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What is Decision Management?

Modern-day business operations are centered around processes and data. However, when knowledge and expertise are forced into hard-coded, inflexible systems, bottlenecks occur. By adopting and scaling the capabilities of business rules, decision modeling, and machine learning, Digital Decisioning leverages data and expertise to create business value, improve results, and deliver a great user experience to effectively meet today’s operational requirements. For Digital Decisioning to deliver true value, it must initially focus on solving business problems that will, ultimately, contribute to positive and desirable business outcomes. Technology, automation, and methodologies are essential for Digital Decisioning, but they are always at the service of business decisions. 

The foundation for successful Digital Decisioning projects is applying a Decision Management approach. Decision Management models business decisions first. These decisions, for the most part, have to do with customers and how you engage with them, deliver services to them, or handle their transactions.Once you have a good grasp of what decisions your business needs to make and how these decisions will advance your business, Decision Management shows which technology and analytics tools you need to invest in and how to integrate them. Finally, Decision Management focuses on the processes and infrastructure needed to ensure continuous improvement and business engagement. To maximize success, adopt a proven approach such as the DecisionsFirst™ approach from Decision Management Solutions.

Enterprise Edition extends DecisionsFirst Modeler’s collaborative decision modeling through integration with business rules and analytic development platforms.

September 30, 2014
Decision Management Solutions, a leading provider of decision management professional services, today announced a new Enterprise Edition of its decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler. The new Enterprise Editions delivers user-friendly, standards-based graphical decision models integrated with implementation and application development platforms such as business rules management systems and predictive analytic platforms. By integrating decision modeling with implementation, DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition delivers a platform for Decision Management that allows for managing and improving business decisions in complex, multi-vendor environments.

“There is a big need to model and design decisions that can be directly implemented in business processes, agents, applications and services,” said Jim Sinur, noted Industry Analyst and CEO of Flueresque. “This way policies, rules and constraints can be thought out visually plus be tested in related technologies to quickly deliver implementable and correct decisions. This is a major leap in decision creation beyond just establishing vocabulary.”

DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition extends the cloud-based, collaborative DecisionsFirst environment with a robust REST API. This API makes it easy to integrate business rules management systems and predictive analytic platforms by programmatically registering, updating and versioning implementation components with the DecisionsFirst Modeler repository. Keeping this information synchronized through the API allows decision models based on the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard to act as a graphical front-end to complex, multi-vendor implementation environments.

“Decision requirements models have proven themselves with our clients as a powerful tool for designing rules-based and analytic systems,” said James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions. “With DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition, business users can continue to use a familiar environment to evolve their systems. They won’t have to maintain duplicate copies of their business rules and they will be able to truly collaborate with their IT partners.”

DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition’s flexible, API-centric and cloud-based approach allows DMN decision models to be linked to many implemented components. The rich API ensures that users can directly access features of those components such as editors, read-only viewers, testing environments, simulation tools or performance reporting. The flexible API allows each implementation environment to provide direct access to its full range of features.

DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition also includes a limited availability release of a responsive, mobile-friendly read-only user interface that facilitates communication and collaboration with Executives and teams across the enterprise.

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About Decision Management Solutions
Decision Management Solutions specializes in helping organizations build decision-centric, action-oriented systems and processes using an approach of decision management, business rules and advanced analytic technologies. Decision modeling is the cornerstone for developing requirements for these next generation systems and processes. Our complete set of training, consulting and decision modeling software eases implementation and ensures long-term success.

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