Decisions Blog
Gordon Jones
Gordon Jones
Gordon Jones has founded and sold three companies with the last built using Decisions technology. He has also led factories and large IT implementations both in the US and in Asia, where he lived for over seven years.
Garbage in, garbage out was first uttered by an IBM employee back in 1965 and this computer science term is just as valid today as it was nearly 55 years ago. In fact, we are swimming in more data today than ever, which is created from new software applications and IOT devices that add to […]  Read More
I talk regularly with clients who have invested heavily in expensive ERP systems but are not satisfied with the level of automation they have been able to achieve. I can totally relate to this, as I spent about 10 years of my life implementing these systems. When the project was finally completed it was seriously […]  Read More
When it comes to user interface (UI) design – opinions can be strong. This is particularly true when your application is customer facing. And like most things in Decisions, there is more than one way to get a page to look the way you want it to. In this blog post I want to point […]  Read More
  There was a very interesting article this past week in New Scientist magazine titled “The best image-recognition AI’s are fooled by slightly rotated images.” Do read the whole thing. This article touches on one of my favorite topics, which is how to think about AI and rules in the context of a business application. […]  Read More
We are continuing to shake down our Version 6 release and it is undergoing final QA testing while I write this blog post. One of the key features in this release is the support for Docker Containers, which has been a much-asked about feature that we are excited to launch. This feature comes about as […]  Read More
RPA is all the rage at the moment and not a day goes by where I don’t hear that a prospective client is investigating RPA tools. I have to take my hat off to the RPA vendors for some clever marketing and pricing strategies. By calling (workflows) them robots or bots, it has brought to […]  Read More
It is estimated that the average American adult makes somewhere in the neighborhood of 35,000 decisions every day. For sure most of these decisions are quite mundane, such as which pair of socks you put on and then which foot you choose to “sock” first. However, from a business context this means that your employees, […]  Read More
Our latest white paper has been released and although the title is a bit long, the key message is actually found in the first two words of the title: Beyond & Beside. Let me explain. You could say that what is happening in the Loan Origination Software space is happening in nearly every business software […]  Read More
Gartner recently released an interesting tech note discussing the increase in interest for business rules management systems. Here is a link to the article and I’d recommend that you read the whole thing. The article addresses the challenges that companies face when progressing in their digital transformations and how business rules management systems fit in. […]  Read More
I was reading one of my favorite economics blogs recently (marginalrevolution.com) and came across a link to a Harvard Business Review article by Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. The article is titled: “Noise: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making.” I would highly recommend you […]  Read More
Last week we launched our General Availability release of Decisions 5.0. With the GA launch we have moved beyond the Beta stage and Version 5.0 is ready and recommended for production environments. Version 5.0 is the fastest, most heavily tested and feature rich version of Decisions we have ever released. To learn all about our […]  Read More
There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, and how true that is. A layout drawing of a home plan will give you a better idea as to what that house looked like in an instant as compared to a fifteen minute conversation about the house. Which is why we are all […]  Read More
Barely a day goes by without some incredible story regarding the advancements being made in machine learning. Aside from beating humans in Jeopardy, Chess, and Go, machines have also advanced incredibly fast in areas like image recognition, translation, transcription, and speech to text. Self driving cars are in the news daily as are stories about […]  Read More
The Decisions platform has always handled case management well and with the release of version 5.0 we take case management to the next level. We added a new visual design tool to enable the rapid creation of case-based business processes. Case-based business processes are extremely interesting to us. Our two core technologies, workflow and rules […]  Read More
Later this week Decisions will be launching a beta release of our latest version 5.0. Like all previous versions it is backward compatible so all your workflows and rules developed previously will run in version 5.0. There will be much more information to follow with detailed communications on each of these new features, so consider […]  Read More
I hate to burst your bubble but your 2018 targets may already be in trouble. If your targets are anything like mine, they show improvements quarter to quarter throughout the year. Here at Decisions we’ve had record growth in the last two years at over 60% per year and we have an incredible pipeline. So […]  Read More