilities, who is the target user for these capabilities, and how can this portfolio of capabilities be managed most effectively in an era of Big Data?

Join James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, who will present the findings of their recent Analytics Capability Landscape Study.

The study will answer these key questions to help your planning and purchase decisions now and in the coming months:

  • What's the difference between these various capabilities?
  • How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs?
  • What's the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future?
  • What should I look for in each of these capabilities to make sure I get the most out of them?

We would like to thank our research sponsors Actuate and FICO.

4 Key Benefits of Integrating BPMN and DMN

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10:00 am PST, 1:00 pm EST

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The landscape of process modeling has evolved as have the best practices. The smartest companies are using decision modeling in combination with process modeling. The principle reason is that decisions and processes are discovered and managed in separate, yet, interrelated ways. Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is an evolution of Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 into an even more powerful and capable tool set.

In this free live webinar, Tom Debevoise and James Taylor share tips and advice from their new book, "The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling".

Tom and James will cover 4 key benefits of integrating BPMN and DMN:

  • Streamlined processes - By eliminating unnecessary gateways and scripting activities, the addition of Decision Modeling to Process Modeling streamlines the process.
  • Focused Discovery - The teams that own the decision are often different than the process stakeholders and separate models better engage them.
  • Improved visibility and flexibility – It's easier to understand and change process behavior by changing the rules that are managed through decisions modeled in DMN.
  • Greater analytic agility - Analytics can generate new rule sets, better decisions, for DMN in a manner that is not possible for BPMN.

Free registration here.

On Demand Webinars

Engaging Business Users with Drools - Drools is a technically strong, high performance Business Rules Management System (BRMS). Drools has editors that can be configured so business analysts and business users can maintain and update business rules but many organizations trying to engage their business users in this way find that there are challenges in requirements gathering, implementation and navigation. In this webinar you will learn why decision modeling as part of the requirements phase or iteratively during agile projects addresses these challenges, making it easier for business users to fully participate in Drools implementations and maintenance. The webinar clip of the demostration of DecisionsFirst Modeler and JBoss Drools is posted to YouTube.

Getting Started with Decision Discovery - The path to a better bottom line is paved by large numbers of operational decisions made by people, by processes and by software applications. Systematically improving each operational decision - at scale - is at the core of Decision Management. Business Architects and Analysts identify, describe and model operational decisions in Decision Discovery. In this webinar, James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, and Dr. Juergen Pitschke, Founder and Managing Director at BCS, will show you how to get started with Decision Management on your next application development or business process improvement project with Decision Discovery.

6 Opportunities for Business Improvement with Decision Management - What opportunities are you looking for to improve your business performance? In this webinar you will learn six opportunities that are readily available when you adopt a decision management approach to business rules and predictive analytics.

3 Reasons Why Decision Modeling with DMN Makes for Better Business Analysis Building a decision model using the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) makes for better business analysis and improved system requirements. This webinar recording covers the three main reasons for defining decision requirements as part of an overall requirements process. You will also earn why you should model decision requirements, how to use DMN and how to get started quickly with decision modeling. You can also view the webinar presentation on slideshare.

An Introduction to Decision Management - Join James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, and Dr. Juergen Pitschke, Founder and Managing Director at BCS Enterprise Modeling as they answer your most asked questions about Decision Management. 1) What is Decision Management? What is in scope? What is out of scope? 2) How can we describe Decisions? What is in the Decision Model and Notation standard? How are Decision Models related to other artifacts? 3) What does a method for Decision Modeling look like? 4) How do Decision Models impact process models?  5) How do Decision Models integrate into Enterprise Architecture? and 6) How do I get started? You can also watch the webinar clips on youtube.

TargetedBest Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government. This webinar details know how and best practices from extensive experience helping clients modernize their legacy systems with the targeted decision management approach. You will learn why you don’t need to modernize the whole application, why focusing on business rules is not enough; decision management is the essential ingredient, and how to use decision modeling to identify and scope targeted legacy modernization efforts. With Claye Greene of TechBlue. You can also read our brief on legacy modernization here.

Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going Beyond Business Rules with Decision Management - Learn how to conquer complexity, improve agility, lower costs and measure ongoing effectiveness in financial compliance. Learn why a business rules driven approach is an advantage, but it's not enough in isolation; decision management is the essential ingredient. The webinar ncludes illustrations of how the decision management approach has been applied in compliance projects and a walkthrough of a real decision model from one of these. With Jan Purchase, Lux Magi.

The Decision Management Manifesto Explained - The Decision Management Manifesto lays out key principles of Decision Management - why decisions are central to your requirements process, why it makes sense to explicitly design decisions before applying technology. Using real world projects this webinar explains the rationale for each part of the manifesto and shows the value it can bring to your projects now and in the future.

SAPUse Predictive Analytics Throughout Your Operations with the Cloud - Our recent independent research shows that the power of predictive analytics in the cloud to transform business results is clear. As more organizations transform their business using cloud-based predictive analytics, the race is on to make predictive analytics pervasive, to improve every aspect of operations. James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, presents results from recent research into the trends, opportunities and use cases for predictive analytics in the cloud with Mani Gill of SAP Analytics. 

predictive-survey-cloudPredictive Analytics in the Cloud: Opportunities, Trends and the Impact of Big Data - This webinar summarizes the resutls from new research. The webinar examines the opportunities for organizations to adopt cloud-based predictive analytic solutions, the drivers for adoption, the challenges and obstacles and the impact of big data on deployment choices and results. This independent research was sponsored by FICO, Lityx and SAP.

blueriq_logoDecision-Centric, Intelligent Processes - Webinar, white paper and blog series. Decision-centric, intelligent processes are dynamic, flexible, transparent and adaptive. They deliver consumer-centric services that can respond to rapidly changing business conditions and complex regulatory environments while simplifying IT and leveraging scarce resources. Decisions, and the business rules to automate those decisions, play a critical role in delivering these processes. In this webinar you will be introduced to intelligent processes and their value, understand the role of decisions in these processes and learn about the Blueriq rules-driven business process management solution. You can also watch the demo portion on the webinar on youtube.

Predixion SoftwareThe Power of Embedded Predictive Analytics - Webinar, white paper and blog series. Enterprise Software is an intensely competitive business and products that don’t stay ahead in the race to add new capabilities suffer the consequences, being overtaken by better competitors. Predictive analytics is a hot topic these days and is rapidly becoming a must-have feature for software packages. As a result, product managers should adopt predictive analytic modeling technology to add improved decision-making to their products. This webinar will outline a 5 step approach to successfully embedding predictive analytics in your product.

IIAImprove Analytic Results with Decision Modeling. In this webinar with the  International Institute for Analytics (IIA) Faculty Member James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions, shows how to improve analytic results with decision modeling. Decision modeling focuses analytic efforts, clarifies the business goals of analytic projects, and improves collaboration between analytic, business and IT organizations. James introduces decision modeling, shows how it can be used in a wide range of analytic projects and shares experiences from using decision modeling in various industries.

Decision_Centric4 Ways Decision Modeling Creates a Data-Driven Culture. Decision modeling plays a key role as organizations transition to a data-driven culture. Decision modeling plays a key role as organizations transition to a data-driven culture. A recent Harvard Business Review survey revealed that data-driven decision-making is taking root in leading organizations and showing a positive return. As organizations seek to build a data-driven culture, decision modeling can play a critical role. In this 30’ webinar James introduces decision modeling and shows how the use of decision modeling.

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Designing Smart Portals with Decision Management - How to design intuitive, relevant and personalized Portals using the power of Big Data, Analytics & Business Rules. Traditional Portals are geared towards presenting the best Information for users to make good decisions. Smart Portals are automating knowledge requirements as well as using the new class of Decision Management systems based on Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS), Data-Mining, Predictive Analytics and Optimization Suites.

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Managing and Evolving Decisions with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management
Decision requirements models allow business analysts, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they need. When these models are combined with business-friendly business rules representations and representations of decision logic such as decision tables, non-technical domain experts can represent critical “know-how” accurately and precisely resulting in faster time to value and fewer errors. Add in the ability to navigate an existing implementation graphically, and these same users can find out when a change is required and where to make it. The combination of decision requirements models and business rules or executable decision models is a powerful capability. You can also watch the demo part of the webinar on youtube.

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Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models with DecisionsFirst Modeler and OpenRules®
Decision requirements models allow business analysts, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they need. When these models are combined with business-friendly business rules representations and representations of decision logic such as decision tables, non-technical domain experts can represent critical “know-how” accurately and precisely resulting in faster time to value and fewer errors. Add in the ability to navigate an existing implementation graphically, and these same users can find out when a change is required and where to make it. The combination of decision requirements models and business rules or executable decision models is a powerful capability. You can also watch the demo part of the webinar on youtube.

ahalogoOperational Customer Interaction Analytics
A fundamental transformation in how customers and companies interact around products and services is underway as the social, mobile and informed customer expects personalized and relevant interactions at every touch point. In this webinar, you will learn the importance of creating and executing the best engagement in day-to-day operational business decisions. New! You can also download the webinar synopsis.

3 Ways Decision Management Improves Business Rules Implementations
Those of us working with Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) know their advantages. Business Rules projects consistently deliver costs savings, agility and happy customers. And we also know their challenges - business alignment, automation complexity, re-use. Applying Decision Management and modeling decision requirements speaks the language of business, reduces automation complexity and enables re-use. Learn more in this upcoming webinar.

Engagement, Loyalty, Costs & Growth - Driving Retail Success with Predictive Analytics and Decision Management
Retailers see tremendous value in business intelligence and real-time analytics as a way to make sense of the vast amount of data they collect. The challenge is determining where to focus their efforts. To succeed in applying analytics, retailers need to understand how predictive analytics and decision management affect real-world decision-making scenarios.

Re-inventing Business Requirements with Decision Management

Effectively capturing and managing requirements is critical in any IT project. Business analysts and others gathering requirements know how to capture and document processes, data and user tasks. But what about the decisions at the heart of your business? How can you effectively identify, document and model the repeatable, operational decisions crucial to success with business rules and predictive analytics? In this webinar we will share practical advice developed from real-world customer projects.

Business Design for the Big-Data Driven, Social and Mobile Consumer

Using a case study approach, learn how Decision Management approaches, tools and technology can help you redesign your business for today's consumer. The webinar introduces a company trying to build capabilities to handle a growing consumer business. The company has challenges in trying to synchronize initiatives across Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Operations, Accounting and Technology. You will learn how Decision Management approaches, tools and technology helped the company develop a common model to sync up the initiatives with company goals on its way towards implementation.

5 Benefits of Customer Decision Management

Knowing how to create better, more profitable customer relationships starts with an understanding of the strategic and day-to-day operational decisions your company or organization is making about those customers. If you can better manage these decisions, you can apply them in smarter, more purposeful ways sure to boost the value you reap from each customer. This webinar reveals specific tips that you can use to optimize your customer relationships.

On SAP Community NetworK (recording available soon): Empower Business Experts to Control the Decision Logic Across Enterprise Applications with SAP NetWeaver Decision Service Management

On All Analytics: 5 Ways Decision Management Leads to Greater Customer Value

A New Approach to Business Design at Apple Vacations
How Apple Vacations redesigned the customer experience with Decision Management

In this webinar, Gagan Saxena, CIO at Apple Vacations and James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions discuss how Apple Vacations applied Decision Management to redesign the consumer experience and create a “smart system” that would bring the new capabilities of business rules management, analytics, big data, predictive modeling, complex event processing and natural language processing into the organization.

Predictive Analytics at the Speed of Business
How decision management and a real-time infrastructure get predictive analytics where and when you need them.

Organizations are looking to maximize the value of their analytics investment. They need to accelerate the deployment process, reduce costs and get the analytic insight where they need it, when they need it. Increasingly organizations must deploy and manage many models, use those models in real-time and integrate predictive analytics into a wide range of operational systems – in the cloud, on-premise, for Hadoop and in-database. In this webinar you will learn how Decision Management and ADAPA – a proven approach and real-time infrastructure – transform passive models into operational success. This webinar is jointly presented by James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and Dr. Alex Guazzelli, Vice President of Analytics at Zementis.

Predictive Analytics in Decision Management Systems
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics play a critical role in improving the effectiveness of Decision Management Systems. To ensure that Decision Management Systems are analytic and adaptive you must embed the results of data mining and predictive analytics in them. In this webinar you will learn what can be discovered using data mining and predictive analytic techniques and how this can be applied to the decision-making embedded in Decision Management Systems. The role of analytics in predicting risk, fraud and opportunity and the importance of continuous improvement and learning is also be covered.

Business Rules in Decision Management Systems
Business rules management systems are critical components in the effective development of Decision Management Systems. This webinar will focus on business rules and on Business Rules Management Systems as a platform for Decision Management Systems. You will learn how a Business Rules Management System makes the agility and transparency you need possible and what the key components are for an effective Business Rules Management System. The power of business rules to support both policy and analytic rules and the role of decisions in effective business rules solutions will also be discussed.

Models collecting dust? How to transform your results from interesting to impactful - hosted by Revolution Analytics
Learn how to industrialize your analytic efforts with decision management to get the most out of predictive analytic insights, resources and investments.

An Introduction to Decision Management
Decision Management is a powerful approach for building a new class of information systems. This webinar introduces the key principles of Decision Management Systems and explains their role in a modern information systems architecture. You will learn what it means for Decision Management Systems to be agile, analytic and adaptive. The four principles of Decision Management Systems will be introduced and the power of Decision Management Systems will be shown with case studies.

Four Platform Capabilities For Decision Management Systems
This webinar kicks off the first installment of our report on Decision Management Systems Technology Platforms. This report describes the wide range of technology available for building this exciting class of systems - Business Rules Management Systems, Predictive Analytic Workbenches and Optimization Suites, as well as recent advances around in-database analytics.

How to Build Decision Management Systems
Decision Management Systems are the next generation of information systems. Agile, analytic and adaptive, Decision Management Systems put business rules management systems and predictive analytics to work improving the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations.

Part One - Decision Discovery introduces the first step in successfully building Decision Management Systems, how to discover and model the right decisions. 
Part Two - 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.
Part Three - Decision Analysis introduces a robust model of decisions to track and improve business performance.

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