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Lisa Kart and Roy Schulte recently published a new research report Develop Good Decision Models to Succeed at Decision Management (subscription required). This is the first piece of formal research published by Gartner on decision modeling. Their introduction text says The industry trends toward algorithmic business and decision automation are driving wider adoption of the decision management [...]

Roy Schulte of Gartner gave a webinar last week on “Best Practices for Real-Time Analytics and Decision Management” Digital business is driving CIO and senior IT leader awareness of decision management, an emerging discipline comparable to data management and business process management. Decision management improves business effectiveness by embedding real-time analytics and business rules into [...]

My final session of the event is George Mathew’s General Session on the product and its roadmap. George recapped Alteryx’s laser focus on data analysts – who make up a big chunk of the audience here – and their focus on making the next best decision. It’s great to see the focus on decision-making not just [...]

Zementis, the company behind the ADAPA PMML engine (last reviewed here and a sponsor of our Standards in Predictive Analytics research), has been busy making their technology for deploying models based on the Predictive Model Markup Language or PMML more pervasive. They have launched on the Amazon AWS Marketplace. While they have supported AWS for [...]

Lisa Kart, Roy Schulte and Teresa Jones of Gartner recently published Find the Best Approach to Decision Management. It’s a great piece and if you are a Gartner subscriber you should definitely read it and share it around your organization. Even if you are not you should seriously consider getting it from Gartner as it makes [...]

  Future Strategies launched their new book today in Chicago: iBPMS: Intelligent BPM Systems: Impact and Opportunity: Intelligent business process management is the next generation of enterprise BPM, leveraging recent technological advances to attain a degree of operational responsiveness not possible with yesterday’s business process platform.  Today, companies of all types want faster and better insight [...]

A recent Gartner group announcement said something that caught my eye Seventy percent of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “It has been technically possible to implement real-time analytics in transactional and record-keeping operational applications for decades. However, few business processes [...]

I saw this list of Top 10 CIO Business and Technology Priorities in 2013 from Gartner the other day and it caught my eye. In particular I was struck by the potential for Decision Management to impact both business and technology priorities on this list. Obviously one can tie almost anything to a priority like “Increasing [...]

4. It will never work There is sometimes an almost irrational fear that this stuff does not work. Old school programmers who resist any technology that does not require JCL Organizations where it’s “just not how we do things here” “We are using methodology X and business rules does not fit” “We do agile programming [...]

In a recent article over on All Analytics – Analytics-Business Alignment Needs Work – Beth Schultz discussed a set of Gartner predictions written up by Doug Laney. In particular she highlights Gartner’s finding that companies cited …aligning BI initiatives with corporate strategy and objectives nearly three times as often as they called out technology-related issues [...]

Silver Tail Systems was founded in 2008 by founders with a background in web search, trend analytics and fraud detection. After joining eBay to fight phishing and other kinds of fraud like fake auctions and fake bids, the team sat down and figured out the tools that would have been helpful tackling these fraud challenges. [...]

Gartner BPM 11 Closing Keynote

Daryl Plummer gave the closing keynote – “If I had a time machine”. He began by differentiating between science fiction and fantasy – science fiction being a vision of the future that is based on some extrapolation of currently understood science and facts. Fantasy is completely based on the whims of the visionary. What he [...]

Bill Gassman spoke on the role of Business Intelligence – BI – in process improvement. Bill means “big BI” – everything to do with intelligence about your business, the discipline of BI and analytics, not just a “BI” product. The road to intelligent operations he says has “haves” and “have nots” – some have BI [...]

Operational Intelligence Panel

A panel of customers (TXU Energy, Pfizer, NY State Dept Taxation and Finance – one of my favorite Decision Management stories and included in this white paper for instance) discussed how to link processes to performance management with Daryl Plummer  of Gartner and the folks from ebizQ. No attempt to make a coherent story, just [...]

The BPM Scenario

Janelle Hill talked about the BPM Scenario and the role of BPM in creating intelligent operations. She had three things to cover – why is BPM more important than ever, business optimization and where to go next. First, she reminded us of some key elements of BPM from Gartner’s perspective: BPM involves a focus on [...]

Roy Schulte of Gartner gave a rapid fire session on business rules. Business rules he says can be used in multiple ways in a Business Process Management context. It can be used to make applications smarter and more flexible by externalizing rules. You can also use them to control process flow. And you can use [...]

First Look – Sparkling Logic

Sparkling Logic is a new company founded by a couple of old colleagues of mine and focused on what they call “Social Logic”. They have developed a social, cloud-based environment designed to help companies find the best, most defined decision logic that launched today at the Gartner BPM Summit. Fundamentally the new platform aims to [...]

Insurers face huge challenges with their installed base of legacy mainframe applications.  Many systems are 15-20 years old and are impeding insurers’ ability to respond to the market demands for new products and to the increased rate of consumerization. Maintenance costs are high and staffing challenges continue to mount. Growing consumer buying power will force [...]

Workshop at the Gartner BPM Summit

I am giving a workshop – The Decisions at the heart of your process – at the Gartner BPM Summit in Baltimore, April 27-29 2011. This workshop introduces the decision management approach and critical decisioning technologies such as predictive analytics and business rules. The workshop is going to be highly interactive. As well as instructions [...]

Jim Sinur had an interesting post this week – Don’t Get Stuck with Bad Policy/Rule Management. In it he said I think organizations that do not manage their policies/rules may find themselves behind the eight ball a sentiment with which I completely agree. But I would go one step further, organizations that do not manage [...]