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.
As enterprise data becomes more expansive, it also becomes more convoluted. Poor management of high-volume data can quickly create chaos for an organization’s system of records, thus compromising data integrity. But data mapping tools can help organizations avoid this nightmare scenario by maintaining clean records and ensuring that duplicate data is identified and eliminated. When […]  Read More
Software as a service (SaaS) comes in many different forms and applications, but the overarching value of SaaS is in its ability to deliver powerful services to businesses at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives. Our latest webinar about multi-tenancy demonstrates how businesses of any size can use a SaaS multi-tenant environment to […]  Read More
Originally, Decisions was designed as a rule and workflow engine that could be embedded into other applications and solutions. As demand for the product grew, Decisions began selling directly to customers who wanted to manage their own business processes without code. At the same time, resellers and other software providers began using the software in […]  Read More
As organizations seek out ways to create new efficiencies and increase productivity at scale, decision software inevitably receives a hard look from decision makers. With a workflow management tool, organizations can quickly implement operational changes that automate tedious business tasks and optimize workflows to improve the speed and quality of the end result. Businesses have […]  Read More
Organizations are under constant pressure to increase productivity, widen profit margins, and do more with less. But to achieve these goals, organizations need the right tools and resources in place—and it all starts with intelligent process automation (IPA). By combining business rule decisioning and workflow automation, organizations can implement new digital innovations as a means […]  Read More
This question comes up quite frequently and the short answer is yes – absolutely. To get to the underlying concern behind the question though takes a bit more explanation. It’s a topic we love to talk about at DECISIONS as this is an area of the product that really shines. We look forward to opportunities […]  Read More
Simply by reading this blog post you are cordially invited to our first annual Decisions Days event in New York City. Pretty cool huh? We have extended our typical 3-day training event to include two additional days of content. We are super excited about this event and would love to have you there with us. […]  Read More
I have often joked that when clients purchase DECISIONS that we were their fourth option. There’s quite a bit of truth in this though. So, with that said, what would be options 1, 2 and 3? Why would anyone slide down to option 4 as their best option? Option 1: The Status Quo As an […]  Read More
We’ve all been there. You have a legacy application that has slowly morphed over time, showing increasing signs of complexity, and has finally hit the breaking point. Each subsequent change seems to take forever and half the time something else breaks in the process. Rewriting the application has been on your budgetary wish list each […]  Read More
Since you are reading this blog post, it’s likely that you already know what a rules engine is. For those that don’t, a rule engine separates business logic from an application and exposes that logic in a graphical designer that allow business people to create, edit or understand the business rules associated with a business […]  Read More
I recently purchased a book that I would highly recommend to anyone building software. It’s titled “A Philosophy of Software Design” by John Ousterhout and I plan to write blog posts for the next month using topics raised within. The book starts off with a practical definition of complexity which states that complexity is anything […]  Read More
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