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As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Juergen Pitschke of BCS, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Juergen and I are giving a webinar on April 1 - Getting Started with Decision Management. Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company I’m Juergen Pitschke the founder [...]

The old way Few organizations treat their decisions as first class objects. Business analysts don’t write requirements for them while enterprise architects don’t include them in their patterns. Organizations may invest heavily in technology to improve decisions such as Business Intelligence or predictive analytics, but they don’t know which decisions they are hoping to improve [...]

Jim Sinur, Gartner Emeritus, is next at Building Business Capability talking about the possibilities of transformation resulting from BPM and process models. Businesses, he says, are in a battle to lead in revenue per hour worked. This means a constant focus on increasing productivity and the linkage of every action to desired business outcomes. It [...]

One of our clients was up next with Principal Financial Group presenting on A Practical Approach Using Decision Management and Decision Modeling at The Principal Financial Group. Doris and Don presented on their decision-centric approach for business rules implementation. While Principal is focused on getting to good business rules, the right business rules, they take a [...]

Well all our hard work has paid off and we submitted a proposed standard to the Object Management Group on Decision Model and Notation. This standard is intended to provide a standard business-friendly notation that can be used for initial decision requirements, for detailed decision models, and even to manage technical implementation of decisions in [...]

Continuing to expand on the questions I asked Andrea Scarso co-founder and COO of MoneyFarm when I interviewed him I wanted to focus on the question "How, specifically, do you develop requirements for analytic projects?" "In my opinion, it is paramount to start from the single and specific decision needed. Then, with a top-down process, to analyze its component elements: hard data, [...]

IBM BPM and ODM Analyst Summit

Getting started at the IBM analyst summit for business process management and decision management. David Millen kicked off with a somewhat rambling introduction to the current state of process and decision management in the market and at IBM. Some key points: Managing business processes, making them more efficient, remains the top priority for companies when [...]

Bosch Software Innovations (the company that emerged from Bosch’s acquisition of Innovations Software Technology with its Visual Rules BRM suite some years ago) acquired inubit last year and has been working to develop an integrated portfolio. The inubit acquisition came after a number of joint projects where customers used both inubit Suite for BPM and [...]

First Look – USoft

USoft has been a vendor in the Decision Management space for a while. They started as Comtecno in 1986, become part of Unisys in 1995 then Ness Benelux in 1999 before returning to their current status as an independent Dutch software company in 2010 as USoft B.V. The software has had a much more consistent [...]

Update – Software AG

I got an update from Software AG after they announced webMethods 8.2 and ARIS 7.2.These two releases are the end result of work since Software AG acquired both companies. The releases contain features specific to both products based on their long standing roadmaps but Software AG also invested in improved integration of the two products. [...]

I am back home after a couple of days at IBM IMPACT 2011 in Las Vegas and as promised here are a couple of closing thoughts. Decision Management has gone mainstream IBM put Decision Management front and center alongside Business Process Management. For someone like me who has been writing and talking about Decision Management [...]

Warning –this is a post about a standards process so there are a fair number of abbreviations – I tried to describe the key ones. There is a large community of users of business rules management systems, with thousands of large companies using them to automate and improve decisions. In addition, there is a strong [...]

The Rule Management Group presented next to the OMG meeting on Decision Model Notation. The Rule Management Group is a Dutch firm focused on how to extract business logic from various sources when building decisions – especially on how to extract logic from text documents. They typically work with legal documents and legal experts to [...]

I got an update from the folks at Alfresco recently. This company is an open source content management project, begun by a team that left Documentum some years ago. The project now has about 2M downloads and is a commercial open source company with 1,200 paying customers – mostly among those typically comfortable with open [...]

SAP Research is a hidden group almost with hundreds of researchers around the world working on a variety of projects like semantic interoperability, data management and analytics and more. For instance they have been using Google Wave (Gravity) for instance for collaborative BPM, some iphone applications and some cool technology using text analytics. We discussed [...]