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First Look – Be Informed 4

Be Informed recently gave me an update on their progress. Based in the Netherlands, they were founded back in 2002 and they released 4.0 last year and have been focused on building a large number of projects across Europe, especially in the Netherlands. Focus areas are public sector and financial services. They are over 200 [...]

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 [...]

KXEN has been building out a series of elements over the past few years – InfiniteInsight™Explorer to create a semantic layer to manage your data layer and create/manage an analytic dataset; InfiniteInsight™ Modeler to automate the process of building predictive analytic models; InfiniteInsight™Scorer to deploy the results of models; and InfiniteInsight™ Factory to “industrialize” or [...]

I got an overview of JBoss’s new intelligent, integrated enterprise approach as well some of their new product announcements. They are adding new data services, BPEL support, productizing their event/rules combination and adding some new connectivity elements. The world has obviously changed in the last few years. The fully automated processes of the past, JBoss [...]

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 [...]

Jacob Feldman presented to the Object Management Group Decision Modeling Notation meeting on OpenRules – an open source “decision management system”. Jacob argues that OpenRules is a Decision Management System for a number of reasons – besides having a rule engine and a rule engine it also supports automated rule discovery, predictive analytics, an optimization [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ This week I am discussing the characteristics of a decision-centric platform. First and foremost a suitable platform must focus on decisions. It must support the definition of the decisions involved in running a business separate from the processes and functions that are involved. It should allow the business logic, the rules or [...]

Our first webinar of 2010 is Ron Ross on Decisioning with Business Rules for 2010 and Beyond How can you achieve an order-of-magnitude improvement in your current way of supporting business processes? Learn how other companies have done it – deliberately and with no silver bullets. In this thoughtful discussion, Ron reviews what leading companies [...]

I am attending IBM’s launch event for its new Business Analytics and Optimization service line and scheduled a quick post to point readers to the announcement – there is a press kit at www.ibm.com/press/analytics. I am excited about this. Firstly it’s a big deal for IBM Global Business Services to add a service line so [...]

I often write about the difference between decision support systems and the kind of systems that result from applying decision management – decision management applications. For instance, this post on To Hell with Business Intelligence, try Decision Management and this interview with Dan Power. Last week I came across a great way to describe the [...]

While the blog has a list of my forthcoming speaking engagements on the sidebar, I realize that some of you only ever see the feed so I thought I would do a post with some upcoming opportunities to see or hear me in the wild. If you just want to meet me, you could catch [...]

The Forrester Blog For Application Development & Program Management Professionals had a post on a 21st Century Software Development Process that reminded me of one of my favorite topics – the need for programmers, especially Agile programmers, to get on…

First Look – Be Informed

Last week I got a chance to catch up with a Dutch company in the decision management space – Be Informed. Be Informed arose out of work within a big systems integrator building complex processes, especially in government, that was unable to find good tools for case management and complex knowledge-based processes. The company started [...]

First Look – ioSemantics

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First Look – Cogito

Neil and I caught up with Expert System, a Semantic Intelligence company, last week to discuss their Cogito product. Expert System is based in Italy, has 145 employees and originally worked on spell checkers for Microsoft. While they have a lot of business in Europe they are now growing in the US. Their core pitch [...]

Neil Raden, Co-Founder here at Smart (enough) Systems, is joining John Russell, Chief Scientist of   expressor software on June 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. ET Here’s the blurb: Today’s data integration (DI) tools claim to offer significant benefits in implementation and ongoing support. However, design and specification consume much of the effort in a [...]