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Becky Simanowski
Becky Simanowski
Becky Simanowski is the Digital Marketing Director at Decisions and manages all digital marketing programs including SEO, SEM, Email, Social Media, and Conversion Rate Optimization.
The concept of a business rule is rather simple – it’s “if X, then Y.” The business rules engine is where they’re built, stored, managed, and enforced. A flexible business rules engine allows the creation of a variety of business rules with easy connectivity to any type of workflow, which triggers specific actions based on […]  Read More
Streamlining operations, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and continuous product innovation have been standard operating procedures for insurance organizations for decades, but the pace has increased since insurance quoting went online. Expertise in marketing, claims processing, and underwriting are no longer unique competitive advantages, and insurance companies are looking for new ways to operate. As a […]  Read More
Competitive forces and increasingly stringent regulations require that asset management firms analyze their processes and procedures to streamline operations. They need to reduce costs while simultaneously strengthening compliance. Therefore, intelligent asset management companies – private equity firms, hedge funds, family offices, wealth managers – are increasingly implementing automation strategies. Their goals are to optimize operations, […]  Read More
Digital transformation at well-established insurance providers has been in process for more than a decade, with the goal of streamlining processes to unlock growth, increase profitability, and protect their brand. Meanwhile, newer, more nimble insurance start-ups are trying to leverage the latest technologies in their quest to stay one step ahead. The bottom line is […]  Read More
Workflows are great for standardizing business processes and documenting enterprise knowledge. Automating workflows can streamline operations and help you respond to your customers quicker than your competitor. But, what happens when existing workflows processes don’t work when new and unusual situations come up? While many interactions may be similar and the established workflows work well, […]  Read More
As the world adapts to the new reality of Covid-19, businesses are being forced to adapt or die. Managing and automating decision making with a rules engine can improve business agility and resilience. Business rules live throughout your organization and dictate how it runs. These protocols also represent the retained knowledge that informs the decisions […]  Read More
The importance of business rules and decision making in the age of automation As the world produces more and more data, organizations are connecting disparate systems to leverage this data to create competitive advantages. With data and systems better integrated, more processes can be automated leading to nimbler more effective decision making. Business rules and […]  Read More
New Ocean improves health outcomes and lowers costs across organizations by addressing both chronic conditions and lifestyle management. New Ocean uses embedded digital coaching, behavioral science and predictive analytics to help people achieve their health goals and position organizations to benefit from the growing digital healthcare landscape. Business Challenge New Ocean’s primary customers are Health […]  Read More
If businesses decide to build their own software, it’s usually because they want that software to be perfect and customized to their specific needs. Additionally, those businesses want to develop software with the fewest barriers possible. Eliminating these barriers is easier said than done. Low-code was developed to streamline development and facilitate collaboration between programmers […]  Read More
No-code development isn’t just a tool to help build specialized or niche tools for your business. As the benefits of no-code become more familiar to business leaders across every industry, the role of this script-free development approach is expanding to include mission-critical applications. These mission-critical applications represent the core technologies your business uses to execute […]  Read More
The concept of using rules to control business activities has its roots in technological advancements going back to the 1980s. Over the course of their history, business rules have always been constrained by the capabilities of solutions used to perform data modeling and manage the complexity of these sets of rules. Today’s business rules engines […]  Read More
When faced with a marketplace that is full of uncertainty and constant evolution, businesses need to have the tools and solutions readily available to them to both solve day-to-day problems and streamline the functions that make their organizations tick. One of the best and most efficient methods to accomplish these complex tasks is to use […]  Read More
As a subset of overall business process management (BPM), business process automation (BPA) allows you to cut out manual labor and replace it with fast, efficient processes that preserve and enhance quality while also providing more responsive, scalable services. Automation improves your integrations between different software and business processes. It can also improve communication around […]  Read More
Home Care Pulse is the home care industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance, serving hundreds of home care businesses across North America. Home care agencies use Home Care Pulse as a resource to help get information on the industry as a whole such as benchmarking studies, satisfaction research, and training resources. Home […]  Read More
Maybe your business already utilizes workflow automation and you have an inkling that you might not be getting the most bang for your buck. Or maybe your organization is just beginning to research how such a tool can enhance its operations. Whatever the case may be, it is important to realize that not every solution […]  Read More
If you are responsible for keeping your organization humming, you have probably spent more time than you care to admit thinking about workflow management. Are our workflows enabling our operations as efficiently as they could? Do our business rules still match our operational realities? Is there a better way to perform this function? The questions […]  Read More