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Decision Yield

I can’t blog this session live as John Rymer and Mike Gualtieri have asked me to participate. What follows is a combination of thoughts based on the presentation and post-presentation notes. The theme of the presentation is that “The next frontier in business process management (BPM) and business rules is automating decisions within business processes”. [...]

Some interesting news from SAS today that, to me at least, boosts their support of enterprise decision management or EDM. First they announced a specific product bundle from their work with Teradata – you can get details here. This integrates SAS Enterprise Miner, their predictive analytics/data mining workbench, with Teradata’s database allowing for models developed [...]

How are you integrating business rules and analytics? How are you adding intelligence to your business processes? How are you putting analytics to work in your operational systems? How, in other words, are you using Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) to innovate your business? Your colleagues and peers want to know. We invite you to present [...]

Tom Davenport (author of Competing on Analytics) had a nice post today called Back to Decision-Making Basics in which he talked about some of the issues raised when one considers IT investments in the context of better decisions. He quoted an academic colleague who asked: “these companies you work with have some specific decisions in [...]

I saw this post by Keith Harrison-Broninski Some Processes Cost Money – Others Processes Make Money, in which he discusses the fact that companies have already squeezed lots of costs out of their systems and processes. He takes away from this the valid conclusion that not all processes are therefore good targets for high ROI [...]

Dave Dixon wrote a nice post a little while ago – Why You Should Care About Shareholder Value – and I have been mulling writing a response. Dave works at Provisdom and has recently started a blog there (despite being a fairly new blog, he has already written some interesting posts so check it out [...]